The Guardian announces the winners of their travel writing competition

Added 26/11/2010

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Nearly 2,000 Brits that love to travel thought they might try their hand at travel writing by entering The Guardian’s travel writing competition. The winners of the travel writing competition have now been announced, revealing some of the exciting adventures that some of us get up to at home and overseas.

The Guardian travel writing competition had eight categories, each with a prize to match the different subjects. The categories were: City, Hotel Review, Adventure, Action and Activities, Beach and Relaxation, Green/Responsible Travel, UK, and Family.

Kay from Lancashire came first in the City category for her slanted take on a pensioner’s trip to Prague. As older travellers, Kay and her husband were able to navigate Prague with relative ease using the city’s excellent tram service.

The winner of the Hotel Review category compared an unusual salt hotel in Bolivia to more commonly known ice hotels, while Sarah Taylor tells the tale of her swim across the English Channel in the Action and Activities category.

Monty Roy entered the travel writing competition with his article about a monkey sanctuary in Argentina, and he was the winner of the Green/Responsible Travel category. He volunteered for three weeks with the Caraya Project in Cordoba province and helped with the rehabilitation of black howler monkeys at the sanctuary.

Alex won the Family category with her article about the perfect family skiing holiday in the resort of Duved in Sweden. Her family experience of the resort benefited from quiet ski slopes and tasty barbecue dinners of sausages and marshmallows.

The winning articles of The Guardian travel writing competition can all be read on their website. If you fancy yourself as a travel writer, why not put pen to paper the next time you return home from a holiday?