One week left in New York Travel Festival’s story contest: win a trip for 2 to Prague!

I’m happy to share this travel writing contest update:

How does travel inspire you? Tell NYTF and win a trip for 2 to Prague!

DSCF2965There’s one week left in New York Travel Festival’s story contest. (No NY Trav Fest ticket purchase required!)

Grand Prize – Trip for 2 to Prague

The Grand Prize winner receives two tickets to Prague and a two-night stay at the five-star Kempinski Hybernská Prague. Located in the city center, this hotel is walking distance from some of Prague’s most famous sights, like Old Town Square and the Charles Bridge. You will also have a a 1-day private tour of Prague with Mr. Milos Curik and 2 tickets to the Image Theatre Prague. Your NYC to Prague flight is brought to you by Delta Air Lines (whose new NYC-Prague route is coming May 24th). After you get back, Czech Tourism and NYTF will share your personal story about Prague! This amazing trip for two could be yours! A trip isn’t a trip without knowing where to drink in Prague as there are some amazing drinking destinations in the city waiting for you to try them out! If you would like to find out more about a trip to Prague, you can see more at (This trip is being provided by Czech Tourism, Delta Air Lines, Kempinski Hybernská Prague, and Image Theatre Prague.)

2nd Prize – Private NYC Food Cart Tour for 8

Get a taste of Midtown Manhattan on this private Food Cart tour from Turnstile Tours that explores the history of New York’s food cart industry and the challenges of running these thriving but feverishly demanding small businesses.

3rd Prize – Two MAS Tour Tickets

Two tickets for any of The Municipal Art Society of New York’s tours. MAS offers walking tours of New York’s cityscape led by architectural, urban and art historians, preservationists, urban geographers, architects, teachers and writers. Judges Judging the final pieces will be:

david farleyDavid Farley

NYTF speaker, noted writer, and contributing editor at AFAR

Andrew McCarthy

Andrew McCarthy

Award winning travel writer and editor-at-large at National Geographic Traveler

Norie Quintos

Norie Quintos

Executive editor at National Geographic Traveler

How to Enter: Email on or before April 1, 2013.

Include: a) Your story about how travel inspires you. 800 word limit. b) Why you want to go the Czech Republic. 100 word limit. c) Your cell phone number.

Feel free to also include your Twitter handle. NO ATTACHMENTS. If you include an attachment, we will not consider your submission. To win the Grand Prize, you need to be able to accept the prize in person on Saturday, April 20th, 2013 or via video acceptance. To win second and third prizes, you need to be able to accept the prize in person on Saturday, April 20th. You don’t need buy a ticket to NYTF to enter.

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