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We all have them- those frustrating travel mishaps where things don't exactly go as planned.  Well, it's time to turn those misadventures into happy, carefree, "gold" memories in TravelFave's Misadventure Madness Contest.  For a chance to win up to a $100 e-gift card, TravelFave (TF) wants you to tell us about your most memorable travel misadventure.

What Exactly Do I Win?

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The winning prize of TravelFave's Misadventure Madness Contest includes, in addition to a Visa or Amazon e-gift card (your choice*), a free guest blog post, publishing your misadventure story on the front page of TravelFave.com and marketing your winning guest post to TF's massive social media fan base ("Publication and Marketing"). While the base prize is a $75 Visa or Amazon e-gift card plus Publication and Marketing, every 100th of TravelFave's Visitors to TF's website will receive an invitation to enter, instead, for a $100 Visa or Amazon e-gift card plus Publication and Marketing. There are numerous chances to be invited daily! You could be in the money and travel-famous!

*If the winner resides out of the United States, the only gift card option is the Amazon e-gift card (as Visa gift cards cannot be used outside of the United States).

How Long Does It Have To Be?

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It's really up to you, but you only have up to 500 words in which to share the whole drama-filled saga. Please share only one story per entry.

What do you mean by "misadventure"?

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By misadventure, we mean an experience while traveling that did not go as planned but lead to an unusual / crazy /funny experience.

For example:

  • you had your money stolen and had to stow away on a train because you couldn't buy a ticket, where you took hilarious steps to dodge the train conductor, or
  • you got lost and had a crazy experience trying to find your way back to your hotel, etc.

Your travel mishap story does not need to be the same as our examples, which are just an illustration of what we mean by a travel misadventure. We want to hear about what actually happened to YOU!

Can I Remain Anonymous (after all, my tale is a bit embarrassing)?

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You can remain anonymous if you'd like to be; just change the names in your story to protect the "innocent".  The only information that we require is your misadventure story and your email address (we have to be able to send you your Visa or Amazon e-gift card).

Forget Anonymity! Can I Provide An Author's Bio?

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If you are providing us with your real name or public persona's name, you may include (but don't have to) an author bio (50 words max) to publish with your story. The author bio may contain one link to your website, blog, vlog, online gallery, or other online destination representative of you. No more than one link per bio will be published.

Does My Story Have to Be True and Original Content?

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Yes, even though you may change the names within the story, the story should be all true and should pass the Copyscape standards 100% for original content. TravelFave does not check the veracity of each story and is relying on your representation (which is made in submitting your entry) that the story is true. TravelFave does check for original content using Copyscape.  Additionally, if you do use the real names of real people other than yourself, you must have their consent to use their true names as any winning story will be published publicly.

Who's Eligible?

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Anyone 18 years of age and beyond.

I've Had Many Travel Misadventures.  Can I Enter Multiple Times?

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Yes! You can enter as many times as you would like with a separate misadventure for each entry.

Do I Retain My Publishing Rights?

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The short answer is yes, after we publish your story.  The long answer is that the only publishing right that we require is the First Global Publishing Right.  This means that we get the exclusive right to be the first publisher to publish your story.  After that, all publishing rights revert back to you.

When is the contest deadline?

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The submission deadline is November 15, 2017. The winner of the contest will be announced on November 30, 2017.

How Do I Enter TravelFave's Misadventure Madness Contest?

Just fill out and submit the entry form below. Fields marked with an * are required.



I am 18 years old or older.*

I have read and understood the Contest Terms and Conditions, which include the Terms of Use.*
     Contest Terms and Conditions
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In submitting this entry, I agree to be bound by the aforementioned Contest Terms and Conditions.*

 

 

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