*The 2016 competition is now closed, but check back in May 2017 for details of the 2017 Young Writers Competition.*

Nurturing young writers

Nothing brings family travel to life quite like hearing about kids experiences in their own words. That’s why in 2015 we launched our annual Family Traveller Young Travel Writers Competition. 2015’s winners and runners-up had their work published on and in our print magazine. You can read all of 2015’s fantastic entries here.

2016’s spectacular prizes

Every year, one winner in each of the two age groups sees their article published in Family Traveller. In the 2016 competition, they also won a wonderful family holiday for four to the Balearic island of Ibiza, worth a whopping £4,000 per family. The winning writers also have the opportunity to write another article about Ibiza for Family Traveller on their return.


In the 2016 competition, two runners-up in each of the age categories won To the Ocean Deep by Sarah Yoon, a gorgeous new art book from Laurence King’s ‘world’s tallest colouring books’ series. This beautiful pull-out illustration, a full 15ft long, will keep kids of all ages busy as they colour from the ocean’s surface to the bottom, meeting fascinating marine life along the way.

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