offbeat travelogue contest

Hope all of you are back from your year-end holidays with refreshing and cherishing memories from your travel. We at Caleidoscope are organizing Offbeat Travelogue Contest, where we seek your nominations for the best tourist spots you have visited or dream to visit. Remember, the site has to be off-the-beaten-track kind of a place. Participants have to identify the most popular Offbeat Travel Destination in India by writing an travelogue or sending pictures for their travel.

There are four exciting prizes at stake in the Caleidoscope Offbeat Travelogue Contest –

1. Travelogue article on Most Popular Offbeat Destination1st prize – Rs.5,000
2. Photographs on Most Popular Offbeat Travel Destination1st prize – Rs.5,000
3. Travelogue on Most Unknown Offbeat Travel Destination1st prize – Rs.3,000
4. Photographs on Most Unknown Offbeat Travel Destination1st prize – Rs.3,000

The contest guidelines are listed below –

Travelogue articles will be selected on basis of four criteria –

  • Offbeatness of the chosen location
  • Discovery of interesting sights in the location
  • Language quality of the travelogue
  • Originality of the written content

Travelogue photographs will be selected on basis of four criteria –

  • Composition of the travel picture
  • Timing on capturing the right mood
  • Offbeatness of the chosen location
  • Discovery of interesting sights in the location

Participants can choose among the destinations listed in the Caleidoscope Offbeat Travel Destination Contest. If they feel their destination is not in the list, they can write about new destination and send it along with its photograph.

Write about a particular location such as Leh, Hampi rather than a region (Ladakh, Karnataka). Please restrict your choice to destinations in India.

Write an original travelogue in a range of 700-800 words and send it in MS-Word.doc or .docx format. Copied content will be rejected, but you are allowed to quote relevant sources in your footnotes.

The contest ends on 25th February 2013. So hurry!

Please send your entries to [email protected]

Send 3 photographs in .jpeg format with a minimum size of 800×600 pixals. Always send your pictures with detailed captions. You can also send images taken and uploaded by your friends (Facebook, Flickr, Panoramio, Picasa), but obtain their written permission.

Judges have the right to reject articles or images that do not conform to Caleidoscope’s editorial policy.

A panel of eminent travel writers will judge and select the winning travelogue articles and images.

All the travelogue articles and images sent to Caleidoscope become our property, which will be published in whatever way we deem necessary.

The top four winning entries will be published on Caleidoscope soon after the contest results are announced.

If we do not get a minimum of 10 entries, we will be forced to cancel the announced cash prizes. However, the participants who have already sent their entries, will be assured of a consolation prize.