The Telegraph runs a weekly travel writing competition. They want 'feature articles' of 500 words. The prize is publication in The Daily Telegraph, plus £250 in the foreign currency of your choice. There's also an annual award of £1,000 for the article which is considered best overall.
Did I tell you about the time we went to Dunkirk and, in my search for wildflowers, accidentally wandered into a nuclear power station ... carrying a large camera, no ID and the sort of embarrassment over my almost non existent French which makes me look and sound guilty as soon as I say bonjour?