Know How To Do Something? Enter This Contest!

Article writing contest with a cash prize

Here’s a way to turn your knowledge into cash..woo hoo!

To celebrate the launch of their new user submission service, How To Books (, is running a contest through July 2010 for the best “how to” article submitted to their site, for which the winner will receive £200 (that’s roughly $300 USD), and that’s on top of any other earnings the article makes (the publisher shares ad revenue generated from your article’s page views). Woo hoo again!

Oxford based publishers How To Books are holding a writing competition throughout July to celebrate the launch of the new user submission system on their website. Any article submitted using the system throughout July will be automatically entered into the competition for the best article as chosen by the How To editors. The winner will be announced on the 16th of August and will receive a prize of £200, in addition to any earnings the article goes on to make.

So now you’re wondering..but….I’m a travel writer…..what kind of ‘how to’ can I write about?“…

The answer is: more than you realize!

Some ideas that pop into my brain include:

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  • get the most from a trip to San Francisco (or any other city);
  • take great travel photographs (or video);
  • write the perfect travel review article;
  • prepare for a round-the-world trip (or any other trip, lengthy or not);
  • plan/pack for a backpacking trip;
  • really s-t-r-e-t-c-h your travel budget;
  • work with a local CVB or PR Firm to enhance articles and increase publishing opportunities;

Given a good night’s sleep, I could probably come up with a dozen more ideas, but you get the point, and hey you’re creative, right? You can probably come up with a dozen more on your own!

Find out more information here:

Read more about the contest and their submission process at How To Books:

DO be sure to enter, AND you can enter as many articles as you like!

Good luck!


About Trisha Miller 116 Articles
Trisha Miller Editor-in-Chief, - Trisha joined the Travel Industry in 1996 with a background in telecommunications and helped to build (and later sell) one of the industry's top inbound call centers specializing in air travel. Her career in Travel Writing began with creating destination-specific content for a corporate travel intranet, and continued as she contributed content to a large number of travel-related companies that were establishing an online presence throughout the late '90's and early '00's. Currently she is a member of the Society of Professional Journalists, and a former Board Member of the International Food, Wine, and Travel Writers Association (2009-2015).  Still a frequent world traveler, and occasional guest-blogger on a number of other Travel Blogs, Trisha writes about travel and technology, sometimes both at the same time. You can follow Trisha on Twitter at:

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