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The West Australian’s Young Travel Writer 2018 competition has launched, giving young readers a chance to become a travel writer.

Travel writing has been described as the best job in the world — and The West Australian will give two lucky teenagers the opportunity to take on the coveted role.

Our Young Travel Writer 2018 competition starts today in the Travel lift-out and promises to give students the chance to discover more of the beauty and history of WA and share the experience with others. This year’s winners will be on assignment to Monkey Mia, with an expedition to Dirk Hartog Island.

Young Travel Writer, launched in 2009, promises adventure and fun over three days and two nights.

Ten finalists get a camera and writing and photography workshop and two winners will go on assignment to research, write, take photos, shoot video and work on social media and digital content. Their stories will be published in The West Australian and online.

Enter our Young Travel Writer Competition to join us on assignment in Exmouth and Dirk Hartog Island.

Travel editor Stephen Scourfield said the objective was to coach the young writers on how to share their experience of Australia’s Coral Coast.

“We’re careful not to just make this a ‘holiday’ — but a real learning experience,” Scourfield said.

“The young writers get practical advice and coaching from us as working writers and photographers.

“And they stay in touch. Many of the young travel writers from previous years still write for us.

“It’s our chance to give back. We might have the best jobs in the world, but we don’t take that for granted.”


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