Richmond, B.C., Canada (Dec. 16, 2014) - With just over three months to go, Tourism Richmond's Travel Writer Contest enters its final stage. And with double the number of categories and prizes, the odds of winning have never been more favourable. Canadian and American journalists and bloggers are invited to visit Richmond, British Columbia and then publish a feature-length article on this thriving multicultural destination. Feature-length articles about Richmond published by March 31, 2015 can be submitted for a chance to snag one of four CDN $1,000 cash prizes. All submissions for the contest must be received by Tourism Richmond no later than June 1, 2015.

An independent, qualified judging panel selected by Tourism Richmond will choose a winner from each of the following four categories: 

1. Best General Travel story (print or online) - prize: CDN $1,000
2. Best Culinary story (print or online) - prize: CDN $1,000
3. Best Meetings & Events story (print or online) - prize: CDN $1,000
4. Best Blog post - prize: CDN $1,000

The contest runs from April 1, 2014 to March 31, 2015 and all articles must be published during this time. Previously published work is ineligible. All contest entries must be original and submitted online by June 1, 2015. The contest is open to Canadian and U.S. travel writers, editors, independent journalists and bloggers who produce written content on Richmond, B.C., for Canadian or U.S. print or online media outlets. These include magazines, newspapers, websites and blogs. Winners will be announced Dec. 1, 2015. For a complete list of contest rules and submission guidelines please visit www.tourismrichmond.com/media/travel-writer/.

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About Tourism Richmond
Tourism Richmond is a non-profit, membership driven destination marketing organization (DMO) whose primary mandate is to enhance awareness about the destination through sales and marketing initiatives
and by providing excellent visitor and member services. Ultimately, Tourism Richmond's goal is to increase economic wealth related to tourism for the City of Richmond and all stakeholders. The award-winning organization is British Columbia's fourth largest DMO.

Media contacts:

Michelle Dunn
Director of Communications
Tourism Richmond
604.821.5481
mdunn@tourismrichmond.com
www.tourismrichmond.com

Julia Dilworth
Communications Specialist
Tourism Richmond
604.821.5485
jdilworth@tourismrichmond.com
@VisitRichmondBC