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Galapagos writing competition

Española mockingbird and waved albatross
© Enzo Reyes

Welcome to our 2024 Galapagos Writing Competition!

We have been running our hugely popular photography competition for many years, but not everyone is a whizz behind the camera, so we wanted to give you another way of expressing yourself and sharing the magic of Galapagos.

We’re inviting you to get creative and write a short account – no more than 250 words – of a memorable moment in the Galapagos Islands. It could be an unforgettable wildlife encounter, a colourful local character, or an experience that made a big impression on you.

The competition will be judged by GCT Ambassador Henry Nicholls, author of Lonesome George: The Life and Loves of a Conservation Icon and The Galapagos: A Natural History. The winner will receive a goodie bag of Galapagos books, and their entry will be published in Galapagos Matters magazine and on the GCT website.

The closing date for entries is Tuesday 2 July 2024.

Charles Darwin

The black lava rocks on the beach are frequented by large, disgusting clumsy lizards. They are as black as the porous rocks over which they crawl and seek their prey from the sea. Somebody calls them ‘imps of darkness’.

Charles Darwin, The Voyage of the Beagle

How to enter

Below we have outlined some of the rules and guidelines for our Galapagos Writing Competition, along with the full Terms and Conditions.

Ready to enter?

Please read, accept and comply with the Terms and Conditions of Entry listed above, make a donation to support the work of GCT, and upload your entry using our form.

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