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Simonseeks announces November's competition winners

To thank our writing community for the time and expertise they have given to the website, Simonseeks has been giving away £20,000 in travel-writing prizes.

We have now chosen November’s winners and have one more round of cash prizes, totalling £5,000, left to award in 2009. All guides submitted to the site will qualify for entry, so don’t forget to submit your guides before the New Year break is over (3 January).

Congratulations to the winning writers! Please see a list of our winners below. Click on their profile picture or guide title to read their guides and be inspired.

La Palma: hiking, diving and stargazing in the Canaries
Take me to Arles, Provence’s hottest city
An insider's guide to Taormina, Sicily
Afternoon Tea? In London? Yes please...
Ischgl, Austria: the ski resort that rocks the world
Sample Spain's Jerez at Christmas - or any season
Five budget places to stay in Amsterdam
Hackney and Shoreditch: a trip through hip East London
Miami vice
Top tips for enjoying Venice, city of culture and romance
Winchelsea weekend
Austria - a coffeehouse tour of Vienna
Island-hopping in Portugal: the wild side of the Algarve
France - more music for less in Montpellier
Green Italy: the secret garden hotels of Rome
Barga: Tuscany and the perfect wedding
Beaminster, West Dorset: new foodie kid on the block
Notes from two small islands (bang in the middle of Paris)
A Touch of India in Germany's Moselle Valley
Manhattan: my "novel" trip
Toucans and tarpon in Tortuguero, Costa Rica
Barcelona's best seafood restaurants
Doing Australia's Hunter Valley differently
Vietnam - Hanoi Hubbub
Salzburg Christmas Markets: snow, gluhwein and shopping

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Community comments (7)

Thrilled to bits. Many thanks. Hope 2010 will bring many more exciting articles. Happy New Year to the team at simonseeks.

Thank you so much - I'm absolutely thrilled! This has given me the confidence to write more guides. Love the site and wish you all the best of luck for its continued success.

Thank you so much- I've just had a hug and a quick dance with my partner! I'm fighting off flu and Christmas but have a couple of articles in the pipeline.

Thanks from me too...the prizes are a great encouragement.

A big thank you to the Simonseeks team for this, it couldn't have come at a better time...

Here's to 2010 seeing the site continue to flourish and grow. Enjoy Christmas one and all!

Thank you, Simonseeks team, you've saved my bank account from Christmas overdraft syndrome! And it's great to get some encouragement in writing the guides, too :)

I also think that Jon's idea (below) is an interesting and good one.

Merry Christmas!

How about a 'writer's award'?

That is, everyone who has had a guide published could vote for their favorite. This would encourage people to read the other guides, especially if everyone who voted was entered into a draw for, I dunno, a bottle of somthing nice from the area of the winning guide or something.

And congratulations to all the November winners!