I’ve just entered a travel writing competition run by the Daily Telegraph. It has some wonderful prizes, but the whole set up seems rather unfair, because once the piece has been approved, as mine already has, it then has to be read by others who have to vote for it. Obviously those who use social media will quickly get hundreds of loyal but not necessarily discriminating votes, and the winner will be the most popular contributor to Facebook rather than the best entry.
I’m not saying mine is better, but I’d like to feel my entry stands a chance in fair competition. So, my faithful blog followers, please read my little story about meeting Robero Benigni in Pisa on the Telegraph.co.uk/Away with Words competition run by Saga, and vote for me!