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12 April 2013 09:15
Ben Taub won a trip to the Arctic with his story
An account of an encounter with some Mexican Huichol Indians has won a prestigious writing prize.
Ben Taub's story won a competition by National Geographic Traveller (UK) to find new travel writing talent.
The piece, called Set in Stone, describes the Indians and their heritage, which is at one with the surrounding landscape. He has won a £10,000 Quark Expeditions trip to the Arctic.
Entrants were asked to submit 300 words about their most inspirational
worldwide travel desitinations.
Pat Riddell, Editor, National Geographic Traveller (UK), said: "Ben's entry particularly stood out for its drama, sense of place and insight into the Huichol Indians. More importantly, it's very succinctly focused, the structure is well balanced and the language remains beautifully descriptive. A very worthy winner. Thanks to all those who entered."
The five runners-up, who will receive a year's subscription to National Geographic Traveller (UK), are Joe Reaney, Lizza Lane, Ian Packham, Dave Barber and Simon Pattullo.
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