Student travel competition

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Students catching trains from Sheffield can enter a competition to win the chance to write about their travels online.

Rail operator Cross Country, which runs services through the city between the north east, midlands and south west, will select five winners to contribute to its website.

Tom Hall, travel writer and editor of Lonely Planet’s award-winning website, is supporting the competition and will be mentoring the five winning bloggers.

He said: “It’s a great opportunity for student writers to get ahead while unlocking the secrets of the UK’s cities to a wider audience.”

Clare Shufflebotham, from Cross Country, said: “We want not only to offer students a chance to explore cities and towns along our route but provide them with an opportunity to test their writing and gain advice.”

To enter, people need to visit the company’s Student Rail Deals Facebook page and provide an example of their writing in the comment box.

■ The travel blogging competition closes at 5pm on Thursday, October 31.