Write no more than 500 words on an incident in your travels this summer, on the subject "A misunderstanding". Whether you are a willing participant in a linguistic contretemps or the unwitting transgressor of local laws or customs, tell us a tale that will make us laugh or gasp.
1st: Campus Travel, specialist in youth travel, will provide the winner with two round-trip tickets to Sydney. The winner will be equipped with the new edition of the Rough Guide to Australia.
2nd: Campus Travel will provide two Young Europe Special air passes, each with four coupons, for use next summer. The runner-up also gets the forthcoming updated Rough Guide to Prague.
3rd: Ten consolation prizes of the new Rough Guide to Venice.
Entries should be sent to Student Travel Writing Competition, the Independent, 1 Canada Square, Canary Wharf, London E14 5DL by 14 October 1995. Usual Newspaper Publishing plc rules apply. Entrants must be full-time students, aged under 25 on 1 September 1995 and enrolled at UK universities or colleges. Entries must be original and unpublished elsewhere.Reuse content