THERE IS still plenty of time to enter the Independent Student Travel Competition, which we are running in conjunction with Trailfinders and Rough Guides. To be eligible, you must have been in full-time education until the end of the 1992-93 academic year. The winning student will receive a return ticket to the value of pounds 600 to South-east Asia, Africa or South America, plus pounds 500, a selection of 10 Rough Guides and a commission from Rough Guides; the Independent will publish the entry. Second prize will be a return ticket to the value of pounds 400 to North America and five Rough Guides. Three runners-up will receive five Rough Guides and Eurotrain tickets.

In no more than 500 words, evoke your impressions of a great city. Type in double spacing, include your name, age, address and telephone number/s on the title page, and send your entry to: Travel Writing Competition, Weekend, The Independent, 40 City Road, London EC1Y 2DB, to arrive by 30 November 1993. Winners will be announced and the winning entry published in February 1994. No entries will be returned and no correspondence entered into. The Independent will retain copyright to published entries. The competition is not open to employees of Newspaper Publishing or their families.