Win a holiday to the Scilly Isles to see the total eclipse of the sun
INDEPENDENT EYEWITNESS COMPETITION
Sunday 09 August 1998
The winner and a companion will travel by train and helicopter to the Isles of Scilly where they will enjoy seven nights' half-board in a twin room at Tresco's three-star Island Hotel, winner of the RAC Blue Ribbon award. Here they will be among the very first to eye-witness the total solar eclipse on 11 August 1999. The winner will also receive pounds 250 in spending money and will have their article published in the Independent on Sunday. Five runners-up will each receive a selection of RAC travel and guide books worth more than pounds 25, including RAC Inspected Hotels of Great Britain and Ireland, RAC Road Atlas Britain and Europe for the Independent Traveller.
HOW TO ENTER
In tune with RAC's commitment to personal mobility, and in the true spirit of this newspaper, we have called the competition "Independent Eyewitness". To enter, write an article of no more than 500 words about a spectacular natural or cultural phenomenon which you have witnessed. The deadline for entries is midnight on 1 October 1998. Send your entry to RAC/Independent on Sunday "Independent Eyewitness" competition, RAC Motoring Services, PO Box 700, Bristol BS99 1RB. Please include your name address and daytime telephone number.
The competition will be judged by the Travel Editor of the Independent on Sunday, Jeremy Atiyah, and RAC Marketing Manager for Travel and Hotels, Richard Day. Names of the winner and five runners-up will be published in the Independent on Sunday on 6 December and will also be available from RAC Motoring Services, at the above address, from that date.
With hotels booking up fast for next August's big event, RAC is advising travellers who want to see the eclipse to make sure they arrange accommodation early. To make your booking, call RAC Hotel Reservations special number now (tel: 0870 603 9109).
The Independent travel offers: Discover a world of inspiring destinations
Top 10 cheapest cities to visit, according to TripAdvisor
United Airlines pens least sincere apology letter of all time
Where not to visit if you love animals
Ryanair has turned on the 'charm offensive' but can we learn to love the cut-price carrier again?
Mystery as 'lake' appears in middle of Tunisian desert and becomes overnight tourist attraction
- 1 Scientists create transparent mouse complete with see-through organs
- 2 Pope Francis issues top 10 tips for happiness
- 3 Disney heiress Abigail disowns her share of family profits in West Bank company
- 4 Putin v Obama: Russian deputy prime minister mocks president with catty pictures on Twitter
- 5 Israel's propaganda machine is finally starting to misfire
The secret report that helps Israel hide facts
Land for gas: Merkel and Putin discussed secret deal could end Ukraine crisis
Woman and two children killed by mob in riots over 'blasphemous' Facebook post in Pakistan
Richard Dawkins tweets: 'Date rape is bad, stranger rape is worse'
Putin is 'thuggish, dishonest and reckless', says British ambassador to US
Boozy, ignorant, intolerant, but very polite – Britain as others see us
- < Previous
- Next >
£45000 - £55000 per annum + Benefits: Ashdown Group: Working with an exciting ...
£23,000: Sauce Recruitment: A global leader in sports and entertainment is now...
£40000 - £60000 per annum + Pension, Healthcare : Deerfoot IT Resources Limite...
£30000 - £45000 per annum + Bonus+Benefits+Package: Harrington Starr: VB.NET a...