Contest Rules

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How to enter: Budget Travel, 530 Seventh Ave., 2nd Fl., New York, NY 10018. Sorry, we can't return your photographs, but we promise you that we read every last submission.

We regret that we won't be able to include everything we receive, and we reserve the right to edit for length and clarity. And once you send it in to us, it becomes our property--intellectual and otherwise.

Include a phone number for any establishment you mention. If we can't verify the place exists, we won't be able to print your story. Besides, imagine how frustrating it would be if we raved about something and never told you how to reach it.

If you, your relative, or a friend of yours owns said establishment, you should seriously consider running an ad instead. And if you or a relative of yours works here at BT, don't even think about it.

Send photos, but try not to go crazy. Edit them down so we only get the good ones. If you're sending digital pictures, shoot them at 300 dpi at 3" by 5", and send them as a JPEG, TIFF, or EPS file. If you're sending prints or slides, don't send originals; we will not be returning them.

Unfortunately, we won't be able to pay you.

You don't need to have gobs of money to travel well--you just need to have the right knowledge. Together, we'll be the smartest travelers out there.

Where to send it

Mail: True Stories, Budget Travel, 530 Seventh Ave., 2nd floor, New York, NY 10018.

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