13 May, 2015 13 May, 2015

Send Us Your Stories & Win (Write To Surf)

Calling all aspiring surf writers and journalists. We want your stories!

Inspiration can come from anywhere, anytime…

Following the success of our inaugural Write To Surf comp, Zag is stoked to announce that our surf journo competition is back, with more insane prizes and the chance for your work to be featured.

We’re looking for travel features, hard news, investigative journalism, opinion pieces, profiles, fiction, enviro stories, photo essays…anything goes, as long as it is your original work and has some connection to surfing.

Real or make believe, it doesn’t matter…

If it makes the cut, your work will get featured on zigzag.co.za, with the best submission every six weeks getting published in the magazine. Not only that, but the selected piece will also score a huge hamper from the good people at Billabong valued at over R5000. At the end of the year, we will select and send one aspirant journalist from the competition on an all expenses paid assignment for a major feature in Zigzag. There is no limit to the number of entries you may submit and we encourage you to build up a portfolio of work through the comp. The only proviso is you cannot be a professional writer already.

The French Resolution by Huw Morris took first prize in our inaugural Write To Surf comp, and Huw will be joining us on an all-expenses paid assignment later this year.

Submissions: All submitted pieces need to come in at a maximum of 2000 words or under. Zigzag may choose to run images with your work. Any photos submitted by you need to be captioned and you may submit as many pieces of work as you like. It goes without saying that all work submitted must belong to you, or else it will be instantly disqualified.

Send all submissions to calvin@zigzag.co.za and check out the fine print below for all the rules, terms and conditions.

Click here to check out all the published stories from our first Write To Surf competition.


Send your stories to calvin@zigzag.co.za. One submission will be selected every six weeks to appear in Zigzag magazine. The selected submission will also receive a hamper from Billabong. Zigzag retains the right to use any work submitted for the Zag Surf Journo competition on zigzag.co.za as outlined in the rules and terms of the competition. Zigzag reserves the right not to award a published winner in the magazine every six weeks, depending on the quality of entries. Zigzag is not obligated to run any and all entries submitted, either online or in print. Zigzag retains the right to edit all work submitted for brevity and / or clarity. Please note: Prize hampers will only be delivered within South Africa.

The Billabong prize hamper includes: 1 x Billabong Wetsuit; 1 x Billabong Hoodie; 1 x Billabong Cap; 1 x Von Zipper Sunnies; 2 x Da Kine traction pads.


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