11 Sep 2013 Gratitude Travel Writing Contest: Where do you feel AWE?
Free Entry $1,000usd in CASH PRIZES
Contest will run September 11 through November 28, 2013.
We are looking for an article about a place you are grateful for or a memorable holiday that you shared with a special loved one or a place that is awe inspiring.
In Jonah Berger’s book, Contagious: Why Things Catch On he wrote about awe:
Awe is the sense of wonder and amazement that occurs when someone is inspired by great knowledge, beauty, sublimity, or might. It’s the experience of confronting something greater than yourself. Awe encompasses admiration and inspiration and can be evoked by everything from great works of art or music to religious transformations, from breathtaking natural landscapes to human feats of daring and discovery.
Sometimes the place that makes you feel gratitude is in your own backyard, share your special location.
THEME: Gratitude: A Place that inspires Awe
- 1st Prize – $500usd cash and Travel Writing Road Map ($497usd value)
- 2nd Prize – $350usd cash and Travel Writing Road Map Self Study
- 3rd Prize – $150usd cash and Travel Writing Road Map Self Study
Winners will be selected by our judges, Richard Bangs, Tiffany Hawk and the We Said Go Travel Team. Cash prizes will be paid through PayPal in United States Dollars. All winning entries will be promoted on We Said Go Travel.
RULES: Publication is dependent on proper use of English language and grammar, appropriateness of theme topic, and being family friendly (G rated). If your post is written in a language other than English, please also send an English translation. Travelers of all ages and from all countries are encouraged to participate. Each individual may send up to 5 entries that are 500-800 words with 1 photo. Your article must be an original and previously unpublished piece. All posts, which meet the requirements, will appear on WeSaidGoTravel.com.
TO ENTER: Click here!
DEADLINE: Enter by midnight PST on November 28, 2013
JUDGING: Richard Bangs, Tiffany Hawk and the We Said Go Travel Team
Richard Bangs, the father of modern adventure travel, is a pioneer in travel that makes a difference, travel with a purpose. He has spent 30 years as an explorer and communicator, and along the way led first descents of 35 rivers around the globe, he is currently producing and hosting the new PBS series, Richard Bangs: Adventure Without End
Tiffany Hawk, is a former flight attendant and the author of Love Me Anyway, a darkly funny novel about life at 35,000 feet. She has an MFA in creative writing from UC Riverside and her work can be seen in such places as The New York Times, The Los Angeles Times, National Geographic Traveler, and NPR’s “All Things Considered.” Join Tiffany Hawk for the complete roadmap to exotic travel writing: Travel Writing Road Map.