23 Dec 2015 WINNERS: Independence Travel Writing Contest 2015
THANK YOU TO ALL THE WRITERS WHO PARTICIPATED IN THE WE SAID GO TRAVEL 2015 INDEPENDENCE WRITING CONTEST!
A special thanks goes out to our finalists: Jessica Tsuzuki, Richa Gupta, Shayanne Coppock, Alan Seeger, Zainab Suleman, Sarah Shin, Gina Nelson, Heather Whitehall-Trochon, Amelie Gagne, Mark Schmitt and Hailey Hennessy for your incredible articles.
We are grateful to have received such an abundance of touching, entertaining and enlightening essays on the subject of discovering or, in some cases, re-discovering independence. We are currently publishing entries from our 2015 Fall Gratitude Writing Contest, stay tuned!
FIRST-PLACE WINNER: Jessica Tsuzuki, Squeaky Shoes in Sendai, Japan. Described by one of our judges as “a fragment of a moment often faced when traveling.”
SECOND-PLACE WINNER: Richa Gupta, The Natural Gemstone of the United States. As stated by one judge: “it’s wonderful to get an outsider’s view on America’s wilderness”
THIRD-PLACE WINNER: Amelie Gagne, The Last $1000 in Malaysia. Described as “posing keen questions.”
Shayanne Coppock, Among the Waves: Cinque Terre, Italy.
Sarah Chamberlain, Secrets of the Riviera Maya in Mexico.
Alan Seeger, Connectivity Makes Me Feel Free, USA.
Mark Schmitt, Zen of the Inner Explorer, Japan.
Thank you to our esteemed judges! They had the tough job of choosing just a few winning stories and found them all to be “wonderfully-inspiring!”
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
AnneLise Sorensen is a travel writer, editor, photographer, and TV/radio host who has penned – and wine-tasted – her way across four continents, reporting for multiple media outlets, including New York Magazine, MSN, Time Out, Yahoo Travel, Rough Guides, Gourmet, and Galavante. AnneLise regularly appears as a travel expert on NBC and CNN and she teaches popular travel writing classes and workshops at Mediabistro and travel events and shows.
CONGRATULATIONS TO OUR WINNERS AND RUNNER-UPS!
THANK YOU TO EVERYONE WHO PARTICIPATED!
This will be the final writing contest on We Said Go Travel.
Look for something new in 2016!