Winners: Independence Travel Writing Contest

WSGT winner credly

03 Sep Winners: Independence Travel Writing Contest

WSGT winner credly

Thank you to all our writers from our 2013 Independence Travel Writing Contest!

One hundred and eighty-eight writers from thirty-one countries participated to write about seventy-three countries for our contest!

The writers are from Australia, Austria, Canada, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, India, Indonesia, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Kenya, Netherlands, New Zealand, Nigeria, Pakistan, Philippines, Portugal, Republic of Moldova, Romania, Singapore, Slovakia, South Africa, Sri Lanka, Sweden, Uganda, UK, Ukraine, USA, Vietnam. 

Click here to read all the entries.


Our First Place Winner is Jillian Gotfredson who was born in South Korea but grew up in Kansas City, Missouri. Enjoy her article, “Myanmar, Ferry Mothers.”

Our Second Place Winner is CC Xander who is one of America’s elite tennis coaches and travelers. Enjoy his article, “Tulum, Mexico.”

Our Third Place Winner is Esther K. Meyers  who born in a DP camp at the close of the war to holocaust survivor parents. Enjoy her article , “Poland: The Magic of Discovering Legacy.” 

Honorable Mention: 

Congratulations to our winners! Thank you to everyone who participated!

We especially thank our esteemed judges: Richard Bangs and  Amy Friedman.

We really appreciate everyone who shared, tweeted, promoted and participated in our Independence Travel Writing Contest.

We hope you will join in our Gratitude Travel Writing Contest with $1,000usd in cash prizes; enter from September 11 until November 28, 2013.

We look forward to reading more of your stories in our next contest! Credly Badges will be arriving soon for all writers and winners!

Happy and Safe Travels.

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