06 Oct Winners: Independence Writing Contest 2014

Thank you to all the writers who participated in our 2014 Independence Writing Contest! We hope you will share more stories with us. The 2014 Gratitude Travel Writing Contest is now open and closes November 27, 2014.

Over fourteen hundred writers from over seventy-five countries have written about their experiences and transformations all over our planet in the last five contests.

 sunset dry forest puerto ricoAND THE WINNERS ARE:

First Place Winner:  

Monet Waits by Tina Murty

 

Second Place Winner:

1974 in Nepal by Kirsti Whalen

Third Place Winner:

How Salamanders Led Me on My Travels by Tiffany Soukup

 

WSGT Writer Credly

We really appreciate everyone who shared, tweeted, promoted and participated in our Travel Writing Contests. We hope you will join in our Gratitude  Travel Writing Contest.

Thank you to our esteemed judges!

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.

Thank you for your participation in creating a growing global community of engaged travelers and concerned citizens.

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CONGRATULATIONS TO OUR WINNERS!

THANK YOU TO EVERYONE WHO PARTICIPATED! 

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Lisa Niver

Lisa Niver is a travel expert, writer, artist, entrepreneur, and on-camera host who has explored 96 countries. Niver has established a following through her written and video content, garnering over one million video views on YouTube, Amazon Fire Tv and Roku. Niver is the founder of a top 100 travel blog, We Said Go Travel, that reaches more than 200,000 annually and is in the top 1/8 of the top 1% of all sites in the United States. In her tri-annual international travel writing competitions, she has published nearly 2000 writers from 75 countries. She was invited to the United Nations as a Champions of Humanity ambassador, to the red carpet at the Oscars with United Airlines and to New Orleans for a project with American Express and Starwood Hotels. Her recent stories include Dutch designer villas for Luxury Magazine, interviewing Fabien Cousteau for Delta Sky, skiing with the blind for Sierra and scuba diving in the Solomon Islands for Smithsonian. She also contributes to USA Today, Wharton Business Magazine, the Jewish Journal and is verified on Twitter. Niver was a 2012 nominee for the Presidential Award for Excellence in Math and Science Teaching and a 2014 nominee for the Charles Bronfman Prize.

3 Comments
  • Tiffany
    Posted at 11:38h, 06 October Reply

    Thank you We Said, Lisa, Richard and AnneLise for your efforts in judging this contest. It was an honor to be in the final three. Thank you all for your efforts to both the travel and writing communities around the world. Best, Tiff

  • Jim
    Posted at 14:53h, 06 October Reply

    HOORAY TIFFANY!!! I loved that article! It had a nice unusual aspect. Congratulations to you and all the entries.

  • Tina
    Posted at 07:23h, 07 October Reply

    Thank you so much for the honor! This was my first travel writing contest and I read many of the amazing entries. I am floored, humbled, and inspired.

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