06 Oct 2014 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

After exploring 99 countries and sailing for seven years on the high seas, Lisa Niver is ready for more active adventures! Find her We Said Go Travel videos with over 1.25 million views on Roku, Amazon Fire TV and YouTube. Her stories include Dutch designer villas for Luxury Magazine, interviewing Fabien Cousteau for Delta Sky, skiing with the blind for Sierra and WWII for Saturday Evening Post and Smithsonian. She is verified on both Twitter and Facebook and is the Adventure Correspondent for The Jet Set TV. Her latest projects are 50 new things before she is 50 and Facebook Live for USA Today 10best. She has run 13 Travel Writing Awards publishing nearly 2000 writers from 75 countries and this summer is the first We Said Go Travel Photo Competition. She was a winner in the 59th annual 2016 Southern California Journalism Awards for her print column in The Jewish Journal. 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 with American Express and Starwood Hotels. She also contributes to USA Today, Wharton Business Magazine, the Jewish Journal and was a 2012 nominee for the Presidential Award for Excellence in Math and Science Teaching, a 2014 nominee for the Charles Bronfman Prize and a finalist in two categories for the 59th annual Southern California Journalism Awards.

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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