27 May 2014 The Winners of the 2014 Inspiration Travel Writing Contest

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Thank you to all the writers who participated in our 2014 Inspiration Travel Writing Contest! We hope you will share more stories with us. The 2014 Independence Travel Writing Contest opens today and closes July 4, 2014.
Five hundred and five writers from fifty-five nations participated in this contest. Over one thousand writers from over seventy-four countries have written about their experiences and transformations all over our planet. Click here to read the 50 entries from our finalists.

AND THE WINNERS ARE:

First Place Winner is Gabriela Denise Frank, a Detroit native and Seattle resident. Enjoy her article about Colombia, “Echar Los Perros

Second Place Winner is Ellen Goodlett from New York City. Enjoy her article about Iceland, “Snorkeling with Vikings.”

Third Place Winner is Sophie McGovern from England Enjoy her article about Peru, “Tiger’s Blood with the King of Hearts.”

WSGT Writer Credly

Badges for each participating writer will be available soon. Thank you to everyone who participated by writing, reading and sharing! Lisa

Honorable Mention: 

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

Amy Friedman, an award-winning author, has published three memoirs, several children’s books and audiobooks, and thousands of essays, stories, and articles. She works as an editor and ghostwriter teaches memoir and personal essay in southern California. Amy’s recent books:  Desperado’s Wife: A Memoir, and her co-authored memoir with Anne Willan, One Souffle at a Time. Work with Amy at Idyllwild in July 2014.

Thank you for your participation in creating a growing global community of engaged travelers and concerned citizens.  Other Contests, Courses and Books about Travel Writing

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 99 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. She is the Adventure Correspondent for The Jet Set, the first travel based TV Talk show. She was a winner in the 59th annual 2016 Southern California Journalism Awards for her print column in The Jewish Journal. 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, Ubud cremation ceremony for National Geographic 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 and Facebook. Niver 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.

2 Comments
  • Ellen
    Posted at 08:42h, 27 May Reply

    OMG so exciting, thank you!!! 😀 😀
    Congrats to all of the other winners, finalists and entrants! There were a ton of really great stories told 🙂

  • Erica
    Posted at 18:10h, 27 May Reply

    Congratulations to the worthy winners! And thanks to everyone who shared their wonderful stories.

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