Gratitude Travel Writing Contest Winners 2013

 

WSGT gratitude 2013 google hangoutThank you to all the writers who participated in our 2013 Gratitude Travel Writing Contest!

Two hundred and eighty-nine writers from thirty-eight nations participated to write about one hundred and two countries for our contest!

Click here to read all the entries.

AND THE WINNERS ARE:

 WSGT Writer CredlyOur First Place Winner is Michael MacKenzie from Australia. Enjoy his article about Morocco, “Why does Abdul live in the desert?

Our Second Place Winner is Lisa Gabrielson from Bethesda, Maryland, USA. Enjoy her article about Paris, “A Meditation on Paris.”

Our Third Place Winner is Sherrydayne Edwards from Australia.  Enjoy her article about Rio, “How Not to Fall in Love with Rio de Janeiro.”

Honorable Mention: 

WATCH: The Google Hangout Announcement

We really appreciate everyone who shared, tweeted, promoted and participated in our 2013 Travel Writing Contests. Thank you to Jessie Voigts and Wandering Educators for hosting our hangout!

We hope you will join in our Inspiration Travel Writing Contest: First prize: $1,000usd; enter until February 14, 2014.

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

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

Tiffany Hawk, is a former flight attendant and the author of Love Me Anyway, a darkly funny novel about life at 35,000 feet. She has an MFA in creative writing from UC Riverside and her work can be seen in such places as The New York Times, The Los Angeles Times, National Geographic Traveler, and NPR’s “All Things Considered.” Join Tiffany Hawk for the complete roadmap to exotic travel writing: Travel Writing Road Map.

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

 

Lisa Ellen Niver

Award-winning travel expert Lisa Ellen Niver has explored 101 countries and six continents. She also sailed on the high seas for seven years. She founded We Said Go Travel which was recently read in 222 countries. Her travel videos have over 2 million views on her channels on Roku, Amazon Fire TV and YouTube. She has shared travel stories with her 135,000 followers on social media and the readers of AARP, American Airlines, Delta Sky Magazine, Robb Report, Sierra Club Magazine, Smithsonian Magazine, and the Saturday Evening Post. She has hosted Facebook Live for USA Today 10best, is verified on both Twitter and Facebook and run 15 travel awards publishing over 2300 writers and photographers from 75 countries. She has been nominated for five Southern California Journalism Awards in the past two years and received 2nd place for her Jewish Journal article. Learn more about Lisa Niver at We Said Go Travel. http://lisaniver.com/one-page/

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