2010 Contest Winners
Our 2010 Travel Writing Contest received more submissions than ever. Thanks to all the writers for the excellent submissions for our 2010 theme: "National Parks: Inside every National Park are spectacular treasures that should be explored by everyone." travel writing contest. The submissions ranged from excellent stories about exploring lava tubes on the Big Island’s Hawai’i Volcanoes National Park to a New Year’s Eve visit to Cumberland Island and observing a sea turtle nesting ground at the Archie Carr National Wildlife Refuge. Check out these and many more interesting stories that will have you checking into your next adventure.
Cumberland Island New Year’s Getaway by Stacey Casey.
Winner of a four day trip for two to Oahu from Outrigger Reef on the Beach.
4 night stay at the Outrigger Reef with a $50 gift certificate to the Kani Ka Pila Grille
Hula Grill $75 dinner for two gift certificate
Kualoa Ranch full-day Hawaiian Experience package
4 Waimea Valley admissions
Ala Moana Center $100 Gift Card
Segway of Hawaii: 2 Person Waikiki/Diamond Head Tour
Wild Side Hawaii Morning Wildlife Cruise for two
Four admission passes to the Waikiki Aquarium
Two admission passes to Wet ‘n’ Wild Hawaiii
Oahu Ghost Tour tickets to “Orbs of Oahu” night-time Driving Tour
Top of the World at Mount Rainier National Park by Bill Fisher. Winner of a website by ZD Design.
Mother Nature is Alive at Hawai’i Volcanoes National Park by Aida Hatem. Winner of a Tom Bihn Aeronaut Travel Bag.
Honorable Mention Mackinac Island: Escape to the Past by Julie Albrecht Royce
Honorable Mention Growing Younger in Yosemite National Park by April Nelson
Honorable Mention Exploring Volcano National Park by Julie Turner
- Honorable Mentions win a copy of the book Best Travel Writing "True Stories from Around the World" .
Thank you to all our sponsors! Full details of all prizes can be seen on our 2010 Travel Writing Contest Sponsors page.
2009 Contest Winners
Turtle Touring and Gator Gawking: A Mid-Summer Night’s Eco-Adventure in South Florida by Bob Tucker.
Winner of a trip for two to Kauai from Grand Hyatt Kauai Resort & Spa, Hawaiian Surfing Adventures, Sheraton Kauai Resort, Kayak Kauai, Smith’s Kauai and Poipu Bay Golf Course.
Eco-friendly Los Angeles by Kimberly Fisher. Winner of a website by ZD Design.
Appalachia Hosts World’s Greatest Grape Pie Contest by Angela Cannon-Crothers. Winner of a Kelty backpack.
Honorable Mention Sian Ka’an: Where the Spirits Carry You Away by Julie Jones
Honorable Mention Hawaii’s Angels of the Sea by Shelley Seale
Honorable Mention The Luck of the Whale Shark by Dave Good
Honorable Mention Searching for Manatee on the Indian River Lagoon by Angela Cannon-Crothers
Honorable Mention A Volunteer’s Perspective: Grand Canyon North Rim Vegetation Trip by Kelly Egan
- Honorable Mentions win a copy of the book "A Sense Of Place: Great Travel Writers Talk About Their Craft and Lives" with Michael Shapiro
2008 Contest Winners
South Dakota’s Hidden Treasure: Custer State Park by Marion Head
Off the Radar in Point Reyes by Catherine Parker
Oysters at the Moby by Perry Perkins
Honorable Mention Seneca Falls, New York: A Revolutionary Destination by Jacquelin Cangro
Honorable MentionLees Ferry––Discover Your Frontier Spirit by Julia Drake