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.

1st Prize

Cumberland Island New Year’s Getaway by Stacey Casey.

2nd Prize
The Archie Carr Sea Turtle Superhighway by Bethany Smith. Winner of 2 night stay at the Ace Hotel Palm Springs and $120 towards spa treatments.

3rd Prize
Top of the World at Mount Rainier National Park by Bill Fisher. Winner of a website by ZD Design.

4th Prize

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



2009 Contest Winners

1st Prize
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 & SpaHawaiian Surfing Adventures, Sheraton Kauai Resort, Kayak Kauai, Smith’s Kauai and Poipu Bay Golf Course.

2nd Prize
Eco-friendly Los Angeles by Kimberly Fisher. Winner of a website by ZD Design.

3rd Prize

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