We had a great response to our 2009 Travel Writing Contest and received more submissions than ever. Thanks to all the writers for the excellent submissions for our 2009 theme Responsible Travel: "EcoTourism, AgroTourism, Sustainable Tourism and Voluntourism" travel writing contest. The thoughtful submissions ranged from excellent stories of learing about Florida’s concern of turtles (ecotourism) to how the women of a small town in Appalachia created a name for themselves selling grape pies (agrotourism).
Turtle Touring and Gator Gawking: A Mid-Summer Night’s Eco-Adventure in South Florida by Bob Tucker.
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