Thank you to everyone who participated in the 2014 Gratitude Travel Writing Competition. Please see below for the eight finalists! Winners will be announced in March 2015. I hope you will enjoy all the incredible entries. I am so honored to have had over 1600 writers from seventy-five countries share their stories on my site.
PLEASE ENJOY THE ENTRIES FROM THE FINALISTS of the 2014 Gratitude Travel Writing Competition:
From Kayla Nesbitt about Canada: MUSINGS OF A BACKPACKER
From Agnes Chew about Morocco: SECRETS OF THE SAHARA
From Tina Murty about Nicaragua: CLOTHES TO GROW INTO
From Kathryn Hodgson about South Africa: SOUTHERN SUNRISE
From Andrea Duty about Morocco: EMBRACING THE MADNESS
From Elaine Pike about Nepal: THE LAST LONG DAY
From Kevin Quigley: A DECADE OF DEPARTURE AROUND THE WORLD
From JoAnna Faircloth about Tonga: HOW TO THANK A WHALE
WINTER 2015 INSPIRATION TRAVEL WRITING CONTEST #7
We are looking for an article about a place that inspires you to be brave and save the day. In Chris Brogan‘s, It’s Not About the Tights: An Owners Manual on Bravery, he shares his definition of bravery as “not being afraid of yourself.” He says: “You’ve got to use whatever past you came from as part of the origin story that shapes the hero you will become. Welcome to day one. You are the superhero you’ve been waiting for.” Enter from Jan 2, 2015 to Feb 14, 2015.
THEME: Inspiration: A place that inspires you to be brave [Lisa’s article on the theme of Bravery] **Over 160o writers from 75 countries have participated in contests #1-6 since Jan 2013. Share your story!**
DEADLINE: Enter by midnight PST on February 14, 2015
To Enter: submit your entry here
PRIZES: 1st Prize – $500 usd cash 2nd Prize – $100 usd cash 3rd Prize – $50 usd cash
Winners will be selected by our judges and We Said Go Travel Team. Cash prizes will be paid through PayPal in United States Dollars. All winning entries will be promoted on We Said Go Travel.
RULES: Publication is dependent on proper use of English language and grammar, appropriateness of theme topic, and being family friendly (G rated). If your post is written in a language other than English, please also send an English translation. Travelers of all ages and from all countries are encouraged to participate. Each individual may send up to 5 entries that are 500-800 words with 1 photo. Your article must be an original and previously unpublished piece. All posts, which meet the requirements, will appear on WeSaidGoTravel.com.
JUDGING: Richard Bangs, AnneLise Sorensen and the We Said Go Travel Team
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
AnneLise Sorensen is a travel writer, editor, photographer, and TV/radio host who has penned – and wine-tasted – her way across four continents, reporting for multiple media outlets, including New York Magazine, MSN, Time Out, Yahoo Travel, Rough Guides, Gourmet, and Galavante. AnneLise regularly appears as a travel expert on NBC and CNN and she teaches popular travel writing classes and workshops at Mediabistro and travel events and shows.