Thank you for entering The Writer 2012 Travel Essay Writing Contest, co-sponsored by Gotham Writers' Workshop.
More than 600 writers met the challenge of crafting an original travel essay to enter the contest. Overall, the entries were well-written and enjoyable to read, making it difficult to narrow the field down to 15 finalist submissions. After careful consideration, finalist judge Larry Habegger, executive editor of Travelers’ Tales Publishing, chose three prize winners and an honorable mention:
Nina Boutsikaris (Astoria, NY) – "The Art Cafe"
Andrew Davison (Gibbstown, NJ) – “The Footbridge”
Adriana Paramo (Lakeland, FL) – "Mon Ami, Muhammed"
Sabriga Turgon (Globe, AZ) – "The Parque Jipiro Bridge"
Please join us in congratulating these writers! You can read the winning entries and the finalist judge's comments by clicking on the title links above.