Essay Contest

Either lots of ITN subscribers have been to Iceland or they’ve got plenty of spare time isolating at home, because we got the most submissions ever for an essay, this time on the topic “I See Iceland.” We thank Tom Wilson of Citrus Heights, California, for contributing the topic.

ITN staff judged the submissions, and the winning work was that of RAY NIEDOWSKI of Marshfield Hills, Massachusetts. Coming in second was the essay by KAREN and GERALD WAGNER of Monarch...

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Silk Road Map

We thank Debbie Wenck of Carlsbad, California, for contributing the essay topic “Threading the Silk Road,” which inspired numerous entries to our recent writing contest among subscribers. ITN staff judged the submissions, and the winning work was that of MARIA DRUMM, who will receive a $45 gift certificate for CircaTerra Travel Outfitters (3317A State St., Santa Barbara, CA 93105; 805/568-5402, circaterratravel.com). Coming in at a close second was the essay by DAVID J. PATTEN,...

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The topic “I Adore Ecuador” was contributed by Marcia Brandes of Atlanta, Georgia, and it inspired numerous essays. ITN staff did the judging, and the clear winner was the essay by ROBERT GANDT, earning him a 2-year extension to his subscription to ITN (or he can pass his prize along to a friend). Coming in at second place was the work of JULIE YUAN-MIU, who gets a 1-year extension.

We are currently accepting essays on the topic “Threading the Silk Road.” If...

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The essays submitted on the topic “Georgia on My Mind” left the ITN staff with some clear impressions of what a visitor might see and experience in this republic along the Caucasus Mountains and Black Sea. The essay by SALLY SCHNITGER was judged to be the best, and she wins a 2-year extension to her subscription to ITN (or she can pass her prize along to a friend). The second-place winner, earning a year’s extension, was CAROLE SALOWICH.

For ITN subscribers only, our...

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Burj Al Arab Hotel, Dubai

Many of you were inspired to write an “I Sigh Over Dubai” essay. The United Arab Emirates must make quite an impression! ITN staff judged all the entries, and that of DAVID FOXLOW of Sarasota, Florida, won 1st Prize, a 2-year extension to his subscription to ITN (or he can pass his prize along to a friend). In second place, winning a year’s extension, is CAROL M. BECKMAN of Old Bridge, New Jersey.

In our ongoing series of essay contests exclusively for ITN...

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Lens on Koblenz Essay Winner

Let's get right to it. ITN staff have voted and, on the topic "Lens on Koblenz," the winning essay is that of HERSCHEL V. ANDERSON of Tempe, Arizona. Herschel will receive a 3-year extension to his subscription to ITN (or he can pass his prize along to a friend).

In our ongoing series of essay contests, which is open to subscribers only, the current topic is "I Sigh Over Dubai." If you have been to Dubai in the United Arab Emirates, write an essay, in no more...

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Carole and a Ghanian official at the AngloGold Ashanti mine — Ghana.

Among the essays submitted on the topic "Gaga Over Ghana," there was a clear winner, as decided by ITN staff, and it was that of CAROLE STADELBACHER of Riverside, California. Carole will receive a 3-year extension to her subscription to ITN (or she can pass her prize along to a friend).

The next topic in our ongoing series of essay contests, which is open to subscribers only, is "Lens on Koblenz." If you have been to Koblenz, Germany, write in; the limit on length...

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aussie kangaroo flag

The last essay topic, “My Trail is Australia,” inspired a lot of subscribers to take a shot at the prize, but ITN staff narrowed the entries down to three, selecting as the 1st-place winner the work of DIANA BUTLER of El Sobrante, California, who will receive a 3-year extension to her subscription to ITN (or she can pass her prize along to friends). Placing second was that of ELSA DIXON of...

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