Essay Contest

Warsaw at Night

Warsaw was the topic of our latest essay contest, and it is notable that everyone who wrote in was struck in the same way by a particular dynamic aspect of that city.

From the entries submitted on the topic “I Saw Warsaw,” ITN awarded three prizes. The top-ranked essay was that of ELLEN RADO of Hollis, New York, who will receive a 3-year extension to her ITN subscription (or she can pass her prize along to friends). In second place was the essay of AMY ROMANO of Glen Cove...

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Peru flag

A lot of you have been to Peru! We got a high number of essays on the subject, and the enthusiasm was inspiring. We are awarding three prizes this month.

On the topic of “Perusing Peru,” the top-ranked essay was that of SUE SPIRIT of West Salem, Ohio, and she will receive a 3-year extension to her subscription to ITN (or she can pass her prize along to friends). Just behind was the work of NANCY BURGHARDT of Oak Park, Illinois, whose subscription will be extended two years...

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"I Go Togo" Winning Essays

In judging the essays submitted in our ongoing series of writing contests, ITN staff take certain things into consideration when reading each composition. In regard to the destination topic, did we get an idea of what we’ll find at the location and can we picture it? Were we given a feeling for the place? Was there an experience or encounter described that lifted us?

We are pleased to present the winners in the latest contest, the subject of which was “I Go Togo.”...

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In our ongoing series of essay contests, the topic for our last essay — Nice is nice — was announced in our May 2016 issue, and we began to receive submissions from travelers with clear affection for that city on the French Riviera. In spite of the unfathomable assaults that occurred there in mid-July, we continued to receive contest submissions, reflecting travelers’ recollections, impressions and emotions and what that city was, is and will continue to be.

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Did we get an idea of what we’ll find there and can we picture it? Were we given a sense of the culture or atmosphere of the place? Was there an experience or encounter described that lifted us? If any of these questions are answered in the positive, an essay is held in higher esteem by the ITN staff judges.

The essays submitted for this month’s topic, “I’m Bullish on Bulgaria,” were in a range of styles, and three earned rewards for the writers. Coming...

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The object of our recent essay contest, Brazil, inspired a number of travelers to put their impressions and ideas into words — and, from the submissions we received, it was apparent there was a lot of material to work with. ITN staff felt that three of the essays were standouts, and leading the pack was the work of PHILIP SHART of Tamarac, Florida, who will receive a 3-year extension to his subscription to ITN (or he can pass his prize along to friends). In second place was the essay of...

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When we print the winning entries to each essay contest every few months, it’s a pleasant reminder of ITN’s founder and original publisher, the late Armond Noble, who originated the contest and had fun coming up with alliterative essay topics.

The subject “Crete is Neat” inspired a number of subscribers to write, and ITN staff has completed the judging, with two submissions standing out above the rest. ANNE SUPSIC of Saylorsburg, Pennsylvania, in first place, will receive a 3-year...

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We have an essay contest in play at all times, and, for the time being, we’re running through the topics chosen by the late Armond Noble, ITN’s founder and original publisher, as listed in his November 2010 “Departure Lounge” column. Armond was one for alliteration, so he couldn’t resist asking subscribers to write on “The Amazing Amazon.” 

ITN staff — with consistently widely divergent opinions — graded the many essays received on that topic, and the results turned out as follows....

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