Essay Contest

We knew the subject of our last essay contest would bring a flood of entries, and we were right. Lots of subscribers were inspired to write on the topic “It’s Italy,” and the submissions awere fun to read. In comparing the grades given the essays, it was amazing how the opinions of ITN staff members could vary so differently about certain entries. Sometimes it was over technical issues, but the results showed that everyone’s writing can move someone. 

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We received a surprising number of essays on the subject “Roamin’ in Romania,” but one essay was judged by ITN staff to be far more inspiring than the rest. It was written by ANNE SUPSIC of Saylorsburg, Pennsylvania. Anne’s prize is two 50-dollar gift certificates from Magellan’s Travel Supplies (800/962-4943, www.magellans.com). (Hey, we’re not messing around here!) Our second-place winner is HELEN HASENFELD of Los Angeles, California, and she will...

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The subject “I Choose China” brought in the most submissions of subscribers’ essays ever, but one essay was judged by ITN staff to be the clear winner, that of LAURIE FRIEDMAN of Davis, California, who has written in before. Laurie will receive two 50-dollar gift certificates from Magellan’s Travel Supplies (800/962-4943).

While we enjoyed all of the submissions (so many approaches to the topic!), four other essays scored higher than the rest, and their authors each will receive a 50-...

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The winners of the essay contest announced in the December ’11 issue