Essay Contest

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-...

The winner of the latest essay contest
Essay contest winners are announced and their writings shared
Contest winners are announced and their essays presented
The latest essay contest winner and the new topic
The winners of the essay contest announced in the December ’11 issue
Winning essays from the latest writing contest announced in the October ’11 issue. The winner this time is PATTI KELLY of Steamboat Springs, Colorado. Patti’s essay follows those of the two runners-up.

The winning entry to the essay contest announced in the June ’11 issue (page 46) is Jack Hutter of Knoxville, Tennessee. The topic was “My Way is Norway,” and his essay appears below. Jack will receive a 50-dollar gift certificate for Magellan’s Travel Supplies (800/962-4943).


My wife and I flew into Bergen, Norway, in April 2011 and took the 12-day round-trip Hurtigruten coastal cruise to Kirkenes. We followed that with an overnight stay in Flåm...