Global Experience Travel Writing Contest

Awards for the 2017 Travel Writing Contest have been announced! 
Read the winning pieces here.

Many thanks to everyone who shared their travel experiences by submitting their stories to the contest, and to this year's judges, Jeff Snyder (Educational Studies), Kayla McGrady '05 (College Communications), Klara Rossby '18 (English), and Lila Battis '10 (Associate Editor, Travel + Leisure).

 Have you been marked by travel? If so, tell us how. Engaging with the genre of creative nonfiction, seize upon memorable incidents from your travel history—study abroad, domestic travels, even your discovery of Northfield. Entertain us. Make us laugh. Move us. Help us travel with you. 

Submissions are due no later than April 15, 2017 and awards will be announced before the end of May. Please be sure to adhere to the submission guidelines, and submit your piece through the online submission form on this site.

          First Prize: $200 STA Travel Voucher + $100

          Second Prize: $100

          Third Prize: $50

First-round submission reviews will be done by a panel representing faculty, students and staff. Finalists will be judged by a professional writer with a Carleton connection. This year’s judge: Carleton alumna, Lila Battis '10 (Geology), Associate Editor at Travel + Leisure.

View the submission guidelines and submit your entry by April 15, 2017.

Questions?  Contact Renata Fitzpatrick ( or Mikaela Auerbach (