JoAnna Haugen with her dog, Butch Mbwa

JoAnna Haugen wins Wanderlust and Lipstick writing contest.

JoAnna Haugen, one of Matador’s associate editors, was just coming back from a Caribbean cruise (a prize for one contest) when she learned that she’d won another contest: Wanderlust and Lipstick’s Wanderwomen Write Contest.

The contest invited female writers to submit one or more non-fiction pieces in one of five categories: Adventure,
Family Fun, Food & Drink, Off the Beaten Path, or Spiritual. Entries were judged by freelance travel writers Vera Marie Badertscher, Harriet Baskas, Rosalind Cummings-Yeates, and Angela Nickerson.

Five other entrants were selected as category winners; JoAnna, though, was the grand prize winner, selected for her piece titled “Building a Family in Kenya.” The prize is a 12 day culture and spa tour of Vietnam, led by Buffalo Tours.

Congratulations, JoAnna! We look forward to reading the pieces you’ll write from Vietnam!

Community Connection:

Though the deadlines have passed, check out joshywashington’s 4 Travel Writing Contests You Should Enter Right Now to learn about organizations and publications that run annual contests.

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