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Monday, December 7, 2009

San Ramon Teen Wins 2nd Place Travel Writing Scholarship Contest

Christine Anderson of San Ramon, California, was recently announced as the Second Place Winner in Family Travel Forum's 3rd Annual Teen Travel Writing Scholarship Contest. Hosted on FTF's website, the competitive contest received a record number of applicants. With more than 8,500 submitted for review of a team of esteemed judges, this year’s scholarship was incredibly competitive and revealed the most outstanding work in teen travel writing.

Family Travel Forum (FTF), the award-winning family vacation publisher, announced the winners of its 3rd annual Teen Travel Writing Scholarship competition. More than 8,500 student travel blogs – a 30% increase over 2008 – were submitted by Americans ages 13 to 18 hoping to win a merit scholarship.

Students wrote on an extraordinary range of topics -- from family reunions with clueless relatives and making friends at the local bookstore to manning health clinics on tropical islands and searching for rare flowers in a rain forest. The 28 winners traveled near and far with their family, friends, or student travel groups, and shared stories about Africa, Asia, Europe, South America and the United States.

You can read about "Beautiful Nepal" by Christine Anderson of San Ramon, California. Christine brings much insight about the people and what life is like in Nepal.

Chistine says, "Nepal, you are a country of many contradictions, and the place that I owe my eternal gratitude."

Congratulations Christine!

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