Trave Writing Contest Poster

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 20, 2020 and awards will be announced in May. Please be sure to adhere to the submission guidelines, and submit your piece through the online submission form on this site.

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.

Contest submissions were closed on April 20, 2020.


  • 1st place: $200 STA Travel Voucher + $100
  • 2nd place: $100
  • 3rd place: $50

Questions? Contact Anna Hagen or Renata Fitzpatrick .