Travel for Seniors Writing Competition – Winners and Runners-up

The Travel for Seniors Writing Competition closed on July 31st. Over 100 entries were received, most of which were of publishable standard. About 10% of the entries were fictional. Our thanks to everyone who entered.

Saga Holidays - Dinner by the Danube

Dinner by the Danube

The high standard of entries meant that judging was very difficult.

After much consideration, the Judging Panel chose two entries as Joint Winners. Each entrant will receive half of the £100 competition prize.

Ten Runners-up will each receive a £10 Amazon UK voucher.

The winning and runner-up entries will be published on the STE website over the next few weeks.

We would also like to publish some additional entries which were short-listed but were not winners or runners-up. We will get in touch with the authors of these entries over the next few weeks to invite them to have their articles published on this site.

Joint Winners


  • A Splash of Orange by Jane Critchley
  • A Trip up the North Norwegian Coast by Sally Moir
  • Flying Grandma by Celia Dillow
  • Land of My Grandfathers by Julia Thorley
  • Our Dales Way by Chris Grogan
  • Peru Ancient and Modern by Maddie Grigg
  • The Great Escape (fictional) by Carolyn Ward
  • The Merry Widow Goes by Coach by Deryn van der Tang
  • Travel for Seniors – Not What it Used to Be? by Julie Watson
  • Travels in Europe’s Newest Country: Kosovo for Seniors by Elizabeth Gowing

Please see Comments about the winning articles.

Posted 4th SEPTEMBER 2017 by STEVE HANSON on behalf of the Writing Competition Judging Panel.

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