Buckettripper was thrilled to win awards in the North American Travel Journalists Association competition for 2012 — our inaugural year.
Now our writers are picking up awards on the other side of the Atlantic.
Scottish writer Ann Burnett, who has covered destinations from China to Scotland for Buckettripper, reports that her writers organization, Ayr Writers, won 26 honors at a recent Scottish writing competition attended by representatives from 24 writing clubs. The group from Ayr outstripped all other clubs for the second year.
“We were mightily pleased with ourselves,” she says. “And despite the fact that the hotel’s heating system broke down and we were frozen, we all had a warm glow at our achievements.”
Ann took home a second place award in the Alastair Walker Trophy competition for a general article (judged by Jen Butler, an American writer resident here), a first in the Margaret McConnell Trophy for a woman’s short story (judged by freelance writer, Ann MacLaren), and a second in the May Marshall Trophy for a book review (judged by the Talking Volumes writers’ group from Wick in the very north of Scotland).