Mark Twain Awards

Finger Lakes trip yields photos, memories and writing awards

Spring is in full, beautiful bloom in the Finger Lakes region of New York, site of this month’s meeting of the Midwest Travel Writers Association. In addition to lots of  photos, oodles of story ideas and great memories, I brought home three Mark Twain awards, including a first place, in MTWA’s annual travel writing  competition. … Continue Reading →

Detroit News travel blogger Susan R. Pollack wins a horse race -- and two writing awards -- in Louisville

Detroit News travel blogger Susan R. Pollack won two awards in the Midwest TraeWA’s annual Mark Twain Awards, a travel writing and photography competition. In the parlance of horse racing, I “showed,” capturing third place in the photojournalism category for “Escape to Exciting Toronto,” which appeared last year in The Detroit News. I also won … Continue Reading →