Congratulations to our scrapbook winners! And thank you to everyone who entered this year.
If you're thinking of taking a Rick Steves tour, these scrapbooks can give you a personal, "customer's eye-view" of what our tours are like. You can take a peek at the winning scrapbooks by clicking on the links below.
- See all past entries in our tour scrapbook archives
First Prize (1 seat on any 8–21 day tour or 2 seats on any 7-day city tour)
Omar & Rachel San Antonio — Europe in 14 Days
Our jury was impressed with how Omar and Rachel used an original website design to tell their story. Their clever use of videos, sound bites, and slideshows makes one feel like being on tour with them. Their photography was especially nice and they included lots of photos of their fellow tour members. The before/after slideshows were impressive as well.
Second Prize (a $500 gift card good toward a tour or Rick Steves Travel Store purchase)
Laura Grai — Paris & the Heart of France in 11 Days
Laura's scrapbook is playful and fun to look at. Her photography illustrates the text well, and her food shots are a great addition. The layout of her scrapbook is unique and her social media perspective was very creative. Our jury was also impressed with her use of sidebars on the pages of her scrapbook.
Third Prize (a $250 gift card good toward a tour or Rick Steves Travel Store purchase)
Bill & Wendy Budge — England in 14 Days
The Budges used a clever, creative "outside-the-box" Shakespeare/thespian theme for their scrapbook. The "Acts" on their homepage give a great first impression. They also provided a nice representation of the tour group experience.
Fourth Prize (a $100 gift card good toward a tour or Rick Steves Travel Store purchase)
Jessica Clements — My Way Europe in 14 Days
Jessica provided a good example of the Rick Steves tour experience and gave lots of useful information on what you can do on a My Way tour. Her layout and colors were attractive and she provided lots of fun trivia. Our judges especially liked her "How and Why" section as well as the unique ways they used their time.
Previous first-prize winners are linked below
2015: Kristina Trainer — Venice, Florence & Rome in 10 Days
2014 Tie: Gord and Julie Braun: Europe in 21 Days, Bob and Pam Gudas: Europe in 21 Days
2013: Mike and Nicole Goodman: Europe in 14 Days
2012: Tie: Carol and Rae Colborne: Spain with Morocco in 16 Days, Melissa Reece: Europe in 21 Days
2011: Laura Grai — Sicily in 10 Days
2010: Todd and Julie Schultz — Best of Europe*
2009: Kevin and Nicole Howe — Best of Europe
2008: Christopher and Maria Paul — Best of South Italy / Best of Florence
2007: Barbara Filipiak — Best of Europe in 21 Days*
2006: Laura Sabraw — Turkey in 13 Days
2005: Jep and Joyce Hostetler — Best of Europe in 14 Days*
2004: Shannon George — Provence & the French Riviera*
2003: Bob Williams — Village Italy*
2002: Hans & Cathryn Scott — Scandinavia*
2001: Tong Zheng & Kevin Acken — Slow Dance Through France
2000: Jenny de la Cruz — Best of Europe*
*Website no longer available