Our Tour Scrapbook Contest Winners

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.

2018 Winners

First Prize (one seat on any 8–21 day tour or two seats on any 7-day city tour)
Kelli LewisFamily Europe: London to Florence in 13 Days
Our jury was impressed with the beautiful and compelling photos that Kelli uses to show the great experience her family had on the tour. The clean design of her scrapbook is easy to navigate, and showcases the tour's itinerary especially well — plus the initial page works as a great introduction.

Second Prize ($500 gift card good toward a tour or Rick Steves Travel Store purchase)
Ryan Henderson My Way® Alpine Europe in 12 Days
Ryan presents great insights into first-time travel and provides a younger perspective about a My Way vacation. His scrapbook nicely balances photos and text to show how a My Way vacation can be tailored to anyone's personal interests.

Third Prize (a $250 gift card good toward a tour or Rick Steves Travel Store purchase)
Ruth FletcherTurkey in 13 Days
Our jury really liked the videos that Ruth interspersed in her scrapbook, and her many beautiful photos of people. The layout of her scrapbook is inviting, and she employs an entertaining writing style with helpful hints.

Tie: Fourth Prize ($100 gift card good toward a tour or Rick Steves Travel Store purchase)
Jan & Milt PriggeeAthens & the Heart of Greece in 14 Days
Our jury agreed that Jan and Milt's scrapbook was probably the most unusual ever submitted! Its creative take, with entertaining illustrations that capture the essence of the tour in a fun way, earned them an A+ for effort and unconventionality.

Tie: Fourth Prize ($100 gift card good toward a tour or Rick Steves Travel Store purchase)
Richard ReidHeart of Italy in 9 Days
Richard's scrapbook was another that stood out for its well-considered balance of images and text. Our jury especially appreciated the site's introduction, its punchy descriptions, and variety of photo subjects and settings.

Previous first-prize winners

2017: ​Kristina Trainer — Germany, Austria & Switzerland in 14 Days
2016: Omar and Rachel San Antonio — Europe in 14 Days
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 — Europe in 21 Days*
2009: Kevin and Nicole Howe — Europe in 14 Days
2008: Christopher and Maria Paul — South Italy / Florence
2007: Barbara Filipiak — Europe in 21 Days*
2006: Laura Sabraw — Turkey in 13 Days
2005: Jep and Joyce Hostetler — 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