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 (1 seat on any 8–21 day tour or 2 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 used to show the great experience her family had while on the tour. The clean design of her scrapbook was easy to navigate and she made a nice initial presentation and showcased the tour itinerary.

Second Prize (a $500 gift card good toward a tour or Rick Steves Travel Store purchase)
Ryan Henderson My Way® Alpine Europe in 12 Days
Ryan presented insights into first-time travel and provided a younger perspective about a My Way tour. His scrapbook had a nice balance of photos and words that gave a great example of how a My Way tour can be personalized to individual 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, along with her beautiful pictures of people. The layout of her scrapbook was inviting, and she employed an entertain writing style with helpful hints.

Tie: Fourth Prize (a $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 & Milt's scrapbook was probably the most unique ever submitted! It was a creative take on a tour that included entertaining illustrations that captured the essence of the tour in a fun way. They gave them A+ for effort and being different.

Tie: Fourth Prize (a $100 gift card good toward a tour or Rick Steves Travel Store purchase)
Richard ReidHeart of Italy in 9 Days
Richard's scrapbook had just the right amount of balance between images and text. The introduction was nice and there were quick hits between photos and text. There also was variety among the photo subjects and settings, including young, old, family travel, etc.

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