Lost Luggage

Congratulations to our two winning authors: Christy Mak Long Ying (Hong Kong City University) for “The ‘Sweetest’ Hug” and Joelle Kidd (University of Manitoba) for “See the Sunrise.”

Thank you very much to all of our participants for sharing their exciting, funny, and moving stories.

A Hong Kong / Winnipeg Travel Writing Contest

No matter where we live, some aspects of being a tourist are universal: excitement, exhaustion, confusion, and encounters that surprise, provoke, and help us understand who we are. Students from City University of Hong Kong and the University of Manitoba are invited to share funny, thrilling, or otherwise notable travel experiences, whether real or imagined. Entries can take the form of fiction, non-fiction prose, or poetry. All entries will be posted to the contest website (http://blogs.cc.umanitoba.ca/lostluggage/entries). Two entries will win first-place prizes of $100 CAD / $1000 HKD each.


Submissions can be up to 1,000 words in length.

All submissions must be written in English.

The contest is open to City University of Hong Kong students currently registered as English Majors or Minors and University of Manitoba students currently enrolled in an English, Film, and Theatre major, advanced major, or Honours degree program.

The deadline for submissions is 1 April, 2014.

Submissions should be sent to lucas.tromly@ad.umanitoba.ca

All participants are invited to include personal web pages or social media addresses with their submissions. This information will be included on the contest web site.

For more information please contact Professor Lucas Tromly (lucas.tromly@ad.umanitoba.ca) or Professor Jeffery Mather (jlmather@cityu.edu.hk).