Essay Contest

This item appears on page 26 of the September 2021 issue.

If you are an ITN subscriber and have been to Madagascar, pen an essay, in no more than 300 words, on the topic “Mad about Madagascar.” Express the mood of the place, what it felt like to be there, or get across what the local people were like, or describe a meaningful encounter you had, or share any insights you gained into the culture. Paint verbal pictures of things you saw.

Email your essay to or send it to Essay Contest, c/o ITN, 2116 28th St., Sacramento, CA 95818. Include your mailing or billing address. The deadline is Dec. 31, 2021. A prize will be given for the winning essay, which will appear in the March 2022 issue.