Honouring the Top Achievers…

THE TRAVMEDIA AWARDS CATEGORIES

The TravMedia Awards honour the finest journalistic, influencer and PR achievements in travel, and set a new bar for recognising each sector’s finest output.

The Awards celebrate outstanding talent across 24 categories, with top highlights including Travel Writer of the Year, Influencer of the Year and PR Professional of the Year.

The Awards create opportunities for individuals, media titles and organisations. They bestow recognition on travel's dedicated, hard-working media professionals and create invaluable career profiling and business opportunities for winners and finalists.

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Rising Star of the Year

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Our judges are looking for tomorrow's household name in travel writing. Entrants will be up to three years into their journalistic career and beginning to see their travel articles published regularly in leading media titles.

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Trade Staff Writer of the Year

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We are looking for outstanding trade journalists who inform the informed. Do you write compelling copy? Do you break exclusives? Can you spot news a mile off? Do you always present your stories in an engaging way?

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Consumer Staff Writer of the Year

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We are looking for outstanding consumer journalists who constantly inform and entertain their audiences. Do you consistently demonstrate the ability to cover a destination or product with originality? Do you write with great flair? Are you known for securing exclusive content? Are you a consumer champion? Our judges are looking for a writer whose articles truly inform, excite and entertain.

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Freelance Writer of the Year

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The Freelance Writer of the Year will be an outstanding journalist who writes regularly for some of the UK's leading media titles. Have you demonstrated the ability to cover a destination or product with originality? Secured exclusive interviews? Or are you a consumer champion on all matters travel? Judges will look for articles that truly inform, entertain and excite interest.

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Specialist Travel Writer of the Year

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The Specialist Writer of the Year will be an outstanding journalist who writes regularly for media titles on a particular theme or topic, or about a specific destination. Have you demonstrated the ability to cover a destination, industry sector or industry focus with originality? Do you cover your specialist area with originality and flair? Have you secured exclusive interviews or written perception-altering coverage? Judges will look for articles that demonstrate expert knowledge of your specialism.

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Sustainability Writer of the Year

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Sustainability has become a crucial issue underpinning travel decision making. The topic influences how the travel industry plans its operations and impacts how consumers choose their holidays. Our judges are seeking to recognise the writer who most clearly demonstrates a talent for recognising the game-changing effect sustainability now exerts on travel.

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Trade Publication of the Year

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The Travel Trade Publication of the Year will be a print or online publication that's the essential read for the inside track on the industry. How well does it serve its audience? How is it adapting to the ever-evolving media landscape? Is it well written, well designed, informed and authoritative? Does it deliver memorable exclusives and engaging features?

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Consumer Magazine Travel Section of the Year

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The Consumer Magazine Travel Section of the Year will be awarded to the travel section that best entertains, informs and influences its readers, is perfectly tailored to its demographic and acts as a powerful section within its parent magazine. Judges are looking for an inspiring must-read that influences consumer mindsets and drives purchasing decisions.

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Travel Magazine of the Year

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The Travel Magazine of the Year will be awarded to the consumer travel publication that best inspires, informs and educates readers all year long. Judges are looking for an engaging and aspirational read, which delivers memorable features, great picture stories, and which knows how to tackle the sensitivities of the ever-changing travel market. In short, a stand-out read, every issue!

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National Newspaper Travel Section of the Year

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The National Newspaper Travel Section of the Year will be awarded to the newspaper section that best defines the market, is ground-breaking, and always surprises with the quality and insight of its content. A must-read that constantly influences consumer mindsets and drives purchasing decisions.

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Broadcast Programme of the Year

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The Broadcast Programme of the Year will be awarded to a show which has extended the boundaries of travel broadcasting and inspired significant audience loyalty. Judges will consider submissions from across the broadcasting spectrum (TV, radio, online, podcast), and will consider anything from a series to a one-off show. The show or series must have broadcast during the period 1 November 2021 – 31 December 2022.

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Exclusive of the Year

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Our judges are looking for the greatest news exclusive from the period 1 November 2021 – 31 December 2022. This has to be a story that you sourced and broke and which had the travel industry or the travelling public engrossed.

To register your interest in applying for one of the Media Awards, please click the link to access the registration form. Please ensure you are familiar with the entry process for each award before registering.

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Rising Star of the Year

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Are you tomorrow’s most influential influencer? The judges are looking for an exceptional talent who is establishing themselves quickly within the social media/ influencer marketing worlds and who delivers exceptional ROI to the travel and tourism brands they work with. You’ll likely be 2-3 years into your career working commercially as an influencer and beginning to see brands making a beeline to your door for partnerships.

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Vlogger of the Year

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We are looking for a vlogger whose video output is constantly memorable, entertaining and insightful, and which always drives engagement. Do you have a cinematographic eye? Do you have a winning way of communicating with your viewers? Do you showcase destinations and products in a genuinely interesting way? Do you drive travel purchasing decisions?

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Blogger of the Year

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We are looking for a blog which is creative, memorable, inspirational and drives engagement. Do you have a winning formula for promoting your blog across a variety of social media channels and through wider marketing? Do you bring destinations and travel products to life? Are your followers always eager to read your next blog post? Do you work with brands and does your blog drive travel purchasing decisions?

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Influencer of the Year

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We are looking for THE influencer of the moment! Someone who creates original, inspiring and thought-provoking content. Whether you use one or multiple channels for your campaigns, and whether you are a social media influencer, blogger or vlogger (or all three!) you’ll be building a loyal following, creating memorable output, and delivering exceptional ROI to the brands you partner with.

To register your interest in applying for one of the Influencer Awards, please click the link to access the registration form. Please ensure you are familiar with the entry process for each award before registering.

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Rising Star of the Year

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Open to both in-house and agency professionals, the Rising Star of the Year award will be awarded to an individual who consistently demonstrates campaign results, creativity, and impact within their own organisation and a constant commitment to expanding their skills base. Entrants will be up to three years into their career.

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PR Professional of the Year

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Who will be voted the travel industry PR professional of the year? This category is open to both in-house PRs and PR agency staff. Our judges will be looking for a communicator whose work on campaigns between 1 November 2021 – 31 December 2022 sets them apart from their peer group. We are expecting to see direct, creative, hands-on involvement in campaigns (or a single campaign) that have changed the way a brand is perceived, or which have secured impressive business outcomes for the brand.

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PR Agency of the Year

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The PR Agency of the Year will be awarded to the team that has most clearly raised the bar in travel PR during the period 1 November 2021 – 31 December 2022. The category is open to any travel PR agency or to a multi-sector PR agency with a travel practise. Judges are looking for an agency that can demonstrate exceptional results from campaigns, constant creativity and a clear impact within the travel industry.

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In-house PR team of the Year

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Whether you are a team of one or a team of many, you are eligible to enter our In-house PR Team of the Year Award. Did you create a memorable campaign during the period 1 November 2021 – 31 December 2022 which positively impacted your company? Are you an integral part of your wider organisation, central to managing the reputation of your brand, and involved in helping grow the business? If so, you should enter.

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PR Campaign of the Year

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This category is open to both in-house PRs and PR agencies. We are looking for a travel PR campaign of outstanding creativity that delivered impressive outcomes linked to clear objectives. Judges will consider results that are print or digital, consumer or trade. Measurement and impact will be top of their minds.

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Digital PR Campaign of the Year

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This category is open to both in-house PRs and PR agencies. We are looking for a digital travel PR campaign of outstanding creativity that delivered impressive outcomes linked to clear objectives. Meaningful and measurable will be at the forefront of our judges' minds.

To register your interest in applying for one of the PR Awards, please click the link to access the registration form. Please ensure you are familiar with the entry process for each award before registering.

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OUTSTANDING CONTRIBUTION AWARD

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The decision of who wins the Outstanding Contribution Award will be made by our TravMedia audience. Our judges will arrive at a shortlist of people with noted careers in travel journalism, PR or social media. The chosen names will then go forward to our customers for a popular vote.

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Travel Writer
of the Year

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Our judges will decide who is the Travel Writer of the Year based on their selection of the standout winner from the following three Award categories: Freelance Writer of the Year, Trade Staff Writer of the Year, and Consumer Staff Writer of the Year. For any travel writer aspiring to win the coveted title of Travel Writer of the Year, you must have entered one of those three categories to be in the running come the Awards night!