AITO Travel Writer of the Year award 2018+-
AITO Travel Writer of the Year award
The AITO Travel Writer of the Year award is the ultimate accolade for travel writers. Recognising excellence in the field of travel writing, this prestigious award is always an impressive entry on any writer’s CV. Past winners include some of the most-respected travel journalists in the industry and it’s always a hotly-contested category. Entrants must be bona fide published journalists.
The five categories for 2018 are:
- Travel Writer of the Year (short - under 1,500 words) - sponsored by Explore
Prize - £500 cash
- Travel Writer of the Year (long - over 1,500 words) - sponsored by On Foot Holidays
Prize - £500 cash
- Young Travel Writer of the Year (aged 30 and under) - sponsored by InsideAsia
Prize - £350 cash
- Blogger of the Year - sponsored by Pettitts
Prize - £250 cash
- Travel Trade Writer of the Year - sponsored by Classic Collection
Prize - £250 cash
Only one print or online article per writer. The article must have been published between 1 August 2017 and 1 August 2018.
AITO Young Travel Writer of the Year (30 and under)
This award is designed to celebrate the achievements of younger travel journalists. It is open to bona fide published journalists who are aged 30 and under on 1 August 2018.
Travel Writer of the Year (short - under 1,500 words)/(long - over 1,500 words)
Long or short, this hotly-contested title has been won by some of the most respected travel journalist.
AITO Travel Blogger of the Year
Some of the web’s most intrepid and eloquent travel bloggers have been awared this sought-after prize, which recognises the influence of this medium and those who do it well.
AITO Travel Trade Writer of the Year
This award recognises the technical writing abilities of travel trade writers – and sometimes that understanding of complex travel industry issues. Trade articles tend to be informative works, such as trade-specific pieces on companies which sell via the travel trade and travel agencies/industry suppliers.
What the judges are looking for?
For AITO Young Travel Writer of the Year, Travel Writer of the Year (long or short) and AITO Travel Blogger of the Year, AITO judges will be looking for articles that fit the winning formula of being well-written, interesting, informative and inspirational.
For AITO Travel Trade Writer of the Year, AITO judges will be looking for articles that are well-written, informative, clear and concise.
Writers can enter more than one category but only one submission per individual category will be accepted. Submissions do not have to mention AITO or AITO members.
Entries should be submitted by 6pm on Tuesday 1 August. The shortlisted entrants will be announced on AITO.com on Wednesday 12th September. The awards will be presented at this year’s AITO Meets the Media event, to be held between 3pm and 6.30pm on Tuesday 16 October 2018 at Radisson BLU Portman Hotel, London.
We’re requesting all articles to be sent as good quality word documents to save a huge amount of printing!
Please email your article to firstname.lastname@example.org. It would help enormously if you could put the following information in the title of the word document or in your email above/below the link.
Name, publication, category (e.g. save the word document as Doug Smith, Wanderlust, Young Travel Writer Short.doc)
We look forward to receiving either personal entries written by you or, if you are an editor, copies of articles that you have commissioned/published and feel are worthy of recognition.
The judges look forward to reading your entries! Good luck!
Please use the following hashtags on social media:
Meet the Media: #AITOMTM18
Travel Writer of the Year: #AITOTWOTY18