CARIBBEAN MEDIA AWARDS FOR TRAVEL WRITERS/PHOTOGRAPHERS

To honor the media’s exceptional work in promoting the Caribbean, these awards celebrate the best in feature print, broadcast and online placements as well as photography from International, US and Caribbean-based media that have captured the essence of the Caribbean.

Get details of the CTO Caribbean Media Awards and how to submit entries: https://www.onecaribbean.org/caribbean-media-awards-call-entries/

The following media categories are recognized:

I COULDN’T HAVE WRITTEN IT BETTER MYSELF

Best Feature Article in a Consumer Newspaper – USA

Past Winners include:

  • Sharon Millar – Mermen Come Calling (a story on the folkloric legends of Tobago) – The New York Times
  • Patti Nickell — Lexington Herald-Leader: “Beautifully Kept Secret”

BEEN THERE, WROTE THAT

Best Feature Article in a Consumer Magazine – USA

Past Winners include:

  • Vivian Holley – Jamaica Magic–Having it All at Half Moon – Southern Seasons Magazine
  • Sarah Greaves-Gabbadon — Caribbean Travel + Life: “The Greatest Show On Earth: Starring You”

INNER CIRCLE KING/QUEEN

Best Feature Article in a Trade Publication – USA

Past Winners include:

  • Joe Pike – How to Sell LGBT Travel to the Caribbean – Travel Agent Central
  • Gay Nagle Myers— Travel Weekly: “Sweet Retreat on St. Kitts and Nevis”

OH SNAP!

Best Photograph in Conjunction with a Feature Article US

Past Winners include:

  • Brian Irwin – Fly-fishing on the Sapodilla Cayes off the coast of Belize, a photograph accompanying a story entitled, Ecotourism a Natural for Belize in the Boston Globe
  • Jessica Sample – best photograph “10 Caribbean Hideaways” in Travel + Leisure

GOLDEN MIC

Best Feature Broadcast –USA

Past Winners include:

  • Valerie D’Elia – Experiencing Antigua Like a Local – NY1 News
  • Art Fennell — Art Fennell Reports: “Martinique”

VIRTUAL VISITOR AWARD

Best Online Feature – USA

Past Winners include:

  • David McFadden – Jamaica hopes Jewish Tourism can help fading community – The Associated Press
  • Alexander Britell – Caribbean Journal: “Sea Turtles – A Special Kind of Tourist at the Four Seasons Nevis”

NO ANANSI STORY!

Best Feature by a Caribbean Journalist

Past Winners include:

  • Rickisha St. Louis — Grenada Broadcasting Network: “Eustatius: The Caribbean’s Hidden Treasure”

FROM INFINITY…AND ABROAD!

Best Feature by a foreign Journalist that appeared in US Media

Past Winners include:

  • Eric Vohr – From James Bond to a smuggler’s hangout, Bahamian chain has it all – Chicago Tribune
  • Katsuyoshi Tanaka — Phoenix International: “Martinique”

NOT LOST IN TRANSLATION

Best Feature by a US Journalist that appeared in Foreign Media

Past Winners include:

  • Bret Love – Latitudes: “Sweet Escape to St. Kitts”

OH MY WORD! I BLOGGED!

Best of Show – USA (This winner of this award was determined by voters in an online poll.)

Past Winners include:

  • Michelle Peterson – 12 Reasons I’m Tempted to Drop Everything & Move to Grenada – A Taste for Travel.

ME TOO!…I REDISCOVERED HOME

Best Feature by a Diasporan Journalist in US or Caribbean Media (New Category)