2014 Travel Journalism Awards
The ASTW celebrated our member's finest achievements at the annual Travel Journalism Awards for Excellence at the INTERCONTINENTAL FIJI GOLF RESORT & SPA, Fiji  on 1st November 2014.

 

ASTW TRAVEL WRITER OF THE YEAR
This award was proudly sponsored by:

Fiji
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
                       Illuminating signs of the times;
                       Shift in the cool
Belinda Jackson;  Return to Eden;
                            Colour my world;
                            Tripping the light fantastic
Brian Johnston: Matters of grave concern;
                         Ringstrasse cycle;
                         Naked Glories

ASTW TRAVEL PHOTOGRAPHER OF THE YEAR

This award was proudly sponsored by:
PNG
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

FINALISTS:
Kara Murphy: Enchanted Cave
Roderick Eime: Burma Brickworker
Angela Saurine: Dawn on the Ganges River


ASTW BEST COMMUNICATOR/COMMUNICATIONS TEAM of the YEAR
This award was proudly sponsored by:
Travmedia
 
WINNER:
Kim McKay & Klick Communications: Mudgee Region Tourism

 

ASTW BEST PR CAMPAIGN
This award was proudly sponsored by:

sidekicker
 
 
 
WINNER:
Annike Morgan on behalf of PPR for South Africa Tourism Australia: Promoting South Africa

 

 

OUTSTANDING TOURISM OR TRAVEL PRODUCT
This award was proudly sponsored by:

 

PPR
 

 

 

 

 
 
WINNER
Michelle Eckersley: World Expeditions for the Larapinta Trail product

 

BEST AUSTRALIAN STORY OVER 1000 WORDS
This award was proudly sponsored by:

Voyages

 

 

 

 

 




WINNER:
Kerry van der Jagt: Saltwater Dreaming

FINALISTS:
Marie Barbieri; Sydney's Harbour Islands
Robert Upe; The Ghan: as good as gold


BEST AUSTRALIAN STORY UNDER 1000 WORDS
This award was proudly sponsored by:

TA

 

 

 

 

 

 

WINNER:
Cameron Cope: Myths and Mountains

FINALISTS:
Christine Retschleg: Raw Ambition, a healthy deal
Daniel Scott: Welcome to the hottest town in Australia

BEST INTERNATIONAL STORY OVER 1000 WORDS
This award was proudly sponsored by:

ICH

 

 


WINNER:

Robert McFarland: Working on the Chain Gang


FINALISTS:
Ben Groundwater: Night Visions After Dark
Daniel Scott: Brighton, England: Scenes from the seaside

BEST INTERNATIONAL STORY UNDER 1000 WORDS
This award was proudly sponsored by:

Macau

 

 

 

 

 

 


WINNER:
Daniel Scott: Bar/fly Wimbledon Common

 

FINALISTS:
Brian Johnston: Naked Glories
Craig Tansley: Exploring Columbia's Ancient City of Cartegna

BEST ADVENTURE TRAVEL
This award was proudly sponsored by:

World

 

 

 




WINNER:

Roderick Eime: Spirit of Africa


FINALISTS:

Glen A Baker: Climbing with tigers in Bhutan
Catherine Marshall: Mystic Rivers
Louise Southerden: Climbing the walls

 

BEST FAMILY TRAVEL STORY
This award was proudly sponsored by:

Outrigger

 

 

 

 


WINNER
Tiana Templeman: Racing road trains in a campervan


FINALISTS:

Helen Hayes: Snow heaven in Innsbruck
Sheridan Rhodes: The Big Trip

 

BEST LUXURY TRAVEL STORY
This award was proudly sponsored by:

Inspired

 

 

 

 







WINNER
:
Louise Southerden: Wildly Indulgent


FINALISTS:

Brian Johnston: God it looks like Daniel
Craig Tansley: Aspen in Summer

 

BEST FOOD TRAVEL STORY
This award was proudly sponsored by:

Intrepid


WINNER:
Christine Retschlag: Rough road from prison gate to plate


FINALISTS:

Briar Jensen: Culinary Cape Malay
Georgia Pickard: The greatest gourmet secret of 2013
Jocelyn Pride: Tracey's Crab Shack


BEST RESPONSIBLE TOURISM STORY

This award was proudly sponsored by:
TTC

WINNER:
Belinda Jackson: Sustainable Melbourne


FINALISTS:

Rob Dunlop: Sports stars kick-start Kokoda campaign
Sheridan Rhodes: Bonding on the Beach

BEST CRUISE STORY
This award was proudly sponsored by:

Travmedia

WINNER:
Belinda Jackson: Search for the glow

FINALISTS:
Brian Johnston: Afloat in a French idyll
Kerry van der Jagt: Awash with tall tales

BEST TRAVEL BOOK WRITER

This award was proudly sponsored by:

Travmedia

WINNER:
Danielle Lancaster: 4WD Treks Close to Brisbane

FINALISTS:
Lee Mylne: A glass half full and other travel stories
Louise Southerden: Adventures on Earth
Christine Retschlag: Destination Desire - The Global Goddess, a single woman's journey

 
BEST USE OF DIGITAL - WRITER
This award was proudly sponsored by:

wotif

 

 




Winner:

Christina Pfieffer: TRAVELTHERENEXT

FINALISTS:
Annabel Candy: Get in the Hot Spot
Lee Mylne: A glass half full and other travel stories
Christine Retschlag; The Global Goddess