ASTW Awards of Excellence 2020

This year, the ASTW Awards of Excellence are being brought to you virtually!

Now, more than ever, travel writers, digital influencers, photographers and PRs are the dreamers of dreams. This year, the ASTW Awards of Excellence will be run as a virtual event to recognise the innovation, talent and passion of our gifted members.

The night will bring celebration and entertainment to you, right in the comfort of your own home. As well as celebrating all of our members’ achievements, it will also give you the opportunity to engage with your fellow members during the awards using the knockout virtual paltform!

To read more about the awards and categories, visit here.

For all of our members, this event, the highlight of our year, is free.
We welcome non-members to attend also for a nominal fee of $25.

As our industry emerges from tough times, we are excited to bring you a night of fun and celebration! Make sure you don’t miss out by registering below.

Jean Kittson

Presenting the ASTW Awards of Excellence in 2020, we have the brilliant author, public speaker, actor, comedienne and scriptwriter Jean Kittson!

Jean came to national attention on ABC TV’s, ‘The Big Gig’, followed by Let the Blood Run Free, Kittson Fahey, Good News Week, the Glasshouse, Flat Chat, The Einstein Factor, and many more. She is also known for her comedy debates for the ABC, Channel 9 and Channel ten.

She is a regular panellist on ABC 702 radio’s, Thank God It’s Friday and also a regular on Today Extra, Nine Network.

She has conversed three times on ABC Radio’s Conversations  twice with Richard Fidler and once with Sarah Kanowski. She has presented twice for Women of Letters and was invited to speak about menopause at the National Press Club.

She has been a regular columnist with New Weekly, Sunday Telegraph, the Sydney Morning Herald, Inspire Magazine and the Readers Digest Health Smart Magazine She is the author of three books, ‘Tongue Lashing’ and ‘You’re still hot to me, the joys of menopause’ – reviewed as “…the definitive book on menopause I recommend to all my patients” and has contributed to many others.

Her latest book, ’We need to talk about mum and dad’ is published in March by Pan Macmillan and was in the Top 10 best sellers list.

She is currently the Patron of Palliative Care Nurses Australia, and an Ambassador for the Macular Disease Foundation, the Australian Gynaecological Foundation, the Raise Foundation Youth Mentoring and Taldumande Youth Services.

Become a Sponsor

Our Awards event will be held on the 19th November 2020 via an engaging and entertaining online ceremony. Usually these awards are presented at a gala event but with restrictions this year on travel we have made new and exciting plans to showcase our society’s great talent and work. There are still excellent opportunities for your organisation to feature prominently throughout the event.  Our awards are always a popular event with strong competition for the 19 awards categories for travel writers, photographers, PR members and digital influencers.

Don’t miss out on the exciting sponsorship opportunities! View our sponsorship brochure below:

For more information on attending, becoming a sponsor or any other queries, please contact the ASTW Awards Event Manager:
Kayleigh Cookson
P: 02 9431 8600

Thank You to Our Sponsors

Click here to find out more about our fantastic sponsors!