ASTW Awards for Excellence 2021

17 November 2021   |   6:00pm – 8:30pm

Now more than ever, across our industry, travel writers, digital publishers, photographers and PRs are daydreaming of where they will travel to next. While we wait for international and domestic travel borders to reopen, our 2021 ASTW Awards for Excellence will again be held online on Wednesday 17 November 2021 to recognise the innovation, talent and passion of our gifted members

 This year we will announce our ‘best of the best’  via an entertaining evening which will whisk you away virtually, for a night of celebration with our fellow members and sponsors, delivered directly to the comfort of your home. You will also have the opportunity to engage with fellow members during the awards.


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

We are excited to bring you a night of fun and celebration!


6:00pm Welcome to the 2021 Awards for Excellence
6:10pm Announcement of Awards and Winners
6:50pm Break
7:05pm Announcement of Awards and Winners
7:35pm Break
7:50pm Announcement of Awards and Winners
Close of 2021 Awards for Excellence

MC – Jac Taylor

Jac Taylor is an acclaimed travel writer, photographer, TV producer and content creator.

Jac has a background as a travel writer, photographer and TV producer over some 20+ years but now focuses much of her time on her content production agency, Crucible Content. She is a native content specialist and has designed ‘native’ elements for clients looking for a new way to generate commercial interest in traditional editorial formats.

Awards and Categories

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

Travel Writer of the Year

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Best Australian Travel Story under 1000 words

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Best Australian Travel Story over 1000 words

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Best International Travel Story under 1000 words

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Best International Travel Story over 1000 words

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Best Immersive Travel Story

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Best Family Travel Story

Best Food and Beverage Travel Story

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Best Instagram Photograph

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Best Travel Photograph

Best Travel Book

Best Aussie Road Trip Story

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Best Travel Blog Post

Best Trade and Tourism News Story

Best Accommodation Story

Best Sustainable Travel Story

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Best Nature/Wildlife Story

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Become a Sponsor

Our Awards event will be held on the 17th November 2021 via an engaging and entertaining online ceremony. Usually these awards are presented at a gala event but with restrictions this year we have made 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 17 awards categories for travel writers, photographers and digital publishers.

Don’t miss out on the exciting sponsorship opportunities!

For more information on attending, becoming a sponsor or any other queries, please contact the ASTW Awards Event Manager:
Ellie Mihalarias/Grace Akang
P: 02 9431 8600