New York based Travel Writers Association (TWA) announced the winners of its 2013 TWA Awards Competition. Awards were given to travel writers, media specialists and photographers whose outstanding work was represented in print and electronic media in 2012.
Seven winners were selected in recognition of their outstanding excellence in travel journalism, photography, publications, television and social media. Winners in the 2013 competition are:
John Lamkin, Lifetime Achievement Award (Examiner's Northern New Mexico editor)
Ann Lombardi, Travel Radio Personality of the Year
Laurel Robbins, Travel Blogger of the Year
DM Banks, TWA Member of the Year
TR Threston, Travel Writer of the Year (Examiner's International Travel and NY Luxury Lifestyle Travel editor)
Darley Newman, Travel Television Personality of the Year
Susan Frost, Travel Photographer of the Year.
"Our winners are superstars in their respective fields," said Ian Cook, CEO of the organization. “TWA is a professional, non-profit organization with these goals: 1) Keeping the integrity of travel journalists at a high moral standard; 2) professional and personal growth; 3) Networking with other professionals in travel journalism or travel related businesses.”
“Founded in 2010, TWA has over 2,800 members worldwide, including our LinkedIn group members. We are proud to have some of the best and brightest names in the business associated with our organization and we congratulate our 2013 Award Winners,” said Cook.
The Travel Writers Association is a professional organization that encourages travel writers, photojournalists, and media specialists in the travel industry by supporting the professional development of its members, providing exceptional benefits and valuable networking resources, and honoring the excellence and integrity of professional travel journalism.
The Association will hold a black-tie awards ceremony in NYC in August of 2013 (time and venue to be announced)
More details about the award winners can be found on the TWA website.
TWA's office is at 1330 Avenue of the Americas, New York NY, about six blocks from Central Park.
John Lamkin is an award-winning travel journalist and photographer based in Taos, New Mexico. When not in Taos, he can be found roaming the world, mostly in Latin America, and writing about it. He has written for many newspapers and magazines, and is a contributor to several online publications. Mr. Lamkin is the editor of Soul of Travel online magazine. He is a board member and Global Membership Chair of the International Food, Wine & Travel Writers Association and is Vice Chairperson of the Travel Writers Association. His website is: TravelWritingAndPhotography.com