NATJA Awards Competition Prizes

NATJA recognizes winners as:

  • Grand Prize: Overall outstanding accomplishment across the competition
  • Gold Prize: Awarded per category
  • Silver Prize: Awarded per category
  • Bronze Prize: Awarded per category

All winners and finalists are permitted to display the appropriate NATJA Winner or Finalist Seals on reprints, dust jackets, covers and websites, and emails. NATJA also provides a certificate to everyone who places in the competition.

Media Bonus Prizes in the 27th Annual NATJA Awards Competition

Additionally, those who are Grand Prize winners for Travel Journalism and Photography or Gold Award Winners in a media category (categories 100 - 192) will be invited to select a bonus prize from the listing below. Grand Prize and Gold will be advised by email of the selection process. Please note that Grand Prizes and Gold Awards are distributed by U.S. mail. Prizes are capped at one per category and no more than 2 prizes may be awarded for multiple Grand Prize and Gold Award winners.

Please see the list of confirmed destination prizes for 2018 NATJA Awards Competition as of January 14, 2019. Details on each prize will be provided to Grand Prize and Gold Award winners. Please note bonus prizes are subject to changes.


Big Bend Package, Alpine, TX
Blair Hotels
, Cody, WY
Branson, MO Package
Breezes Resort & Spa, Nassau, Bahamas
Catalina Island Prize Package, Catalina Island, CA
The Confidante Miami Beach, Miami, FL
Detroit Package, Detroit, MI
Discover Newport, RI Package
The Fairmont Dallas, Dallas, TX
The Fairmont Kea Lani, Maui, HI
Georgian Terrace Hotel, Atlanta, GA
The Gideon Putnam, Saratoga Springs, NY
Graceland Package, Memphis, TN
Historic Hotel Bethlehem, Bethlehem, PA
Hotel Beacon, New York, NY
ILLA Hotel, Quito, Ecuador
JetBlue Tickets
Lafayette, LA Package
Laguna Lodge Eco Resort & Nature Reserve, Lake Atitlan, Guatemala
Lansdowne Resort & Spa, Leesburg, VA
Little Polynesian Resort & Pacific Resort Aitutaki, Cook Islands
Mandarin & Mango Boutique, Faralya near Oludeniz/Fethiye, Turkey
Monta├▒a de Fuego, La Fortuna, Costa Rica
Outrigger Beach Resort Ft. Myers, Fort Myers, FL
Parc 55 Hotel, San Francisco, CA
The Phoenician, Scottsdale, AZ
Pike's Waterfront Lodge, Fairbanks, AK
San Juan Islands Package, Friday Harbor, WA
Sheraton Downtown Denver, Denver, CO
Sorensen's Resort, Hope Valley, CA
South County Package, South County, RI
Tillamook Coast Package, Tillamook Coast, OR
Tualatin Valley Package, Tualatin Valley, OR
Victoria Cruises, Chongqing to Yichang, China
West Baden Springs - A French Like Resort, West Baden, IN
Whidbey and Camano Islands Package, Freeland, WA