2018 NATJA Awards Competition Categories

Entry Deadline Extended to Friday, October 5th!

Quick Links: Media Categories · Organization (CVBs, DMOs, PR Groups) Categories · Print Publications · Online Publications

All submissions must have been FIRST published, distributed, broadcast, and/or released between September 1, 2017 and August 31, 2018.

MEDIA SUBMISSIONS: Journalists, Authors, Photographers, Artists

GENERAL TRAVEL ARTICLES

100 Destination Travel, Newspaper
Article on a travel destination that was published in a print newspaper, with either a domestic or international circulation.

101 Destination Travel, Magazine
Article on a travel destination that was published in a print magazine, with either a domestic or international circulation.

102 Destination Travel, Online Publication
Article on a travel destination that was published in a digital magazine or other online publication, such as a travel blog or journalism/publication website.

103 Illustrated Story, Print Publication.
Travel article with text and photography by the same person/journalist, published in a print newspaper or magazine.

104 Illustrated Story, Online Publication.
Travel article with text and photography by the same person/journalist, published in a digital magazine or other online publication, such as a travel blog or journalism/publication website.

105 Long-Form Narrative
Narrative that tells a travel story, published in either a print or online publication. Minimum of 1,500 words.

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SPECIAL FOCUS TRAVEL ARTICLES—PRINT PUBLICATIONS

For articles published in a newspaper, magazine, or other printed media.

120 Lifestyle, Personality and Profiles
Travel article focused a destination's lifestyle, or on profiling a person or group of people.

121 Luxury & Resort Travel
Travel article focused on luxury and/or high-end travel, activities, or properties such as including resorts and other exclusive properties.

122 Sports, Recreation, and Adventure
Travel article focused on sports, recreation, or adventure.

123 Cruises
Travel article focused on a cruise or cruising.

124 Historical Travel
Travel article focused on a destination's history or a historical site/event.

125 60+ Travel
Travel article focused on older adult travelers and their travel experiences.

126 Family Travel
Article focused on family travel.

127 Culinary Travel
Travel article focused on food, wine, beer or spirits and/or a culinary destination or activity.

128 Cultural Travel
Travel article focused on a destination and its culture or the Arts.

129 Eco, Environmental or Volunteer Travel
Article focused on the environment, green travel or travel that helps communities through programs involving visitors.

130 Health and Wellness Travel
Article focused on travel for health, wellness, self-improvement and/or transformative travel.

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SPECIAL FOCUS TRAVEL ARTICLES—ONLINE

For articles published electronically on a website, online publication or blog

140 Lifestyle, Personality and Profiles
Travel article focused on a destination's lifestyle, or on profiling a person or group of people.

141 Luxury & Resort Travel
Travel article focused on luxury and/or high-end travel, activities, or properties, such as resorts and other exclusive properties.

142 Sports, Recreation, and Adventure
Travel article focused on sports, recreation, or adventure.

143 Cruises
Travel article focused on a cruise or cruising.

144 Historical Travel
Travel article focused on a destination's history or a historical site/event.

145 60+ Travel
Travel article focused on older adult travelers and their travel experiences.

146 Family Travel
Travel article focused on family travel.

147 Culinary Travel
Travel article focused on food, wine, beer or spirits and/or a culinary destination or activity.

148 Cultural Travel
Travel article focused on a destination and its culture or the Arts.

149 Eco, Environmental or Volunteer Travel
Article focused on the environment or green travel or travel that helps communities through programs involving visitors.

150 Health and Wellness Travel
Article focused on travel for health, wellness, self-improvement and/or transformative travel.

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AUDIO/VIDEO

For video and audio that has broadcast or streamed online.

160 Travel Video
Program focused on a travel experience. Video must have been broadcast on network or cable television, or streamed on a website or streaming service.

161 Travel Documentary - Long-Form
Documentary focused on a destination, its people or culture, or travel experience and/or issue. Must be 20 minutes or more in length. Documentary must have been broadcast on network or cable television, or streamed on a website or streaming service.

161A Travel Documentary - Short-Form
Documentary focused on a destination, its people or culture, or travel experience or issue. Must be less than 20 minutes in length. Documentary must have been broadcast on network or cable television, or streamed on a website or streaming service.

162 Travel Web Series
Informative travel web series with a minimum of 3 episodes in its catalog. Please submit only one episode for consideration.

163 Travel Podcast
Program focused on the traveler or the travel experience that was broadcast as a podcast. Please submit only one episode for consideration.

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PHOTOGRAPHY, ILLUSTRATION - PRINT

Review Guidelines for instructions on submitting in Photography categories.

170 Cover Photo, Illustration
Cover photograph/illustration for a print publication. Limited to one photo per entry submission.

171 Landscape, Seascape
Photograph/illustration in which the main subject is a landscape, seascape or similar subject published in a print publication or book. Limited to one photo per entry submission.

172 Portrait, People
Photograph/illustration in which the main subject is a person or group of people or similar subject appearing in a print publication or book. Limited to one photo per entry submission.

173 Architecture
Photograph/illustration in which the main subject is architectural or similar subject published in a print publication or book. Limited to one photo per entry submission.

174 Nature
Photograph/illustration in which the main subject is plant or animal life or similar subject, published in a print publication or book. Limited to one photo per entry submission.

175 Photo Essay
Collection of travel photographs/illustrations (by a single photographer/artist) that best represent a destination or travel experience published in a print publication.

176 Arts & Culture
Photo/illustration whose focus is demonstrating the Arts, cultural travel, or the humanities, in a print publication. One or more photos per entry submission.

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PHOTOGRAPHY, ILLUSTRATION - Online

Review Guidelines for instructions on submitting in Photography categories.

180 Featured Photo, Illustration
Featured or main photograph/illustration for a travel-related online article. Limited to one photo per entry submission.

181 Landscape, Seascape
Photograph/illustration in which the main subject is a landscape, seascape or similar subject published in an online publication or book. Limited to one photo per entry submission.

182 Portrait, People
Photograph/illustration in which the main subject is a person or group of people or similar subject appearing in an online publication or book. Limited to one photo per entry submission.

183 Architecture
Photograph/illustration in which the main subject is architectural or similar subject published in an online publication or book. Limited to one photo per entry submission.

184 Nature
Photograph/illustration in which the main subject is plant or animal life or similar subject, published in an online publication or book. Limited to one photo per entry submission.

185 Photo Essay
Collection or slideshow of travel photographs/illustrations (by a single photographer/artist) that best represent a destination or travel experience published in an online publication.

186 Arts & Culture
Photo/illustration whose focus is demonstrating the Arts, cultural travel, or the humanities, in an online publication. One or more photos per entry submission.

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MISCELLANEOUS

190 Travel Book or Guide
Book focused on a travel experience or guide focused on providing necessary information to travelers to a specific destination. May be principally photography or text.

191 Trade Travel Article
Travel article written for or about the travel industry.

192 Travel Tips & Advice
Consumer-focused advice including tips, how-tos, and recommendations.

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ORGANIZATION SUBMISSIONS: CVBs, DMOs, PR AGENCIES

200 Visitors’ Guide (Printed or Electronic) or Website
Guide or website that uses creative strategies to attract the audience to visit the destination. Published by a CVB, DMO or PR Agency.

201 Destination Video
Includes promotional online videos and television promotional spots. Produced by a CVB, DMO or PR Agency.

202 Social Media or Marketing Campaign - Budget under $500,000
Marketing campaign that generated media coverage or user engagement/participation on social media.

202A Social Media or Marketing Campaign - Budget over $500,000
Marketing campaign that generated media coverage or user engagement/participation on social media.

203 Big Idea
Creative strategies that successfully addressed a specific challenge for a destination. Results generated significant media coverage, increased revenue and/or tourism for the desination.

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300 Travel Magazine
For in-flight or general circulation magazine. Submit only one issue per entry.

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ONLINE PUBLICATION SUBMISSIONS

301 Online Travel Magazine
Website or digital magazine directed to travelers or focused on the travel experience. The online magazine should be substantially informational.

302 Independent Travel Blog

Travel blog website focused on presenting opinion and commentary and/or travel information and advice. The blog should have substantial new material. A blog is considered independent if it is not affiliated with a major publication or major corporate entity and it is owned and operated by individual(s).

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