The 2012 British Travel Press Awards
The 2012 British Travel Press Awards
The 2012 British Travel Press Awards
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Recognising excellence
& achievement in
travel writing, photography and broadcasting

THE 2012 BRITISH TRAVEL PRESS AWARDS TOOK PLACE ON 21 NOVEMBER

The British Travel Press Awards is a prestigious national awards programme created to recognise excellence and achievement within the fields of travel writing, photography and broadcasting in both trade and consumer press.

The 2012 British Travel Press Awards took
place on Wednesday 21 November, at RIBA (the Royal Institute of British Architects), Portland Place, central London.  The Awards were presented in an early evening cocktail programme format with drinks from 6.45 pm, the awards ceremony at 7.30 pm followed by a networking drinks reception. 

Nominations to the British Travel Press Awards were welcomed from anyone working in the UK travel industry and from travel editors, writers, photographers and broadcasters.  A judging panel of senior travel industry executives (see the 2012 Judges & Advisory Panel at the bottom of this page) running some of the UK's leading travel businesses selected the 'best of the best' and invited them to receive their awards in London on November 21.


THE 2012 AWARD CATEGORIES:

People Awards
Award 1 Travel Trade Writer of the Year
Award 2 Consumer Travel Writer of the Year
Award 3 Travel Broadcaster of the Year
Award 4 Travel Blogger of the Year
Award 5 Young Travel Writer of the Year
Award 6 Travel & Tourism Photography Award
Please note that with immediate effect and to avoid confusion with any other awards event, the photographic award within the British Travel Press Awards has been renamed as the 'Travel & Tourism Photography Award
Award 7 Outstanding Contribution Awards
Print, Online &  Broadcast Awards
Award 8 Travel Trade Publication of the Year
Award 9 Consumer Travel Publication of the Year
Award 10 National Newspaper Travel Section of the Year
Award 11 Consumer Magazine Travel Section of the Year
Award 12 Online Travel Trade Publication of the Year
Award 13 Online Consumer Travel Publication of the Year
Award 14 Regional Publication Travel Feature of the Year
Award 15 Travel Trade Feature of the Year
Award 16 National Consumer Travel Feature of the Year
Award 17 Travel Broadcast Programme of the Year – TV, Radio & Online
Award 18 Travel Guide Book of the Year
Award 19 Travel Narrative Book of the Year -  (Fiction or Non-Fiction)
Media Award to the Travel Industry
Award 20 The Travel Editors’ Green Award of the Year

THE AWARDS PROCESS

Stage 1: Nominations
  • Nominations were accepted in all Award categories from anyone working in the UK travel industry and the UK travel trade, online, consumer and broadcast press; and self-nominations will be welcome too

Stage 2: Submissions
  • Kingley contacted all nominees to invite them to submit Work for the relevant Award category

Stage 3: Judging

  • Expert panels of independent judges reviewed the Work submitted and select the Winners
     

2012 KEY DATES:
3 September - Nominations close
7 September - Closing date for Submissions of Work
4/5 October - Judging panel meets
16 October - Finalists announced
21 November - Awards Ceremony

ADVISORY PANEL

We were very fortunate to have secured the services of some of the leading industry figures from the world of PR and travel - the 2012 British Travel Press Awards Advisory Panel comprises:

Debbie Flynn, Chief Executive, Brighter PR
Debbie Hindle, Managing Director, Four BGB
Ali Gayward, Commercial Manager, easyJet
Jonathan Sloan, Managing Director, Hills Balfour
Patricia Yates, Strategy & Communications Director, VisitBritain

THE BRITISH TRAVEL PRESS AWARDS CEREMONY
The Awards Ceremony took place on Wednesday 21 November 2012. The Awards were presented at an early evening drinks and canapés reception.