List key words that best describe your professional role, divided by forward slashes - eg: Travel writer / editor / Editorial Director
In up to 50 words describe your professional role/s (
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Travelling With Pets
Food & Drink
Health & Wellbeing
Boating & Yachting
Walking, Hiking & Trekking
Watersports (sailing, water skiing etc.)
Wintersports (skiing, snowboarding etc.)
Motoring & Motor Home Travel
Travel Consumer Issues
Australasia & The South Pacific
Central & Eastern Europe
Republic of Ireland
Denmark (incl Faroes Islands; Greenland)
Finland (Incl Aland Islands)
Central & South America
United States of America
Photography (as main profession)
Travel Product Reviewing
TV & Video
Video & Podcasting
What languages do you speak, and how well?
What trips are you planning at the moment?
Co Durham E Yorks Northumberland Tyne & Wear W Yorks Yorks Southwest England
Bath Bristol Devon Dorset Somerset Wilts Republic of Ireland
Co Antrim Northwest England
Cheshire Cumbria Lancs Overseas
Australia Cyprus Finland France Germany Oman Tenerife USA Central England
Derby Northands Oxon Staffs W Mids Worcs Scotland
Dumfries Edinburgh Fife Scottish Borders Southeast England
Beds Berks Brighton Bucks E Sussex Essex Hants Herts Isle of White Kent Middx Oxon Suffolk Surrey W Sussex Wales
Pembrokeshire Powys East Anglia
Cambs Norfolk London
If you are based in the UK, please choose the area
Jobs and Roles
These are the key words that will appear on your membership card only. You can choose a maximum of 3 jobs/roles
Please use the free-text box below to include a MAXIMUM of 10 areas of specialist knowledge that will appear in the Specialist Knowledge field of your Online profile.
Add a MAXIMUM of 10 subjects (in no more than 30 words) to appear in the Specialist Knowledge field of your Yearbook profile. This allows you (if you wish) to be a little more tailored than is possible in the index created from the
menus - eg: instead of 'Winter sports' you might put 'Snowboarding' or instead of 'England' you might put 'England (especially the south-east)'. Even if you are happy to use the same terms you have selected from the at a glance menus. at a glance
Divide subjects with semi-colons and finish with a full-stop - eg: Snowboarding; England (especially the south-east); Slow Travel (especially in Germany); wildlife.
Add Profile Images
Upload an image of yourself. This should be good quality but ideally under 2meg in filesize and in web format (jpg, gif or png files)
Add Membership Card Image
Upload an image to be used on your membership card. This should be a large print-quality image between 1meg and 3meg in size. A passport style image is ideal.
This will make up your biography that appears online. If you wish, you may provide
a more detailed biography than is possible in the Yearbook, as well as including web or video links.
You may choose up to 10 subjects IN TOTAL from the Travel Categories, Regions and Skills dropdown menus. These subjects will populate the index of member's specialities that appears at the centre of the Yearbook.
These should be awards not nominations, and relate specifically to travel writing/photography/broadcasting; include 'Runner-up' only if it is an official designated category
Use the following style: 'BGTW Award, Best Destination Feature (under 850 words)' (ie: name of awarding body, title of award). The year of the award must be provided
This tab relates to recent work you have done for print, broadcast and online media. The information is also used for auditing purposes; the criteria for full membership of the Guild are listed at the bottom of this page.
Please ONLY enter PAID and PUBLISHED work that you have done for print, broadcast and online media :
Books - published within the last year or scheduled for publication within the next year. A title without an ISBN probably doesn't qualify for the book category.
Magazine/newspaper articles, online material, broadcast work, photography published/broadcast in the last year. The photography category covers photo libraries/agencies offering images for sale during that period.
IMPORTANT NOTE: Entries missing date information will not be considered in the application and will not be included in the annual Yearbook. The information is also used for auditing purposes; the criteria for full membership of the Guild are listed at the bottom of this page.
Once you have completed your entire profile and added all publications, please tick "Ready for Audit" at the bottom of the page. Publications
Type of Publication Select Book Newspaper/Magazine Article Online Material Broadcast Photography To be eligible for full membership of the Guild you must meet these criteria...
For authors and editors
not fewer than 12 articles published in the past 12 months, or
at least one published book, written, updated or edited within the 12 months preceding the date of application for membership, or a letter from the employer confirming the applicant's employment in a staff writer or editorial capacity. For photographers, the illustration of
at least one major work (i.e. a book) published in the last 12 months, or
not fewer than 12 feature articles published in the last 12 months, or
not fewer than 40 pictures published in miscellaneous sources or records of payment from a picture library clearly indicating their level of sales within the last 12 months.
production of tapes of travel programmes for a total of at least 60 minutes of radio programming or a television showreel, of which the applicant was the reporter, presenter or producer within the last 12 months.
Is your membership profile ready for auditing?
Tick this box when you are happy you've added all relevant details. Remember that any publications entries missing dates will automatically be omitted from the Yearbook.