The BGTW Members’ Excellence Awards (MEA) recognises the very best work of members in travel writing, photography, blogging and broadcasting, in a series of awards judged by UK and international travel industry professionals.
The categories are:
- Best UK Travel Feature
- Best Europe (non-UK) Travel Feature
- Best Wider World Travel Feature
- Best Short-Read Travel Feature
- Best Transport Feature – The Kenneth Westcott-Jones Award
- Best Travel Guidebook – The Adele Evans Award
- BGTW Blogger of the Year
- BGTW Broadcaster of the Year
- BGTW Photographer of the Year
- BGTW Writer of the Year
Members submit their best work for judging. The judging panel comprises a wide range of national and international travel editors, photographers, bloggers and broadcasters, including members of the Society of American Travel Writers (SATW) and the Australian Society of Travel Writers (ASTW).
In each category the judges look for a combination of creativity, originality and quality, identifying a shortlist of up to six entries in each category. This list of finalists is announced in October.
The winners are announced at the BGTW Annual Gala Awards Dinner. This takes place at The Savoy hotel in central London at the start of November, and on the eve of World Travel Market.
If you’re a BGTW member and would like to submit your work for this year’s MEA, please log in to the Members’ section of the website and click on the awards tab. Full details of each award, entry criteria and how to enter will be found there.
For more information about the awards event, how to buy tickets, or to look at sponsorship opportunities, click here: BGTW Annual Gala Awards Dinner.