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Members News: Winter 2015

ISSUED BY THE BRITISH GUILD OF TRAVEL WRITERS Issue No.51; December 2015 CHAIRMAN’S MESSAGE The autumn and early winter of 2015 have been a bonus awards season for BGTW members. Andy Jarosz was named Travel Writer of the Year at … ..more

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A wicked Christmas quiz

  For those who missed the Guild Christmas party, here’s a re-run of Roger Bray’s wicked quiz. Answers now follow Part One Can you list the following British rivers in order of length (longest first, shortest last)? Great Ouse, Spey, Wye, … ..more

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On slavery and man eaters – how my debut novel became reality

Guild Member Luke Waterson’s first novel, Roebuck -Tales of an Admirable Adventurer, was published on December 1st. Here he talks about how he was first inspired to write it. It only occupied a column in a 2011 Christmas edition of … ..more

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Top German award for Andy Jarosz

An article on Baltic Germany has won Guild member Andy Jarosz top prize in this year’s Germany Travel Writers’ Awards. The piece was published in National Geographic Magazine. The competition is organised annually by the German National Tourist Office. The results … ..more

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£3724 raised for Railway Children

A fabulous array of raffle prizes* enabled the Guild to raise an impressive £3724 at its annual awards dinner towards the the East Africa appeal launched by  Railway Children. The amount the charity received is doubled by the Government’s under its current Match Aid scheme. … ..more

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2015 BGTW Photographer of the Year – Timothy Bird

BGTW Photographer of the Year Award sponsored by Fuji Film went to Tim Bird who is based in Helsinki. His winning images captured subjects as diverse as boys drumming themselves into a frenzy at a Jaipur festival, fishing nets being emended in a Sarawak … ..more

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2015 BGTW Travel Writer of the Year – Jonathan Thompson

BGTW Travel Writer of the Year award, sponsored by Travel PR, went to Jonathan Thompson for a portfolio of travel articles in the Daily Telegraph, Escapism, Metro and the Guardian. They ranged in scope from a visit to Antarctica on the trail of Shackleton, the marriage match corner of Chengdu in … ..more

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Best Tourism Projects of 2015 revealed by BGTW

The British Guild of Travel Writers’ annual tourism awards were announced last night on the eve of World Travel Market. Lincoln Castle Revealed & Magna Carta Vault in Lincoln was named best in in the UK category, the Caverne du … ..more

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Motion Pictures – Birth of an eBook

Want to capture the essence of your travels on camera? Guild member and photographer extraordinaire Tim Bird has produced an e-guide…….. In early 2015 I was flattered to be approached by the Intrepid adventure travel agency who asked me if I would … ..more

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Mastering Twitter: Guild seminar open to non members

Twitter has become the best way to keep up with the news as it happens, find sources, find an audience and even network online. It’s even been known to be fun. Do you use Twitter regularly? Do you want to get … ..more

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