Sue Watt wins at Atta Media Awards

Sue Watt and Chris Mears, CEO ATTA

The winners of the 2019 Atta Media Awards were announced at the Campfire Tales event on the 26th June and BGTW member Sue Watt won the Best Wildlife & Nature Feature (Newspaper) award for her piece Zimbabwe: From Victoria Falls to the big five – all aboard the safari express published in The Times.

TV personality and motorbike-enthusiast, Charley Boorman, attended the awards as guest speaker to talk to the audience about his travels through Africa. This year the awards were a celebration of all things African, educating readers on the geography, flora, fauna and culture.

The complete winners list is as follows:

Best Travel Trade Article – Sponsored by Visit Rwanda
Head in the Clouds – Laura French – Travel Weekly

Best Cultural Article on an African Destination – Sponsored by South African Tourism
Title Track – Stanley Stewart – Conde Nast Traveller

Best Wildlife & Nature Feature (Newspaper) – Sponsored by Brussels Airlines
Zimbabwe: From Victoria Falls to the big five – all aboard the safari express – Sue Watt – The Times

Best Wildlife & Nature Feature (Magazine) – Sponsored by Zimbabwe Tourism Authority
Living with Elephants  – James Gifford – Geographical Magazine

Best Blogger / Vlogger on Africa – Sponsored by South African Airways
Tracking Black Rhino on Foot – Joanna Eede – National Geographic Traveller

Best Member or Self Published – Sponsored by Bradt Travel Guides
Tides of Change in the Omo Valley – Jarrod Kyte – Steppes Travel

Best International Article – Sponsored by Avis
Meet the Black Mambas: South Africa’s first majority-female anti-poaching unit – Georgia Stephens – Rough Guides

Judges Award – Outstanding Contribution to African Tourism
Sir David Attenborough

“We’re delighted by the calibre of this year’s Atta Media Award submissions”

Anita Powell, Awards Chair said; “We’re delighted by the calibre of this year’s Atta Media Award submissions. Momentum has grown this year, with close to 600 entries, and their high quality posed the judges a challenge. It’s a privilege for Atta to be showcasing and celebrating the best in Africa-focused writing with these Awards.’’

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