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 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 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.’’