Make a Donation to the SATW Foundation
The SATW Foundation sponsors the annual Lowell Thomas Travel Journalism Competition, each year honoring outstanding work with more than $25,000 in monetary prizes and awards. The Foundation pays for judging of entries done independently by faculty members at an acclaimed university school of journalism.
To fund the competition, the non-profit Foundation relies on contributions, which are tax-deductible as noted below. The Foundation operates through contributions from individuals, companies and other entities. Gifts also may be given to honor business associates and friends.
The Foundation is tax-exempt under Section 501 [c]  of the Internal Revenue Service Code; all contributions are deductible under Section 170 [c] of that code.
Contributions may be mailed to the Foundation administrator or use PayPal below:
501 Fifth Avenue, Suite 2108
New York, NY 10017
Direct inquiries to Foundation administrator, Victoria Larson via email email@example.com.
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Society of American Travel Writers Foundation TOP SUPPORTERS
In this ever-morphing world of communications, vibrant branding has become ever more critical for travel destinations and providers. Affiliating with the venerated Lowell Thomas Travel Journalism Awards is a signpost to consumers, competitors and colleagues that your organization supports the highest standards for yourself and others. Being a Top Supporter shows solid backing for the recognition of high-caliber travel journalism, helping to increase the quantity, as well as quality, of print, broadcast and social media space and time devoted to the travel industry’s products.
Now more than 30 years old, the Foundation’s annual competition honors the best each year in writing, multimedia presentation and visual communication in travel journalism. Unlike some other competitions, the Lowell Thomas contest is judged independently by leading communications schools, who sift through submissions from hundreds of U.S. journalists whose work has appeared that year in top U.S. magazines, newspapers and e-publications.
We have three levels of Top Supporters:
Annual contribution of $40,000 for three years ($120,000), or $50,000 for one year.
Annual contribution of $20,000 for three years ($60,000), or $25,000 for one year.
Annual contribution of $5,000 for three years ($15,000).
The sustainability of the annual SATW Foundation Lowell Thomas Travel Journalism Competition is supported by a generous contribution from Gold Supporter, CARNIVAL CORP., the world’s largest cruise company. Its portfolio of cruise brands includes Carnival Cruise Line, Cunard, Holland America Line, Princess Cruises and Seabourn. Dedicated to annually providing great vacations to millions of passengers, the brands sail more than 90 ships to over 700 ports worldwide. The CARNIVAL CORP. contribution helps make the competition monetary prizes possible and supports the future of high-quality travel media.
Silver and Bronze Supporter levels are available
INTERESTED IN BECOMING A TOP SUPPORTER OF
THE LOWELL THOMAS TRAVEL JOURNALISM COMPETITION?
We welcome inquiries from travel organizations, companies and individuals. We can work with you on an individualized plan of support. Please contact Catharine Hamm , SATW Foundation president, (firstname.lastname@example.org) for further information.
Saluting Our ‘30 Partners for 30 Years’
In 2014, the SATW Foundation celebrated the 30th anniversary of its prestigious Lowell Thomas Travel Journalism Competition. For another 30 years and more, we aim to continue fulfilling our mission to support, celebrate and sustain excellence in travel journalism that serves the public.
Annually the SATW Foundation awards more than $25,000 in prize money to journalists for outstanding work in travel journalism. We raise this money through donations, which are tax-deductible.
In celebration of our 30th anniversary and to help ensure the future of the Lowell Thomas Awards, we launched a “30 Partners for 30 Years” campaign, seeking 30 Partners to give $1,000 each. All donations went toward funding the Lowell Thomas Travel Journalism Competition.
We are pleased to recognize the following individuals, companies and groups for becoming 30-30 Partners in support of the annual competition. The Foundation Board of Directors expresses sincere appreciation to each donor.
Thank You to Our Partners for Sustaining Excellence in Travel Journalism.