2022-23 SATW Foundation Lowell Thomas Travel Journalism Competition

109 Cruise Travel ( Travel Audio-Podcasts and Guides,Travel Audio-Radio,Travel Magazines,Travel Coverage in General Magazines,Newspapers) Back

  • Place Name: First Place
    Contestant Name: Travel + Leisure
    Entry Title: The Great White South
    Entry Credit: Stanley Stewart
    Judge Comment: From the first line of this piece, “South America disappeared while I was at dinner,” readers are captivated. Stanley Stewart does an excellent job of mixing his voyage to Antarctica with historic details necessary to understanding the magnitude of such a trip. As he writes, “Nothing prepares you for Antarctica. It is a continent of superlatives … a place of magnificence and spectacle.”
  • Place Name: Second Place
    Contestant Name: Mark Ellwood
    Entry Title: Inheriting the Sea
    Entry Credit: Michael Verdon
    Judge Comment: The interviews for this piece provided excellent detail, color and description as people recalled memories of summers spent cruising aboard their family boats, described as their most prized family heirlooms. Using deft language and structure, Michael Verdon so immersed readers in the adventures, it’s as if we were sailing with them.
  • Place Name: Third Place
    Contestant Name: Janice Wald Henderson
    Entry Title: A Warmer Welcome
    Entry Credit: Janice Wald Henderson
    Judge Comment: This is a commentary on the minimal diversity often found onboard a cruise ship, where passengers too often mistake people of color for a member of staff or show little interest in chatting. The essay provides an authentic perspective about how the industry is slowly changing in an age when diversity is critical to understanding our world.
  • Place Name: Honorable Mention
    Contestant Name: QuirkyCruise
    Entry Title: I Love Luciole! — A French Canal Barge Cruise Review
    Entry Credit: Heidi Sarna
    Judge Comment: This cruise seems like a fun-loving adventure suitable for folks unsure of traditional cruising. Detailing a trip on a 12-passenger boat, the article makes traveling by barge sound immensely appealing.