2022-23 SATW Foundation Lowell Thomas Travel Journalism Competition

112 Service-Oriented Consumer Work ( Travel Audio-Podcasts and Guides,Travel Audio-Radio,Travel Magazines,Travel Coverage in General Magazines,Newspapers) Back

  • Place Name: First Place
    Contestant Name: Los Angeles Times
    Entry Title: It’s here. It’s queer. A guide to LGBTQ-friendly spots in Palm Springs
    Entry Credit: Julia Carmel
    Judge Comment: This piece feels like a fun conversation with that plugged-in friend who knows all the hottest spots. Julia Carmel leads us through a fantastic day — and night — in Palm Springs with pointers on the flashiest places to stay, boisterous art and drag shows, and local food and drinks. Personality plus extensive reader service information make this an essential guide.
  • Place Name: Second Place
    Contestant Name: Outside
    Entry Title: Hiking the Pacific Crest Trail: A Beginner's Guide
    Entry Credit: Grayson Haver Currin
    Judge Comment: If you’re not already inclined to hike the nearly 2,700-mile Pacific Crest Trail, be forewarned: This guide might just inspire you to lace up those trail shoes. With steady expertise from a writer who has been there and done that, this article walks readers through everything they need to know before embarking.
  • Place Name: Third Place
    Contestant Name: Elaine Glusac
    Entry Title: How to Tread Lightly in Fragile Places
    Entry Credit: Elaine Glusac
    Judge Comment: In a time when many people strive to live more sustainably, this overview helps travelers infuse that ethos when visiting fragile places such as the Galápagos Islands and Antarctica. With clear direction about what’s possible — and what’s not — Elaine Glusac offers actionable direction in a story that’s a delight to read.
  • Place Name: Honorable Mention
    Contestant Name: Rose Palmer
    Entry Title: Photographing In Antarctica - 19 Antarctica Photography Tips For All Skill Levels
    Entry Credit: Rose Palmer
    Judge Comment: This story lives up to its title with 19 robust, excursion-tested pieces of advice for photographing in this once-in-a-lifetime locale. The writer invites readers along on a trip to the icy wonder and invokes its extraordinary sights and sounds while also dispensing knowledge gained from experience.