2022-23 SATW Foundation Lowell Thomas Travel Journalism Competition

113 Environmental and Sustainable Tourism ( Travel Audio-Podcasts and Guides,Travel Audio-Radio,Travel Magazines,Travel Coverage in General Magazines,Newspapers) Back

  • Place Name: First Place
    Contestant Name: Fodor's Travel
    Entry Title: Fodor’s No List 2023
    Entry Credit: Rosie Bell, Apeksha Bhateja, Robin Catalano, Deanne Revel, Lavanya Sunkara
    Judge Comment: When a travel icon like Fodor’s tells you to reconsider whether to visit a beloved destination, it is time to take sustainable tourism seriously. This piece was well-researched, logical and well-written. It is also extremely focused on what individuals can do to be more responsible travelers.
  • Place Name: Second Place
    Contestant Name: Outside
    Entry Title: Should I Stop Flying? It's a Difficult Decision to Make.
    Entry Credit: Kate Siber
    Judge Comment: This story approaches sustainable travel from a most personal perspective: the angst of doing the right thing. It is realistic in its concerns and advice. Warning: It can be unnerving to see yourself reflected in the narrative.
  • Place Name: Third Place
    Contestant Name: LEBAWIT GIRMA
    Entry Title: This Is How Tourism Must Shift to Actually Address Climate Change
    Entry Credit: Lebawit Girma
    Judge Comment: This is the straight news angle on sustainable travel. It’s not a feature or personal narrative, but a strong news report that quotes the experts. In doing that, it lays out an argument that is hard to refute.
  • Place Name: Honorable Mention
    Contestant Name: Matt Crossman
    Entry Title: Climate change is hitting national parks hard. Here’s how the park service is reacting.
    Entry Credit: Matt Crossman
    Judge Comment: Although this piece focuses on national parks, it gracefully explains the parks’ climate strategy of “resist, accept, direct” that can be applied broadly. The writing is excellent — enjoyably unnerving.