2022-23 SATW Foundation Lowell Thomas Travel Journalism Competition

119 Multimedia Single Work ( Travel Audio-Podcasts and Guides,Travel Audio-Radio,Travel Magazines,Travel Coverage in General Magazines,Newspapers) Back

  • Place Name: First Place
    Contestant Name: National Geographic Traveler
    Entry Title: A Roman-era ‘superhighway’ is disappearing. Italy has a plan to save it.
    Entry Credit: Nina Strochlic, Andrea Frazzetta, Maura Friedman, Marcy Thompson
    Judge Comment: This tour of the Via Appia promises to engage all the senses. Viewers can see and hear scenes along the ancient roadway and even smell the pancetta-topped Big Mac served in a McDonald’s built in an observation deck above the walking stones. In addition to text and photos, this entry features a podcast for listening on demand and a TikTok video produced to reach an off-site audience.
  • Place Name: Second Place
    Contestant Name: National Parks Magazine
    Entry Title: Your Park Stories
    Entry Credit: Rona Marech, Bev Stanton, Todd Christopher, Nicolas Brulliard, Nicole Yin
    Judge Comment: There is so much power in letting readers tell their own stories, and it couldn’t be more evident than in this collection. Asking parks’ patrons to submit their travel tales using a mix of text, photo and video, the National Parks Magazine staff took an innovative approach to invite readers on a journey to see the diverse experiences the parks system offers.
  • Place Name: Third Place
    Contestant Name: BBC World Service
    Entry Title: The Last of Albania's Sworn Virgins
    Entry Credit: Derrick Evans, Tui McLean, Claire Williams, Valeria Perasso, Camelia Sadeghzadeh
    Judge Comment: Feminism looks and feels different at every time and in every culture. This captivating multimedia series introduces audiences around the globe to the last of Albania’s “sworn virgins.” These women chose to dress like men, work like men and take on the responsibilities and privileges of men — all to avoid unwanted marriages and experience societal freedom. The stark differences between today’s liberated women and the dozen remaining sworn virgins is a stunning display of the evolving role of women in that region.
  • Place Name: Honorable Mention
    Contestant Name: Condé Nast Traveler
    Entry Title: The Women Who Travel Power List 2023
    Entry Credit: Lale Arikoglu
    Judge Comment: This collection of profiles of notable women who travel is innovative for its use of social media — specifically Instagram — to bring this lengthy feature to an off-site audience in small chunks. In releasing a new profile each day, editors succeeded in keeping the feature top of mind for followers over a prolonged time. The selected leaders are groundbreakers themselves who will shape how people will travel.