2022-23 SATW Foundation Lowell Thomas Travel Journalism Competition

127 Instagram Storytelling ( Travel Audio-Podcasts and Guides,Travel Audio-Radio,Travel Magazines,Travel Coverage in General Magazines,Newspapers) Back

  • Place Name: First Place
    Contestant Name: Amanda Williams
    Entry Title: @dangerousbiz Northern Ireland content
    Entry Credit: Amanda Williams
    Judge Comment: Amanda Williams used all the elements available to tell great stories, impart useful information and build on engagement. This entry is well done, and the use of the drone as a part of the visual storytelling was an added bonus. Colorful photographs range from scenic landscapes to tempting food dishes with a few surprising points of view. Bright writing is a nice complement to the images.
  • Place Name: Second Place
    Contestant Name: Nneya Richards
    Entry Title: Visit South County Rhode Island
    Entry Credit: nneya richards
    Judge Comment: Nneya Richards has a formula that works well: A strong things-to-do element, beautiful photos and a real hands-on feel to her visits, making them personal and informational. She has a relatable writing style that highlights the service elements. These posts use the platform to empower others to shortcut their travel experience in the best way.
  • Place Name: Third Place
    Contestant Name: Pier Nirandara
    Entry Title: Swimming with Whales in Rurutu - The Forgotten Island of French Polynesia
    Entry Credit: Pier Nirandara
    Judge Comment: The photography in this series is stunning, and Pier Nirandara’s willingness to go off the beaten path on this French Polynesian island to find the story pays off for followers. Although the underwater humpback whale images during their migration and calving were the star, the other dramatic photographs of the island highlight alternative adventures and make people curious to learn more.
  • Place Name: Honorable Mention
    Contestant Name: Shivya Nath
    Entry Title: Learning about conservation, communities and climate change through travel
    Entry Credit: Shivya Nath
    Judge Comment: The videos with their cascading commentary provide classroom-like lessons for audiences on climate change. The writing of the posts themselves is statistic- and fact-packed, providing solid research on the topic. Other slides and texts are more personal or reflective in nature and pose questions to viewers to increase engagement.