Results of 2008 Lowell Thomas Competition
National Geographic Adventure magazine and The Boston Globe are the top winners in the 24th annual Lowell Thomas Travel Journalism Competition.
National Geographic Adventure gathered 10 awards, including Best Travel Magazine. Among other magazines, National Geographic Traveler won four awards; Departures and Budget Travel won three each.
The Boston Globe led newspapers with five awards, including the gold for Online Travel Journalism Site and gold for Special Projects, combining traditional print journalism with high-quality video, sound and photojournalism on the Web. The Chicago Tribune won four awards, plus an honorable mention, and the Seattle Times three.
New categories this year included broadcast, won by Paul Lasley and Elizabeth Harryman for their work on XM Satellite Radio, and video, won by Joseph Rosendo for shows on PBS TV stations.
The awards, recognized as the most prestigious honors in travel journalism, were announced Oct. 18 in Houston, TX, at the annual convention of the Society of American Travel Writers, the professional organization of travel journalists and communicators.
Video of Lowell Thomas Travel Journalism Awards are at the SATW Foundation site.