Edward Stanford Travel Writing Awards 2019

The Edward Stanford Travel Writing Awards - The Best Travel Writing in the World

THE AWARD CATEGORIES

Specific genre-based:

  • Children’s Travel Book of the Year

    Fiction or non-fiction title for pre-teens which inspires a love of travel, exploration and adventure.

  • Photography Travel Book of the Year

    A book of photography relating to travel, adventure or world cultures aimed at the adult market and with their focus on either one place or the entire World, with limited accompanying text. The overall design and quality of publication of the book will also be considered by the judges.

  • Illustrated Travel Book of the Year

    A book of illustrations, maps, or infographics relating to the travel genre. This award includes atlases. The overall design and quality of production of the book will also be considered by the judges.

  • Travel Cookery Book of the Year

    Cookbook or non-fiction food writing focused on a particular national cuisine or telling of food related exploration/travel. Must capture a sense of the place’s identity and culture.

Narrative-Driven:

  • Fiction, with a Sense of Place

    A novel from any genre within fiction (populist or literary) with a highly developed and integral sense of a real location interwoven within the plot or narrative.

  • Debut Travel Writer of the Year

    Presented to an author who has published a book classified as in the travel book genre during the last year for the very first time.

  • Adventure Travel Book of the Year

    Presented to the author of a book of accessible non-fiction telling of either an individual’s personal adventure or recounting a historical life or expedition. Open to memoir, autobiography, biography and history titles relating to travel and exploration.

  • Travel Memoir of the Year

    The award, which is open to authors from all across the world, celebrates excellence in biographical, autobiographical or memoir -based travel writing.

  • Stanford Dolman Travel Book of the Year Award, in association with the Authors' Club

    The award, which is open to authors from all across the world, celebrates excellence in literary narrative travel writing. The winner of this prestigious award will also be presented with a financial prize.

Additional awards presented:

  • Bradt New (unpublished) Writer of the Year

  • Edward Stanford Outstanding Contribution to Travel Writing

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