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Tessa Chrisp – winner of the Auckland Airport Award for the Best Travel Image taken in New Zealand

Ruapehu in the distance, Dan Steele checks his land for wild boar.
©Tessa Chrisp

Anna Pearson – winner of the Air Vanuatu and Mangoes Resort Award for the Best Travel Image taken Outside New Zealand

Mike Watkins struggles back to base camp after climbing Nevado Pisco, in the Cordillera Blanca, Peru. Published in the Press (Escape).
© Anna Pearson

Tanmoy Das - winner of the Heritage Boutique Collection Award for the Best Unpublished Travel Image

A devotee waits anxiously for a downpour of colour on him at holi celebration at Barsana village in India
©Tanmoy Das

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Travcom Awards for Writing - 2014

Cathay Pacific Travel Writer of the Year

Winner: Mike White

for Peace of Paradise  

The winner of the Cathay Pacific Travel Writer of the Year was selected from one of the category award winners.

The Cathay Pacific Travel Writer of the Year receives two tickets to Cambodia travelling with Cathay Pacific plus a Adventure World six-day private Cambodia Heritage Tour courtesy of Adventure World.

Auckland Airport Award for the Best Travel Story over 1000 words

Winner: James Borrowdale

for Forest for the Trees

Published in Kia Ora magazine in October 2013

Runner up: Charles Anderson

for Time Stood Still
Published in 1972 magazine, October 2013

Westpac Award for the Best Travel Story under 1000 words

Winner: Fergus Blakiston

for Mirage of Heat and Emptiness
Published in the New Zealand Herald in November 2013

Runner Up: Fergus Blakiston

for Lonely Under the Sky
Published in the New Zealand Herald in June 2013

Heritage Hotels Award for the Best Travel Story about New Zealand

Winner: Mike White

for Peace of Paradise  
Published in North & South magazine, June 2013

Runner up: Pamela Wade

for A Passport into our History
Published in the New Zealand Herald, March 2013

Interislander Award for the Best Story about a Journey

Winner: Jill Worrall

for Tunnel Vision
Published in the Timaru Herald, June 2013

Runner Up: Paul Rush

for Time & Tides
Published in the Listener, December 2013

Runner Up: Alice Galletly

for Endless Summer
Published in AA Directions magazine, October 2013

British High Commission and Tourism Ireland Award for the Best Travel Story about Britain or Ireland

Winner: Jill Worrall

for Game on for All Ireland 
Published in the Timaru Herald, October 2013

NZ Maori Tourism Award for the Best Travel Story about a Maori Tourism Experience

Winner: Liz Light

for A Tourist in Tuhoe Heartland
Published in the Herald on Sunday, June 2013

AA Directions magazine Award for the Best New Travel Writer

Winner: Holly Wade

for Battling Gales, Wind and Hills in the East Cape

Runner up: Janean Cherkun

for The Most Unlikely Shoes

Highly Commended: Jill Robinson

for Art Deco Grinch no More

Highly Commended: Brie Sherow

for the The Fairy's Tree

Highly Commended: Linda Maser

For Morrison in Morocco 1989

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