Travcom (New Zealand Travel Communicators) is calling for entries to its annual Cathay Pacific Travel Media Awards.

The supreme winners of the Cathay Pacific Travel Writer of the Year and Cathay Pacific Travel Photographer of the Year awards will each receive double tickets to Cambodia flying Cathay Pacific with Adventure World's private Heritage Tour.  Click here to find out more about the prize.

The deadline for entering is Friday, 28 March 2014. All winners will be announced at a gala evening on Friday, 16 May 2014 at the Heritage Hotel, Auckland.
Entry forms:  (for easy-print versions please scroll down)

Writing Entry Form

Photography Entry Form

New Travel Writer of the Year Award

Award categories and prizes

Writing awards:

  • Cathay Pacific Travel Writer of the Year Award
  • Auckland Airport Award for the Best Travel Story over 1000 words
  • Westpac Award for the Best Travel Story under 1000 words
  • Heritage Hotels Award for the Best Travel Story about New Zealand
  • Interislander Award for the Best Story about a Journey
  • British High Commission and Tourism Ireland Award for the Best Travel Story about Britain and/or Ireland
  • NZ Maori Tourism Award for the Best Travel Story that promotes Maori
  • AA Directions New Travel Writer of the Year Award - click here for more information about this award

Photography awards:

  • Cathay Pacific Travel Photographer of the Year Award
  • Auckland Airport Award for the Best Travel Image taken in New Zealand
  • Air Vanuatu and Mangoes Resort Award for the Best Travel Image taken outside New Zealand
  • AA Directions Magazine Award for the Best Travel Image with People
  • NZ Maori Tourism Award for the Best Travel Image that captures the essence of Maori
  • Heritage Boutique Collection Award for the Best Unpublished Travel Image

How to enter: download entry forms click here:             Writing Entry Form              Photography Entry Form                 New Travel Writer of the Year Award
or to receive entry forms by email contact
For more information about the Photography awards and how to enter click here
For more information about the Writing awards and how to enter click here
For more information about the New Travel Writer of the Year award and how to enter click here

Entry deadline: Friday 28 March 2014

About Travcom
Travcom is a not-for-profit association of travel writers, photographers, broadcasters and travel-related communicators involved in promoting a high standard of travel writing and travel photography and in publicising New Zealand and international tourism. To reinforce the aim of encouraging excellence in travel writing and photography Travcom organises the annual Cathay Pacific Travel Media Awards. Membership of Travcom offers good networking opportunities and benefits.

For more information please contact Helen Davies on or call 021 1781 384.

Easy Print versions of the entry forms (no pictures):

Writing entry form - easy print version

Photography entry form - easy print version

New Travel Writer of the Year entry form - easy print version

Plus Tips on Entering download

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