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 Madrid travelling with Cathay Pacific.

The deadline for entering is 5pm Friday, 17 June 2016

All winners will be announced at a gala evening on Friday 19 August 2016 at the Heritage Hotel, Auckland.  Each entry is a $10 entry fee.  Entrants in the Travel Writing, Travel Photography and Best Travel Blog of the Year awards must be Travcom members.  New Travel Writer entrants do not need to be Travcom members.
Entry forms:  (for easy-print versions please scroll down)

Writing Entry Form

Photography Entry Form

New Travel Writer of the Year online Entry form

New Travel Writer of the Year Award PDF

Best Travel Blog of the Year online Entry form

Best Travel Blog of the Year Award PDF

Award categories and prizes

Writing awards:

  • Cathay Pacific Travel Writer of the Year Award
  • Ngāi Tahu Award for the Best Travel Story over 1000 words
  • Spark 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 about a Maori experience. 
  • Treadright Foundation Award for the Best Responsible Tourism Story
  • 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
  • Heritage Boutique Collection 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
  • NZ Herald Travel Award for the Best Unpublished Travel Image

Digital award:

  • Christchurch Airport Award for the Best Travel Blog of the Year

How to enter: download entry forms click here:            Writing Entry Form             Photography Entry Form               

 New Travel Writer of the Year Award            Best Travel Blog 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 - Entry deadline Friday 17 June 2016
Writing awards and how to enter click here; - Entry deadline Friday 17 June 2016
New Travel Writer of the Year award and how to enter click here- Entry deadline Friday 17 June 2016
Best Travel Blog of the Year click here - Entry deadline Friday 17 June 2016

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

Best Travel Blog of the Year - easy print version

Plus Tips on Entering download

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