Who Won the Best in Travel Photo Award 2019?

 

“A winner is someone who recognizes his God-given talents, works his tail off to develop them into skills, and uses these skills to accomplish his goals.” Larry Bird

We are honored to share the winners from our 2019 Best in Travel Photo Award.
Thank you to everyone who participated and our 4 amazing judges!
Click here to see all of the entries.

 

AND THE WINNERS ARE:

FIRST PLACE:  Pranab Basak for Morning netting in Bay of Bengal, India

 

SECOND PLACE:  Eduardo Armas for Rising Up in the Canary Islands
Raising up by Eduardo Armas
Raising up by Eduardo Armas
THIRD PLACE: Alex Gill for Footprints in Morocco
Footprints in Morocco by Alex Gill
Footprints in Morocco by Alex Gill
Honorable Mention:

Katie McCormick for 
Rainbow Mountain Summit in Peru
Donnie Sexton for Sahara Adventure, Morocco
Syed Mahabubul Kader for Fishermen are preparing to fish in the sea of Bangladesh
Ivan Baxarias Doñaque for Le Mont Saint Michel at night with low tide: France
Andric Pasillas Rodríguez for The Garden of Serenity (Japan)

 

2018-19 Photo Award Finalists Part 1 and Part 2
Enkereri school children in Maasai Mara. Photo by Matt Payne
Enkereri school children in Maasai Mara. Photo by Matt Payne
Thank you so much to our four judges!
Eve Boissonnault
Gary Arndt
Jeana
Matt Payne:

Matt and I traveled together in Tanzania and Kenya where he took this photo of me and the school children. He is recently back from Uganda and shared his photos and video in this article, “The Real Power of Travel Photography: A Photo Essay from Uganda” on We Said Go Travel.

Sunset in Santa Monica by Lisa Niver
Sunset in Santa Monica by Lisa Niver

Finalists from the 2017 Photo Award: Part 1 and Part 2

Winners from 2017 Award announced Sept 2018

Click here to see a list of winners from the We Said Go Travel writing competitions.

Lisa Ellen Niver

Lisa Ellen Niver is an award-winning travel expert who has explored 101 countries and six continents. A graduate of the University of Pennsylvania, she worked on cruise ships for seven years and backpacked for three years in Asia. She is the founder of the website WeSaidGoTravel which is read in 235 countries and was named #3 on Rise Global’s top 1,000 Travel Blogs. With more than 150,000 followers across social media, she has hosted Facebook Live for USA Today 10best, is verified on Twitter and listed on IMDb, and is the Social Media Manager for the Los Angeles Press Club. You can find Lisa Niver talking travel on broadcast television at KTLA TV Los Angeles, Satellite Media Tours, The Jet Set TV and Orbitz travel webisodes as well as her YouTube channel, where her WeSaidGoTravel videos have over 1.5 million views. After three months on TikTok, Instagram Reels, Facebook Reels and YouTube Shorts, she had over 500,000 (1/2 million) views. As a journalist, Niver has interviewed Deepak Chopra, Olympic medalists, and numerous bestselling authors and been invited to both the Oscars and the United Nations. She has been a judge for the Gracie Awards for the Alliance of Women in Media, and has run 15 travel competitions on her website, publishing over 2,500 writers and photographers from 75 countries. For her print and digital stories as well as her television segments, she has been awarded three Southern California Journalism Awards and two National Arts and Entertainment Journalism Awards.   Niver has published more than 2000 articles, in more than three dozen magazines and journals including National Geographic, Wired, Teen Vogue, HuffPost Personal, POPSUGAR, Ms. Magazine, Luxury Magazine, Smithsonian, Sierra Club, Saturday Evening Post, AARP, AAA Explorer Magazine, American Airways, Delta Sky, enRoute (Air Canada), Hemispheres, Jewish Journal, Myanmar Times, BuzzFeed, Robb Report, Scuba Diver Life, Ski Utah, Trivago, Undomesticated, USA Today, TODAY, Wharton Magazine, and Yahoo. Awards National Arts and Entertainment Journalism Awards 2021 Winner: Book Critic: Ms. Magazine “Untamed: Brave Means Living From the Inside Out” 2019 Winner: Soft News Feature for Film/TV: KTLA TV “Oscars Countdown to Gold with Lisa Niver” 2019 Finalist for: Soft News, Business/Music/Tech/Art Southern California Journalism Awards 2021 Winner: Technology Reporting 2021 Finalist: Book Criticism 2020 Winner: Print Magazine Feature: Hemispheres Magazine, “Painter by the Numbers, Rembrandt” 2020 Finalist: Online Journalist of the Year, Activism Journalism, Educational Reporting, Broadcast Lifestyle Feature 2019 Finalist: Broadcast Television Lifestyle Segment for “Ogden Ski Getaway” 2018 Finalist: Science/Technology Reporting, Travel Reporting, Personality Profile 2017 Winner: Print Column “A Journey to Freedom over Three Passovers”

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