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Inspire Global Awards Categories

The Inspire Global Media Awards celebrate and encourage sustainable, positive impact tourism storytelling, across all forms of media distribution. Now in it’s second year and, with over 200 entries received last year, the Awards stand out in their clear aspiration to drive postive impact.

The Awards reward the storytellers that strike a good balance between providing their audience with a wider understanding of tourism as a vital contributor in creating socio-cultural, ennvironmental and economic benefits while painting a colourful and inspiring picture of the destination or experience discussed.

The Awards now encompass 27 categories, including ten new awards for 2024, with opportunities for individuals, and organisations.

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Consumer Newspaper Feature of the Year (print)

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This will be awarded by the judges from the finalists of the geographical specific awards.

UK & Europe

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The Consumer Newspaper Feature of the Year will be awarded to the best feature covering the geographical area of the UK & Europe. As always, judges are looking for must-read feature that hits the three marking credentials: Inspire, Inform, Impact.

Africa & Indian Ocean

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The Consumer Newspaper Feature of the Year will be awarded to the best feature covering the geographical area of Africa & Indian Ocean. As always, judges are looking for must-read feature that hits the three marking credentials: Inspire, Inform, Impact.

Asia, Australasia & Oceania

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The Consumer Newspaper Feature of the Year will be awarded to the best feature covering the geographical area of Asia, Australasia & Oceania. As always, judges are looking for must-read feature that hits the three marking credentials: Inspire, Inform, Impact.

Americas & The Caribbean

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The Consumer Newspaper Feature of the Year will be awarded to the best feature covering the geographical area of the Americas & the Caribbean. As always, judges are looking for must-read feature that hits the three marking credentials: Inspire, Inform, Impact.

Consumer Magazine Feature of the Year (print)

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This will be awarded by the judges from the finalists of the geographical specific awards.

UK & Europe

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The Consumer Magazine Feature of the Year will be awarded to the best feature covering the geographical area of the UK & Europe. As always, judges are looking for must-read feature that hits the three marking credentials: Inspire, Inform, Impact.

Africa & Indian Ocean

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The Consumer Magazine Feature of the Year will be awarded to the best feature covering the geographical area of Africa & Indian Ocean. As always, judges are looking for must-read feature that hits the three marking credentials: Inspire, Inform, Impact.

Asia, Australasia & Oceania

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The Consumer Magazine Feature of the Year will be awarded to the best feature covering the geographical area Asia, Australasia & Oceania. As always, judges are looking for must-read feature that hits the three marking credentials: Inspire, Inform, Impact.

Americas & The Caribbean

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The Consumer Magazine Feature of the Year will be awarded to the best feature covering the geographical area of the Americas & The Caribbean. As always, judges are looking for must-read feature that hits the three marking credentials: Inspire, Inform, Impact.

Consumer Feature of the Year (online)

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This will be awarded by the judges from the finalists of the geographical specific awards.

UK

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The Consumer Online Feature of the Year will be awarded to the best online consumer publication feature covering the geographical area of the UK. (excluding blogs). As always, judges are looking for must-read online feature that hits the three marking credentials: Inspire, Inform, Impact.

Europe

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The Consumer Online Feature of the Year will be awarded to the best online consumer publication feature covering the geographical area of Europe. (excluding blogs). As always, judges are looking for must-read online feature that hits the three marking credentials: Inspire, Inform, Impact.

Africa & Indian Ocean

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The Consumer Online Feature of the Year will be awarded to the best online consumer publication feature covering the geographical area of Africa & Indian Ocean. (excluding blogs). As always, judges are looking for must-read online feature that hits the three marking credentials: Inspire, Inform, Impact.

Asia, Australasia & Oceania

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The Consumer Online Feature of the Year will be awarded to the best online consumer publication feature covering the geographical area of Asia, Australasia & Oceania. (excluding blogs). As always, judges are looking for must-read online feature that hits the three marking credentials: Inspire, Inform, Impact.

Americas & The Caribbean

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The Consumer Online Feature of the Year will be awarded to the best online consumer publication feature covering the geographical area of Americas & the Caribbean. (excluding blogs). As always, judges are looking for must-read online feature that hits the three marking credentials: Inspire, Inform, Impact.

Other Consumer Award Categories

Global (print & Online)

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The Consumer Global Feature of the Year will be awarded to the best feature that covers multi-geographical areas and/or highlights a genre or type of positive impact travel. As always, judges are looking for must-read feature that hits the three marking credentials: Inspire, Inform, Impact.

content creator - blog of the Year

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The Content Creator - Blog of the Year will be awarded to the best online blog. As always, judges are looking for must-read personal travel blog that hits the three marking credentials: Inspire, Inform, Impact.

content creator - Podcast Programme of the Year

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The Podcast Programme of the Year will be awarded to the best podcast programme / episode. As always, judges are looking for must-listen to or view podcast that hits the three marking credentials: Inspire, Inform, Impact.

Content Creator - Video of the Year

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The Content Creator -Video of the Year will be awarded to the best travel video under 60-minutes. As always, judges are looking for must-view video that hits the three marking credentials: Inspire, Inform, Impact.

Content Creator - Short Reel of the Year

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The Content Creator - Short Reel of the Year will be awarded to the best travel short reel under 5-minutes. As always, judges are looking for must-view video that hits the three marking credentials: Inspire, Inform, Impact.

Travel Book Writer of the Year

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The Travel Book Writer of the Year will be awarded to the best author of a travel book. As always, judges are looking for must-read travel book that hits the three marking credentials: Inspire, Inform, Impact.

Trade Awards

Trade Feature of the Year (print / online)

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The Trade Feature of the Year will be awarded to the best feature (print or online). As always, judges are looking for must-read feature that hits the three marking credentials: Inspire, Inform, Impact.

Recognition Awards

Positive Impact Storyteller of the Year

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JUDGES AWARD - this media individual will have demonstrated their through their work and craft, throughout the year, their commitment to positive impact storytelling. The judges will accept nominations, and individuals CAN put themselves forward.

Positive Impact Outstanding Contribution (Individual)

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JUDGES AWARD - this media individual will have demonstrated their outstanding contribution to positive impact storytelling. The judges will accept nominations, but individuals can not nominate themselves.

Positive Impact Outstanding Contribution (organisation)

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JUDGES AWARD - this media organisation will have demonstrated their outstanding contribution to positive impact storytelling. The judges will accept nominations, but organisations can not nominate themselves.

Media Critics Choice Awards

Destination
of the Year

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Awarded to a city, region, state, province or destination that has excelled in its efforts to develop sustainable positive impact tourism. This is based on the experiences, trips and/or stories pitched to media. This award is voted for by Inspire Global Media members.

Tour Operator
of the Year

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Awarded to a tour operator that has excelled in its efforts to promote sustainable positive impact tourism. This is based on the experiences, trips and/or stories pitched to media. This award is voted for by Inspire Global Media members.

PR/Representation Company of the Year

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Awarded to a PR/Representation company that has excelled in its efforts to promote sustainable positive impact tourism. This is based on the experiences, trips and/or stories pitched to media. This award is voted for by Inspire Global Media members.

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Consumer Newspaper Feature of the Year (print)

OVERALL

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This will be awarded by the judges from the finalists of the geographical specific awards.

UK & Europe

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The Consumer Newspaper Feature of the Year will be awarded to the best feature covering the geographical area of the UK & Europe. As always, judges are looking for must-read feature that hits the three marking credentials: Inspire, Inform, Impact.

Africa & Indian Ocean

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The Consumer Newspaper Feature of the Year will be awarded to the best feature covering the geographical area of Africa & Indian Ocean. As always, judges are looking for must-read feature that hits the three marking credentials: Inspire, Inform, Impact.

Asia, Australasia & Oceania

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The Consumer Newspaper Feature of the Year will be awarded to the best feature covering the geographical area of Asia, Australasia & Oceania. As always, judges are looking for must-read feature that hits the three marking credentials: Inspire, Inform, Impact.

Americas & The Caribbean

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The Consumer Newspaper Feature of the Year will be awarded to the best feature covering the geographical area of the Americas & the Caribbean. As always, judges are looking for must-read feature that hits the three marking credentials: Inspire, Inform, Impact.

Consumer Magazine Feature of the Year (print)

OVERALL

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This will be awarded by the judges from the finalists of the geographical specific awards.

UK & Europe

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The Consumer Magazine Feature of the Year will be awarded to the best feature covering the geographical area of the UK & Europe. As always, judges are looking for must-read feature that hits the three marking credentials: Inspire, Inform, Impact.

Africa & Indian Ocean

FIND OUT MORE & REGISTER

The Consumer Magazine Feature of the Year will be awarded to the best feature covering the geographical area of Africa & Indian Ocean. As always, judges are looking for must-read feature that hits the three marking credentials: Inspire, Inform, Impact.

Asia, Australasia & Oceania

FIND OUT MORE & REGISTER

The Consumer Magazine Feature of the Year will be awarded to the best feature covering the geographical area Asia, Australasia & Oceania. As always, judges are looking for must-read feature that hits the three marking credentials: Inspire, Inform, Impact.

Americas & The Caribbean

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The Consumer Magazine Feature of the Year will be awarded to the best feature covering the geographical area of the Americas & The Caribbean. As always, judges are looking for must-read feature that hits the three marking credentials: Inspire, Inform, Impact.

Consumer Feature of the Year (online)

OVERALL

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This will be awarded by the judges from the finalists of the geographical specific awards.

UK

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The Consumer Online Feature of the Year will be awarded to the best online consumer publication feature covering the geographical area of the UK. (excluding blogs). As always, judges are looking for must-read online feature that hits the three marking credentials: Inspire, Inform, Impact.

Europe

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The Consumer Online Feature of the Year will be awarded to the best online consumer publication feature covering the geographical area of Europe. (excluding blogs). As always, judges are looking for must-read online feature that hits the three marking credentials: Inspire, Inform, Impact.

Africa & Indian Ocean

FIND OUT MORE & REGISTER

The Consumer Online Feature of the Year will be awarded to the best online consumer publication feature covering the geographical area of Africa & Indian Ocean. (excluding blogs). As always, judges are looking for must-read online feature that hits the three marking credentials: Inspire, Inform, Impact.

Asia, Australasia & Oceania

FIND OUT MORE & REGISTER

The Consumer Online Feature of the Year will be awarded to the best online consumer publication feature covering the geographical area of Asia, Australasia & Oceania. (excluding blogs). As always, judges are looking for must-read online feature that hits the three marking credentials: Inspire, Inform, Impact.

Americas & The Caribbean

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The Consumer Online Feature of the Year will be awarded to the best online consumer publication feature covering the geographical area of Americas & the Caribbean. (excluding blogs). As always, judges are looking for must-read online feature that hits the three marking credentials: Inspire, Inform, Impact.

Other Consumer Award Categories

Global (print & Online)

FIND OUT MORE & REGISTER

The Consumer Global Feature of the Year will be awarded to the best feature that covers multi-geographical areas and/or highlights a genre or type of positive impact travel. As always, judges are looking for must-read feature that hits the three marking credentials: Inspire, Inform, Impact.

content creator - blog of the Year

FIND OUT MORE & REGISTER

The Content Creator - Blog of the Year will be awarded to the best online blog. As always, judges are looking for must-read personal travel blog that hits the three marking credentials: Inspire, Inform, Impact.

content creator - Podcast Programme of the Year

FIND OUT MORE & REGISTER

The Podcast Programme of the Year will be awarded to the best podcast programme / episode. As always, judges are looking for must-listen to or view podcast that hits the three marking credentials: Inspire, Inform, Impact.

Content Creator - Video of the Year

FIND OUT MORE & REGISTER

The Content Creator -Video of the Year will be awarded to the best travel video under 60-minutes. As always, judges are looking for must-view video that hits the three marking credentials: Inspire, Inform, Impact.

Content Creator - Short Reel of the Year

FIND OUT MORE & REGISTER

The Content Creator - Short Reel of the Year will be awarded to the best travel short reel under 5-minutes. As always, judges are looking for must-view video that hits the three marking credentials: Inspire, Inform, Impact.

Travel Book Writer of the Year

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The Travel Book Writer of the Year will be awarded to the best author of a travel book. As always, judges are looking for must-read travel book that hits the three marking credentials: Inspire, Inform, Impact.

Trade Awards

Trade Feature of the Year (print / online)

FIND OUT MORE & REGISTER

The Trade Feature of the Year will be awarded to the best feature (print or online). As always, judges are looking for must-read feature that hits the three marking credentials: Inspire, Inform, Impact.

Recognition Awards

Positive Impact Storyteller of the Year

FIND OUT MORE & REGISTER

JUDGES AWARD - this media individual will have demonstrated their through their work and craft, throughout the year, their commitment to positive impact storytelling. The judges will accept nominations, and individuals CAN put themselves forward.

Positive Impact Outstanding Contribution (Individual)

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JUDGES AWARD - this media individual will have demonstrated their outstanding contribution to positive impact storytelling. The judges will accept nominations, but individuals can not nominate themselves.

Positive Impact Outstanding Contribution (organisation)

FIND OUT MORE & REGISTER

JUDGES AWARD - this media organisation will have demonstrated their outstanding contribution to positive impact storytelling. The judges will accept nominations, but organisations can not nominate themselves.

Media Critics Choice Awards

Destination
of the Year

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Awarded to a city, region, state, province or destination that has excelled in its efforts to develop sustainable positive impact tourism. This is based on the experiences, trips and/or stories pitched to media. This award is voted for by Inspire Global Media members.

Tour Operator
of the Year

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Awarded to a tour operator that has excelled in its efforts to promote sustainable positive impact tourism. This is based on the experiences, trips and/or stories pitched to media. This award is voted for by Inspire Global Media members.

PR/Representation Company of the Year

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Awarded to a PR/Representation company that has excelled in its efforts to promote sustainable positive impact tourism. This is based on the experiences, trips and/or stories pitched to media. This award is voted for by Inspire Global Media members.

entry process and terms & conditions

Purpose and judging criteria

We believe positive impact tourism is to create socio-cultural, environmental and economic benefits through tourism, that enrich the lives of both visitors and the host communities.

  • The Awards reward the storytellers that strike a good balance between providing their audience with a wider understanding of positive impact tourism, while painting a colourful and inspiring picture of the destination or experience discussed.
  • Judges will be looking for 3 main components –
    • INSPIRE – does it inspire in a way that makes you want to experience or go there?
    • INFORM – does it provide you with knowledge and/or information to enquire about or book a similar experience?
    • IMPACT – is there a genuine sense that the submission promotes positive impact tourism?
Entry criteria
  • There is no cost for entering the Inspire Global Media Awards 2024,
  • Entrants will be asked to confirm they can attend the Awards ceremony in London on 16 April 2024 if they achieve finalist status,
  • You may enter multiple categories,
  • A maximum of two submissions will be permitted per category,
  • All submissions must have a PDF, non-paywall weblink and/or social media handle,
  • All submissions must be published between 1 March 2023 and 31 December 2023, EXCEPT for Travel Book Writer, which is valid for published books between 1 January 2022 and 31 December 2023.
  • All entries must be submitted via the submission form, which can be downloaded HERE (please note a separate form is required for each entry), by midnight (GMT) on 31 January 2024,
  • In the event that an entry is inaccurate or incomplete, does not comply with these conditions for entry or is deemed, at the sole discretion of Inspire Global, ineligible for any other reason, then the relevant entry will be disqualified.
Judging and shortlist terms
  • Inspire Global shall consider each entry on its merits and on the basis solely of the information provided in the relevant entry,
  • Inspire Global will shortlist the entries to go through to a final judging phase. The winners will be decided by Inspire Global’s appointed Judges; who are a diverse group of authors, travel editors, tour operators, and positive impact and sustainability experts,
  • You will be informed whether your entry has been shortlisted in March 2024 via email,
  • Shortlisted entries will be required to supply images and other information to Inspire Global to be used for display in Inspire Global’s marketing materials leading up to the Awards and during the week of the event. Entrants authorise Inspire Global to publicly display all and any such images and information provided for this purpose,
  • The winners will be announced at the Media Awards ceremony on 16 April 2024, at venue tba,
  • Inspire Global’s decisions relating to shortlisting and granting of Awards in the course of judging is final and will not enter into any correspondence or discussion with any entrants on any subject nor will Inspire Global accept any submissions, representations or appeals with regard to such decisions,
  • Inspire Global reserves the right to:
    • Disqualify entries that do not comply with these Terms & Conditions or for any other reason,
    • Move an entry to another category without notice, if Inspire Global feels it would be better suited to the relevant category,
    • Remove an Award category,
    • Disqualify any entry that is a product of two or more companies that does not have the agreement of all parties.
The Awards Countdown

Join us in London along with media, buyers from the UK, Europe and beyond, and a carefully curated collection of suppliers and destinations from across the globe

1

11 November

2

31 January

3

29 February

4

6 March

5

16 April

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