Awards


SATWF_Logo_2014Here are some of the awards I’ve won in recent years.

2016 NORTH AMERICAN TRAVEL JOURNALISTS ASSOCIATION (NATJA) AWARDS

Category 126 – Special Focus Travel Articles – Print: Historical Travel

Finalist: “A blast into NASA’s past,” Georgia Straight

Category 131 – Special Focus Travel Articles – Print: Eco, Environmental, or Special Purpose Travel

Bronze: “Deep into Brazil,” Just For Canadian Doctors

Category 152 – Special Focus Travel Articles – Internet: Leisure or Hobby Travel

Bronze: “Taking the Magical Musical History Tour in Winnipeg, Manitoba,” FlightNetwork

2015 UNIVERSITY OF VICTORIA ALUMNI AWARDS

Distinguished Alumni Award (Faculty of Humanities)

2015 NORTH AMERICAN TRAVEL JOURNALISTS ASSOCIATION (NATJA) AWARDS

Category 103 – Destination Travel, International Magazine

Finalist: “North of 60 in Nunavut,” Just For Canadian Dentists

Category 175 – Photography: Nature, Print Publication

Gold: “Polar bear mother swims with her cubs in Nunavut,” Just For Canadian Dentists

2014 LOWELL THOMAS TRAVEL JOURNALISM COMPETITION

Category 116 – Short Work on Travel

Silver: “Come for the statues, stay for the horses on Easter Island,” The Globe and Mail

2014 NORTH AMERICAN TRAVEL JOURNALISTS ASSOCIATION (NATJA) AWARDS

Category 103 – Destination Travel, International Magazine

Finalist: Maui’s Mellow Magic,” Good Times

Finalist: A Taste of Adventure in the Iles de la Madeleine,” Just For Canadian Dentists

Category 106 – Destination Travel, Online Publication

Silver: Welcome to Seattle’s ‘No Grunge’ zone,” Ottawa Citizen

Category 126 – Historical or Hobby Travel

Finalist: Allure of Mexico’s Aztec,” Vancouver Sun

2013 TRAVEL MEDIA ASSOCIATION OF CANADA (TMAC) AWARDS

Best Cultural/Historical Feature

Winner: “Russian city of Ufa intrigues outside the hockey arena,” Georgia Straight

Honourable Mention: Sixth Floor Museum in Dallas delves into John F. Kennedy assassination,” Georgia Straight

Best Outdoors/Adventure Feature

Honourable Mention: “On Frozen Pond,” Westworld Saskatchewan

2013 NORTH AMERICAN TRAVEL JOURNALISTS ASSOCIATION (NATJA) AWARDS

Category 100 – Destination Travel, Domestic Newspaper

Bronze: Wild, weird Easter Island,” Winnipeg Free Press

Category 126 – Historical or Hobby Travel

Finalist: Sixth Floor Museum in Dallas delves into John F. Kennedy assassination,” Georgia Straight

2013 WESTERN MAGAZINE AWARDS

Gold Award, Best Article – Saskatchewan

Finalist: On Frozen Pond,” Westworld Saskatchewan

2012 NORTH AMERICAN TRAVEL JOURNALISTS ASSOCIATION (NATJA) AWARDS

Category 102 – Destination Travel, International Newspaper – Greater than 250,000 Circulation

Gold: On Tintin’s trail to adventures in Peru,” Toronto Star
Silver: “Whooshing backward at 160 km an hour,” The Globe and Mail

Category 102A – Destination Travel, International Newspaper – Less than 250,000 Circulation

Bronze: Spinning a whale of a tale,” Vancouver Sun

Category 145 – Personality and Profiles

Silver: “Victoria delights Britain’s greatest fictional characters,” Canada.com