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, M.A. Education, is a science teacher and an award-winning travel expert who has explored 101 countries and six continents. She sailed the seven seas by cruise ship for seven years and backpacked for three years in Asia. Find her talking travel at KTLA TV and in her We Said Go Travel videos with over one and a quarter million views (1,250,000) on her YouTube channel. She is the founder of We Said Go Travel which is read in 235 countries, named #3 on the top 1000 Travel Blogs and the top female travel blogger 3 times in 2019. She has hosted Facebook Live for USA Today 10best, is verified on Twitter and has over 160,000 followers across social media. Niver is a judge for the Gracies Awards for the Alliance of Women in Media and also ran fifteen travel competitions publishing over 2500 writers and photographers from 75 countries on her own site, We Said Go Travel. From 2017 to 2020 in the Southern California Journalism Awards and National Arts and Entertainment Journalism Awards, she has won three times and been a finalist fourteen times for her broadcast television segments, print and digital articles. Niver won an award for her print magazine article for Hemispheres Magazine for United Airlines in the 2020 Southern California Journalism Awards. She was also a finalist for four other categories including online journalist of the year, digital story for activism journalism with Ms. Magazine, educational reporting for Wharton Magazine and a broadcast lifestyle feature for KTLA TV in Los Angeles.    Niver won a 2019 NAEJ (National Arts and Entertainment Journalism) award for one of her KTLA TV segments and was a finalist for articles published in both Ms. Magazine and Wharton Magazine. In 2018,  she was a finalist for stories in Smithsonian, PopSugar Fitness and the Saturday Evening Post. Niver won a 2017 Southern California Journalism Award for her print story for the Jewish Journal and was a finalist for travel reporting. Niver has written for AARP, American Airways, Delta Sky, En Route (Air Canada), Hemispheres (United Airlines), Jewish Journal, Luxury Magazine, Ms. Magazine, Myanmar Times, National Geographic, POPSUGAR, Robb Report, Saturday Evening Post, Scuba Diver Life, Sierra Club, Ski Utah, Smithsonian, TODAY, Trivago, USA Today 10best, Wharton Magazine and Yahoo. She is writing a book, “Brave Rebel: 50 Scary Challenges Before 50,” about her most recent travels and insights. Look for her underwater SCUBA diving, in her art studio making ceramics or helping people find their next dream trip.  http://lisaniver.com/one-page/

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