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.



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
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 television host, travel journalist as well as a passionate artist, educator and writer who has explored 101 countries, 6 continents and sailed on cruise ships for seven years on the high seas and backpacked for three years in Asia. She is the founder of We Said Go Travel which was read in 212 countries in 2018 and named #3 on the top 1000 Travel Blog and the top female travel blogger 3 times in 2019. Find her talking travel at KTLA TV and in her We Said Go Travel videos with over one million views on her YouTube channel. She has hosted Facebook Live for USA Today 10best, is verified on both Twitter and Facebook, has over 150,000 followers across social media and ran fifteen travel competitions publishing over 2500 writers and photographers from 75 countries. She has been a finalist for six Southern California Journalism Awards in the past three years and won an award for her Jewish Journal article. 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, 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 challenges. 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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