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Pat Riddell, editor, said: “These are exciting times for the magazine

National Geographic Traveller (UK) Awards nominations

LONDON (14 November 2014) National Geographic Traveller (UK) has been nominated for a number of prestigious awards on the eve of its fourth birthday.

With BSME, AITO, PPA and the British Travel Awards all holding their award ceremonies in the coming weeks, National Geographic Traveller has been shortlisted for Editor of the Year, Travel Writer of the Year, Designer of the Year, Cover of the Year and Best Consumer Holiday Magazine.

Pat Riddell has been shortlisted for the Editor of the Year, Lifestyle in the British Society of Magazine Editors (BSME) Awards taking place on 17 November at The Brewery, London.

Four contributors have been shortlisted for the Association of Independent Tour Operators (AITO) Travel Writer of the Year award — Helen Warwick, Chris Peacock, Pol O Conghaile and Nicky Trup. The winner will be announced on 18 November at Central Hall Westminster, London.

The magazine has reached the final three in the Best Consumer Holiday Magazine category in the British Travel Awards, held on 26 November at Battersea Evolution, London.

And finally, Chris Hudson has been shortlisted for Designer of the Year at the Professional Publishers Association (PPA) Independent Publisher Awards as well as Cover of the Year, to be held on the 5 December at the Montcalm Hotel, London.

Pat Riddell, editor, said: “These are exciting times for the magazine with several nominations during the end-of-year awards season, as well as our move to 10 issues a year, a relaunched website and a new, interactive app set to launch soon.

"Fingers crossed that we’ll win one or two, but to make the shortlist for any of these prestigious awards is a huge success for a magazine that is only just celebrating its fourth birthday. Let’s hope another year of hard work will bring further plaudits in 2015.”

Maria Pieri, editorial director, said: “The nominations are a testament to the hard work of a very talented and creative team at National Geographic Traveller. We are proud to receive these nominations and we look forward to building on this excellent work with the aim of further success in 2015.”


Best Consumer Holiday Magazine: British Travel Awards
Editor of the Year, Lifestyle: BSME Awards — Pat Riddell
Travel Writer of the Year: AITO — Helen Warwick, Chris Peacock, Pol O Conghaile and Nicky Trup
Cover of the Year: PPA Independent Publisher Awards — October 2013
Designer of the Year: PPA Independent Publisher Awards — Chris Hudson

Judges – National Geographic Traveller has also been asked to sit on various judging panels
Mr and Mrs Smith – The Smith Hotel Awards 2014, Family Category judged by Maria Pieri, Editorial Director
Sony World Photography Awards:
– Maria Pieri, Editorial Director, National Geographic Traveller


National Geographic Traveller (UK) is published under license by APL Media Limited, from the National Geographic Society in Washington, D.C. It became the 15th local-language edition when it was launched in December 2010. The magazine is also available in China, Spain, Russia, the Netherlands, Israel, Poland, Latin America, Armenia, Czech Republic, Croatia, Indonesia, Romania and South Africa. The 180-page travel and lifestyle magazine is packed full of you-are-there photography, authentic travel experiences and inspiring narratives.

The National Geographic Society is one of the world’s largest nonprofit scientific and educational organisations. Founded in 1888 to “increase and diffuse geographic knowledge,” the Society’s mission is to inspire people to care about the planet. National Geographic reflects the world through its magazines, television programs, films, music and radio, books, DVDs, maps, exhibitions, live events, school publishing programs, interactive media and merchandise. National Geographic magazine, the Society’s official journal, published in English and 33 local-language editions, is read by more than 40 million people each month. The National Geographic Channel reaches 370 million households in 34 languages in 168 countries. National Geographic Digital Media receives more than 15 million visitors a month. National Geographic has funded more than 9,600 scientific research, conservation and exploration projects and supports an education program promoting geography literacy. For more information, visit


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