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The nominations come off the back of a highly successful year in which the title successfully launched its Reader Awards, receiving over 5,000 votes

LONDON — National Geographic Traveller (UK) has been nominated for three prestigious awards as it approaches its fifth birthday.

The UK edition of the world’s most popular travel title has been shortlisted for awards from the British Society of Magazine Editors (BSME), Professional Publishers Association (PPA) and the British Travel Awards, with results to be announced in the coming weeks.

Pat Riddell has been shortlisted for Digital Editor, Consumer in the BSME Awards taking place on 16 November at The Brewery, London.

The magazine has reached the final three in the Best Consumer Holiday Magazine category in the British Travel Awards, to be held on 25 November at Battersea Evolution, London.

And finally, the brand has been shortlisted for Consumer Media Brand of the Year at the PPA Independent Publisher Awards, to be held on the 9 December at The Brewery, London.

The nominations come off the back of a highly successful year in which the title successfully launched its Reader Awards, receiving over 5,000 votes for the public’s favourite destinations and brands, and worked with World Responsible Tourism Awards to decide the winner of its People’s Choice Award. This year also saw the first ever National Geographic Traveller (UK) Photography Exhibition, dedicated to winners from the 2015 Photography Competition, which attracted press coverage from around the world.

Pat Riddell, editor of National Geographic Traveller, said, “We’re really excited to be shortlisted for three prestigious awards during the end-of-year awards season. The last year has seen the brand really expand its reach with new and exciting campaigns and events that really give our readers a voice, and we’re proud to have our hard work recognised.”

• Best Consumer Holiday Magazine: British Travel Awards
• Digital Editor, Consumer: BSME Awards — Pat Riddell
• Consumer Media Brand of the Year: PPA Independent Publisher Awards

National Geographic Traveller has also been asked to sit on various judging panels:
Travel Media AwardsTravel Media Awards – National Tabloid Newspaper Travel Section of the Year judged by Pat Riddell, Editor, National Geographic Traveller
Sony World Photography Awards: Maria Pieri, Editorial Director, National Geographic Traveller

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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, all focused on the brand’s theme “All Travel, All the Time.”

National Geographic Traveler (USA) is the world’s most widely read travel magazine, created in 1984. It championed sustainable travel before it was cool and, eight times annually, celebrates journeys that are about place, experience, culture, authenticity, living like the locals and great photography. It makes a distinction between tourism and travel and stresses inquisitive, not acquisitive, trips. It employs storytelling and outstanding photography to inspire readers to pick up and go, eschewing fashion and fluff in favour of articles that offer a strong sense of place, inspiring narratives that make readers take trips, and solid service information to help them plan those trips.

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

For Editorial Enquiries:
Tel: +44 (0)20 7253 9906

Pat Riddell, Editor
Tel: +44 (0) 20 7253 9906

Maria Pieri, Editorial Director
Tel: +44 (0) 20 7253 9906

Matthew Jackson, Managing Director
Tel: +44 (0) 20 7253 9009

Anthony Leyens, CEO
Tel: +44 (0) 20 7253 9009

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