The four finalists in our New Travel Writer of the Year competition, Celia Dillow, Moira Ashley, Hannah Doyle and Amanda Huggins, joined representatives of Bradt, Wexas Travel and Travellers' Tales at the Edward Stanford Travel Writing Awards night in Mayfair's Unit London on 28th February.
This year's stiff competition saw the shortlist increase from three people to four © Edward Stanford Travel Writing Awards
In front of a crowd of industry professionals and established travel writers, David Ward, Head of Content at Wexas Travel, took to the stage with our founder Hilary Bradt to announce who would be taking home one of the coveted Edward Stanford antique globe trophies.
Hilary Bradt and David Ward revealed which of our finalists would be taking home the top prize © Edward Stanford Travel Writing Awards
Each of our finalists were hoping to win our top prize of a trip to Lapland courtesy of Wexas Travel, and the chance to write about it for Wexas Traveller magazine, but it was Celia Dillow who came up trumps with her story, Reflections of Dubai – to read the entries written by our other shortlisted candidates, click here.
Celia Dillow's commentary on the city of Dubai was this year's favourite © Edward Stanford Travel Writing Awards
All three finalists win a place on the Bradt Travel Writing Seminar in association with Travellers' Tales.
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