The Canadian Tourism Commission’s annual celebration of excellence in travel journalism calls on Canadian and international entrants – from bloggers and journalists to photographers and videographers – to submit their inspired travel tales for international recognition in up to 10 GoMedia Award categories.
Worth of award
Media winners (categories 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7) will receive a $500 cash prize, plus locally sourced art piece. Non-media winners (categories 8, 9) will receive a locally sourced art piece. The Keep Exploring – Award of Excellence (category 10) winner receives round-trip tickets for two people from their city/country of origin to anywhere in Canada (max value $4,000). Winners do not need to be in attendance at GoMedia 2014 to be eligible for an award.
Eligibility
The 2014 GoMedia Award categories
Print and Online: leisure, lifestyle, adventure, culinary (Canadian media)

  • French- and English-language submissions only
  • Open to all journalists who have produced travel stories about Canada as a result of past (2011, 2012, 2013) GoMedia attendance
  • Published non-fiction travel-inspired writing
  • Previous submissions that have not won may be re-submitted
  • No word-count limit
  • Submissions are judged based on a story’s overall quality and impact, inspiring readers to think about Canada as a travel destination

Print & Online: leisure, lifestyle, adventure, culinary (international media)

  • All languages accepted
  • Open to all journalists who have produced travel stories about Canada as a result of past (2011, 2012, 2013) GoMedia attendance
  • Published non-fiction, travel-inspired writing
  • Previous submissions that have not won may be re-submitted
  • No word-count limit
  • Submissions are judged based on a story’s overall quality and impact, inspiring readers to think about Canada as a travel destination

Blogging: Canadian media

  • French- and English-language submissions only
  • Open to all journalists who have produced travel stories about Canada as a result of past (2011, 2012, 2013) GoMedia attendance
  • Travel-related blogs: non-fiction, travel-inspired work
  • Previous submissions that have not won may be re-submitted
  • No word-count limit
  • Submissions are judged based on a story’s overall quality and impact, inspiring readers to think about Canada as a travel destination

Blogging: international media

  •  All languages accepted
  • Open to all journalists who have produced travel stories about Canada as a result of past (2011, 2012, 2013) GoMedia attendance
  • Travel-related blogs: non-fiction, travel-inspired work
  • Previous submissions that have not won may be re-submitted
  • No word-count limit
  • Submissions are judged based on a story’s overall quality and impact, inspiring readers to think about Canada as a travel destination

Photography (Canadian and international media)

  • Open to all journalists who have produced travel stories about Canada as a result of past (2011, 2012, 2013) GoMedia attendance
  • Submissions are judged based on a story’s overall quality and impact, inspiring readers to think about Canada as a travel destination

Online Video (Canadian and international media)

  • All languages accepted
  • Open to all journalists who have produced travel stories about Canada as a result of past (2011, 2012, 2013) GoMedia attendance
  • Submissions are judged based on a story’s overall quality and impact, inspiring listeners/viewers to think about Canada as a travel destinatio destination

 Broadcast TV (Canadian and international media)

  • All languages accepted
  • Open to all journalists who have produced travel stories about Canada as a result of past (2011, 2012, 2013) GoMedia attendance
  • Submissions are judged based on a story’s overall quality and impact, inspiring listeners/viewers to think about Canada as a travel destination

 Online Media Centre Award – Industry Submissions

  • Open to Canadian tourism partners including convention and visitor bureaus, PR firms, media relations representatives, tourism organizations, transportation, hotel and other travel and tourism sectors
  • Submissions are judged based on overall content and visuals, as well as usability, design and innovation
  • Submissions can be made by industry representatives or journalists

GoMedia GoGetter Award for PR Excellence

  • Journalists and industry representatives nominate a Canadian public relations professional who provided exceptional service in 2013
  • Recognizes an example of a PR professional who went above and beyond to support a visiting journalist and assist in the development of a Canadian travel story
  • Submissions and nominations can be made by industry representatives or journalists

Keep Exploring – Award of Excellence (Canadian and international media)

  • All languages accepted
  • Open to all Canadian and international journalists who have a longstanding relationship with the CTC and the Canadian tourism industry
  • Must have attended GoMedia in the past
  • No word-count limit
  • Submissions can be made by industry representatives or journalists
  • Submissions are judged based on a story’s overall quality and impact, inspiring listeners/viewers to think about Canada as a travel destination
  • Submissions will include a short bio about the nominee and their contribution

How to apply

  • Nominations can be made by respective Journalist or industry online
  • Click on the link below
  • If your submission is in a language other than English or French, please submit it directly to your CTC Global Media Representative.

 For further information, please contact: Heather Kirk, Immedia PR: [email protected] or  immediapr.com
Deadline: Application closes on May 12, 2014
For further details and to apply online click here:

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