Tifton Gazette


February 17, 2014

Tibbetts wins 'gold'

PASADENA, Calif. —

The North American Travel Journalists Association has announced that Tifton resident Christine Tibbetts won first place gold in the 2013 NATJA Awards Competition in newspaper travel journalism. 

Her travel feature emphasizing the civilian experience in Gettysburg, Pa. appeared in the Oct. 14, 2012 issue of The Tifton Gazette. Tibbetts is currently a regular contributor to the Tifton Scene magazine, with her articles centered on travel.

Other winners include Travel + Leisure, National Geographic Traveler, National Geographic, New York Times, Washington Post, USA Today, Budget Travel, Los Angeles Times, London Guardian, Toronto Star and Chicago Tribune. The competition in its 22nd year, honors significant travel writing, photography and promotion covering the travel industry worldwide.   

NATJA Awards recognize excellence in travel writing, photojournalism, social media, multimedia platforms, advertising, marketing and public relations for the travel and tourism industry. 

NATJA received 600 submissions from all over the world.

“This year’s entries were an outstanding mix of local and international stories with dynamic and creative elements that provided the visual through words or photography to transport the reader to the destination,” said Helen Hernandez, CEO of the organization. “Judging has become increasingly difficult every year given the abundance of talent in the travel journalism community.”  

For more information about NATJA or a complete list of 2013 award winners and finalists, visit www.natja.org. 

Text Only
Local News

Local Sports
Police Reports
Your Agenda
AP Video
SKorea Ferry Toll Hits 156, Search Gets Tougher Video Shows Possible Syrian Gas Attack Cubs Superfans Celebrate Wrigley's 100th Raw: Cattle Truck Overturns in Texas Admirers Flock to Dole During Kansas Homecoming Raw: Erupting Volcanoes in Guatemala and Peru Alibaba IPO Could Be Largest Ever for Tech Firm FBI Joining Probe of Suburban NY 'Swatting' Call U.S. Paratroopers in Poland, Amid Ukraine Crisis US Reviews Clemency for Certain Inmates Raw: Violence Erupts in Rio Near Olympic Venue Raw: Deadly Bombing in Egypt Raw: What's Inside a Commercial Jet Wheel Well Raw: Obama Arrives in Japan for State Visit Raw: Anti-Obama Activists Fight Manila Police Motels Near Disney Fighting Homeless Problem Michigan Man Sees Thanks to 'bionic Eye' S.C. Man Apologizes for Naked Walk in Wal-Mart Chief Mate: Crew Told to Escape After Passengers
House Ads
Hyperlocal Search
Premier Guide
Find a business

Walking Fingers
Maps, Menus, Store hours, Coupons, and more...
Premier Guide
Seasonal Content
Business Marquee
Weather Radar
Sen. Chambliss addresses farm bill in Tifton
Riding the Steam Train at Ga. Museum of Agriculture
Nature's Beauty in a Tifton parking lot
Peanut Prices Remain Strong