The Caribbean Tourism Organisation held their 10th Caribbean Media Awards on Monday 7th November, as part of the World Travel Market event held in London. Over 70 journalists attended the awards, and all were hoping to take away one of the prizes in the 8 categories. The evening was also attended by visiting ministers and their delegations, UK travel industry and a wide range of journalists from national, trade, consumer and online media.
Scubaverse.com’s very own underwater photography editors Nick and Caroline were delighted to pick up the award for the “Best Piece of Photo-Journalism” for their article “The Bahamas – Shark Central” in Wildlife Photography World Magazine. The article covered the amazing variety of shark diving that The Bahamas has to offer throughout the islands.
“We are especially thrilled with this award, as it is about both our underwater photography and our writing,” said Nick on picking up the award. “We would like to thank the team at the Bahamas Ministry of Tourism who assisted us with our travel to the islands to get the shots for this article and our two newly released books.”
The full list of CTO Travel Journalism Awards winners is as follows:
- Best travel trade feature: Winner: Pippa Jacks, Greener Pastures, TTG
- Best piece of photojournalism: Winner: Nick & Caroline Robertson-Brown, The Bahamas – Shark Central, Wildlife Photography World Magazine
- Best blog feature: Winner: Suzanne Jones, Hello St Kitts, The Travel Bunny
- Best Broadcast, TV or Radio feature: Winner: James Sadlier and Helen Addis, The Bikini + One, broadcast on ITV Lorraine
- Best regional newspaper feature: Winner: Ben Mitchell, A Perfect Paradise, Liverpool Echo
- Best national newspaper feature: Winner: Thomas Breathnach, Cool Runnings, Irish Independent
- Best online feature: Winner: Kate Carter, Running the Caribbean: My Taster of the Nevis Marathon, Guardian Online
- Best consumer feature: Winner: Laura Millar, The Future’s Bright, Escapism
Carol Hay, the CTO’s director of marketing for UK and Europe, said: “We are thrilled to be in our tenth year of celebrating the Caribbean Tourism Journalism Awards. Over the years we have recognised a fantastic calibre of writers, bloggers and photographers, and this year is no exception. We thank all the media for their ongoing support and positive articles about the Caribbean helping us maintain our position as one of the most popular long haul destinations for UK holidaymakers.”
Nick and Caroline were also delighted to celebrate their award on the Bahamas stand at WTM, having their photo taken with Minister of Tourism, Honourable Obie Wilchcombe and Tourism Director General for the Bahamas, Joy Jibrilu.
You can see more about Nick and Caroline’s images, articles and books on their website: