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Previous Winners

A story that truly captures a travel experience is a joy to read for any avid traveller. Capturing the diverse beauty of Latin America is something that the LATA Media Awards recognize and celebrate.

Over the years LATA have been overwhelmed with the quality and talent of the UK travel media, who produce material that captivate the UK public and inspire travel to Latin America.

PREVIOUS WINNERS

2016

Consumer Newspaper Feature of the Year Award
Winner: Chris Moss, Is the writing on the wall for Cuba (The Sunday Telegraph)
Runner up: Michael Kerr, How green was my valley (The Sunday Telegraph)

Consumer Magazine Feature of the Year Award
Winner: Michelle Jana Chan, Born Trippy: Brazil’s most awesome coast (Conde Nast Traveller)
Joint runners up: Alex Robinson, Legal highs Rio (The Sunday Times Travel Magazine)
Antonia Quirke, Flick the switch: barefoot shores are still as lo-fi as a box of frogs (Conde Nast Traveller)

Trade Publication Feature of the Year Award
Winner: Katie McGonagle, Wild at Heart (Travel Weekly)
Runner up: Katherine Lawrey, Wild times in the rainforest (TTG)

Online Blog Feature of the Year Award
Joint winners: Emma Thomson, Amazon: Swimming with river dolphins (National Geographic Traveller)
Glen Mutel, The Panama Canal: Crossing a Continent (National Geographic Traveller)
Runner up: John Malathronas, On the old Patagonian Express (RoundTheWorldFlights)

Top Published Photo of the Year Award
Joint winners: Graeme Green, Flight of the Condors (Wanderlust)
Alex Robinson, Big trip Costa Rica (The Sunday Times Travel Magazine)
Runner up: Renato Granieri, Elephant Seal Laughing (Press Association)

Best Self-Published Award
Winner: Sorrel Moseley-Williams, Not just a pretty place: Salta’s Calchaquí Valley (Jacada Travel)
Runner up: Heather Richardson, 15 Reasons you won’t forget a trip to the Galapagos Islands (Jacada Travel)

2015

Consumer Newspaper Feature of the Year Award
Winner – Chris Leadbeater – Colombia: Secrets of an Ancient Curiosity (Independent)
Runner-up – Ian Belcher – What Lies Beneath (Financial Times)

Consumer Magazine Feature of the Year Award
Winner – Kate Kellaway – Gaucho Style (Harpers Bazaar)
Runner-up – Stanley Stewart – Blissed Out In Belize (CN Traveller)

Trade Publication Feature of the Year
Winner – Jo Booth – Animal Magnetism (Travel Weekly’s Aspire)
Runner-up – Brian Major – Belize’s Charm is Difficult to Describe but Easily Experienced (Travel Pulse)

Best Digital and Online feature
Winner – Daniel Neilson – A Beginners Guide to Football Teams in Buenos Aires (The Real Argentina)
Runner-up – Sarah Gilbert – Urban Oases: The Best Towns in Central America (Lonely Planet Online)

Best Self Published
Winner – Heather Richardson –Reserva do Ibtipoca, Brazil (Jacada)
Runner-up – Claire Milner – The Unknown Delights of Southern Brazil (Journey Latin America)
 

2014

Consumer Newspaper Feature of the Year Award
Winner – Chris Haslam ¬Brazil 2014 (Brazil / The Sunday Times)
Runner-up – Wendy Gomersall – Mexican Wave (Mayan Riviera, Mexico / Mail on Sunday)

Consumer Magazine Feature of the Year Award
Winner – Emma Gregg – Welcome to the Jungle (Peru / National Geographic Traveller)
Runner-up – Laura Fowler – Where to Stay on Brazil’s Coolest Coast (Bahia, Brazil / Conde Nast Traveller)
Highly Commended – Nick Boulos – Living with Evolution (Galapagos / Wanderlust)
– Peter Browne – Welcome to the After Party (Uruguay / Conde Nast Traveller)

Trade Publication Feature of the Year
Winner – Joanna Booth – Why the Long Face? (Easter Island, Chile / Aspire, Travel Weekly)
Runner-up – Lauren Holmes – Beach and Beyond (Rio, Brazil / TTG Luxury)

2013

Consumer Feature of the Year Newspaper or Magazine
Winner – Chris Leadbeater (Chile, Independent & Mail)
Runner-up – Ian Belcher (Bolivia, Sun Times)

2012

Consumer Feature of the Year Newspaper or Magazine
Winner – Mike Unwin (Brazil, Independent)
Runner-up – Sarah Gilbert (Ecuador, Wanderlust)

2011

Consumer Feature of the Year Newspaper or Magazine
Winner – Lydia Bell (Cuba, Telegraph)
Runner-up – Jane Dunford (Iberá, BA Highlife) – Highly Commended

2010

Consumer Feature of the Year Newspaper or Magazine
Winner – Ian Belcher (Chile/Bolivia Sun Time Magazine)
Runner-up – Chris Leadbeater (Mexico, Daily Mail)

2009

Consumer Feature of the Year Newspaper or Magazine
Winner – Nigel Tisdall (Guyana, Telegraph Ultra)
Runner-up – David Atkinson (Wanderlust Bolivia)

2008

Consumer Feature of the Year Newspaper or Magazine
Winner – Vincent Crump (Venezuela, Sun Times)

2007

Consumer Feature of the Year Newspaper or Magazine
Winner – Paul Richardson (Venezuela, Conde Nast)
Runner-up – Chris Moss (Argentina & Brazil, Telegraph)

2006

Consumer Feature of the Year Newspaper or Magazine
Winner – Nigel Tisdall
Runner-up – Chris Moss

2005

Consumer Feature of the Year Newspaper or Magazine
Winner – Matt Bannerman
Runner-up -Nigel Tisdall

2004

Consumer Feature of the Year Newspaper or Magazine
Winner – Lucy Gillmore (Independent)
Runner-up – Jasper Winn (Sunday Times),
Highly Commended: Peter Hutchison (ABTA mag)

2003

Consumer Feature of the Year Newspaper or Magazine
Winner – Sarah Barrell

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