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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

2019

Blog Post of the Year Award
Runner Up: Abigail King, Ice climbing in Patagonia (InsideTheTravelLab.com)
Winner: Luke Waterson, The Road to Choquequirao: Is this Peru’s next Inca Trail? (adventure.com)

Online Consumer Feature of the Year Award
Runner Up: Shafik Meghji, An Antarctic voyage: becoming a “citizen scientist” (Rough Guides Online)
Winner: Simon Parker, On holiday in Mexico’s murder capital – what it’s really like down in Acapulco (Telegraph Online)

Consumer Newspaper Feature of the Year Award
Runner Up: Sarah Marshall, Fall in lov with Iguazu and its people (The Sunday Telegraph)
Winner: Stanley Stewart, To the end of the Earth (The Sunday Times)

Consumer Magazine Feature of the Year Award
Runner Up: Lucy Gilmore, The big chill, (House and Garden)
Winner: Sam Harrison, Had he lived, Che Guevara would have been 90 this month… (N by Norwegian)

Trade Publication Feature of the Year Award
Runner Up: Adam Coulter, Latin America as an adventure capital (Selling Travel)
Winner: Laura French, Tip of the iceberg (Travel Weekly)

Self-published Feature of the Year Award
Runner Up: Jim Morrison, How the Peruvian Pelican reflects changes in the Environment (Silversea)
Winner: Vanessa Humphreys, Chile: A passage from the land of salt and stars to the “end of the world” (Steppes Travel)

Published Photo of the Year Award
Runner Up: Simon Chubb, Queen of the Pantanal (Wanderlust)
Winner: Jonathan Gregson, Across Patagonia (Lonely Planet)

Latin America Round-up Feature of the Year Award
Runner Up: Telegraph team, The best train journeys in Latin America for 2018 (The Telegraph)
Winner: N by Norwegian, 21 things you didn’t know about Buenos Aires (N by Norwegian)

Regional Press Feature of the Year Award
Runner Up: Lizzie Pook, The High Life (City AM Magazine)
Winner: Steve Hogarty, A new leaf (City AM Magazine)

2018

Blog Post of the Year Award
Highly Commended: Neil Hennessy-Vass, Central America: A new revolution
Runner Up: Shafik Meghji, Best things to do in Ecuador
Winner: Abigail King, Pre-Columbian art in Ecuador and the surprising question it asks

Online Consumer Feature of the Year Award
Runner Up: Sarah Gilbert, Exploring Che Guevara’s Bolivian shrine 50 years after his death (Independent Online)
Winner: Tamara Hinson, Quito: Why Ecuador’s capital is known for its evolving music scene (Independent Online)

Consumer Newspaper Feature of the Year Award
Runner Up: Andrew Purvis, My David Attenborough moment in the Amazon (The Sunday Telegraph)
Winner: Mike Unwin, Living at one with the creatures of the canopy (The Sunday Telegraph)

Consumer Magazine Feature of the Year Award
Runner-Up: Chris Moss, Shape shifter (Conde Nast Traveller)
Winner: Adrian Phillips, A wild, rolling-eyed beast of a route (National Geographic Traveller)

Trade Publication Feature of the Year Award
Runner Up: Meera Dattani, Belize the hype (Travel Weekly)
Winner: Ben Lerwill, Andes to Amazon (Selling Travel)

Self-published Feature of the Year Award
Runner-Up: Jennifer Richt, Belize in it: An example of ecotourism (Jacada Travel)
Winner: Anna McNuff, Through Patagonia on wheels (Swoop Patagonia)

Published Photo of the Year Award
Runner Up: Alex Robinson, Mystic river (Wanderlust)
Winner: Jonathan Gregson, Lago Pehoé, Torres Del Paine (Lonely Planet)

2017

Top Published Latin American Photo
Runner Up: Renato Granieri, Whale in Baja California (South Wales Echo)
Winner: Philip Lee Harvey, Ecuador Pipes (Lonely Planet)

Blog Post of the Year
Runner Up: Kerry Christiani, Highs on the Huemul Circuit (Lonely Planet Blog)
Winner: Claire Boobbyer, The Burial of Pachencho in Cuba (The Holiday Place Blog)

Online Consumer Feature of the Year
Runner Up: Chris Leadbeater, Guyana: South America’s Best Kept Secret? (Telegraph Online)
Winner: Olivia Rawes, Six Reasons to visit Bogota (Rough Guides)

Consumer Newspaper Feature of the Year
Runner Up: Nick Boulos, A fresh perspective on Rio from the top of Big Brother (Sunday Telegraph)
Winner: Teresa Machan, Round the Horn for a Cape Escape (The Daily Telegraph)

Consumer Magazine Feature of the Year
Runner-Up: Stanley Stewart, Shimmy Shimmy Cartagena (Conde Nast Traveller)
Winner: Stanley Stewart, Giant Steps (Conde Nast Traveller)

Trade Publication Feature of the Year
Runner Up- Pippa Jacks, Galapagos Galore (TTG)
Winner: Ella Buchan, Costa Rica 3 ways (Travel Weekly)

Best Self-published Award
Runner-Up: David Horwell, Seven Latin American cocktails you have to try (Select Latin America)
Winner: Jamie Swan, A Guide to Homestays in Cuba (Journey Latin America)

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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