BATW Planet Earth Awards 2017
Best Travel Article or Essay for Planet Earth
These special awards recognize travel writing that helps to sustain or enhance the unique and valuable character of a place—its environment, culture, aesthetics, heritage, and/or the well-being of its residents. (Winners announced February 18, 2017 at Book Passage in Corte Madera, CA)
2017 – BEST TRAVEL ARTICLE OR ESSAY FOR PLANET EARTH WINNERS
Judges: Jeff Burnside and Natalie Lefevre
Gold ($200): Laurie King, “Lucky Sama” (Medium.com).
Silver ($150): Todd Pitock, “Greenland: An Icy Island Warms to Change” (San Francisco Chronicle).
Bronze ($100): Margie Goldsmith, “From Mexico to Mongolia” (Wall Street Journal).
Honorable Mention: Tom Molanphy, “John Huston, Blue-Footed Boobies and Me” (Hippocampus Magazine).