BATW Planet Earth Awards 2017

Best Travel Article or Essay for Planet Earth

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Courtesy NASA.

 
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).