The Edward Stanford Travel Writing Awards

In 1853 Edward Stanford established his map-making business in the heart of London and at the height of the British Empire. His maps fuelled a passion for adventure, exploration and foreign travel, which in turn led to an explosion in travel writing.

 

Over 160 years later, the Edward Stanford Travel Writing Awards exist to celebrate this most exciting of genres and seek to celebrate the best travel writing, and travel writers, in the world.

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Submissions open - 12th September 2019

Submissions close - 4th October 2019

Shortlist launch - 10th December 2019 

Edward Stanford Travel Writing Awards ceremony - 26th February at the London Transport Museum

Awards

  • Stanford Dolman Travel Book of the Year, in association with the Authors' Club

  • Edward Stanford Award for Outstanding Contribution to Travel Writing 

  • Children's Travel Book of the Year

  • Photography Travel Book of the Year

  • Illustrated Travel Book of the Year

  • Travel Cookery Book of the Year

  • Fiction, with a Sense of Place

  • Travel Memoir of the Year

  • Debut Travel Writer of the Year

  • Adventure Travel Book of the Year

  • Bradt Travel Guides New Travel Writer of the Year
     

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