About 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 encourage more travellers to put down their selfie-sticks and pick up their notebooks.

The Edward Stanford Award globes

Category winners each receive a specially commissioned hand-made globe by master globe-makers, Lander & May, featuring a design produced exclusively for the Edward Stanford Travel Writing Awards.

 

The Edward Stanford Travel Writing Awards 2020 consist of:

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

The award, which is open to authors from all across the world, celebrates excellence in literary travel writing; please note that guidebooks are not eligible.
 

The winner for this prestigious award will also be presented with a cash prize.

Run in association with The Authors’ Club, the Stanford Dolman Travel Book of the Year is the centrepiece of the Edward Stanford Travel Writing Awards. The prize is judged by an expert panel.

 

The history of the prize

Submissions open
9th December 2020

Submissions close
18th January 2021

Shortlist launch
10th December 2019 

Edward Stanford Travel Writing Awards ceremony - TBC

Awards

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

  • Edward Stanford Award for Outstanding Contribution to Travel Writing 

  • Bradt Travel Guides New Travel Writer of the Year

Key dates:

Edward Stanford Award for Outstanding Contribution to Travel Writing

This award recognises the contribution of one individual author to the travel-writing genre over time. This individual should still be current and relevant today. No submissions required - the award winner is selected by an expert panel.

Bradt Travel Guides New Travel Writer of the Year 

This award is administered by Bradt Travel Guides. Please click here for more information.

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