Judging of the 2021 awards

Shortlists are to be created from the submissions by a panel of booksellers and travel publishing buyers from the industry. The winners in each category will be selected by a variety of judging panels featuring travel writers and experts. 

In some categories a public vote will take place, votes will be combined with the judging panel votes.

The prestigious Stanford Dolman Travel Book of the Year Prize is run in association with the Authors’ Club.

The Edward Stanford Award for Outstanding Contribution to Travel Writing is selected by a panel of booksellers from bookshops across the country.

The Bradt Travel Guides New Travel Writer of the Year is administered by Bradt Travel Guides.