2021 Submissions Now Open
Submissions close 6 January 2021
THE AWARD CATEGORIES
Eligibility & criteria for 2021 submissions
The Stanford Dolman Travel Book of the Year in Association with the Authors’ Club
Books must have been first published between 16th November 2019 - 16th November 2020
Titles submitted should be available in print in the UK by November 16th 2020.
Deadline for entries: 18th January 2021
Date of shortlist announcement: 28th January 2021
Prize: £2500 and a handmade ESTWA globe trophy
We would like to encourage more independent, smaller publishers to submit so this year there will be no fees or levies for publishers to submit books to the Stanford Dolman Travel Book of the Year award.
Only send in a copy of the title if it is not widely available (for example, if it’s self published) to:
Edward Stanford Group Limited
20 - 22 Shelton Street
London WC2H 9JJ
Bradt New Travel Writer of the Year
The competition is open to unpublished writers only
Entrants are invited to submit an original piece of writing of between 600 and 800 words on the destination they most want to return to when travel opens up again, and what it is about that place that draws them back. This could be a particular event that occurred there or person they met.
The piece must be a true story, based on the writer’s personal experience and written as a first-hand account, in the first person and in English.
Deadline for entries: 21 December 2020.
For entry details and terms & conditions:
The Edward Stanford Outstanding Contribution to Travel Writing
Stanfords awards this accolade to someone who has made a significant impact to the travel writing genre. Previous recipients of this award are Bill Bryson, Michael Palin, Jan Morris, Colin Thubron and Paul Theroux. No submissions required - the award winner is selected by an expert panel.
If we are able, the ceremony will this year again be a reception event and take place in central London (date TBC).
If we are unable to have an event we will arrange something digital.