The shortlist for the Edward Stanford 2018 Travel Writing Awards (in association with Hayes & Jarvis) has been announced. In 1853 Edward Stanford established his map-making business in the heart of London. His maps fuelled a passion for adventure, exploration and foreign travel, which in turn led to an explosion in travel writing. These awards exist to celebrate this most exciting of genres.
There are ten different categories, which are judged by expert panels. In some cases there is also a public vote: http://www.edwardstanfordawards.com/vote which will be combined with the panel votes. Everyone that votes on the awards website will be entered into a draw to win sets of travel books.
The categories consist of:
Edward Stanford Award for Outstanding Contribution to Travel Writing
Stanford Dolman Travel Book of the Year
Fiction, with a Sense of Place
Adventure Travel Book of the Year
Children’s Travel Book of the Year
Travel Cookery Book of the Year
Photography & Illustrated Travel Book of the Year
Outstanding General Travel Themed Book of the Year
Lonely Planet Pathfinders Travel Blog of the Year
Bradt Travel Guides New Travel Writer of the Year
Have a look at the shortlisted titles http://edwardstanfordawards.com/vote Many of the books are available in Wokingham libraries – reserve a copy at http://www.wokingham.gov.uk/libraries/library-services/search-renew-and-reserve-items/