By Laura FonsecaThe National Geographic Travel Awards are a way to recognize outstanding travel writing in the media, with winners being recognized for outstanding writing, investigative reporting, photojournalism, travel photography, and more.
In 2017, National Geographic announced the winner of the 2018 Travel Awards.
The winners were selected based on an online voting process.
The winner of this year’s Travel Awards was an investigative reporting piece about Walmart in Alaska that was published in the September/October 2017 issue of National Geographic.
It was a part of National Geo’s 2018 “Best Travel Writing” issue, which included the winner’s photojournalist-photographer-storyteller award and other prizes.
The Travel Awards were presented by National Geographic in January 2018, in honor of the 100th anniversary of the publication of the book The Discovery of America by Robert Peary, which won the Pulitzer Prize in 1903 for its coverage of the search for the American treasure.
In 2018, National Geography honored National Geographic’s 100th Anniversary by recognizing a series of publications that published compelling pieces that challenged and improved our understanding of our planet and our lives.
The 2018 winners included the book “The American Trail,” “The Hidden Shore,” “A Natural History of the Great Plains,” “Cotton and Gold,” and “Birds of Prey.”
The National Geo Travel Awards nominations are announced every two years.
For the 2019 awards, winners are chosen by a panel of editors and writers who also include industry experts and scholars.
The panel of judges includes National Geographic editors and reporters and Pulitzer Prize winner and Smithsonian magazine reporter David Graeber.
The National Geophysical Data Center (NEDC) in Greenbelt, Md., is a research facility for data visualization and interactive data, including global temperature and precipitation datasets.
This year, the NEDC presented a number of awards to award-winning writers, including the National Geographic Awards for Excellence in Investigative Reporting for their coverage of Amazon’s Kindle Fire tablet.