Nominations are now open for Caribbean Tourism Organization’s Caribbean Travel Media Awards

Please ensure all submissions reflect media and social media coverage published online or in print between 1 September 2018 and 30 June 2019.

Nominations are now open for Caribbean Tourism Organization’s Caribbean Travel Media Awards

The Caribbean Tourism Organization (CTO) is delighted to announce that nominations are now open for the Annual Caribbean Travel Media Awards to be held on Monday 4 November 2019. CTO members, their public relations agencies or qualified UK or Irish-based media or bloggers can begin submitting their entries, published or broadcast, between 1 September 2018 and 30 June 2019. The closing date for entries is 13 September 2019

The 2019 Caribbean Travel Media Awards have been updated with changes including Best Online and Best Blogger Feature/post being merged into one category and the exclusion of Photojournalism as a category on its own. A new entry criterion now specifies that the Best Caribbean Roundup entry must include a minimum of three Caribbean destinations, while Social Media entries may not be campaigns created solely by members or their respective PR’s.  

The final eight categories are as follows:
1. Best travel trade feature
2. Best national newspaper feature 
3. Best regional newspaper feature
4. Best consumer feature 
5. Best broadcast (TV and radio) feature
6. Best online or blog feature/post
7. Best Social Media Campaign
8. Best Caribbean Round Up 

Carol Hay, the CTO’s director of marketing for UK and Europe, said, “We are looking forward to another successful year of the Caribbean Travel Media Awards and urge our members, journalists and bloggers to take this opportunity to share their original and engaging Caribbean stories that continue to inspire audiences to choose the Caribbean. We hope that the early submission date will help with getting entries through smoothly and urge all participants to take note of the closing dates and full entry criteria.” 

The CTO Travel Media Awards celebrate and reward the very best representation of the Caribbean by the media industry in the areas of writing, digital media, broadcast media and publishing. Applications are invited from CTO Destination Members and UK Chapter Members, the full spectrum of Media itself and public relations and representation companies based in the UK. 

The CTO has once again assembled a panel of experts to judge the entries, with key figures in publishing, tourism and leisure represented and the first nominations will be announced on Monday 14 October. The winners and finalists of the Awards will be announced on Monday 4 November 2019, at the Annual Caribbean Travel Media Awards event which will be held during World Travel Market at a new venue to be announced shortly.

All media will be invited to join the celebration as guests of the CTO and sponsoring partners, while tickets for CTO members, hotel partners and their respective PR agencies are available from abrooks@caribtourism.comor call 0208 948 0057. 

Important Submission Information

  • Please ensure all submissions reflect media and social media coverage published online or in print between 1 September 2018 and 30 June 2019.

  • Submissions must be made via the online process at caribbean.co.uk/trade/ctotravelawards using the official entry form caribbean.co.uk/trade/ctotravelawards/submission. Eligible participants may enter for as many categories as they wish but may not submit more than one (1) entry per category. Each entry must be made on a separate form.

  • Print articles must include a PDF or a screen grab of the article and web link if possible.

  • Broadcast submissions must include a copy of the broadcast, transcript and digital link.

  • Social Media Campaigns must include Campaigns where at least three platforms are involved in the activity with a summary stat report and pdf or screen grabs of posts.

  • Blog or Online entries must include a workable web link(s) to the feature(s) and pdf or jpeg (or legible scanned copy).

  • All entries must include the name(s) and contact details of the journalist(s) or bloggers being nominated.

  • Please refer to the full guidelines for entry criteria per category or ask for a copy from office@talktoriver.com

  • Please submit all entries by Friday 13 September 2019. Late entries will not be judged!

  • By submitting an entry, you give permission to the CTO to use your entry in promoting the Caribbean Travel Media Awards.