The Art of Travel is currently working with other travel blogger and planning to host an “Invitation-Only Travel Con”. Part of the conference will be dedicated to the Travel Book of the Year Award.
The goal is to turn this “Travel Con” into one of the top annual travel book awards in the USA and Canada.
What’s the purpose?
It is ironic that there are no top travel writing awards organized in the U.S. There is one in the U.K but then that’s it. Globally, as of today, there are only two large-scale annual travel book awards. That’s why we at The Art of Travel felt a need to address this gap.
The Travel Book Award will open to all writers from all countries.
Note: The first award function is scheduled for summer 2021 in Boston, Massachusetts. Please do not submit your book or inquiry until Jan 1, 2021.
Travel Book of The Year Award
As the community of travel lovers, we should celebrate the best travel writing and have an open forum where travel lovers can connect with each other.
The prize money is set to $1,000 USD (maximum) to the winner. The award will be paid by The Art of Travel, Inc. As we get support from additional sponsors, the award money will be increased.
At this time, there is going to be a single winner. In the future, we may expand the awards to a second and/or third place.
Process of Selection
Each year a small number of works are shortlisted and a winner is announced at a dinner gala in Boston with the authors, publishers, friends, and family in attendance.
Note: The conference is open to only those who are invited. Also, as the seats are limited and RSVP is required for confirmation of attendance.
The books can be submitted from the past 30 years of publication date. There is a maximum submission limit of two books per author.
Poetry books are accepted as well. So is graphic novels or any other creative work that qualifies broadly as a “book”.
If you have any questions, please email us.