Sponsored by the Society of American Travel Writers, the Lowell Thomasawards are considered the most prestigious honors in the field of traveljournalism. This year's awards, announced Sept. 7, included more than 1,300entries in 27 categories of competition for work done in 2003-2004.
Judges commented that The Sun's travel section was "tightly woven" and"sparkles with great ideas."
Friedland's article (click below to read) won a bronze in the Newspaper Article on U.S. / CanadaTravel category.
Despite a history filled with turmoil and conflict, Charleston has managed to hold on to its genteel ways
In, 2003, The Sun travel section was judged the best in the country in its circulation category (350,000-499,999) in the 19th annual Lowell Thomas Travel Journalism Competition. In addition, staff writer Frank D. Roylance won a writing award for his travel article "Pilgrimage to Atessa."
Last year's awards, announced Nov. 7, 2003, included more than 1,100 entries in 27 categories of competition for work done in 2002-2003.
In giving the travel section top honors, the judges noted "striking cover designs, bold use of photography and a mix that captivates, invites and intrigues readers."
Roylance's article won a bronze in the Newspaper Article on Foreign Travel category. Judges called the article a "compelling saga of the search for one family's history."
Here's a sample of the Travel articles that were submitted for the competition in 2003:
A Northwest Passage
Parents learn a few lessons about traveling with teens during an adventure in Seattle and the San Juan Islands.
A Place of Honor
At Arlington National Cemetery and other nearby memorials, the nation pays tribute to those who answered the call to serve.
Let the Bidding Begin
Whether buying or watching, visitors will find the rarefied air of New York auction houses more hospitable than might be imagined.
Pilgrimage to Atessa
A mother and son search for their roots in a small Italian village and discover there are no clear guideposts when traveling in the past.
A growing number of 'astrotourists' are traveling the globe to witness celestial events in optimal settings.
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