The Travel Media Awards recognise the importance of an impartial judging process for all 20 award categories.
The Awards has an obligation to everyone who enters to ensure that the judging process is independent, fair and transparent. Judging is undertaken against a proven scoring system, with strict entry criteria for each of the 21 award categories. Entry criteria are available to view on the awards website here.
Each category is judged by a panel of three, comprised of two leading travel industry personnel alongside an established travel editor or writer. In total, 60 judges from leading travel businesses and travel media will judge the 2021 awards. Details of all judges can be found below.
As part of our ongoing commitment to the judging process, none of the judges will be given the same category they assessed in 2020. Furthermore, one in four judges of the 2021 Awards will be first-time judges, allowing the entries to be reviewed from a fresh perspective. Media judges will only be allocated non-conflicting categories.
In categories where very high entry levels necessitate first stage shortlisting we utilise the services of totally impartial non-travel editors, sub-editors and writers. The shortlist of finalists is then provided to the category judging panel to decide on the award winner.