The Judging Process

The Travel Media Awards recognise the importance of an impartial judging process for all 20 award categories.

The Awards have 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 20 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 some 60 judges from leading travel businesses and travel media will judge the 2019 awards. Details of all judges can be found below.

As part of our ongoing commitment to the judging process no one individual will judge the same category as in 2018, with 1 in 4 judges to the 2019 Awards being first time judges, allowing for all 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.

Who will be judging

Details of the 2019 judges will be announced in the coming months.


Details of the 2019 shortlisters will be announced in the coming months.