Atta Media Awards winners announced at Experience Africa 2019

The winners of the 2019 Atta Media Awards were announced at the Campfire Tales event last night, wrapping up three days of a very successful Experience Africa 2019.

TV personality and motorbike-enthusiast, Charley Boorman, attended the awards as our guest speaker to talk to the audience about his travels through Africa.

Atta would like to congratulate this year’s winners, who continue to inspire and excite us through their thought provoking journalism about Africa. This year the awards were a celebration of all things African, educating readers on the geography, flora, fauna and culture that makes up this wonderful continent we know and love.

Anita Powell, Awards Chair said; “We’re delighted by the calibre of this year's Atta Media Award submissions. Momentum has grown this year, with close to 600 entries, and their high quality posed the judges a challenge. It’s a privilege for Atta to be showcasing and celebrating the best in Africa-focused writing with these Awards.’’

Thank you to our sponsors and to this year’s judges for helping Atta in making the awards possible.

  1. Best Travel Trade Article - Sponsored by Visit Rwanda

Head in the Clouds - Laura French - Travel Weekly

  1. Best Cultural Article on an African Destination - Sponsored by South African Tourism

Title Track - Stanley Stewart - Conde Nast Traveller

  1. Best Wildlife & Nature Feature (Newspaper) - Sponsored by Brussels Airlines

Zimbabwe: From Victoria Falls to the big five - all aboard the safari express - Sue Watt - The Times

  1. Best Wildlife & Nature Feature (Magazine) - Sponsored by Zimbabwe Tourism Authority

Living with Elephants  - James Gifford - Geographical Magazine

  1. Best Blogger / Vlogger on Africa - Sponsored by South African Airways

Tracking Black Rhino on Foot - Joanna Eede - National Geographic Traveller

  1. Best Member or Self Published - Sponsored by Bradt Travel Guides

Tides of Change in the Omo Valley - Jarrod Kyte - Steppes Travel

  1. Best International Article - Sponsored by Avis

Meet the Black Mambas: South Africa's first majority-female anti-poaching unit - Georgia Stephens - Rough Guides

  1. Judges Award - Outstanding Contribution to African Tourism

Sir David Attenborough