Getaway Mavens Win Awards in National Writing Competition

2015 NATJA Awards - Gold SealWe are delighted to announce that Getaway Mavens received two awards in the North American Travel Journalists Association (NATJA) annual writing competition. Sandra Foyt earned Gold place in the 2015 NATJA Awards Competition in the Destination Travel, Online Publication category for The Historical Romance of Quebec City. She also placed as a Finalist in the Illustrated Story, Online Publication for 100,000 Tulips Blossom In Washington Park – Albany, NY.

Now in its 24th year, the NATJA Awards Competition honors the “best of the best” in travel writing, photography and destination marketing that cover all aspects of the travel industry worldwide. This year’s entries reflected an array of truly excellent journalistic and creative work. “Finalists and winners will be gratified to know that their work was judged by seasoned journalists, photographers and PR professionals with literally hundreds of years of experience. NATJA wishes to express its deep gratitude to all its judges for hours of work in reviewing this year’s entries,” stated NATJA CEO Helen Hernandez. This year’s journalism entries were reviewed by a remarkable panel of judges, including celebrity photographer, teacher and author Elizabeth Messina, whose body of work has appeared in major publications.

NATJA is the second largest travel media association in North America. Members include travel media professionals, publications, destination marketing organizations, and other travel marketing agencies. Members are provided with professional development workshops, online tools and networking opportunities. NATJA also publishes TravelWorld International Magazine (

We congratulate all the talented travel writers, photographers, and destination marketers in the full list of 2015 NATJA Award Winners!

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