As a writer it is the reader who judges us by whether they read the entire article or story or not.
But it is also nice to be recognized by our peers.
I belong to the North American Travel Journalists Association. Every year they have a awards competition and I enter a few pieces.
I just received word that I has been awarded a merit award for a story on Italy I wrote, a merit award for a photograph I took of Peggy’s Cove that was published in a Nova Scotia story in the Winnipeg Free Press, as well as a first place award for a destination marketing video I did on behalf of the Winnipeg Convention Centre.
Interestingly, I won three awards last year as well. A merit award for a cruise story I wrote, a merit award for a photo I took in Mazatlan that appeared in the Winnipeg Free Press, and a first place award for a brochure I created for the same organization, the Winnipeg Convention Centre.
I will post both this years and last years photos herein, and put in the award winning Italy story tomorrow.