Awards

On assignment in Egypt.

2017

1st place – photography, past meeting sites, awarded by Central States Chapter, Society of American Travel Writers (SATW)

2nd place – photo of people, awarded by Central States Chapter, Society of American Travel Writers (SATW)

2nd place – self-illustrated article, awarded by Central States Chapter, Society of American Travel Writers (SATW)

3rd place – magazine article featuring a U.S./Canadian destination, awarded by Central States Chapter, Society of American Travel Writers (SATW)

 2016

1st place – Photo Shootout, best landscape of 20 images taken in 24-hours, awarded by Central States Chapter, Society of American Travel Writers (SATW)

1st place – Photo Shootout, best people photo of 20 images taken in 24-hours, awarded by Central States Chapter, Society of American Travel Writers (SATW)

1st place – photography: places/scenery featuring international destination, awarded by Central States Chapter, Society of American Travel Writers (SATW)

1st place – photography: animal photo, awarded by Central States Chapter, Society of American Travel Writers (SATW)

3rd place – photojournalism, awarded by Central States Chapter, Society of American Travel Writers (SATW)

3rd place – photojournalism, Mark Twain Award, Midwest Travel Writers Association (MTWA)

Honorable Mention– Midwest destinations, Mark Twain Award, Midwest Travel Writers Association (MTWA)

Honorable Mention – newspaper article, international destinations, Mark Twain Award, Midwest Travel Writers Association (MTWA)

Honorable Mention – culinary travel article, Mark Twain Award, Midwest Travel Writers Association (MTWA)

2015

2nd place  – travel article in a digital medium, Society of American Travel Writers (SATW) Central States Chapter

2nd place  – consumer reporting, how-to, Society of American Travel Writers (SATW) Central States Chapter

2nd place  – magazine article, international, Society of American Travel Writers (SATW) Central States Chapter

2nd place – photo of food reflecting local cultures, Central States Chapter, Society of American Travel Writers (SATW)

3rd place  – article from meeting site, Society of American Travel Writers (SATW) Central States Chapter

3rd place  – travel article in a digital medium, Society of American Travel Writers (SATW) Central States Chapter

 Honorable Mention – newspaper article, U.S. and Canada, Society of American Travel Writers (SATW) Central States Chapter

Honorable Mentionnewspaper article, international destination, Mark Twain Award, Midwest Travel Writers Association (MTWA)

Honorable Mentionnewspaper article, recent sites, Mark Twain Award, Midwest Travel Writers Association (MTWA)

2014

1st placephotojournalism, Mark Twain Award, Midwest Travel Writers Association (MTWA)

1st placephotography: action/motion, awarded by Central States Chapter, Society of American Travel Writers (SATW)

2nd placetravel article in a digital medium, awarded by Central States Chapter, Society of American Travel Writers (SATW)

2nd placenewspaper article in U.S./Canada, awarded by Central States Chapter, Society of American Travel Writers (SATW)

BronzeDestination Travel Article, Domestic Newspaper, North American Travel Journalists Association (NATJA)

3rd placeweb article, Mark Twain Award, Midwest Travel Writers Association (MTWA)

2013

Best of ShowPhoto Shootout, portfolio of 10 images taken in 24 hours, awarded by Central States Chapter, Society of American Travel Writers (SATW)

1st placephotography: places/scenery featuring international destination, awarded by Central States Chapter, Society of American Travel Writers (SATW)

2nd placehow to/consumer article, awarded by Central States Chapter, Society of American Travel Writers (SATW)

2nd placetravel article in a digital medium, awarded by Central States Chapter, Society of American Travel Writers (SATW)

2nd placephotography: action/motion, awarded by Central States Chapter, Society of American Travel Writers (SATW)

3rd placephotography: photo from past meeting site, awarded by Central States Chapter, Society of American Travel Writers (SATW)

3rd placeweb article, Mark Twain Award, Midwest Travel Writers Association, (MTWA)

2012

1st place – newspaper article on international destination, awarded by Central States Chapter, Society of American Travel Writers (SATW)

3rd place – photo from past meeting site, awarded by Central States Chapter, Society of American Travel Writers (SATW)

Honorable Mention– Action photo, awarded by Central States Chapter, Society of American Travel Writers (SATW)

2011

2nd place –  newspaper writing; Mark Twain Award (MTWA)

2010

2nd place –  series (France); Mark Twain Award (MTWA)

2009

2nd place –  photography (past meeting sites) awarded by Central States Chapter, Society of American Travel Writers (SATW)

3rd place –  photography (past meeting sites) awarded by Central States Chapter, Society of American Travel Writers (SATW)

3rd place –  Magazine article, awarded by Central States Chapter, Society of American Travel Writers (SATW)

Honorable Mention– Magazine article, awarded by Central States Chapter, Society of American Travel Writers (SATW)

2008

1st place –  Newspaper travel story on Canada, Northern Lights award, “White Creatures of the North.”

1st place –  best travel section in newspapers of less than 350,000 circulation in the Central States region of the U.S.,  awarded by Central States Chapter, Society of American Travel Writers (SATW)

1st place –  U.S./Canada travel, newspaper article,  “Behind the Scenes at Disney World” awarded by Central States Chapter, Society of American Travel Writers (SATW)

1st place –  series on Egypt,  awarded by Central States Chapter, Society of American Travel Writers (SATW)

3rd place –  self-illustrated, “Aboard a Floating Snail” awarded by Central States Chapter, Society of American Travel Writers (SATW)

3rd place –  photography, action category, “Two Sculptures”  taken in Milwaukee, awarded by Central States Chapter, Society of American Travel Writers (SATW)

 2007

1st place –  self-illustrated, “Hiking into Havasu” awarded by Central States Chapter, Society of American Travel Writers (SATW)

2nd place –  U.S./Canada travel, newspaper article,  “I was a Vegas virgin” awarded by Central States Chapter, Society of American Travel Writers (SATW)

3rd place –  best travel section in newspapers of less than 350,000 circulation in the Central States region of the U.S.,  awarded by Central States Chapter, Society of American Travel Writers (SATW)

3rd place –  international travel, newspaper article “Undiscovered Africa – Malawi”  awarded by Central States Chapter, Society of American Travel Writers (SATW)

3rd place –  photography, action category, “Malawi”  awarded by Central States Chapter, Society of American Travel Writers (SATW)

Honorable Mention –  photography, best photo of a meeting site, “Milwaukee Art Museum”  awarded by Central States Chapter, Society of American Travel Writers (SATW)

Honorable Mention –  best newspaper travel section, North American Travel Journalists Association.

Honorable Mention –  Leisure Activity, “White Creatures of the North,” North American Travel Journalists Association.

 2006

1st place –  best travel section in newspapers of less than 350,000 circulation in the Central States region of the U.S.,  awarded by Central States Chapter, Society of American Travel Writers (SATW)

2nd place –  international travel, “Return to Vietnam”  awarded by Central States Chapter, Society of American Travel Writers (SATW)

2nd place –  photography, people category, “Opera Garnier”  awarded by Central States Chapter, Society of American Travel Writers (SATW)

Runner up –  best newspaper travel section, North American Travel Journalists Association.

Runner up –  destination travel, domestic, newspaper. New Orleans after Katrina. Is it too soon to go? North American Travel Journalists Association.

2005

1st place –  marine travel article, “Hot Spot at the Bottom of the World”  awarded by Central States Chapter, Society of American Travel Writers (SATW)

2nd place -travel article on last three meeting sites, “Eerie New Orleans,”  awarded by Central States Chapter, Society of American Travel Writers (SATW)

2nd place –  ecology, conservation, preservation article, “Natural Wonders of the White Continent”  awarded by Central States Chapter, Society of American Travel Writers (SATW)

 3rd place –  series on Antarctica,  awarded by Central States Chapter, Society of American Travel Writers (SATW)

3rd place –  photo, places, Lahinch Beach, County Clare, Ireland,  awarded by Central States Chapter, Society of American Travel Writers (SATW)

2004

Gold – Lowell Thomas Award – best travel section in newspapers of less than 200,000 circulation in North America, awarded by Society of American Travel Writers (SATW)

1st place –  best travel section in newspapers of less than 350,000 circulation in the Central States region of the U.S.,  awarded by Central States Chapter, Society of American Travel Writers (SATW)

2003

Gold – Lowell Thomas Award – best travel section in newspapers of less than 200,000 circulation in North America, awarded by Society of American Travel Writers (SATW)

1st place –  best travel section in newspapers of less than 350,000 circulation in the Central States region of the U.S.,  awarded by Central States Chapter, Society of American Travel Writers (SATW)

2002

Gold – Lowell Thomas Award – best travel section in newspapers of less than 200,000 circulation in North America, awarded by Society of American Travel Writers (SATW)

Best of show  – Henry Bradshaw Memorial Award given for best overall entry (for an article on the Galapagos Islands), awarded by Central States Chapter, Society of American Travel Writers (SATW)

1st place self-illustrated travel article, awarded by Central States Chapter, Society of American Travel Writers (SATW)

3rd place for newspaper travel articles on the U.S. and Canada, awarded by Central States Chapter, Society of American Travel Writers (SATW)

3rd place for newspaper travel articles on foreign travel, awarded by Central States Chapter, Society of American Travel Writers (SATW)

2nd place for articles on ecology/conservation/preservation, awarded by Central States Chapter, Society of American Travel Writers (SATW)

2nd place -travel sections in newspapers of less than 350,000 circulation in the Central States region of the U.S.,  awarded by Central States Chapter, Society of American Travel Writers (SATW)

1st place – leisure travel category (for an article on Arizona guest ranches), awarded by the North American Travel Journalists Association

2001

1st place –  best travel section in newspapers of less than 350,000 circulation in the Central States region of the U.S.,  awarded by Central States Chapter, Society of American Travel Writers (SATW)

2000

1st place for articles on ecology/conservation/preservation, awarded by Central States Chapter, Society of American Travel Writers (SATW)

 1999

1st place –  best travel section in newspapers of less than 350,000 circulation in the Central States region of the U.S.,  awarded by Central States Chapter, Society of American Travel Writers (SATW)

3rd place for newspaper travel articles on the U.S. and Canada, awarded by Central States Chapter, Society of American Travel Writers (SATW)

 1998

1st place –  best travel section in newspapers of less than 350,000 circulation in the Central States region of the U.S.,  awarded by Central States Chapter, Society of American Travel Writers (SATW)

Silver – Lowell Thomas Award – 2nd place for travel sections in newspapers of less than 350,000 circulation in North America, awarded by Society of American Travel Writers (SATW)

Honorable Mention – newspaper article, international destination, Mark Twain Award, Midwest Travel Writers Association (MTWA)

Honorable Mention – newspaper article, international destination, Mark Twain Award, Midwest Travel Writers Association (MTWA)

3rd place  – travel article in a digital medium, Society of American Travel Writers (SATW) Central States Chapter

3rd place  – article from meeting site, Society of American Travel Writers (SATW) Central States Chapter

3rd place  – travel article in a digital medium, Society of American Travel Writers (SATW) Central States Chapter