#BGTWawards (1)

I was very pleased to win an award for Best UK Feature, at the British Guild of Travel Writers Awards last night at the Savoy in London, for my article Mountain Playground – Cairngorms for Kids published in BBC Countryfile magazine earlier this year.

Mountain Playground - Cairngorms for Kids. BBC Countryfile magazine. © Rudolf Abraham

You can read an online version of the feature here here.

The Best UK Feature award was generously sponsored by a Eden Hotel Collection.

To view images from Cairngorms National Park in Scotland click here.

Photo copyright © Rudolf Abraham. All rights reserved. Images may not be copied, stored, distributed or published in any form without prior written permission from Rudolf Abraham.

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BGTW Photographer of the Year award

I was chuffed to win the BGTW Photographer of the Year award at the British Guild of Travel Writers Members Awards dinner at the Savoy in London on Sunday evening. The award was for four images of Croatia, published by BBC News, Bradt, the Economist and elsewhere. Here’s one of them:
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Young Croatian women in traditional local folk costume, during a procession on Assumption Day (Velika Gospa), Pag, Croatia (August 2012)
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Photo copyright © Rudolf Abraham. All rights reserved. Image may not be copied, stored, distributed or published in any form without prior written permission from Rudolf Abraham.
To license this image or view more images of Croatia click here.
The other winning images were of Plitvice lakes national park in winter, the Roman amphitheatre in Pula and the Rijeka Carnival.
Thanks to the Belgian Tourist Office – Brussels & Wallonia who generously sponsored the evening, which featured a surprise appearance from Michael Morpurgo, author of War Horse – not to mention one of the amazing horses too. The photography award was sponsored by Maxx Royal Hotels & Voyage Hotels. Click here to read the press release.

Montenegro award

I was mightily chuffed to find that my Montenegro feature in OE magazine won the Kenneth Westcott Jones Memorial Award for Best Transport & Specialist Feature, at the British Guild of Travel Writers Awards last night, sponsored by Virgin Trains

Magic of Montenegro (OE magazine, September 2010)