NATJA Awards Competition Prizes

NATJA recognizes winners as:

  • Grand Prize: Overall outstanding accomplishment across the competition
  • Gold Prize: Awarded per category
  • Silver Prize: Awarded per category
  • Bronze Prize: Awarded per category

All winners and finalists are permitted to display the appropriate NATJA Winner or Finalist Seals on reprints, dust jackets, covers and websites, and emails. NATJA also provides a certificate to everyone who places in the competition.

Media Bonus Prizes in the 26th Annual NATJA Awards Competition

Additionally, those who are Grand Prize winners for Travel Journalism and Photography or Gold Award Winners in a media category (categories 100 - 193) will be invited to select a bonus prize from the listing below. Grand Prize and Gold will be advised by email of the selection process. Please note that Grand Prizes and Gold Awards are distributed by U.S. mail. Prizes are capped at one per category and no more than 2 prizes may be awarded for multiple Grand Prize and Gold Award winners.

Please see the list of confirmed destination prizes for 2017 NATJA Awards Competition as of July 28, 2017. Details on each prize will be provided to Grand Prize and Gold Award winners. Please note bonus prizes are subject to changes.


Alaska Garden Gates B&B and Cottages, between Palmer & Wasilla, Alaska
Beacon Hotel, New York, NY
Big Sky Resort, Big Sky, MT
Branson, MO Prize Package, Branson, MO
Breezes Bahamas Resort & Spa
Embassy Row Hotel, Washington, D.C.
French Lick Resort, French Lick, IN
Georgian Terrace Hotel with Citypass, Atlanta, GA
Glenwood Springs, Glenwood Springs, CO
Harborside Hotel, National Harbor, MD
Hilton San Francisco Union Square, San Francisco, CA
Historic Hotel Bethlehem, Bethlehem, PA
ILLA Hotel, Quito, Ecuador
Irvine, CA Prize Package
JetBlue Airlines
JW Marriott Las Vegas Resort & Spa, Las Vegas, NV
Laguna Lodge Eco Resort & Nature Preserve, Lake Atitlan, Guatemala
Lansdowne Resort & Spa, Leesburg, VA
Maine Windjammer Cruises (3-6 nights)
Marriott Residence Inn, Boston Back Bay/Fenway, Boston, MA
Oak Plantation Resort, Kissimmee, FL
Pacific Resort Aitutaki, Cook Islands
Palmer House Hilton, Chicago, IL
Parc 55 Hotel, San Francisco
The Phoenician, Scottsdale, AZ
Pike's Waterfront Lodge, Fairbanks, AK
St. Augustine, Florida Prize Package
St. Petersburg, Florida Prize Package
Victoria Cruises
Wilburton Inn, Manchester, VT