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 25th 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 2016 NATJA Awards Competition as of January 30, 2017. Details on each prize will be provided to Grand Prize and Gold Award winners. Please note bonus prizes are subject to changes.


Blair Hotels, Cody, WY
Exodus Travels
Pacific Resort Aitutaki, Cook Islands
Sun Fun You Mediterrean Voyages


1886 Crescent Hotel & Spa, Eureka, AR
ACE Adventure Resort, New River Gorge, West Virginia
Beacon Hotel with CityPass, New York, NY
Big Sky Resort, Big Sky, MT
Branson Lakes Visit, Branson, MO
Cannery Row Company, Monterey, CA
Colonial Inn, Concord, MA
David Intercontinental, Tel Aviv, Israel
Discover Newport Visit, Newport, RI
Drury Plaza Hotel Cleveland Downtown, Cleveland, OH
Embassy Row Hotel, Washington, D.C.
Fearrington House Restaurant, Pittsboro, NC
French Lick Resort, French Lick, IN
Georgian Terrace Hotel with Citypass, Atlanta, GA
Gideon Putnam, Saratoga Springs, NY
Glenwood Springs, Glenwood Springs, CO
The Green Park Inn, Blowing Rock, NC
Harborside Hotel, National Harbor, MD
Heritage Hotel & Resorts, New Mexico
Hilton San Francisco Union Square with CityPass, San Francisco, CA
Historic Hotel Bethlehem, Bethlehem, PA
Historic Wort Hotel, Jackson, WY
Hyatt French Quarter, New Orleans, LA
JetBlue Airlines
Johnston County Visit, Smithfield, NC
JW Marriott Las Vegas Resort & Spa, Las Vegas, NV
Koro Sun Resort, Fiji
La Quinta Inn with Derby Wine Estates, Paso Robles, CA
Laguna Lodge Eco-Resort and Nature Preserve, Lake Atitlan, Guatemala
Lansdowne Resort & Spa, Leesburg, VA
Little River Inn, Mendocino, CA
Maine Windjammer Cruises (3-6 nights)
Mandarin & Mango Boutique Hotels, Faralya, Turkey
Moon Palace Jamaica Grande, Ocho Rios, Jamaica
Moon Palace Resorts Cancun, Cancun, Mexico
Oak Plantation Resort, Kissimmee, FL
Outer Banks Visitor's Bureau, Outer Banks, North Carolina
Package of Warmth and Comfort with Poseidon Expeditions and Sons of Liberty
Palmer House Hilton, Chicago, IL
PGA National Resort & Spa, Palm Beach Gardens, FL
The Phoenician, Scottsdale, AZ
Red Lion Inns, Cohasset, MD
Ritz-Carlton Dallas with CityPass, Dallas, TX
Ritz-Carlton Denver, Denver, CO
Ritz-Carlton New Orleans, New Orleans, LA
Shreveport Hilton, Shreveport, LA
Sorensen's Resort, Hope Valley, CA
Southampton Inn, Southampton, NY
Sunscape Dorado Pacifico, Ixtapa, Mexico
Tualatin Valley Package A, Tualatin Valley, OR
Tualatin Valley Package B, Tualatin Valley, OR
Victoria Cruises
, Yangtze River Itinerary
The Wigwam, Phoenix, AZ