Society of American Travel Writers Foundation
Lowell Thomas Travel Journalism Competition
1987 Awards for Work Published in 1986

In the third year of the competition, we added a $500 award for runner-up in the Grand Award category, with the first place still receiving $1,000. We continued giving $500 to the first-place winners in 12 categories, with no monetary prizes for newspaper travel section and magazine categories). Also, we started naming the publication in which a winning article appeared.

Judges were faculty members at the Missouri School of Journalism, with Prof. Don Ranly, associate dean, as the coordinator.

Grand Award — Lowell Thomas Travel Journalist of the Year
First:              Carol Barrington, freelance writer
Runner-up:  Michael Carlton, The Denver Post

Best Newspaper Travel Section
First:              Los Angeles Times
Runner-up:    Chicago Tribune 

Travel Magazine
First:              National Geographic Traveler
Runner-up:    Oklahoma Today

Newspaper Article on U.S. Travel
First:             Catharine M. Hamm, The Kansas City Star
Runner-up:  Jerry Flemmons, Fort Worth Star-Telegram

Magazine Article on U.S. Travel
First:             Barry Callaghan, Leisure Way
Runner-up:    Ruth Duskin Feldman, Utah Holiday

Newspaper Article on Foreign Travel
First:              Terry McDermott, The Seattle Times
Runner-up:    Erik Lactis, The Seattle Times

Magazine Article on Foreign Travel 
First:              K.M. Kostyal, National Geographic Traveler
Runner-up:    Charles N. Barnard, National Geographic Traveler
Land Travel Article
First:              Jay Brunhouse, San Francisco Examiner-Chronicle
Runner-up:    Al Borcover, Chicago Tribune
Marine Travel Article
First:              Peter H. Spectre, Wooden Boat Magazine
Runner-up:  Tom and JoAnne O’Toole, St. Petersburg Times
Consumer Reporting
First:              Phyllis Krasilovsky, The Boston Globe
Runner-up:    Carol Martinez, Los Angeles Daily News
Travel Book
First:              Bernhard Hermann and Ed Sheehan, “Honolulu”
Runner-up:  Louise Weiss, “Access to the World”
First:              Ray Riegert, “Hidden Hawaii”
Runner-up:    Rob Kay, “Fiji”
Destination Travel on TV, Radio
No award
Published Black/White Photo
First:              Marcia Schnedler, Chicago Sun-Times
Runner-up:    Catherine Watson, Star Tribune (Minneapolis)
Published Color Photo
First:              Marita Adair Hidalgo, San Antonio Monthly
Runner-up:    John D. Macdonald, The Seattle Time

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