Society of American Travel Writers Foundation
Lowell Thomas Travel Journalism Competition
1989 Awards for Work Published in 1988

The fifth annual competition had only slight changes in the 17 categories. Monetary awards remained the same: $1,000 to the Travel Journalist of the Year and $500 to the (first) runner-up, with $500 to first-place winners in other categories but no monetary prize in newspaper section and magazine categories.

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 place:                            Laura Bly, The Orange County Register
First runner-up:                   Stanton H. Patty,The Seattle Times
Second runner-up:               Mary Lou Nolan, Kansas City Star

Newspaper Travel Section 

A: More than 250,000 circulation
First place:                            Los Angeles Times
First runner-up:                  San Francisco Examiner
Second runner-up:              The Boston Globe

B: Under 250,000 circulation
First place:                            Daily News of Los Angeles
Runners-up:                          No awards

Travel Magazine
A: Monthly

First place:                             Travel & Leisure
Runner-up:                             Michigan Living

B: Other than monthly
First place:                             Chevron USA Odyssey
Runner-up:                            Caribbean Travel & Life

Newspaper Article on U.S./Canada Travel
First place:
                            Carol Martinez, Daily News of Los Angeles
Runner-up:                            Ted Betts, Newsday

Magazine Article on U.S./Canada Travel
First place:
                             Joseph R. Yogerst, Discovery Magazine
First runner-up:                     Nancy Shute, National Geographic Traveler
Second runner-up:                Yvette Cardozo and Bill Hirsch, Florida Sportsman

Newspaper Article on Foreign Travel
First place:
                            Wayne Johnson, The Seattle Times
First runner-up:                    Mike Shoup, Philadelphia Inquirer
Second runner-up:                Michael Carlton, Atlanta Journal

Magazine Article on Foreign Travel
First place:
                            Christopher Hunt, Travel & Leisure
Runner-up:                           Holly G. Miller, Endless Vacation

Article on Land Travel
First place:
                            Stanton H. Patty, The Seattle Times
First runner-up:                    Bern Keating, 50 Plus
Second runner-up:               
Mike Shoup, Philadelphia Inquirer

Article Involving Marine Travel
First place:
                             Kenneth Ringle, National Geographic Traveler
Runner-up:                            Kim Heacox, National Geographic Traveler

Consumer/Investigative Reporting
First place:
                            Catherine Watson, Star Tribune (Minneapolis)
Runner-up:                           Henri Rix, Kansas City Star

Cultural Tourism Article
First place:
                           Rita Ariyoshi, Silver Kris
First runners-up (tie):         Daisann McLane, Caribbean Travel & Life
                                              Rebecca E. Rumbo, Los Angeles Weekly
Second runner-up:              Martie Sterling, Los Angeles Times

Reporting on Economics of Travel
First place:
                          Rita Ariyoshi, Islands
Runner-up:                           No award

Travel Book
First place:
                           Stan Grossfeld, “The Whisper of Stars”
First runner-up:                  Jocelyn Fujii, “Christmas Island”
Second runner-up:              Timothy Jacobson and Dudley Witney, “An American Journey by Rail”

Guidebook
First place:
                           Herbert L. Hiller, “Guide to the Small and Historic Lodgings of Florida”
First runner-up:                  Claire Walter, “The Best Ski Resorts of America”
Second runner-up:              Jocelyn Fujii, “The Best of Hawaii”

Black/White Travel Photo
First place:
                           Marcia Schnedler, Chicago Sun-Times
Runner-up:                            David Halpern, Oklahoma Today

Color Travel Photo
First place
:                             Mary Lou Nolan, Kansas City Star
First runner-up:                    Barry Wong, The Seattle Times
Second runner-up:                Bob Sacha, National Geographic Traveler

Destination Travel on TV, Radio or Videocassette
First place
:                             Peter N.Waitt, Japan Air Lines, “Have Yukata, Will Cycle”
Runner-up:                            No award

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