Quarter Miles Travel
First Women of Virginia
Lowell Thomas Award Winning Podcast
Quarter Miles Travel First Women of Virginia highlights the women who were Native American, African and European. They were tenacious and strong. They are part of the foundation of our country. In this award winning podcast episode, their stories unfold and show how the lives of women 400 years ago impact our lives today.
The podcast won the Lowell Thomas Award for podcast/guidebook. The Lowell Thomas Travel Journalism Award is sponsored by the SATW Foundation. The competition honors excellence in the travel field in several categories.
The first contest celebrated work done in 1984, and since that time, the Foundation has awarded more than $550,000 to journalists. Today the Foundation gives more than $25,000 annually in prize money and more than 100 awards to journalists and publications for outstanding print, digital, multimedia and broadcast work.
Lowell Thomas was an acclaimed journalist, prolific author and modern-day world explorer who achieved numerous “firsts” during five decades in travel journalism. He’s known as a broadcast journalist, but his career touched nearly all disciplines. His indefatigable spirit of adventure and discovery epitomizes that of the inquiring travel journalist.
He assisted SATW in a 1960s public service campaign called “Welcome a Visitor,” designed to encourage Americans to be friendly to travelers. His half-minute message, which mentioned SATW, was played on radio stations across the country. (-SATW Foundation – www.satwf.com )
Here’s what the judges had to say about the First Women of Virginia podcast:
- Place Name: Third Place
Contestant Name: Annita Thomas
Entry Title: Quarter Miles Travel: First Women of Virginia
Entry Credit: Annita Thomas
Judge Comment: Details make this piece exceptional. Multiple voices help in the telling, and the supportive website is among the best of any entry this year.
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