Delta Sky Magazine Wins 6 NATJA Awards

By Staff  |  February 13, 2015

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The North American Travel Journalists Association (NATJA) announced that Delta Sky magazine is the winner of six awards in the 2014 NATJA Awards Competition.

This awards competition, now in its 23rd year, honors the “best of the best” in travel writing, photography and promotion that cover all aspects of the travel industry worldwide.

Along with being a finalist in four additional categories, Sky won:

  • Silver: Best In-Flight Magazine
    April 2014 (Richard Branson/Seattle)
  • Gold: Byline Travel Column – Greater than 250,000 Circulation
    Andrew Zimmern, “Fork & the Road”
  • Bronze: Destination Travel, International Magazine
    Sarah Elbert, “Where to Go Now”
  • Silver: Travel Series – Magazine
    Sarah Elbert, “1 City 5 Ways”
  • Bronze: Specialty writing: Cruises
    Chris Clayton, “15 Chefs Walk into a Cruise…”
  • Bronze: Specialty writing: Culinary Travel
    Elizabeth Woodson, “A Foodie’s Guide to Asia”

NATJA Awards recognize excellence in travel writing, photojournalism, social media, multimedia platforms, advertising, marketing and public relations for the travel and tourism industry. This year, NATJA received over 650 submissions from all over the world.

“NATJA received an overwhelming number of entries in this year’s awards competition. The stories and photographs were so compelling and life-like that they placed the reader in that moment. This made it challenging for the judges to select the winners,” said Helen Hernandez, CEO of the organization. “The award entries this last year were clearly, the best ever in NATJA’s history. We congratulate all of the Grand Prize winners, Gold, Silver and Bronze winners for bringing to life their travel experiences for the general public.”

NATJA is the second largest travel media association in North America. Members include travel media professionals, convention and visitors bureaus, social media, hotels and attractions, and other travel marketing agencies. Members are provided with professional development workshops, peer-to-peer evaluation, web tools and networking opportunities. NATJA also publishes TravelWorld International Magazine.

For more information about NATJA or a complete list of 2014 award winners and finalists, visit

Read next: A Decade of Delta Sky Magazine

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