We are delighted to announce the shortlist for this year’s Atta Media Awards as follows:

1. Best Travel Trade Article

Head in the Clouds - Laura French - Travel Weekly
Game On - Lisa Grainger - Days like This - Scott Dunn
How Nature Tourism Saved Walker Bay's Extraordinary Fynbos - Heather Richardson - PURE Life Experiences

2. Best Cultural Article on an African Destination

Sweet Salone - Sue Watt - Travel Africa
Title Track - Stanley Stewart - Conde Nast Traveller
Treasure Island -  India Dowley - Suitcase Magazine

3. Best Wildlife & Nature Feature (Newspaper)

Adapt or die: The curious case of Botswana's fish-eating leopards - Nigel Tisdall -  Sunday Telegraph
Black Rhino Walking Safari - Andrew Purvis - Daily Telegraph
Zimbabwe: From Victoria Falls to the big five - all aboard the safari express - Sue  Watt - The Times

4. Best Wildlife & Nature Feature (Magazine)

Living with Elephants  - James Gifford - Geographical Magazine
Wild Frontier - Emma Gregg - National Geographic Traveller
River of Life - Ann & Steve Toon - Travel Africa Magazine

5. Best Blogger / Vlogger on Africa

Novel Travel on a South African Adventure - Michelle Jackson - The Novel Traveller
Highlights of Swaziland - Petra Shepherd - Silver Travel Advisor
Tracking Black Rhino on Foot - Joanna Eede - National Geographic Traveller

6. Best Member or Self Published

Chimpanzee Habituation - Britta Foulis - Asilia Africa
The Rangers Behind the Wildlife Sightings - Georgie Hextall - Timbuktu Blog
Tides of Change in the Omo Valley - Jarrod Kyte - Steppes Travel

7. Best International Article

The things I learned taking public transport the entire length of Africa - Steve Madgwick - adventure.com
Meet the Black Mambas: South Africa's first majority-female anti-poaching unit - Georgia Stephens - Rough Guides
Incredible transformation of a former war zone - Tamara Hinson - News.com.au

Follow the results live from our twitter account on June 26th @atta_tourism