BARBADOS TOURISM MEDIA AWARDS

New and traditional media continue to be a much-trafficked avenue for travelers seeking advice on potential holiday destinations. In recognition of the integral role its media partners play in continued success of destination Barbados, the Barbados Tourism Marketing Inc. (BTMI) will once again host the Barbados Tourism Media Awards.
International and regional winners: Airfare to Barbados and on-island accommodations to experience the 9th annual Barbados Food and Rum Festival from October 18 – 21, 2018. Plus, attend the presentation ceremony for the Barbados Media Awards on Wednesday, October 17.
Barbadian winners: One roundtrip flight from Barbados to Miami.
Winners will be chosen for their exceptional work in capturing the essence of Barbados. The presentation of awards will coincide with the 9th annual Barbados Food & Rum Festival, slated for October 18 – 21, 2018. Winners will receive an all-expenses paid trip to experience and write about the unique festival. The judging panel will comprise representatives from the tourism, hospitality and literary fields.

HOW CAN I PARTICIPATE?

Participate Step1
STEP 1
Choose a category from the list below. The relevant category being entered must be clearly specified with each entry.
Participate Step2
STEP 2
Submit your details and entry.
All entries must have been published or broadcast in the time period between August 1, 2017 and August 1, 2018.
Participate Step3
STEP 3
Entries must be submitted by August 17, 2018.
Entries will not be accepted after the stated deadline.
Participate Step4
STEP 4
Winners will be announced on September 17, 2018. Awards will be presented during the awards ceremony held October 16, during the Barbados Food and Rum Festival in Barbados.
CATEGORIES
Awards will be offered in 12 categories including:
Bajan Passport
Bajan Passport
Bajan Passport

Best Feature Article in a Trade Publication

Dear Diary
Dear Diary
Dear Diary

Best Story by a Blogger

#NoFilter
#NoFilter
#NoFilter

Best Photo in Conjunction with a Feature Article

Nailed It
Nailed It
Nailed It

Best Feature Article in a Consumer Publication

How Can this Knot be Love?
How Can this Knot be Love?
How Can this Knot be Love?

Best Story on Romance

Golden Mic
Golden Mic
Golden Mic

Best Feature Broadcast

We T’ing
We T’ing
We T’ing

Best Feature by a Caribbean-based Journalist in Caribbean media

Platinum Coast
Platinum Coast
Platinum Coast

Best Story in a Luxury Publication

Standing O
Standing O
Standing O

Best of the Best by the Judges of all Submissions

Is That an Accent?
Is That an Accent?
Is That an Accent?

Best Feature by Foreign Journalist in Foreign Media

Shaken not Stirred
Shaken not Stirred
Shaken not Stirred

Epicurean Excellence Media Award

Home Drum Beat First
Home Drum Beat First
Home Drum Beat First

Best story by a Barbadian Journalist in a Local Publication

Events & Festivals
WHAT'S HAPPENING IN BARBADOS
Barbados Sugar and Rum Season 2018
15 Jan - 15 April 2018
Barbados Sugar and Rum Season 2018
The Barbados Sugar and Rum Season is an exciting, educational, and experiential season, which is steeped in creativity, history and authenticity.
Oistins Fish Festival
31st Mar - 2nd Apr 2018
Oistins Fish Festival
The Oistins Fish Festival is an annual event that takes place every Easter weekend in the scenic fishing village of Oistins Barbados in the parish of Christ Church, on the south coast of the island.
Barbados Gospelfest
19 - 27 May 2018
Barbados Gospelfest
A vital festival fixture for the region at large. Barbados Gospelfest was established in 1993. Over the years the list of international and regional artists has been impressive.
Barbados Celtic Festival
24 – 27 May 2018
Barbados Celtic Festival
The Barbados Celtic Festival is a music festival celebrating the links between the Celtic Countries of Scotland, Ireland, Wales, Nova Scotia,
Barbados SOL Rally Festival – King of the Hill
1 – 3 June 2018
Barbados SOL Rally Festival – King of the Hill
The Barbados Rally Club (BRC), which will celebrate its 60th Anniversary next year, has announced the dates for next year’s edition
The Barbados Cropover Festival
June – August 2018
The Barbados Cropover Festival
This summer Barbados invites travelers to live like a local and experience the island's lively Crop Over Festival, celebrating a 200 year-old tradition that honors the end of the sugar cane season
Barbados Food and Rum Festival 2018
18 – 21 October 2018
Barbados Food and Rum Festival 2018
The 9th edition of the Barbados Food and Rum Festival will be held from October 18th – 21th and the lineup includes; the Thursday Festival Opening with the Oistins Bay Gardens
Run Barbados Marathon Weekend
7 - 9 December 2018
Run Barbados Marathon Weekend
As you plan your Winter getaway think: “Run Barbados Marathon Weekend”. Runcation paradise! Forget the crowds of mega-marathons and prepare