The Washington Post’s Travel section has won two awards from the Society of American Travel Writers Foundation, which named it the nation’s top large-circulation section.
In the group’s Lowell Thomas Travel Journalism Competition, The Post won the gold medal for a travel section in a newspaper with a circulation of more than 350,000. The New York Times and Los Angeles Times took silver and bronze, respectively.
Post Travel writer Andrea Sachs won a silver medal for environmental tourism for her story about a Florida nonprofit organization that recycles hotel soaps for developing countries.
The competition, which is in its 28th year, looked at work published between spring 2011 and spring 2012. Faculty members at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Journalism and Mass Communication selected the winners from nearly 1,200 entries. The awards were announced at the annual conference of the Society of American Travel Writers in Indianapolis.
See the full list of winners at www.satwf.com.