2013 North American Travel Journalist Association Awards Announced

Published on: February 17, 2014 | Last Updated on February 17, 2014

NATJA Award "Irene S. Levine"

February 15, 2014

PASADENA, CA– The North American Travel Journalists Association (NATJA) announced today that Irene S. Levine, creator of won a Gold award in the 2013 Annual NATJA Awards Competition for her personality profile of Chef Enrique Silva that was published by NBC Universal Life Goes Strong.

You can read the published story here: Baja Farm-to-Table: Just Beyond the Beach

Irene also was acknowledged as a finalist in four other categories:

50+ Travel and Travelers


Culinary Travel


This awards competition, now in its 22nd year, honors the “best of the best” in travel writing, photography and promotion that cover all aspects of the travel industry worldwide.

“This year’s entries were an outstanding mix of local and international stories with dynamic and creative elements that provided the visual through words or photography to transport the reader to the destination,” said Helen Hernandez, CEO of the organization. “The judging has become increasingly difficult every year given the abundance of talent in the travel journalism community.”

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.

  • Reply
    Marilyn Jones
    February 18, 2014 at 7:36 am

    Congratulations!! What a wonderful honor. I love your writing; this award is certainly well deserved! Again, congrats!!

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    Cathy Sweeney
    February 18, 2014 at 5:01 pm

    Congratulations, Irene. Well-deserved recognition. I’m going back to make sure I read each of these articles. Always enjoy hearing what you’ve got to say.

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    February 19, 2014 at 8:57 am

    What an honor, and well deserved!

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    Irene S. Levine
    February 19, 2014 at 8:59 am

    Thanks Cathy and Karen. I wouldn’t be anywhere without my friends~

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    Lisa Richardson
    February 12, 2015 at 1:29 pm

    Congratulations! So well deserved!

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