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Send in Your Nominations for the 2009 U GO! Awards

Send in Your Nominations for the 2009 U GO! Awards Photo

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Posted on October 5, 2009 in IgoUgo Updates

It’s time again to recognize the IgoUgo journals, reviews, and photos that wowed you this past year. So tell us, whose writing inspired your travels? Which photo made you wish you were there? We’re taking nominations for the 2009 U GO! Awards!

Send your picks--up to three nominations in each of the following categories--by Wednesday, October 14, to with the subject line "Award Nominations." Please include links to all journals, reviews, and photos being nominated.

Like last year, we’re happy to accept nominations for journals, stand-alone reviews, or stand-alone stories in all writing categories. Please note that only writing and photography contributed between October 2, 2008, and October 4, 2009, are eligible for consideration, and that the New Member of the Year must have contributed his or her first submission on or after October 2, 2008.

And the categories for 2009 are:

IgoUgo Member Awards

Travel Writer of the Year

Travel Photographer of the Year

New Member of the Year

IgoUgo Writing Awards

Cosmopolitan Concierge Award
For the best city travel writing

Fresh Air Award
For the best nature travel writing

Road Less Traveled Award
For the best off-the-beaten-path travel writing

On-the-Go Gourmand Award
For the best culinary travel writing

Vacation Is Relative Award
For the best family travel writing

IgoUgo Photo Awards

Shot of Urban Award
For the best city photo

Frames of Flora Award
For the best nature photo

Faces of Places Award
For the best people photo

Need a few ideas to kick-start your nomination exploration? Revisit the winners of past U GO! Awards, and don’t forget to check the Best of IgoUgo pages!

We’ll reveal your final nominees for 2009 and ask you to choose this year’s winners in just a few weeks.

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