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Cinnamon Travel Bloggers' Conference & Awards
30 October 2018 | Colombo, Sri Lanka

Award Categories

Following are the Award categories at TBCAsia 2018

10 categories. Gold, Silver, and Bronze medals. Care to Win?

TBCasia 2018 is in its 3rd reincarnation, and our panel of international travel experts has designed 10 categories where you can vie for total domination and glory:

Best Adventure Blog

Your blog: Should be dedicated to heavy featuring of adventure and extreme traveling on all its social media platforms.

You’ll be judged: On attention to detail; response to and from readers; the reinforcement of text associated with visual media such as photos and videos; the presentation of content (i.e. how exciting or interesting the stories that are presented to readers); how inspired people are to step out of their comfort zone; and, how visually compelling an experience you offer your readers using photography in one individual post, or a series of maximum 3 blog posts.

Best Cultural Blog

Your blog: Should be dedicated to showcasing the exploration of a location along with its cultural aspects.

You’ll be judged: On attention to detail; response to and from inspiring readers; curated content that has a strong visual aesthetic – which offers a mixture of connecting with locals, learning a language, finding hidden places, experimenting with local cuisine, and touring off beaten sites in a way that inspires others; and, how visually compelling an experience you offer your readers using photography in one individual post, or a series of maximum 3 blog posts.

Best Writing in a Blog

Your blog: Should present distinguished quality writing in one individual post, or a series of maximum 3 blog posts. 

You’ll be judged: On the quality of writing along with how insightfully descriptive it is; the expression of the blogger’s unique voice; adherence to blog format; the conveyance of originality; and the insightful exploration of the travel blog genre.

Best Travel Photography Blog

Your blog: Should present a compelling visual experience for the readers using photography in one individual post, or a series of maximum 3 blog posts.

You’ll be judged: On having made an extra effort to present its subject matter in a highly visual manner that is entertaining, educational, inspiring, and thought provoking.

Best Travel Video Blog

Your blog: Should present a compelling visual experience for readers using video in one individual post, or a series of maximum 3 blog posts.

You’ll be judged: On having made an extra effort as a travel vlogger to transport your viewer across the world, making lasting impressions through moving imagery that is entertaining, educational, inspiring and thought provoking.

Best Food Blog

Your blog: Should have done an outstanding job of using the blog format to convey the unique nature of travel experience connected to or related to food in one individual post or a series of maximum 3 blog posts.

You’ll be judged: On having made an extra effort to present the creation, visual interpretation, plating, service or the celebration of food through sensory appeal in a highly visual manner that is entertaining, educational, inspiring, and thought provoking.

Best Luxury Travel Blog

Your blog: Should have done an outstanding job of using the blog format to convey the unique nature of luxury travel in one individual post or a series of maximum 3 blog posts.

You’ll be judged: On having made an extra effort to present its subject matter in a highly visual manner that is entertaining, educational, inspiring, and highly appealing for aspiring luxury travelers.

Best Optimization of Social Media

Your blog: Should have done an outstanding job of exploiting the unique nature of social media channels in interaction with the blog, a blog series, or a campaign.

You’ll be judged: Making sure each social media channel relevant to your blog reinforces and helps builds a successful campaign, blog series, or travel blog.

Best Responsible Tourism Award

Your blog: Should have done an outstanding job of using the position as a travel blogger to encourage, educate, influence, inspire, and promote responsible travel and tourism to both travelers and the travel industry.

You’ll be judged: On having a significant and influential voice in the public sphere about sustainable and responsible tourism.

Best Airline Blog of The Year – Sponsored by Sri Lankan Airlines

Your blog: Should have done an outstanding job on educating, evaluating, reviewing and influencing readers on airline service and standards.

You’ll be judged: On providing an articulate perspective as well as creativity when it comes to services offered plus the overall experience on the airline. Presentation of imagery, videos, and content to support the review will be taken into consideration.

Your blog must be in either English, Chinese, French, German, Spanish or Russian. If the blog is not in the preset languages, a translation of the written content is needed to be able to join the competition.

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