Surface Media, publisher of Surface magazine, announces the launch of a new Travel Awards program to recognize and honor the world's best, most thoughtfully conceived projects and products, as well as the architects, designers, and other innovators who inspire, empower, and connect travelers. The Surface Travel Awards are accepting submissions beginning today through mid May on surfacemag.com. The winners of the Surface Travel Awards will be formally announced and celebrated at a ceremony and cocktail party in New York this October, held in conjunction with the release of Surface magazine's second annual Travel Issue.
The Surface Travel Awards program was conceived by Nate Storey, Travel Editor of Surface Magazine, and Peter J. Frank, an award-winning travel and luxury lifestyle content strategist and former director of editorial product development at Travel + Leisure.
"Great design has long been—and continues to be—a catalyst for our journeys to unfamiliar places," says Storey. "The Surface Travel Awards will pay tribute to the creative minds who shape our world both visually and experientially."
In July, Surface Media will assemble a jury of prestigious professionals in the design industry in New York City for a private luncheon to select the winners for each category. The jury includes Dana Cowin, media personality and former editor-in-chief, Food & Wine; Elizabeth Diller, architect and founding partner, Diller Scofidio + Renfro; Murray Moss, design entrepreneur and co-founder, Moss Bureau; Roopal Patel, SVP, Fashion Director, Saks Fifth Avenue; Michael Rock, founder, 2x4; Troy Conrad Therrien, Curator, Architecture, and Digital Initiatives, Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum; and Adam Wells, head of design, Virgin Galactic.
The award categories encompass Hospitality (hotel, resort, spa, cruise ship or yacht, retail space, restaurant, bar, pop-up space), Transportation (aviation, public transportation), Destination (city, park or public space, cultural institution), Product (luggage, travel product, or gadget), and Digital (Instagram account, travel website or app, branding and graphic design).
TitleCall for Submissions: Surface Travel Awards 2017
TypeCall for Submissions
Submission DeadlineJune 15, 2017 10:44 AM