And the winner is...

OK, we're guessing the headline probably gives it away, but we're so pleased we're saying it again. Escapism's associate editor Hannah Summers has won the Travel Media Young Travel Writer of the Year award for the second year in a row.

Escapism's associate editor Hannah Summers

Escapism's associate editor Hannah Summers

Hannah follows up last year's win at the Travel Media Awards in the same category (as well as being shortlisted for the Best Print Writer in the BSME Rising Star Awards, and the AITO Travel Blog of the Year award for her blog, Burgers and Bruce – thanks for asking) with this award, given primarily for her exploratory piece about travelling across the beautiful Greek island of Kefalonia.

There were also nominations for our editor Jon Hawkins and contributor Lizzie Pook, both in the Regional Publication Travel Feature of the Year category. Elsewhere, there were wins for big hitters like Sunday Times Travel and Condé Nast Traveller, as well as independent publications, writers and bloggers including YouTuber Alex Hunter and Brummell Magazine's Ian Belcher. Check out the full list of winners below.

The Travel Media Awards 2016 – the winners 

CONSUMER MAGAZINE TRAVEL SECTION OF THE YEAR

  • Harper’s Bazaar

CONSUMER TRAVEL PUBLICATION OF THE YEAR

  • The Sunday Times Travel Magazine 

CONSUMER TRAVEL WRITER OF THE YEAR

  • Michelle Jana Chan, Condé Nast Traveller 

CUSTOMER MAGAZINE OF THE YEAR

  • Excelente – Iberia

NATIONAL BROADSHEET NEWSPAPER TRAVEL SECTION OF THE YEAR

  1. The Sunday Times – Travel

NATIONAL CONSUMER TRAVEL FEATURE OF THE YEAR

  • Orla Thomas for ‘The Real Jungle Book’ in Lonely Planet Traveller

NATIONAL TABLOID NEWSPAPER TRAVEL SECTION OF THE YEAR

  • Metro

ONLINE CONSUMER TRAVEL PUBLICATION OF THE YEAR

  • The Telegraph

ONLINE TRAVEL TRADE PUBLICATION OF THE YEAR

  • TTG – ttgmedia.com

REGIONAL PUBLICATION TRAVEL FEATURE OF THE YEAR

  • ‘Ian Belcher for ‘The Rock Less Travelled’ in Brummell Magazine

SPECIAL CONTRIBUTION AWARD

  • Michael Portillo

TRAVEL AND TOURISM PHOTOGRAPHY AWARD

  • Sergio Villalba for ‘British Virgin Islands: Learning the ropes’ in The Sunday Times Travel Magazine

TRAVEL BLOGGER AND VLOGGER OF THE YEAR

  • Alex Hunter – youtube.com/attachetravel

TRAVEL BROADCAST PROGRAMME – TV, RADIO, ONLINE

  • Mark Stratton: Between Life and Death – Toraja People of Sulawesi, BBC From Our Own Correspondent

TRAVEL GUIDE BOOK OF THE YEAR

  • Bradt – A Summer of British Wildlife, by James Lowen

TRAVEL MEDIA INNOVATIVE CAMPAIGN & CONTENT OF THE YEAR

  • ‘Travel Memories’ commercial and editorial partnership by Harper’s Bazaar for The Ritz-Carlton

TRAVEL TRADE FEATURE OF THE YEAR

  • Chloe Cann for ‘Lost and Found in the Wild’ in TTG

TRAVEL TRADE PUBLICATION OF THE YEAR

  • Selling Travel

TRAVEL TRADE WRITER OF THE YEAR

  • Peter Ellegard, Freelance

YOUNG TRAVEL WRITER OF THE YEAR

  • Hannah Summers, Escapism

For more information on the awards, go to travelmediaawards.comClick here to read Hannah's award-winning feature 'Into the Blue'