2014 Kennedy Awards – Excellence in NSW Journalism
Australian Travel writer Sue Wallace recently won the Outstanding Travel Writing award in the 2014 Kennedy Awards for Excellence in NSW Journalism.
Her winning story published in The Border Mail’s Saturday Pulse liftout featured a visit to Nitmuluk National Park in the Northern Territory.
It was among more than 30 entries in the travel writing category that was hotly contested.
Sue and well-known Sydney travel writer Lee Tulloch were the two finalists for the award that was presented at a gala dinner at the Australian Turf Club’s Royal Randwick.
The awards are in their third year, presented in memory of the late and legendary NSW crime reporter Les Kennedy.
Sue said it was a great thrill to win the award.
A journalist for more than 30 years, Sue started in finance on The Australian then discovered the world of travel was much more entertaining than numbers.
Based in Albury NSW she sings the praises of North East Victoria and destinations on her backdoor as well as far flung places.
Sue writes for national and international publications and websites.
Career highlights include winning the 2008 Australian Society of Travel Writer’s award for Best International Story Under 1000 Words with a tale about New York’s Trump Towers and a gold dust spa treatment. She was also one of three finalists in the Society’s 2009 awards for a story on Shanghai, where she tested out a heavenly ‘tea’ spa treatment – the verdict? Tea’s wasted in a cup.
A full member of the Australian Society of Travel Writers, she is a former Vice President and was a committee member for four years. She is also on the judging panel of the Australian Gourmet Traveller Travel Awards.
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