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Explore Gwinnett Wins National Travel Media Award

Explore Gwinnett announced that it has earned a prestigious Gold Award as part of the 32nd Annual North American Travel Journalists Awards (NATJA) Competition in the visitors’ guide (printed or digital) or website category.

The destination marketing organization for Gwinnett County was recognized for the Explore Gwinnett Magazine, which it produces annually in partnership with Atlanta Magazine Custom Publishing.  

The Explore Gwinnett Magazine is an annual publication showcasing the attributes and experiences that metro Atlanta offers. The publication features a team of 11 contributors who work together to capture the essence of Gwinnett County’s charm in compelling stories. Visitors can read the digital edition of the magazine here.

“We take immense pride in our visitor magazine as it showcases the rich tapestry of experiences our vibrant destination has to offer,” said Lisa Anders, executive director of Explore Gwinnett.

“Each page is meticulously crafted, and it brings me great joy to see our team and our partners at Atlanta Magazine recognized for the unwavering dedication that went into producing this year’s 87-page publication,” she said.

Each year, the NATJA Competition honors the best of the best in travel journalism, photography and destination marketing media. 

Judges for this year’s competition included award-winning newspaper and magazine editors, as well as educators from across journalism disciplines. One first place (Gold) winner is chosen in each of the categories, along with second place (Silver), third place (Bronze) and Honorable Mentions.

“Submissions for this year’s awards competition included a diverse group of journalists, publications, and destination marketing organizations from North America,” noted NATJA CEO, Helen Hernandez.

“Selection of the winners by our independent panel of judges was particularly difficult this year because of the outstanding quality and broad range of articles, images and marketing campaigns submitted for consideration. I wish to extend my congratulations to all the winners for their exceptional work in enhancing the travel experience of those exploring new destinations and adventures,” she added.

For more information on Explore Gwinnett, visit ExploreGwinnett.org.

Stay up-to-date on the latest news by following @ExploreGwinnett on Instagram or ExploreGwinnett on Facebook.  

For more information about NATJA or a complete list of award winners and honorable mentions, visit .natja.org.

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