video: Discover Newport Wins Award for Best Travel Media

Monday, March 06, 2017
GoLocalProv Business Team

Discover Newport won first place in the Destination Video category by the North American Travel Journalists Association (NATJA) in its 2016 NATJA Travel Media Awards Competition. 

See the Winning Video Below 

“This is a real coup for us. We planned the critical shots for quite some time last spring and worked with the videographer, Matt Coakley at Blue Mantle Media, over the course of a week to capture stunning footage via state-of-the-art drone. Blessed with a week of gorgeous weather coupled with Matt’s creative editing, we were thrilled with the finished product,” said Natalie Manning, creative director at Discover Newport.

Discover Newport will accept the award at the 2017 NATJA Conference & Marketplace in May.

The Competition 

Now in its 25th year, the competition honors the “best of the best” in travel media.  

Submissions for this year’s awards grew by over 20% compared to last year. 

“Submissions were judged by seasoned journalists, editors, photographers and PR professionals with hundreds of years of combined experience. Given the caliber of the entries, the judging was not easy,” stated NATJA CEO Helen Hernandez.


The mission of NATJA is to foster high quality journalism by supporting the professional development of its members, providing exceptional benefits and valuable resources, honoring the excellence of journalism throughout the world, and promoting travel and leisure to the general public.


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