2015 SATW Bill Muster Award Winner - Lola Akinmade Åkerström

I’m honored and excited to find out that I picked up four category awards in the 2015 Society of American Travel Writers (SATW) Bill Muster Photography Competition. This is a huge honor considering the society is arguably the premier organization representing travel writers and travel photographers.

All winners for both the Lowell Thomas Awards  for Travel Journalism and Bill Muster Awards for Travel Photography were read out live during the conference in Iceland. Right after, I got a couple notifications from friends via Facebook that I’d picked up four awards (1 gold, 3 bronze) for the photos above.

Needless to say, it was quite exciting, humbling, and encouraging considering this was my first time entering the Bill Muster Photo Competition.

Society of American Travel Writers

A huge congratulations to all my travel writing colleagues and fellow photographers who also picked up awards this week. Keep raising the bar.