It’s that time in the travel industry year – award season! And we are pleased to announce that Phoebe has been shortlisted for five.

A rare white wallaby on Australia’s Bruny Island ©Phoebe Smith

The first is for Specialist Travel Writer of the Year, for her writing about wildlife conservation. Some pieces of her work that were considered are – Re-wilding Australia, Saving Nepal’s Vultures, the plight of the Mantas in the Maldives, and How can a nation of twitchers abandon its birds?

A humpback whale flukes ©Phoebe Smith

The second is the Travel Photography of the Year Award for her whale photos from her Canada assignment which she undertook in 2018.

The third is for Travel Guidebook of the Year – which her and co-author Daniel Neilson and designer John Summerton published in November 2018.

Sweden’s forest is one of the best places in the world to listen to wolves howling ©Phoebe Smith

The fourth award is for Travel Broadcast of the Year for her BBC From Our Own Correspondent piece for Radio 4 on howling with the wolves in Sweden – you can listen to it here.

The wonderful reef is under threat from climate change ©Phoebe Smith

Her final nomination is for AITO’s Travel Blogger of the Year for her Wander Woman column on Sex on the Reef all about how one professor is working on a large scale IVF to help save the Great Barrier Reef from Climate Change.