The 2011 Nick Gallo Award – Entry Guidelines

The 2011 Nick Gallo Award

Nick Gallo, winner of the Mexico Tourism Board’s prestigious Pluma de Plata award, regular contributor to such prestigious titles as Travel & Leisure, Alaska Airlines Magazine, United Airlines Hemispheres, Private Clubs, Northwest Airlines WorldTraveler, father, husband and all around way cool guy, died in October 2007 while on assignment in Greece. You can read our tribute to el Gallo más gallo here.

In 2010, the Nick Gallo Award was handed out personally by the previous year’s winner, Dan Millington, to the 2010 winner Michael Koehn. Along with our sponsors (Mexico Boutique Hotels and AeroMexico), Mexico Premiere is proud to announce the third annual Nick Gallo Award will be given once again this spring at Tianguis Turistico in Acapulco (March 20-23, 2011).  Tianguis brings together the best of Mexico and this year will be a key event for journalists dedicated to travel writing and to bringing the wonder of Mexico to life through the written word.

Entry Guidelines

• The contest is open to all U.S.- and Canada-based freelance writers specializing in Mexico

• The article must be published in 2010

• Minimum of 800 words and was published in either print media (magazine or newspaper) or an online publication. (Blogs are not included)

•  The topic must be related to Mexico’s tourism and/or culture.

Entry deadline:  February 15, 2011

Your work will be judged by a panel of professionals from the Mexico tourism industry, including executives from airlines and hotels. The winner will receive:
• One-of-a-kind woodblock print on plexiglass/lucite created by artist Laurie Brown (Nick’s wife)

* Complimentary stay for two at Mexico Boutique Hotels member:

Details to follow

• Two roundtrip tickets on Aeromexico Airlines, departing from the winner’s nearest U.S. gateway. (Winner will be responsible for their own flight to and from the gateway city.)

See you in Acapulco!

* Note – Mexico Premiere will only be providing the award travel listed above. The winner will be responsible for their own airfare and accomodations if they choose to come to Acapulco to accept the award.

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