Huzzah and hoorah time to celebrate as I’m super excited to announce that my humble little travel channel TravelClast on YouTube has won a Platinum Viddy award for Best Travel Series. It’s an amazing honor and took me completely by surprise. I would say that this is motivation for doing more in the future, but to be quite honest the travel is motivation enough and connecting with travel minded explorers is award enough. Still though it does feel pretty good to be recognized.

In true award ceremony fashion I would like to thank all my friends, new and old, around the world that helped me discover all the secrets this blue marble has to offer, Justin Jamieson over at Get Lost Magazine who gave me a chance to be a travel writer back when I only knew a few words and has since sent me all over the world, and of course my dear lovely mother who instilled in me the unrelenting passion to go out and discover the unknown. Love you ma.

About Viddy Awards

Dear Viddy Awards Entrant,

Congratulations on your recent win. Based on the evaluation of our judges, you are an award recipient in the 2022 Viddy Awards competition. 

Viddy Awards is an international competition honoring video excellence in a digital world. Viddy traces its roots to 1994 when it was known as the Videographer Awards.

Viddy Awards’ categories are the products of the industry’s evolving tools, including, long and short form videos, broadcast and non-broadcast television programs, commercials, social media videos, podcasts, remote learning, animation, and virtual and augmented reality.

Viddy entries come from video production companies, cable and broadcast television operations, advertising, design, digital, and public relations firms, corporate communication departments, and individuals. Entrants include videographers, cinematographers, writers, editors, directors, producers, digital artists, influencers, account executives, and other creatives.

Viddy Awards is administered by the Association of Marketing and Communication Professionals (AMCP). The international organization oversees awards and recognition programs and honors outstanding achievement and service to the profession.

As part of its mission, AMCP fosters and supports the efforts of creative professionals who contribute their unique talents to public service and charitable organizations.

AMCP does not charge entrants for work they produced pro bono for nonprofits, and in recent years has given out over $280,000 in grants to support philanthropic endeavors.

Judges are industry professionals who look for companies and individuals whose talent exceeds a high standard of excellence and whose work serves as a benchmark for the industry. About 18 percent of entries won Platinum, the top award. About 16 percent won Gold and approximately 12 percent were Honorable Mention winners.

Being a Platinum or Gold Winner is a tremendous achievement symbolized by the intricately detailed platinum and gold statuette. Award winners can enter the Viddy store for downloadable graphics, a news release, general information, and to order awards.

Again, congratulations on your achievement. We look forward to hearing from you soon.

Viddy Awards