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Meet the judges: Student Travel Writer 2016

25th April 2016

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It’s that time again! Time to launch our next Student Travel Writer competition.

As with our first ever competition last year we’ve assembled another crack team of judges who know the world of travel inside out.

These are the people that will be judging you work this year:

Ella Buchan
Freelance Travel Journalist

Ella is a freelance travel writer who flits between Paso Robles in California and the equally glamorous Penge in southeast London. Formerly acting travel editor of the Daily Star and lifestyle/travel editor on the Express and Daily Star websites, her travels usually involve wildlife, adventure, food and having a glass in her hand at all times.

Ella Buchan

Jamie Tabberer
Travel Editor @ Gay Star News

Jamie is the Travel Editor of Gay Star News, an LGBTI news and features website with over 3 million readers a month, and a social media following of 800,000. During his career, Jamie has visited destinations as diverse as San Francisco, Rio de Janeiro, Mauritius, Athens and Bangkok to undertake travel stories.

Travis Levius
London Editor @ The Daily Meal

Travis is the London Editor for The Daily Meal and also covers travel & lifestyle for the likes of Yahoo!, MSN, A Luxury Travel Blog, and Elite Daily. He’s also a renowned international photographer, with clients and credits such as Oscar de la Renta, Tiffany & Co., America Online, and Red Bull.

He is currently writing his first book about making world travel happen at any background or budget.

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Ramy Salameh
PR Manager - KTO - London

Ramy Salameh is an International travel PR specialist and an award-winning travel journalist.

An accomplished PR professional with many years experience and expertise within the travel arena, he continues to deliver media coverage for Korea Tourism Organisation as their PR Manager, whilst maintaining and developing the destinations growing appeal.

Shona Louise Jackson
Winner - Student Travel Writer 2015

Shona impressed the panel of judges and became the winner of our first ever Student Travel Writer competition last year.

She has just finished her winning trip round New Zealand with STA Travel and Kiwi Experience.

Shona Louise Jackson

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