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    Time to show off the longlist for our Travel Story Awards’ Photo Essay category…

    We asked you to nominate "A photo post that captures a destination or travel theme in a beautiful, inspiring, challenging, interesting or innovative way," and the creativity and diversity of the entries blew us away.

    The list below showcases our top 15, though we wish we could fit many more in.

    - Voting for the Photo Essay Award will open on December 11th.

    - A shortlist of five bloggers, drawn from the longlist below, will be revealed when voting begins.

    - The winning blogger will be announced in January, and will receive a week’s free accommodation from Hostelworld

    Photo Essay Longlist: the Top 15 Nominations

    Just One Way Ticket

    Tokyo - 9 Facts about the most Exciting and Bizarre City in the World

    "Tokyo the way it is."

    Seattle Travels

    Jaffa Photo Story

    "Seattle knows how to tell a story with her photos."

    Time Travel Turtle

    Journey into Dreamland

    "This isn't your usual tourist spot. In fact, you're not even supposed to go in. But who can resist the eeriness of an abandoned Japanese theme park?"

    Expert Vagabond

    Motorcycle Road Trip in the Canadian Rockies

    "Amazing photos and a unique and difficult thing to do. Interesting story."


    Slideshow: Bohol Heritage Churches Then and Now (Earthquake Aftermath)

    "After a powerful earthquake hit the island of Bohol in the Philippines, a lot of its old heritage structures were destroyed. This slideshow features the heritage churches of the island, presented before and after the earthquake."

    The CounterIntuitive

    The Unbelievable Scenery on the Salt Flats Tour

    "Inspirational, without with need for ultra professional photography or the use of apps. Beautiful shots of a beautiful looking place."


    Transnistria – Brides and Bribes in Eastern Europe’s Breakaway Territory

    "The people of an unusual destination captured in an intriguing manner, with a great story."

    Around the World in Eighty Years

    Pueblo Colorado : Photo Essay

    Canvas of Light

    Photo Gallery: Exploring Brindisi ~ Italy

    "Stunning images of Italy"

    Discovering Ice

    30 Beautiful Photos of Cartagena to Inspire You to Visit Colombia

    "These photos of Cartagena in Colombia will make anyone want to visit this gorgeous, colourful and vibrant Caribbean city!"

    Off the Path

    Best Pictures of Australia

    "Showcasing beautiful Australia"

    The Road to Anywhere

    Photo Essay: The Beauty of the Great Ocean Road, Australia

    "This post captures the beauty of the scenery along the Great Ocean Road in Australia."

    Travel Unmasked

    The Other Great Siege of Malta in Photos

    "In addition to gorgeous sea shots, Peter found a great theme for this photo essay in playing on the history of The Great Siege of Malta."

    Wanderful World

    50 Instagrams of Romania to Fuel Your Wanderlust

    "Many people often overlook Romania, but this selection of Instagrams really showcases the beauty of the country."

    The Planet D

    South Australia – a Journey in Photos

    "Not too many people think of travel to South Australia when visiting but when they see these photos of its varied landscapes, they'll change their minds."

    Congratulations to all nominees!

    Stay tuned for the rest of our Travel Story Award category longlists, coming soon:

    Storyteller of the Year Longlist

    Inspirational Story Award Longlist

    Photo Essay Award Longlist

    Best Travel Video Award Longlist

    Positive Impact Story Award Longlist

    Food Story Award Longlist

    Funny Story Award Longlist

    Debate Award Longlist

    Original Story Award Longlist

    Adventure Story Award Longlist

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