Thanks to all the VT members who submitted nominations and voted for the 2nd Annual Barney Awards! We've highlighted the winners in each category below- please check out their pages and see the awesome contributions they've made to VT this year! If you missed the live broadcast, you can still watch the ceremony on our UStream channel. Congrats to all our winners & nominees!
Remember, all categories are open for contributions from January 2011 to September 2012.
Member of the Year 2012
The member who best combines great writing, photography,
advice, and community spirit.
Rookie of the year 2012
The member who combines great writing, photography,
advice, and community spirit AND was new to VT.
Best Overall Travel Page
The best travel page: Tips, writing, photos, great advice, etc.
Best City Travel Page
Same as above but only for a city or urban area.
Best Rural Travel Page
Same as above but only for a rural area - beaches, mountains, countryside, etc.
Travel Forum Guru
Person giving the most helpful advice in the travel forums.
Best pages about the most adventurous trip.
The Globetrotter Award
A combination of the most/best country pages from 2011 and 2012.
The Restaurant Critic
Member offering the best restaurant reviews.
The Hotel Reviewer
Member offering the best hotel reviews.
The Local Intelligence
Best page about a member's hometown written or substantially updated.
For the best photos.
VT Community Award
For the member who best embodies the spirit of VT.
VT's Funniest Page
If we need to explain it, it ain't funny.
VT's Most Unique Page
Again, you can't define unique.
The member who throws and/or attends meetings & shares pages about them.
The VT Flag Bearer
For the best/funniest/most unusual photo with VT Gear.