2nd Annual Barney Awards

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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!




Categories:

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.

leics - 2012 Awardee!

Toonsarah

Suvanki

grandmaR

Planxty

Trekki

richiecdisc

globetrott

MalenaN

balhannah

Dswede

GentleSpirit

leon.partsi

1+1

Al2401

aussirose

DAO

yumyum

wise23girl

ricky52

CatherineReichardt

Suet

Rookie of the year 2012

The member who combines great writing, photography,

advice, and community spirit AND was new to VT.

Benson35 - 2012 Awardee!

brendareed

zadunajska8

DrunkenTraveller

tootallfinn24

TrendsetterME

Ines

AngMimi

leon.partsi

africancrab

HebaM

Best Overall Travel Page

The best travel page: Tips, writing, photos, great advice, etc.

into-thin-air for Nepal & Mt. Everest Trek - 2012 Awardee!

Trekki for Best Overall Pages

Greekcypriot for Cyprus

Mamtap for Nepal - Himalayan Region

MM212 for Chartres

Smirnofforiginal for Kiev and Chernobyl

goodfish for Best Overall Pages

Into-thin-air for Mount Everest Trek

globetrott for Europe

Suvanki for Bergamo, Italy

brendareed for Rome

brendareed for Florence

hunterV for Baghdad, Iraq

Regina1965 for The Highlands of Iceland

Maryimelda for Europe

Al2401 for New Zealand

SOLODANCER for NYC's Serendipitous Street Art

Gilabrand for Jerusalem

Wise23girl for State of Queensland

goutammitra for Bali, Indonesia

goutammitra for Kashmir, India

goutammitra for Kathmandu, Nepal

goutammitra for Sunderban, India

goutammitra for Shillong, India

goutammitra for Sikkim, India

goutammitra for Cairo, Egypt

goutammitra for Luxor, Egypt

goutammitra for Darjeeling, India

goutammitra for Jaipur, Rajasthan, India

goutammitra for Kolkata (Calcutta), India

goutammitra for Puri, India

balhannah for the Forgotten Capital City - Adelaide

angiebabe for Morocco

Best City Travel Page

Same as above but only for a city or urban area.

Nemorino for Paris - 2012 Awardee!

Balhannah for St. Petersburg

valbydk for Copenhagen

King_Golo for Oxford

Ettiewyn for Cardiff

Nemorino for Prague

Traveloturc for Istanbul

von.otter for Amsterdam

Martin_S. for Barcelona

Brendareed for Florence

Ettiewyn for Manchester

pfsmalo for Paris

globetrott for Vienna

Regina1965 for Torremolinos, Spain

Stine620 for Hvar, Croatia

Tropicrd for Cairns, Australia

cal6060 for Singapore, Singapore

pieter_jan_v for Amsterdam

lmkluque for San Diego, CA

angiebabe for Marrakech, Morocco

Best Rural Travel Page

Same as above but only for a rural area - beaches, mountains, countryside, etc.

mircaskirca for Hvar, Croatia - 2012 Awardee!

ettiewyn for Kangaroo Island, South Australia

blueskyjohn for Moab, Utah

Rich62 for Ord, Nebraska

goodfish for Moab, Utah & Bryce Canyon National Park

goodfish for Capitol Reef National Park, Utah

balhannah for Engelberg & Mt. Titlis, Switzerland

Trekki for her Bavarian pages

starship for Costa Rica

globetrott for Antarctica

Cheesecake17 for Okabe, Japan

MalenaN for Galapagos Islands

elsadran for Tanzania & Zanzibar

balhannah for Barossa, Australia

balhannah for Elliston, South Australia

leon.partsi for Mornington Peninsula, Australia

wise23girl for Mapleton

Irisbe for Antwerp

Tropicrd for Gordonvale

Tropicrd for Maryborough

BASAIC for Isle Royale National Park, Michigan

BASAIC for Cuyahoga Valley National Park, Ohio

travelgourmet for Souza Family Vineyard, Tehachapi, California

travelgourmet for Beckman Vineyards, Los Olivos, California

heywinks for Kinosaki, Japan

Rabbityama for Kurama, Japan

taigaa001 for Okitsu, Japan

JohnGayton for Lundy Island, England

angiebabe for Tafraoute, Morocco

angiebabe for Merzouga, Morocco

Travel Forum Guru

Person giving the most helpful advice in the travel forums.

goodfish - 2012 Awardee!

Ranger49

Leics

planxty

globetrott

into-thin-air

davidjo

odinnthor

CatherineReichardt

lynnehamman

GrumpyDriver

Beausoleil

travelgourmet

anilpradhanshillong

angiebabe

The Adventurist

Best pages about the most adventurous trip.

MalenaN - 2012 Awardee!

travelinxs

richiecdisc

globetrott

into-thin-air

elsadran

atufft

Jessielang

Dswede

pure1942

The Globetrotter Award

A combination of the most/best country pages from 2011 and 2012.

DAO - 2012 Awardee!

globetrott

cachaseiro

balhannah

SWFC_Fan

The Restaurant Critic

Member offering the best restaurant reviews.

Dabs for Chicago Restaurants - 2012 Awardee!

riorich55 for Auberge du Soleil

mircaskirca

Greekcypriot

richiecdisc

cjg1

Nixca316

travelgourmet for Westlake Village, California

goutammitra for reviews in India & Nepal

yumyum for Restaurants in Zurich

Deecat for Restaurants in Chicago

SWFCfan

The Hotel Reviewer

Member offering the best hotel reviews.

Greekcypriot - 2012 Awardee!

nemorino

wise23girl

riorich55

balhannah

Maryimelda

June.b

GentleSpirit

HORSCHECK

ViajesdelMundo

Angiebabe

The Local Intelligence

Best page about a member's hometown written or substantially updated.

marinarena for Orange, CA - 2012 Awardee!

Dabs for Chicago

Traveloturc for Istanbul

Ann75 for Vancouver

Regina1965 for Iceland

Rabbityama for Kyoto

globetrott for Vienna

spidermiss for Leeds, UK

wise23girl for Mooloolaba, Australia

al2401 for Blackall Range

ALYF1961 for Leeds, UK

Tropicrd for Cairns, Australia

travelgourmet for Westlake Village, California

lmkluque for San Diego, CA

CatherineReichardt for Johannesburg, South Africa

JohnGayton for Lundy Island, England

pfsmalo for Paris, France

Suvanki for Sheffield, England

Best Photographer

For the best photos.

brendareed - 2012 Awardee!

cachaseiro

Ann75

merockwell

jayjayc

croisbeauty

globetrott

Trekki

richiecdisc

fluffy_bunny

Al2401

Toonsarah

elsadran

al2401

Maria81

Pfsmalo

white_smallstar

S.VTM

travelgourmet

BASAIC

angiebabe

VT Community Award

For the member who best embodies the spirit of VT.

mavl - 2012 Awardee!

cachaseiro

loripori

planxty

Suet

wisegirl23

Waalewiener

pieter_jan_v

ricky52

aussirose

goodfish

anilpradhanshillong

Into-thin-air

Tropicrd

VT's Funniest Page

If we need to explain it, it ain't funny.

travelgourmet for A Seagull's Tale - 2012 Awardee!

riorich55 for Beware of Paparazzi!

roadquill for Signs in Prague

kevanrijn for "A state of its very own: West Virginia"

VT's Most Unique Page

Again, you can't define unique.

basaic for his over 1000 pages about small towns in the USA - 2012 Awardee!

Rabbityama for World Heritage Sites Visited

goodfish for her hikes pages, including Strenuous Hikes: Fiery Furnace in Arches National Park

TomInGermany for Breweries of Germany

goodfish for Italy

leon.partsi for Weekend Adventure Series: Mornington Peninsula

vichatherly for Football Travel, seen through the eyes of a Manchester United supporter

wise23girl for "Come Sail with me from Istanbul..."

wise23girl for "A mystery tour of Queensland starting here..."

ettiewyn for her "working holiday help line"

fishandchip for his coverage of the Christchurch Earthquake

Yaqui for her California pages

Nemorino for Land Hessen and the Frankfurt Skyline Countdown

breughel for his Paris pages

VT Socialite

The member who throws and/or attends meetings & shares pages about them.

cachaseiro - 2012 Awardee!

Waalewiener

sachara

wise23girl

redang

suvanki

gillybob

toonsarah

YumYum

Ricky52

The VT Flag Bearer

For the best/funniest/most unusual photo with VT Gear.

Cyndymc - 2012 Awardee!

Tango_jd

Roadquill

missmarianne

pieter_jan_v

tropicrd

DAO

nicolettart

janetanne


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