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Messe Berlin ITB Book Awards 2013

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November 21, 2012

Messe Berlin ITB Book Awards 2013

Event opens with the Calendar Award for Verlag Wolfgang Kunth

Preparations for the ITB Book Awards 2013 are now under way. To whet appetites for this coming travel season, as in 2012, the event will open with an award for next year’s travel calendar featuring the best images, chosen by ITB Berlin in cooperation with the RavensBuch bookstore from Friedrichshafen.

The Calendar Award 2013 goes to the Munich-based publisher Verlag Wolfgang Kunth for its large-size calendar ’Farben der Erde’ (Colours of the Earth) and its eponymous illustrated book. Jury member Martina Kraus: “The book and calendar show us the Earth as a work of art in all its breathtaking diversity. This unique selection of images by leading international photographers in both the book and the calendar take us to the last remaining wildernesses in the world.”

Together with the jury’s choice of other awards – for the best traditional travel guides, travel books, illustrated books and publishing innovations – the Calendar Award will be presented at the world’s largest travel trade show in March 2013 in Berlin.

The Destination Awards 2013 will focus on Indonesia, the official partner country of ITB Berlin 2013.

Chairing the jury of the ITB Book Awards 2013 will be Astrid Zand (ITB Berlin). Other members include:

Eckart Baier (editor-in-chief, Buchjournal, Frankfurt)
Cornelia Camen (editorial department, BuchMarkt, Meerbusch)
Armin Herb (jury spokesman, editorial offices, Armin Herb, München)
Martina Kraus (RavensBuch, Friedrichshafen)
Gerd W. Seidemann (travel desk, DER TAGESSPIEGEL, Berlin)
Michael Zehender (dpa Themendienst, Berlin)

Jury members presiding over other categories:

Destination Indonesia, Karl Mertes (journalist, Deutsch-Indonesische Gesellschaft)
Travel Guides, Travel Books, Travel Cook Books, Lifetime Achievements, Margrit Philipp (Büro Philipp)

The presentation of the ITB Book Awards 2013 will take place on Friday, 8 March 2013 at 4 p.m. in the Indonesia Hall (Hall 26a) on the Berlin Exhibition Grounds.

Every year, at the beginning of ITB Berlin, the Messe Berlin ITB Book Awards recognise the latest interesting publications from Germany and abroad, either in German or in translation. The aim of the awards is to focus attention beyond national borders on the broad spectrum of important intercultural travel and tourism publications.

After carrying out its own research the jury nominates a shortlist for the award presentation. Publishers can also submit book titles directly. The deadline for entries is 15 December 2012. Titles which are not ready for publication when the jury convenes are not considered for selection. The ITB Book Awards do not confer any money prizes.

About ITB Berlin and the ITB Berlin Convention
ITB Berlin 2013 will take place from Wednesday to Sunday, 6 to 10 March. From the Wednesday to the Friday ITB Berlin is open to trade visitors only. The ITB Berlin Convention is held parallel with the trade show, from Wednesday to Friday, 6 to 8 March 2013. It is the world’s largest specialist convention for the industry. More details are available at . ITB Berlin is the leading trade show for the worldwide travel industry. In 2012 a total of 10,644 companies and organisations from 187 countries exhibited their products and services to 172,000 visitors, who included 113,006 trade visitors.

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