WASHINGTON--(BUSINESS WIRE)--The Travel Video Awards (TVAs) will debut at the 2018 NAB Show on April 11 in Las Vegas. Created by Citizine Networks, Inc., the awards honor innovative and inspiring travel videos released in 2017 by independent filmmakers, the travel industry, media companies and lifestyle brands.
“The trillion-dollar travel industry is fueled by a consumer base that uses video over 70 percent of the time when making travel decisions,” said Citizine Founder and CEO Philip DeBevoise. “Travel videos are a powerful marketing tool, similar to what music videos are for the music industry– highly engaging content that leads to transactions. As MTV created the Video Music Awards (VMAs) to honor the creative work of the music industry, the TVAs seek to do the same for the travel industry.”
The annual NAB Show attracts more than 100,000 media, entertainment and technology professionals from around the world and will serve as the presenting sponsor of the inaugural awards program.
The TVAs recognize a variety of distinguished cinematic and cutting-edge digital video content within two tracks. Self-financed projects will be recognized within the Independent Track. Projects from the travel industry, lifestyle brands and media companies will be recognized in the Industry Track. Winners from each track will receive distinction awards. Additionally, winners of the Nomad Award and two Audience Awards will receive cash prizes.
“Content creators come to NAB Show year after year to elevate their craft and discover the solutions fueling the next generation of audio and video creatives," said NAB Executive Vice President of Conventions and Business Operations Chris Brown. “This year, we are pleased to welcome the inaugural Travel Video Awards to showcase the ‘best of the best’ within a growing community of filmmakers and brands that are combining their passion for travel with their love for storytelling.”
All video submissions must have aired or been digitally published between January 1, 2017 and December 31, 2017. The submission deadline is February 25. Additional information is available here.
About NAB Show
NAB Show, held April 7-12, 2018 in Las Vegas, is the world's largest convention encompassing The M.E.T. Effect, the convergence of media, entertainment and technology. With 103,000 attendees from 161 countries and 1,800+ exhibitors, NAB Show is the ultimate marketplace for solutions that transcend traditional broadcasting and embrace content delivery to new screens in new ways. From creation to consumption, across multiple platforms and countless nationalities, NAB Show is where global visionaries convene to bring content to life in new and exciting ways. For complete details, visit www.nabshow.com.
About Citizine Networks, Inc.
Citizine Networks, Inc. (www.citizine.tv) is a global lifestyle and travel programming brand targeting urban citizens. Citizine creates editorial and video content featuring cultural tastemakers that showcase their cities, favorite places and activities that have been “tagged” using Citizine’s proprietary technology to enable viewers to transact off that content (research destinations, reserve restaurants, build and share personal travel profiles, etc.) —(“Actionable Content”). Citizine currently reaches over 11 million followers through its cross-platform network of cultural and travel influencers from the worlds of food, fashion, beauty, travel and adventure sports, among others. Citizine’s branded content studio works with travel and lifestyle brands to create compelling programs targeting audiences across the globe.
The National Association of Broadcasters is the premier advocacy association for America's broadcasters. NAB advances radio and television interests in legislative, regulatory and public affairs. Through advocacy, education and innovation, NAB enables broadcasters to best serve their communities, strengthen their businesses and seize new opportunities in the digital age. Learn more at www.nab.org.