Innovation Awards - We Are Africa

The We Are Africa Innovation Awards celebrate the very best in independently minded, brilliantly executed travel ideas

Far more than just an award, each trophy is our way of saying thank you – for challenging perceptions, for creating the boldest, bravest experiences and, above all, for setting a sky-high standard in African luxury travel.

HOW TO ENTER

Step 1
Does your brand conserve boldly, engage communities, create beautiful designs, or something else?

Step 2
Tell us why you should win. Be bold, be inspiring, and show us the unexpected – remember, you’re up against some fierce competition!

Step 3
You have 28 days to make your entry count – we can’t wait to read and be inspired.

CATEGORIES

RISE AFRICA
Celebrating the up-and-coming under-35s making their mark on the African travel industry – from bloggers and influencers to truly passionate tour guides, top chefs and remarkable hotel personnel.
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DESIGN AFRICA
Whether it’s a showstopping art installation, interiors overhaul or pace-setting new build, we want to see the designs changing the look of modern Africa.
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EXPERIENCE AFRICA
Imaginative itineraries that surprise, amaze and challenge traditional expectations of African travel: show us how you make your country stand out.
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CONSERVE AFRICA
For those demonstrating outstanding leadership in the complex area of conservation, embarking on bold initiatives to protect Africa’s natural resources.
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ENGAGE AFRICA
Tell us how you’re collaborating with the local population to support, train and transform the community in the endeavour to build a more united Africa.
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SHAPE AFRICA
Recognising those individuals whose tireless passion and dedication to changing perceptions of the continent are shaping Africa’s future for the better.
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GROW AFRICA
Celebrating the superstar buyers who have dramatically grown travel to Africa.
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2018 WINNERS

Congratulations to all of the 2018 winners, each of whom have accomplished the most inspiring, unexpected achievements in high-end African travel. While every member of the tribe is a winner in our eyes, the below brands stood out against the rest and were declared victors, as voted for by our tribe of African travel brands, buyers and press.

Rise Africa

Shape Africa

Experience Africa

Design Africa

Engage Africa

Conserve Africa

JUDGE’S 2018

Caitlin Carter

Caitlin Carter

After 20 years of safari work and conservation academia, Caitlin decided to go out solo as a Business Advisor across the industry, and now advises industry players from all sides of the conservation and safari business.

Anton Crone

Anton Crone

Anton is the editor and CEO of adventure travel website Safarious.com, bringing Africa’s wilderness story to a worldwide audience and help travellers reconnect with the wild.

James Delaney

James Delaney

James is a Johannesburg-based artist and founder of jamesonsafari.com

Siv Ngesi

Siv Ngesi

Siv is a sought after comedian, popular television presenter, prolific actor, MC, Producer and a social media sensation.

Sarah Ord

Sarah Ord

Sarah Ord heads up an international design practice in Cape Town that offers colourful interior solutions and product to the modern aesthete. She is also a part owner of The Stack, a private members club and brasserie.

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