The Sun honored for travel coverage

November 16, 2003

The Sun travel section has been judged the best in the country in its circulation category (350,000-499,999) in the 19th annual Lowell Thomas Travel Journalism Competition. In addition, staff writer Frank D. Roylance won a writing award for his travel article "Pilgrimage to Atessa."

Sponsored by the Society of American Travel Writers, the Lowell Thomas awards are considered the most prestigious honors in the field of travel journalism. This year's awards, announced Nov. 7, included more than 1,100 entries in 27 categories of competition for work done in 2002-2003.

In giving the travel section top honors, the judges noted "striking cover designs, bold use of photography and a mix that captivates, invites and intrigues readers."

Roylance's article won a bronze in the Newspaper Article on Foreign Travel category. Judges called the article a "compelling saga of the search for one family's history." To read the article, visit the Sun Web site, at

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