The Event

The Malta Tourism Press Awards is an annual event organised by the Malta Tourism Authority (MTA).

The Aim

The aim of the Awards is to honour journalists/photographers from all over the world, whose work, published/broadcast in the previous calendar year contribute to the enhancement of tourism in the Maltese Islands.


Representatives of the foreign media who have produced an article, blog, photo reportage and video/digital production creating exposure for the Maltese Islands in international media during 2019 are eligible to participate in this contest.


Participation is free.


Every participant is free to submit any submission he/she deems fit in any of the categories, clearly indicating the date and the medium publication/transmission and the category. These works must have been published or broadcast in any foreign media during the calendar year 1st January 2019 – 31st December 2019.

Submission can be made by the individual journalist or photographer on the appropriate Application Form. Document can also be downloaded from the MTA website:


The MTA Malta Tourism Press Awards is made up of six (6) categories, namely:

  • Print: Magazine Article/Newspaper Article
  • Digital: Online Article/Blog
  • MICE specific: Magazine/Newspaper/Online Articles
  • Photography: Print/Digital Photography Reportage
  • Video: TV/Digital Reportage
  • Gozo specific: Magazine/Newspaper/Online articles


Print/Digital categories: Printed material and online articles, those submitting works should include four copies in the original language or send the link.

Photographs must be part of a reportage which appeared in the print or online media. Those submitting works should include four copies of the print article or send the link.

Reportage category: Television or Digital, four DVD/USB recordings of not less than 3 minutes need to be submitted or send the link.

The Jury

All submissions are adjudicated by a panel of four judges. The panel will consist of a chairperson and three members, appointed by the organiser of the awards. The jury’s decision is final and binding.


The jury will evaluate a) originality b) ability to promote the Maltese Islands c) aesthetic sense.


Judges shall name the first three of each category. If in any category the judging panel finds that submissions did not reach the desired standard they may decide not to award the prize.


The 1st prize winner of each category will receive a trophy and a cash prize of €1.000 and will be invited to Malta for the awards ceremony together with a guest. MTA shall organise flights and accommodation for the category winner.


The winners will be announced during the Awards Event which will be held in Malta in 2020.

Application Form (PDF) 

Download from here

To view the previous winners of the press awards, click here.

Disclaimer: Personal information provided in your application is protected under the Data Protection Act (Chapter 586 of the Laws of Malta). The Malta Tourism Authority will process your personal data in accordance with the provisions of Data Protection Act for the purposes of the Malta Tourism Press Awards and to comply with the Authority’s legal obligations. Upon approval of your application, the Authority, occasionally, may use your submission and personal details for marketing purposes.