The First Adventurists Annual Conference has happened. We're pretty sure anyway. Most of us woke up in our own beds. Whoever has Mr Peter, please post him back to the usual address.
Before the mayhem set in, we had a few awards to dish out. We spend all year sending people across the globe, and last night was the opportunity to celebrate what they brought back. No tourist tat and STDs for this lot: we're talking sexy content; video's, photographs and stories.
For one night a year we allow ourselves to get a bit like a travel company: get a bit self-congratulatory and have a competition. We had four categories, Best Edited Video, Best Photography, The Adventurists Writing Award. Catch up on the shortlist here.
As well as the Judged categories, you, dear public, voted for the best moment of Adventure and our chums at Cool Earth dished out a prize for Fundraising Prowess. Here are the winners.
Judged by Tom McShane, Fellow of the RGS and nominated for the Travel Photographer of the Year in 2013. A shortlist of entrants from the Ice Run, Icarus Trophy, Rickshaw Run and the Mongol Rally duked it out.
2015 Ralliers My Left Tyre came out victorious with this shot of their crap car:
In second place and third place was Rust & Dust's shot of their August Rickshaw Run and Matt Prior's Ice Run:
Ed Stobart, TV producer extraordinaire, chose this video from April Rickshaw Runners Tuk the Police:
Rounding out the shortlist was this magnificent set:
Chosen by former Adventurists and travel writer Antonia Bollingbroke-Kent:
A snippet of the winning piece for you:
Best Moment of Adventure
You voted this video the best 'Moment of Adventure.' Bravo Team Khanada. That car is not going slowly.
Only four votes behind was this ice run video from Joseba, and taking third place was the Cross Border Smugglers with their quote:
Sadly My Left Tyre, Team Khanada and Tuk the Police weren't there to collect their awards or give a speech, so Mr Joolz volunteered to do so in their absence. Sorry guys.
Photo credits to Sam Stewart.
That rounds up our content awards. Cracking year all. We'll be seeing you next year.