INDIANAPOLIS (March, 4, 2024) — The North American Travel Journalists Association (NATJA) announced that the Indiana Destination Development Corporation (IDDC) won GOLD in the 32nd Annual NATJA Awards Competition in the Destination Video category.

This awards competition honors the best of the best in travel journalism, photography and destination marketing covering all aspects of the travel industry. The IDDC won the GOLD award for their 2023 summer 'Get IN' destination video. This is the latest award for the 'IN Indiana' campaign. A full list of awards for the campaign can be found here.


“Submissions for this year’s awards competition included a diverse group of journalists, publications, and destination marketing organizations from North America,” said NATJA CEO, Helen Hernandez. “Selection of the winners by our independent panel of judges was particularly difficult this year because of the outstanding quality and broad range of articles, images and marketing campaigns submitted for consideration. I wish to extend my congratulations to all the winners for their exceptional work in enhancing the travel experience of those exploring new destinations and adventures.”

Judges for the competition included award-winning newspaper and magazine editors as well as educators from across journalism platforms. One first place (Gold) winner is chosen in each of the categories along with second place (Silver), third place (Bronze), and Honorable Mentions. To qualify for an award or honor, work had to be published from October 1, 2022, through September 30, 2023.

"We are thrilled to have been recognized by the NATJA for our efforts," said IDDC Secretary and CEO, Elaine Bedel. "The 'Get IN' video is a testament to the dedication and creativity of our team. We are excited to continue inspiring travelers to explore all there is to offer IN Indiana."

Founded in 1991, NATJA is a travel journalism industry leader that fosters high quality journalism by supporting the professional development of its members, providing exceptional program benefits and valuable resources, honoring the excellence of journalism throughout the world, and promoting travel and leisure to the general public. NATJA also publishes TravelWorld International Magazine (

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