Holland Press Event and Awards 2019

19 Mar 2019

On 12 March 2019, the 9th annual Holland Press Event and Awards took place at The Hoxton, Holborn. 40 journalists and influencers attended. The main sponsor for the night was Dutch Castles and Country Houses. A great opportunity to launch this storyline to the UK audience taking in a wealth of over 700 properties in Holland. Other sponsors for the event included: DFDS Seaways, Discover Ferries, Stena Line, Mauritshuis and Royal Delft.

During the event there was a strong focus on 12 Dutch Castles and Country Houses, including a focused Q&A with UK Director Sandra Ishmael and leading expert in the field René Dessing. Later in the evening guests were able to test their knowledge in a quiz focussed on Dutch Castles and Country Houses. The winner of the quiz took home a calligraphy set and tickets for 2 to sail onboard the DFDS Seaways ferry to Holland with sea view cabin and meals included.

The culmination and highlight of the event is the annual awards ceremony. Awards were presented in the following categories: 

Best Arts Article

  • Winner – Jools Stone – New European
  • Runner-Up – Susan Mansfield – The Scotsman

Best Print Article

  • Winner – Jo Fletcher- Cross – National Geographic Traveller
  • William Cook – Spectator Life

Best Online Article

  • Winner – Gabby Miller – CoolasLeicester.co.uk
  • Runner-Up – Sam Buss =Yokomeshi.co.uk

Outstanding Article of the Year

  • Winner – Jools Stone – New European

Digital Influencer of the Year

  • Karen Harvey

Journalist of the Year

  • Stuart Forster

Congratulations to all of the Runners-Up and Winners and a huge thanks to all of the sponsors.