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 FRANCE Magazine are delighted to announce that Judy Armstrong has scooped the BGTW (British Guild of Travel Writers) travel award for Best European feature for her October 2008 article "Pony Tales".

FRANCE Magazine are delighted to announce that Judy Armstrong has scooped the BGTW (British Guild of Travel Writers) travel award for Best European feature for her October 2008 article "Pony Tales".

Dealing with the fascinating topic of Pyrenean equine transhumance – the seasonal practise of moving livestock across snow-covered mountains – Judy’s latest achievement follows her success as the recipient of this year’s Best Travel Feature at the Outdoor Writers and Photographers Guild awards for her article on the Loire river, "Sea to Source".

Judy also won runner-up prize in the ABTOF French Travel Magazine Article of the Year Award category for her story about walking the GR20 trail in Corsica (published in the April 2009 issue). The winning story in this category was Kate Chappell’s guide to the Lille Braderie, published in the August 2009 issue of France Magazine.

Already a 2008 winner of the coveted travel feature award from ABTOF (the Association of British Travel Organisers to France), Judy is well-qualified to write about France. A New Zealander by birth, she splits her time between her cottage on the Yorkshire moors and her pied-�-terre in the Alpine town of Bourg-Saint-Maurice. She says: "France is such an inspiring country to travel in, that these features almost happen on their own. "Pony Tales", in particular, was so poignant that I returned in spring for the return journey".Carolyn Boyd, editor of FRANCE Magazine comments:

"I'm delighted that Judy has, once again, been recognised for her outstanding work in FRANCE Magazine. She is one of our most popular writers and with many more stories scheduled for 2010, she will continue to enthral our readers with her inspirational articles about France".

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