Award for outstanding journalism, offered every 7 years by the Traveller's Digest magazine. The Digest is a popular magazine with a wide circulation in the spinward sectors of the Imperium, available either on plastic vellum or electronic media.
The recipient must be a professional journalist living and working "behind the claw". They are given an honourary membership in the Traveller's Aid Society (worth 1 million credits); he or she is then expected to travel through the region during the tenure of the award and to submit a feature article about his or her latest journey once every 13 weeks. With this award, the intent of the Digest is to "promote understanding of the cultural diversity within the Imperium".
The most recent winner of the award, in 1100, is Akidda Laagiir of Mora ( Mora / Spinward Marches 3124). Submitted in 1098, his piece was entitled "The Imperial Frontier: The Next Millenium". In it he discussed the spinward frontier sectors of Deneb, Spinward Marches, Trojan Reach and Reft and their role in shaping the growth of the Imperium in the next 1000 years.
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