*Voting for the 2015 Awards has now closed*

As 2015 draws to a close, we want to know about the great travel experiences you’ve had this year. In the inaugural Rough Guides Readers’ Awards, we’re asking you to tell us about the places, companies and people who have shaped your year of travel.

Have you stayed somewhere unforgettable, travelled with a great tour operator or discovered an awesome Instagrammer? If so, tell us about them below.

Nominations close on the 30th November.

All voters will be entered for the chance to win the ultimate bundle of travel kit worth over US$1000. Check out the full prize below, enter your nominations and make sure to email us your details to register for the giveaway.

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Best Hostel
Best Hotel
Best Attraction
Best Tour Operator
Best Travel Gear Brand
Best Airline
Best Blogger
Best Tweeter
Best Instagrammer

Got a longer story you want to tell us about your nominations? We'd love to hear it. Send us a message on [email protected].

The giveaway

As a thanks for your nominations, we're giving you the chance to win the ultimate bundle of travel kit. Make sure you email us your name and address to [email protected] with the subject line "Awards" to be in with a chance to win.

The prize includes: a €75 (EUR) voucher for Trip4Real; a copy of Rough Guides Make The Most of Your Time on Earth; a copy of Rough Guides Best Day on Earth; three Rough Guides guidebooks of your choice; an Aquapac 25L Wet & Dry Backpack; two pairs of Leki Micro Vario Carbon Poles (one male and one female version); a Hydro Flask; a Lifestraw Personal; an Osprey Ozone 75 Convertible bag; an Osprey Ultralight Washbag Padded; a Polartec Power Dry Bobble Hat; a Brunton Heavy Metal portable charger.

Travel Awards prizes

The judging process

After nominations close on the 30th November, the number of entries in each category will be reviewed and winners and runners-up will be finalised by a Rough Guides panel. The final results will be announced on the 7th December.

The prize draw for the bundle will be made at random on the 7th December.

Full T&Cs can be found here