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The French Visit USA Committee celebrated the 5th edition of its Media Awards 2023 during an award ceremony that took place on Wednesday, April 5 at the U.S. Embassy in Paris.

Rémi Vénitien, President of the French Visit USA Committee, Delphine Aubert, Director, as well as Francis Geffard, President of the Jury, but also Director of Collections at Editions Albin Michel, Founder of the America Festival and CEO of the Millepages bookstore in Vincennes, hosted the ceremony with many guests and some nominees.

Chaired by Francis Geffard, the jury was also composed of five members of the board of directors of the Visit USA Committee in France and Valérie Ferrière, in charge of the U.S. commercial service for tourism and travel, literature and music at the U.S. Embassy in France. The jury unveiled its award list.

2 award categories: Visit USA Media Award 2023 and the New Look on the USA 2023 Award

The « New Look on the USA 2023 Award » was given to Tessa Lanney for her article « Chicago, when you’re good to mama » published in Têtu magazine and in partnership with Choose Chicago.

The « Visit USA Media Award 2023 » was awarded to Lucas Lahargoue for his feature « The Great American West » published in Voyager Ici & Ailleurs magazine with The Great American West.

Since 2017, the Visit USA Media Awards aim to reward the work of two French journalists and their editorial staff, based in France, who have contributed to promote and offer a new look at the United States through their writings in French language (print or online – excluding blog).

See you in 2024 for the next edition!