Awards & Honors

  • Recognized in Notable Travel Writing of 2019 by The Best American Travel Writing, series editor Jason Wilson, guest editor Robert MacFarlane, for this story.
  • Runner-up 2017 Society Professional Journalist/Hawaii Best Features Blog for “Tracking Twain.”
  • Inaugural Storyknife Fellow, 2016.
  • National Tropical Botanical Garden Environmental Journalism Fellow, 2016.
  • Winner 2016 Society Professional Journalist/Hawaii Best Features Blog for “Malama Monk Seal Voyage: A Journey into Papahanaumokuakea Marine National Monument to Save Endangered Hawaiian Monk Seals.” Judges’ comment: “These blogs were real page-turners (figuratively, not literally). A fascinating read of Kim Rogers’ adventures chronicling a ship’s quest to save Hawaiian monk seals. An incredible trip interestingly told.”
  • Finalist The Nature Conservancy Photography Contest, 2016.
  • The Dinkelspiel Scholarship, Squaw Valley Community of Writers, 2010.
  • Eloise Klein Healy Scholarship, Antioch University Los Angeles, 2005.