17th Annual Tribute to Tourism Awards Gala postponed – STILL ACCEPTING NOMINATIONS!!

Due to COVID-19, the 17th Annual Tribute to Tourism Awards Gala has been postponed and will be taking place at a later date (previously June 3rd), which will be announced over the coming months.

In the meantime, we are forging ahead with nomination intakes and are until further notice leaving the nomination deadline open-ended (please disregard deadlines on forms below).

NOMINATIONS ARE BEING ACCEPTED IN EIGHT AWARD CATEGORIES:

Aspiring Youth – This tribute is presented to an individual under the age of 29 years in their capacity as a volunteer, employee, or entrepreneur.

Event of the Year (Budget Over $5K)- This tribute is presented to a hallmark festival or event that creates substantial economic impact within the local community, attracts visitors from outside the region/province/country, generates regional/national media attention and positively promotes Southwest Manitoba.

Event of the Year (Budget Under $5K) – This tribute is presented to a hallmark festival or event that creates substantial economic impact within the local community, attracts visitors from outside the region/province/country, generates regional/national media attention and positively promotes Southwest Manitoba.

Marketing Excellence – This tribute is presented to a business, organization, event, or attraction that has developed an effective traditional, digital or social media marketing campaign that increases tourism to Southwest Manitoba.

Partnership – This tribute is presented to an alliance of local businesses and/or organizations and/or communities that have partnered together to promote tourism for a particular area.

Service Excellence – This tribute is presented to a business or organization for the delivery of exemplary service and enhancement of visitor experiences as demonstrated through a high degree of visitor satisfaction.

Volunteer of the Year – This tribute is presented to a volunteer (a person who has not received payment) who has demonstrated an outstanding effort in a tourism activity.

Indigenous Tourism – This tribute award is presented to an Indigenous product, service or experience that demonstrates cultural authenticity and sensitivity to the ecological, cultural and economic integrity of the community.

HOW TO SUBMIT A NOMINATION:

STEP 1:

Download the desired Nomination Form(s):

2020 Nomination Form – Aspiring Youth

2020 Nomination Form – Event of the year (Budget Over $5K)

2020 Nomination Form – Event of the Year (Budget Under $5K)

2020 Nomination Form – Marketing Excellence

2020 Nomination Form – Partnership

2020 Nomination Form – Service Excellence

2020 Nomination Form – Volunteer of the Year

2020 Nomination Form – Indigenous Tourism

STEP 2:

Complete all sections of the nomination form and save the form to your computer.

Email the document as an attachment to info@tourismwestman.ca

*for more info on last year’s event &¬†award recipients, click HERE