Entrants Information

Entry to the 2016 Regional Tourism Awards is open to all operators within the four Regional Tourism Organisations (RTOs) of Central, Inland, Murray and the Riverina.

In 2016, there have been some minor changes to some categories and criteria, please review these before you begin:

2016 Changes

Before beginning your submission, please ensure you have read the following documents:

The 2016 Awards are now open.

To access the online portal to begin your nomination, click here

Mentoring / Mock Judging

We are excited to offer our entrants the opportunity to participate in our FREE mentoring / mock judging program in 2016.

Please note we are limited with the number of entrants we can accept to this program, so first in best dressed.

In order to qualify for this, we ask that you follow the below process:
1. Complete an online nomination through the eawards portal and ensure you have paid the nomination fee (please note in order to qualify for this program you must have paid the nomination fee)
2. Register for the program with the Awards Coordinator, Belinda King (admin@regionaltourismawards.com.au or 0402 199 347)
3. Our mentor will then contact the businesses directly to organise a mutually convenient time and set up an initial phone meeting.
4. You will be asked to have your completed draft submission finalised no later than Monday, 2 May
5. The mentor will prepare a written review of your submission and send this to you
6. You will then have the opportunity to make any changes
7. Upload your final submission by Friday, 27 May

About our Mentor
Nicole Mitchell is an award winning tourism consultant who has assisted and mentored businesses in achieving success in their tourism journey.

Nicole has a very diverse background with over 25 years' experience in all sectors of the industry with great industry and market insight.

Having written, mentored and reviewed submissions from across Australia, Nicole has an in-depth knowledge of what is required on a national platform.

Nicole believes that writing award submissions is like holding a mirror up to your business, and Nicole's key proven strength is not only in achieving success in the awards, but also by assisting businesses to review their operations and products to further grow and develop.

Nicole is looking forward to learning more about your business and working with you to further develop and enhance your award submission.


2016 Key Dates

MARCH 17th 2016
Launch & Submissions Open

MONDAY 2 MAY 2016
Mock judging submission closing date

MAY 27th 2016
Submissions Close

JULY 1st 2016
Finalists Announced

SATURDAY 23 JULY 2016
Regional Tourism Awards Ceremony and Dinner - Echuca Moama

SUNDAY 24 JULY 2016
Winners Breakfast - Echuca Moama

NOVEMBER 2016
NSW Tourism Awards Ceremony and Dinner, Sydney

VIC Tourism Awards Ceremony and Dinner - Melbourne

2017
Qantas Australian Tourism Awards Ceremony and Dinner

2016 Categories

2016 Regional Tourism Awards

Entrants are encouraged to enter the category that best reflects their core business.

Click on the relevant link below to download a copy of the questions for each individual Award c...

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