Entrant Support Program
Included in your entry fee is a comprehensive entrant support program made up of briefings, workshops and mentoring to assist entrants prepare the best possible entry.
The timing of the entrant support program has been specifically planned to help you stick to the recommended timeline of preparing a submission and achieve the entrants best outcome.
Tourism Awards Information Session24 March 2021
Webinar was recorded, scroll down to click and learn all about the program.
Entrant Workshop #121 April 2021
Webinar. Essential attendance particularly for new entrants, to discuss how to plan and collect information required to write a submission.
Entrant Workshop #212 May 2021
Webinars x 2. Walk through each question in detail for most categories that share the same question set. Categories 3, 4, 14 and 24 should join the afternoon session.
Entrant Workshop #39 June 2021
Webinar. We'll discuss images, tables, uploading to the portal, final editing and ensuring you're covering all your bases.
Mentoring14 June 2021
Mentoring period begins for you to spend some face to face time (on zoom) with a mentor.
Submissions Close1 September 2021
Time to hit submit on your checked and double checked submission. Now celebrate!
We've already run this year's workshop, however it was recorded, so feel free to watch it by clicking the above video.
Changes to the program for 2021 affect all businesses that have previously entered. Before you get started on your 2021 submission, please take the time to watch the recording discussing all the changes for 2021, above.
Nominating businesses should make the most of the help offered, especially new businesses.
Three sessions will be held over a 6 week period to work through the finer details of the submission process.
Links to the webinars are listed below.
All group workshops will be held using a webinar format to allow anonymity, so no video or audio will be required to participate. Attendees can type questions into the Q&A box and they'll be answered during the workshop.
Save these dates to your calendar:
Entrant Workshop #1 - Wednesday 21 April 2021 from 10am-12pm
This workshop is essential attendance for entrants, particularly new entrants, to discuss how to plan and collect information required to write a submission. Changes to the program this year were all covered in the webinar from March - the recording is above.
We’ll go through the following information:
- What the judges are looking for
- Proving your eligibility for the category
- Playing in the portal and learning the functionality
- How to structure your answers based on scoring and word count
- What sort of information to collate now
- What sort of things you can be doing in your business now while the qualifying period is still open that you can include in your entry
- Discussion about using images and supporting information
- Explaining the online review and consumer review sections that are now included
Entrant Workshop #2a - Wednesday 12 May 2021 from 10am - 12pm (all categories except 3, 4, 14 and 24)
This webinar will go into detail about each question in the standard categories (all categories except 3, 4, 14 and 24 as they are asked the same questions).
We’ll go through each question, look at the various parts of the question and what you should and shouldn’t include in your answers.
Past entrants should also attend this workshop as the question changes will impact the way you write your responses.
Entrant Workshop #2b - Wednesday 12 May 2021 from 12.30pm - 2.30pm (categories 3, 4, 14, 24 only)
The first part of this webinar will be repeated from the morning webinar as we cover some of the same content about your submission in general. Then we’ll go into detail about each question specifically asked in the below categories as the questions are different.
3. Major Events & Festivals
4. Festivals & Events
14. Tourism Marketing Campaigns
24. New Tourism Business
Entrant Workshop #3 - Wednesday 9 June 2021 from 10am - 12pm
This final workshop is for turning your work into a brilliant submission.
Come to the session with as many questions as you like, as there’s always someone else that would like to know the answer to it too.
We’ll get into the portal again and help show you some of the functionality you may not be aware of and help guide you to layout your submission for the most impact with the judges.
We’ll also discuss what will happen at your one-on-one mentoring session, how you can make the most out of this opportunity, and how to register and book your place with a mentor.
Ever entrant has the opportunity to register with our experienced tourism awards mentors. This will entail a face to face Zoom meeting to go through your submission and help ensure you've got everything covered. The more you have completed of your submission the more valuable this session will be.
Mentoring will be up to a two hour session, held between 14 June and end August 2021.