Entrant Support Program
Included in your entry fee is a comprehensive entrant support program made up of EDMs, 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 best outcome.
New Entrants Information Session27 April 2023
New entrants first (or those who haven't entered for a while - learn about the process of entering the Awards and the Entrant Support Program
Entrant Workshop #14 May 2023
This workshop will help plan for how to approach your Awards entry and identify the resources you'll need to prepare your submission.
Entrant Workshop #218 May 2023
Dive deeper into what the questions actually require of you.
Entrant Workshop #31 June 2023
How to make your submission shine - advice from former Awards judges
Entrant Workshop #415 June 2023
How to edit and layout your entry including images and graphs to appeal to the judges
Entrant Workshop #517 August 2023
What the Online and Site Visit judges are looking for
One-on-One Mentoring22 May 2023
Mentoring occurs between June and 1 September via Zoom. You will need to register for the mentoring sessions (by 26 June)
Submissions Due14 September 2023
Time to hit submit on your checked, and double-checked, submission (by 5pm). Now celebrate!
New Entrants Information Session
Held online at 11am on Thursday 27th of April. Register here.
This online session is geared towards new entrants and those who are on the fence about entering the Awards, but might have some value for previous entrants, too! A recording of this session will be made available to nominees upon request.
Nominating businesses should make the most of the help offered, especially new businesses.
Five sessions will be held between late April and mid-June, to work through the finer details of the submission process.
Links to the webinar recordings will be available to entrants only.
All group workshops will be held online via Zoom, 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 - Thursday 4 May 2023, 11am
This workshop is essential attendance for entrants, particularly new entrants, to discuss how to plan and collect information required to write a submission.
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 - Thursday 18 May 2023, 10:00am AEST (all categories except 3, 4, 14 and 24)
This webinar will go into detail about each question in the majority of categories (all categories except 3, 4, 14 and 24).
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 - Thursday 18 May 2023, 2:00pm AEST (categories 3, 4, 14 and 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 to the majority of the categories.
3. Major Festivals & Events
- Festivals & Events
- Tourism Marketing Campaigns
24. New Tourism Business
Entrant Workshop #3 - Thursday 1 June 2023, 11:00am AEST
How to make your submission shine! This session will include a panel of experienced state and national judges, plus Chair of Judges. Feel free toemail your questions through in advance for this session!
Entrant Workshop #4 - Thursday 15 June 2023, 11:00am AEST
This final submission 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.
Entrant Workshop #5 - Thursday 17 August 2023, 11:00am AEST
Find out what the Online and Site Visit judges will be looking for, and how the scoring is awarded.
Every entrant has the opportunity to register with our experienced tourism awards mentors. This will entail face-to-face Zoom meeting/s, set as planning, check-in, or full review sessions to go through your submission and help ensure you've got everything covered. The more you have completed of your submission, the more valuable the review session will be.
Mentoring is available for up to three hours (including reading time) per entrant, and will be held between 1 June and 1 September 2023, via Zoom. Bookings for these sessions close 26 June.