Judging follows the national policies and guidelines, overseen by an independent professional auditor.
Each submission is assessed by a team of three judges. The outcome of each category is determined by the aggregate of the three judges scores together with the site visit score (where appropriate - some categories do not have a site visit, and some categories site visit score is not included in the aggregate).
Judges read submissions in their own time during the judging period.
After the judging review period, a deliberation day occurs where the judging team confers and agrees upon a clear winner, and also allocates silver, bronze and finalist positions. All entries that receive a score of more than 70 (out of 100) will become a finalist.
In 2021 there are a number of significant changes to the program, attending the judges briefing either via Zoom or face to face will be mandatory.
The judging panel for the 2021 Tasmanian Tourism Awards will be respected and experienced members of tourism or associated industries. They all volunteer a significant amount of their own time to judge entries and provide entrants with detailed and carefully thought out feedback. Three of the best Tasmanian Tourism Awards Judges are selected annually to judge in the prestigious Australian Tourism Awards.
The judging team is led by the Chair of Judges, whose role is to facilitate and moderate the judging process. The Chair of Judges is appointed for three years and is typically someone with significant experience as a state and national Tourism Awards judge.
Judging panel advised2 July 2021
Judging panel confirmed, notifications sent via email.
Judges briefing2 September 2021
Learn about the program including specific changes to 2021.
Judging starts4 September 2021
Access to the portal for judging starts
Judging period finishes26 September 2021
Judging finishes midnight Sunday.
Deliberation Day2 October 2021
All judges must attend final judging day
Gala5 November 2021
Tasmanian Tourism Awards gala dinner, Hobart