Tourism Industry Coincil Tasmania

Key dates 2021

Nominations Open

16 March 2021

Nominate online for your chosen category(s)

Tourism Awards Information Sessions for new entrants

24 March 2021

New entrants first - learn about the process of entering the awards. Followed by an update on the changes for 2021 for past entrants.

Nominations Close

4 June 2021

Last date to get online and complete a nomination.

Entrant Workshop #1

21 April 2021

This workshop will help plan for how to approach your awards entry and planning for what resources you'll need to prepare your submission

Entrant Workshop #2

12 May 2021

Dive deeper into what the questions actually require of you

Entrant Workshop #3

9 June 2021

Final workshop to discuss how to edit and layout your entry including images and graphs to appeal to the judges.

One on one Mentoring

14 June 2021

Mentoring occurs between 14 June and 27 August via Zoom

Submissions Due

1 September 2021

The most important date to remember! You must complete your online application and submit by 5pm today!

Site Visits Start

4 September 2021

Site Judges will visit your business (by appointment) between 4 and 26 September 2021

Finalists Announced

6 October 2021

If you achieve a mark of 70% or above, you’ll achieve finalist status and receive the finalist logo. Functions held Launceston and Hobart.

Tourism Awards Gala Dinner

5 November 2021

Time to get out your formal wear for the biggest night of the year! The biggest night on the Tasmanian tourism calendar, anyway.

Qantas Australian Tourism Awards

4 March 2022

Date tbc. Lucky winners in each category will join the cream of Australian tourism at the prestigious Qantas Australian Tourism Awards Gala.

How to Enter

  • Read the category descriptions carefully
  • Choose the category most relevant to your business and product (if appropriate, you may enter more than one category)
  • If you're not sure, speak to the Awards Coordinator to check your eligibility for your chosen category before entering.
  • Nominate in the portal and pay the entry fee: $99 per entry incl GST
  • Once you've paid your entry, you'll be given access to the portal where you can start entering your submission responses whenever you're ready
  • When you've finished your entry (preferably after you've attended the workshops and undertaken mentoring), get a friend/colleague to read through, check it all makes sense, and click the submit button before the submission date.
  • You'll also need to host a visit from a Site Judge once you've submitted, this will be organised closer to the date.
  • Wait to hear in October whether you've made finalist status or not.