Submission Process

How to Nominate Your Business

  • Step 1 – Nominate your business.
  • Key DatesNominations close: Mon 5 Aug
    • Complete the online Adventure Tourism Awards business nomination form.
      You may enter your business, or nominate another business for the 2019 Adventure Tourism Awards.
  • Step 2 – Confirm your nomination.
  • Key DateNomination acceptances close: Mon 5 Aug
    • Nominated businesses will receive an email invite to upload company details online and provide a company / product description of no more than 100 words.
      These details will be used for announcements at the Awards Ceremony, on website listings and in promotional material and can be used at the discretion of Adventure Tourism Awards for any promotion relating to the event.
    • Upload a logo and up-to 3 images, illustrating your company to accompany your business nomination.
      These images will ensure maximum exposure at the Awards Ceremony and online.
  • Step 3 – Ask customers to vote for you
  • Key DateVoting open: Mon 19 August-Mon 30 September
    • Your voting profile will be live at midday on Monday 19 August, 2019. Consumer votes are worth 30% of your final score. Download the Adventure Tourism Awards graphic pack – available soon (which includes posters and branding elements) to help get the word out to your customers to vote for your business!! CLICK HERE TO DOWNLOAD 
  • Step 4 – Complete online Awards Submission.
  • Key DateSubmissions close: Mon 30 Sept
    • Your awards submission (online submission pack) Your submission is worth 70% of your final score and will be judged by an independent panel of judges. Your submission is due to be completed by COB 30 September, 2019 and no changes can be made past 5pm on this day.  CLICK HERE TO ACCESS SUBMISSION FORM 
      Do not exceed 1,000 words (not including supporting text on tables and graphics).
    • Upload a maximum of 5 images to support your submission.
      Images may include infographics, graphs, charts and any images used must be for the sole purpose of supporting the submission.

Reminder of Key Dates

  • Business nominations open Monday 8 July midday
  • Business nominations close Monday 5 August midday
  • Consumer voting opens Monday 19 August midday
  • Consumer voting closes Monday 30 September midday
  • Business award submissions are due by 30 September 5:00pm

Additional Nomination and Submission Information

Nomination Requirements

The information you provide in this step will be used to determine your eligibility for the category and your consumer votes will be weighted accordingly.

    • Nominees will be awarded a weighted score based on the capacity of the business in order to enable fair comparisons across all business sizes.
    • Consumer voting shall carry 30% of the weighting to the overall score. The remaining 70% shall be based on your award submission and will be judged by an independent panel of judges. 
    • Providing false information will result in withdrawal of your nomination or submission.

Award Submission Requirements

  • Award submissions are due by 5:00pm, 30 September 2018.
  • Late submissions will not be accepted.
  • Should the business cease to operate or suspend future trade, the Chair of the Adventure Tourism Awards judging panel carries the authority to remove the submission from the category.
  • All submissions must address the five submission questions outlined in the Submission Questions section.

Judging Process

  • Consumer voting shall carry 30% of the weighting to the overall score.
  • The remaining 70% shall be based on a award submission and will be judged by an independent panel of judges.
  • All nominees will be awarded a score based on capacity of the business to enable fair comparisons across all business sizes.

Eligibility – Accreditation and Certification

Entering the 2019 Adventure Tourism Awards is subject to the following terms and conditions. By submitting your nomination or submission you are thereby agreeing to the following:

  • Nominees are required to operate a business that has a substantial and/or predominant involvement in the Backpacking, Youth and Adventure Tourism Industry in the state, territory or country for which you are nominating.
  • There is an expectation that a major focus of each nominees business activity will involve the Backpacking, Youth and Adventure Tourism Industry within Australia or New Zealand.
  • The judges reserve the right to determine whether or not a nominee and its business interests satisfy the requirement of operating a business with sufficient involvement with the Backpacking, Youth and Adventure Tourism industry and should they determine that the nominee does not meet the required criteria they may, in their absolute discretion, refuse to accept or withdraw the nomination and/or the submission.
  • Providing false information will result in withdrawal of your nomination or submission.
  • Nominees are encouraged to enter the category that best reflects their core business. If you are entering more than one category a separate and complete nomination and submission must be submitted electronically for each category. Nominees may only enter one submission in each category in which their business has a substantial involvement.
  • The judges reserve the right to determine whether or not a nominee has entered the correct category that reflects their business and should they determine that the nominee does not meet the required criteria they may, in their absolute discretion, refuse to accept or withdraw the nomination and/or the submission.
  • An entry will not be moved into another category after the closing date for the lodging of submission.
  • All nominations and award submissions must relate to activities, achievements, developments, innovations and campaigns for the period from 1 July 2018 – 30 June 2019.
  • The judges decision will be final and no correspondence will be entered into concerning the decisions or the manner in which they are made.
  • In no event will the judges be held responsible for any comment, or view, whether expressed or implied concerning the suitability, standard or quality of a submission and the nominee agrees that it may not bring any action claim or demand against any of the judges in relation to such matters.
  • All submissions will be independently scored by members of the judging panel. A minimum percentage score must be achieved for a winner to be announced in a category. A single entrant in a category does not guarantee the nominee as a winning entry.
  • There is no specific requirement for nominees to be members of any associations or related bodies however all nominees must comply with any and all local, state or national compliance and regulations.
  • If at any time following the submission being lodged a business goes into administration, voluntary receivership, liquidation or bankruptcy, the nominee is required to notify the Adventure Tourism Awards coordinator and accepts that the submission will be withdrawn by the judges and no longer be eligible for an award.
  • Award submissions must be completed by by 5pm, 30 September 2019. 
  • Late submissions will not be accepted.
  • All submissions must address the five [5] submission questions stated in the Awards Submission Application.
  • By entering the 2019 Adventure Tourism Awards, you hereby authorise the use and/or reproduction of any images and the copy provided for any editorial/advertising purposes in conjunction with the Adventure Tourism Awards.

PLEASE NOTE: The following categories need not nominate or enter a submission to be eligible to win the following Awards:

  • Industry Legend Award
  • Young Industry Legend Award

Disclaimer

By entering the 2019 Adventure Tourism Awards, you hereby authorise the use of any images and the copy provided for any editorial/advertising purposes in conjunction with the Adventure Tourism Awards.

Contact

For more information, please contact the Adventure Tourism Awards team on: events@adventurequeensland.com.au