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Oxford County Tourism Awards

Tourism Oxford is pleased to announce the new annual Oxford Tourism Awards.  It has been a priority for Tourism Oxford to develop an appreciation program to acknowledge the dedicated efforts of the regional tourism operators that excel in what they do.

This award program  will recognize the region’s tourism businesses, organizations, and individuals who have displayed excellence in product development, partnerships/collaborations, innovation, inclusiveness, leadership, sustainability, and attraction to the region. The program also recognizes partners who are working collaboratively with Tourism Oxford to grow regional tourism and offer exceptional visitor experiences. Businesses are encouraged to self-nominate or nominate a business they admire.
 

How to write a strong application

  • Assume the judges might not know anything about the nominee, so provide detail when responding to questions.
  • Review each question and be sure to address every item within the question in your response.
  • Judges use a scoring rubric, and usually judge each question on its own merit (don’t assume that what you put in a previous question will carry forward to the next question for judging purposes).
  • Use stats, testimonials, and numbers where possible. (i.e.: increase in customers by 10%; increase in food & beverage sales; the number of partners engaged).
  • Indicate how the nominee aligns with local and regional tourism strategies.
  • If self-nominating, don’t be afraid to boast about what you do. Be your own champion.

The deadline to submit nomonations for the Responsible Tourism award have been extended till 11:59 pm April 14th. All other nominations are closed for 2022.   Nominations can be made for tourism activities in Oxford County within the past three years. Winners will be announced in June 2022.
 

2022 Nomination Categories

Responsible Tourism Award

The Responsible Tourism Award recognizes demonstrated innovation from a tourism business, organization, or individual who is leading the way to proactively consider environmental, cultural, and societal impacts to encourage responsible and sustainable tourism in the region.


Tourism Partnership Award

The Tourism Partnership Award recognizes the tourism businesses, organizations, and/or individuals that made an outstanding contribution through partnership & collaboration to develop, build and enhance the tourism sector and profile of Oxford County. This can include a tourism experience, product, or marketing campaign that successfully attracted and encouraged locals/visitors to experience Oxford County.


Best New Tourism Product Award

The Best New Tourism Product Award recognizes a tourism business, organization, or individual that has demonstrated innovation in the development of a new or enhanced tourism product or visitor experience to appeal to both locals and visitors and contributed to the regional visitor experience. Recognizing work in the past three years. Nomination Form

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