Indiana Tourism Awards

Indiana Tourism Awards

Deadline Friday, January 17, 2020. 5pm EST


  1. Best Visitors Guide (printed or digital).
  2. Best Cooperative Partnership: a brochure, newsletter, promotional piece, direct mail, or group sales collateral that involves a Destination Marketing Organization and at least one other partner (printed or digital).
  3. Best Digital Marketing Campaign: online videos, videos, podcast, email marketing, social media campaigns, digital ads, etc.
  4. Best Website: based on design, content, innovation, technology, interactivity, copy-writing, etc.
  5. Best Event or Festival: attracts visitors to the area with demonstrated economic impact, including hotel overnight stays and restaurant revenue.
  6. Best Leisure Travel Marketing Campaign: recognizing creativity, innovation, clearly stated and measured objectives, demonstrated results, etc (printed or digital).
  7. Best Culinary Focused Marketing Campaign: specifically focused on culinary experiences (printed or digital).
  8. Best Hotel/Lodging Focused Marketing Campaign: specifically focused on accommodations or overnight packages (printed or digital).

Entry Requirements

  • All entries must designate the organization’s overall marketing budget level: Under $300,000/year or over $300,000/year. Budget level should reflect marketing budget only and should not include staff salaries or operational expenses.
  • Eligible projects must be produced, placed or completed between January 1, 2018-December 31, 2018.
  • All entrants must register for the Indiana Tourism Conference and be present at awards event on Tuesday, March 5, 2019.
  • Entries can be submitted by Destination Marketing Organizations, Agencies or Industry Partners.
  • Entries must be received by Friday, January 11, 2019 at 5pm EST. Absolutely no late entries will be considered.

Evaluation Criteria

  • Clear and concise description of the project.
  • Original and impressive creative details.
  • Return on investment excellence.
  • Overall project impression.
  • Judges reserve the right to forego awarding any category that has less than three entries. Entrants will be refunded if the entry category is not judged.

Entry Instructions

  • Complete one form for each entry.
  • Entries (including the form and accompanying documents) should be submitted via the form below.
  • If you are entering for Best Visitors Guide, please mail four hard copies of your entry to be reviewed by the judges to: Carrie Lambert, Indiana Tourism Association, PO Box 55456, Indianapolis, IN 46205.
  • $50 for the first entry, each additional entry is $30.
  • Invoice will be received by the entrant after the entry is received by the ITA.
  • A confirmation email will be received by the entrant after the entry is received by the ITA.

Deadline to Enter: January 17, 2020 at 5 PM EST.

No submissions are currently being accepted.


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