Indiana Tourism Awards

Indiana Tourism Awards

Deadline Friday, January 18, 2019. 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 would like a hard copy of your entry to be reviewed by the judges, mail four hard copies 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 18, 2019 at 5 PM EST

Fields marked with a are required.



Select one category. A separate entry form is required for each category.


How long was the project in planning?
Overall budget for the project.
Include any ROI available. Hard numbers are helpful, but even anecdotal ROI will be considered.
Description of the project and results ( of 500 word maximum).
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Individuals, Agency, and/or Partners involved.


    Tuesday Dinner Sponsor
    Host City Sponsor
    Tuesday Lunch Sponsor
    Wednesday Lunch Sponsor
    Tuesday Awards
    Break Sponsor
    Vendor Booth
  • Indiana State Festivals Association
  • Midwest Travel Network
  • Great Lakes Publishing/Ohio Magazine
  • CrowdRiff
  • Truly360
  • Travel Indiana Magazine
  • Midwest Living/Meredith Travel Marketing
  • Sojern
  • Group Tour Magazine
  • AAA Living
  • Madden
  • Indiana Connection
    Charging Station Sponsor
    Friend Sponsor
  • Longwoods International
  • AAA Living
  • Bookkeeping Plus, Inc.
  • Short Strategy Group, Inc.
  • Sun Companies