The Visit Loudoun Tourism Awards Program showcases the work, service, creativity, and contributions of individuals and organizations as it relates to tourism promotion. Take advantage of this opportunity to acknowledge those key individuals and programs that deserve recognition and thanks for their valuable contributions and success. Tourism Awards are given each year during Visit Loudoun's Annual Meeting when we celebrate tourism in our community. Visit Loudoun accepts award nominations on an on-going basis .
All award entries for the 2018 Tourism Awards must be for individuals, organizations, or programs that recognize accomplishments for activities that occurred or were completed during 2018. The Visit Loudoun Awards Committee judges the entries. Typically one award is presented in each category, however, the judges may recognize more than one entry for a particular category, or none if no entry is deemed worthy. The judges may also re-categorize any entry. You may be contacted during the judging process for additional information.
All award entries for the 2018 Tourism Awards must be for individuals, organizations, or programs that recognize accomplishments for activities that occurred or were completed during the 2018 calendar year. Programs that were launched in 2018 that are on-going and do not yet have results or accomplishments should wait until the 2019 awards. Award winners for the previous two (2) years are not eligible for this year's award in the same category. View the list of previous winners here.
1. Select the appropriate category and Complete the Visit Loudoun Tourism Awards Nomination Form using the following criteria to complete the entries. Be as brief as possible and address all the elements that will be judged.
Objectives: Clearly describe the objectives for the program, campaign, or activity so that the judges may determine how well the stated results met the objectives. Execution: Describe the implementation of the program, campaign, or activity with reference to techniques used, tactics undertaken, and any difficulties encountered and overcome. Identify any partners and their roles. Specify the target audience for programs and events. (The role of an individual should be described as it relates to execution if appropriate.) Impact/Results: State the results achieved, for example, visitor count increase, increased return on investment, increase in public awareness, increase in economic impact, and other related data. Describe how the results met or exceeded the expectations and whenever possible quantify the results available at the time of submission. (For individuals, describe how the individual influenced the results.)
2. Gather detailed information or collateral materials that support the summary, including brochures, inserts, posters, videos, clippings, letters from customers, etc.
3. Submit your completed entry along with any & all supporting materials and photos, by the deadline of March 8, 2019, using the online submission form at the bottom of the Tourism Award Categories & Nomination Forms page. We suggest that you contact Visit Loudoun to confirm that your submission has been received as we will not be responsible for submissions not received.
When saving your nomination and any back-up attachments please use the following format “award name”_”nominee name”. Please note that all entry materials become the property of Visit Loudoun and may not be returned. If you have any questions regarding submission of your nomination form please contact Greg Harp at 703-669-2008 or Harp@VisitLoudoun.org.
4. Attend the Visit Loudoun Annual Meeting & Tourism Awards Luncheon in May 2019 to honor the nominees and winners.