The Canberra Region Tourism Awards office provides the following FREE support and resources to entrants.
For all enquiries about support opportunities please contact the Canberra Region Tourism Awards Coordinator.
Regular eNewsletters are sent to all entrants with useful information, tips and reminders.
HANDBOOK FOR ENTRANTS
Provides background information, guidance and rules.
On request, a one-off Judge Brainstorm session can be arranged for businesses who are seeking initial guidance and advice prior to commencing their submission. This is an opportunity to get creativity flowing and to gain a clearer direction for your submission writing.
On request, experienced mentors can be paired with entrants to assist on a one-on-one basis throughout the submission process.
Two workshops are offered per year by Todd Wright of Threesides Marketing, a past Outstanding Contribution by an Individual winner and local judge. At these engaging workshops, entrants will learn more about the process and how to prepare a winning entry. Information on how to book will be advertised.
SUBMISSION REVIEW (JULY/AUGUST)
Our experienced, independent reviewer will read your draft submission and provide a written report detailing areas for improvement and enhancement against each question answered. Information on how to book will be advertised. Entrants will have the opportunity to book their preferred date to send their completed draft submission (in Word format) to the Canberra Region Tourism Awards Coordinator who will then send it to the submission reviewer. Entrants will then have time before the submission due date to incorporate feedback and suggestions.
STUDENT ASSISTANCE PROGRAM
In partnership with the University of Canberra, the CRTA enables entrants of all categories to obtain student assistance in the preparation of their entry. Students available through this program are studying at a tertiary level and undergoing professional training in the travel, tourism or hospitality industries. This opportunity is an industry initiative creating opportunities for and supporting tourism industry professionals of the future.
The Canberra Region Tourism Awards team makes every effort to match students to appropriate entrants. Both students and entrants will work to an agreed set of guidelines.
Students can assist you prepare your entry by:
- Being familiar with the Rules for Entry, relevant category and criteria;
- Collating relevant information;
- Reading submission content and offering an outsiders’ objective viewpoint