Recognising that Victoria has a number of industry leaders, the Victorian Tourism Awards Unit has enlisted the support of former Judges and Hall of Fame winners to continue the successful Mentor Program. This group of experienced people is willing to volunteer their time and expertise to assist operators with advice and guidance about preparing a quality Tourism Awards online submission.
The Mentor Program is available to all businesses (first time and experienced businesses) who are entering the business categories.
New for 2013 - Award Submission Assessment Opportunity exclusive to Mentor Program Participants
VTIC and Tourism Victoria are pleased to announce an exciting initiative for its RACV Victorian Tourism Awards Mentor Program with an award assessment opportunity open to all participants in the Mentor Program. Tourism Victoria is fully subsidising this initiative where an experienced State/National Judge from outside of Victoria will review your full draft submission and provide feedback as you would expect from the usual Awards judging process.
As the “mock judge” is from another State, it is likely they will have no prior knowledge of your business which will enhance your submission development, complementing your Mentor’s insights.
This opportunity is open across all categories (except individual Awards). There is no fee, however, a full submission (no partially completed submissions will be accepted) must be provided by Friday 12 July to participate.
So how does it work?
Step 2 - Have your submission completed by Friday 12 July, and email it to me by 12pm. If the file is too large to email, use a file sharing site like yousendit.com.
Step 3 - The “Judge” will review your submission, providing brief feedback and suggestions for improvement as you would expect from the Awards judging process.
Step 4 - The feedback will be emailed to you by 5pm Friday 26 July which gives you nearly two weeks to incorporate changes and discuss with your Mentor.
Places are limited so register your interest early.
If you have not yet registered for the Mentor Program, please return the mentor application form below at your earliest convenience.
Any questions please no not hesitate to call Chris Porter direct on 03 8662 5428.
Process for businesses registered in the Mentor Program
To apply for the Mentor Program, please use the application form
Read the biographies of this years Mentors.
Learn about the Tourism Excellence Program.
Find out about the benefits of accreditation.
Writing and Editing Services Available
Tourism Victoria and Awards stakeholders have compiled a list of businesses throughout Victoria who offer a submission writing and editing service for those Tourism Awards entrants that may require assistance with their award submission. It is up to each individual entrant to make contact with the businesses and obtain their own quotes.
A second time Judge for the Victorian Tourism Awards (2010 & 2013) and former mentor, Meg Law from Chatterbox Marketing is an avid supporter of the Victorian Tourism Awards. Meg has written 5 x winning awards as well as 1 x National winning award. Being a Judge, she is familiar with the judging criteria and standards required to achieve maximum success for your company.
Exciting News! Natalie Pickett - Tourism Awards Mentor and former Tourism Awards Judge has released an easy to use Online Tourism Awards Mentoring Program.
Michael is a consultant, specialising in professional writing and editing. His main focus is on grant writing, awards submissions and strategic planning, policy and advocacy. Michael has over 20 years’ experience in tourism and higher education through his roles at Victoria University and the University of Ballarat, and is actively involved in industry engagement and research. He developed educational travel programs with Odyssey Travel and has undertaken numerous research and consultancy projects throughout his career. He was on the project team that completed a study in 2010 of best practice in regional tourism across 23 regional destinations in Australia. Michael is currently a member of the Western Melbourne Tourism Board and has previously served on the Goldfields Region Campaign Committee and the Ballarat Tourism Board.
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