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Entrant Workshops

Considering entering the 2015 RACV Victorian Tourism Awards?

Come along to a FREE workshop hosted by the Victoria Tourism Industry Council (VTIC). You will gain insight into the benefits of entering and learn all you need to know to prepare a successful submission. This year, the submission deadline has been extended to 4pm Monday 24 August 2015!

You will hear what judges look for in each question and it’s a great opportunity to chat with other entrants about their experience entering the awards previously.

If you entered the tourism awards in 2014 or previously, it’s important you attend this workshop to understand what changes have been implemented in 2015 to the categories and criteria.

Workshops are currently being finalised and will be updated on this page as they are confirmed. Workshops are being proposed for the following locations (click to register and for more details as they become available):

Geelong - Tuesday 21 April, 1.00pm to 3.00pm - http://ow.ly/K011p

Yarra Valley - Thursday 23 April, 10.00am to 1.00pm - http://ow.ly/KtcBK

Grampians - Tuesday 28 April, 10.00am to 12noon - http://ow.ly/Kt9AQ

Gippsland - Monday 4 May, 1.00pm to 4.00pm - http://ow.ly/LFxdD

For details relating to the VTA workshops and mentor program, please contact Mike Hamilton at VTIC on 8662 5130 or email This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it  

2015 Summary of Changes

-  Wording of questions has changed in all categories

-  Point allocation modifications

-  Category name changes and descriptors:

Cultural Tourism (Heritage and Cultural Tourism)

Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander Tourism (Indigenous Tourism)

Business Event Venue (Business Tourism)

Caravan & Holiday Parks (Tourist and Caravan Parks)

-  New category – Self Contained Accommodation

-  Tourism Training & Education and Local Government Award for Tourism is no longer a National category. The gold medallist will be acknowledged at a National level however will not compete.

-  Backpacker Accommodation category has been removed from the National program completely. 


2014 RACV Victorian Tourism Awards Workshop webinar (as a guide only, as questions have changed for 2015)

2014 Melbourne workshop can be viewed (as as guide only) online, go to https://www.youtube.com/user/VTICNews


Tourism Excellence - Tourism Awards video tutorials
(filmed in 2013)

Content from a Tourism Awards workshop has been uploaded to Tourism Victoria's corporate YouTube channel.  The content includes key benefits of entering along with judges, mentors and winners tips across the five sections required to be completed by businesses entering categories in the Tourism Awards.  Judges and Mentors encourage all entrants to view the tutorials prior to submitting a submission.  

View the Tourism Awards video tutorials 

Mentor Program (experienced businesses) 

The Victorian Awards Mentor Program is offered to experienced award entrants only. Mentors kindly donate their time to the program to guide and provide support, feedback and ways to improve on award submissions to previous entrants. 

The Mentor Program will be available to businesses from late March 2015.  

Please contact Michael (Mike) Hamilton at VTIC if you would like to apply for this program or have any queries - This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

Project Managers (mentors for first time entrants)

Please contact your region to discuss the project manager assistance program as soon as possible, see details below..  We also recommend that all first time entrants attend a VTA workshop.

Regions & Contact person 

Grampians - Will Flamsteed - This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

Murray - Mark Francis - This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

Daylesford - Judith isherwood - This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

Mornington Peninsula - Tracey Cooper - This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

Melbourne - Denise Castro - This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

Yarra Valley & Dandenong Ranges - Julie Sampson - This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

Gippsland - Terry Robinson - This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

Great Ocean Road - Liz Price - This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

Goldfields - George Sossi - This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

Tourism Excellence - Tourism Awards video tutorials (filmed in 2013)

Content from a Tourism Awards workshop has been uploaded to Tourism Victoria's corporate YouTube channel.  The content includes key benefits of entering along with judges, mentors and winners tips across the five sections required to be completed by businesses entering categories in the Tourism Awards.  Judges and Mentors encourage all entrants to view the tutorials prior to submitting a submission.  

View the Tourism Awards video tutorials

Tourism Excellence

Learn about the Tourism Excellence Program http://www.tourismexcellence.com.au/

Accreditation

Find out about the benefits of accreditation - http://www.atap.net.au/

Last Updated on Tuesday, 21 April 2015 11:49