Is there a timeframe that answers must address?
Yes. Your responses must relate to the qualifying period with all activities undertaken in the 12 months before the submission closing date - only achievements and actions from November 2022 to November 2023 should be included except where the eligibility for a specific category states otherwise. The artwork does NOT need to have been created in the qualifying period.
Does it matter when the artwork was completed?
No. The artwork does NOT need to have been created in the qualifying period. The artwork/s could be old, new or anything in between. The important thing is how you are using the artwork to attract visitors and engage the community during the qualifying period.
How long does my answer need to be?
Once you nominate then you’ll be directed to the online entry platform. At the bottom right corner of each question you will see the maximum number of characters for your response. Spaces are counted as characters. You can see your progress as the first number shows how many characters you have typed, while the second number shows how many are permitted. To make the most of the opportunity, include as much pertinent information as possible within the word limit.
Do I have to start and finish my submission in one session?
No. You can start your submission and come back to finish it any time – or as many times as you wish - before the closing date. At the end of each session make sure you hit the “Save” button. Do not hit the "Submit" button until you are ready to complete your entry and submit it.
How will I know my submission has been received?
After hitting the "Submit" button you will receive a confirmation e-mail. If you do not see that email come through then check your "junk" mailbox.
What should I do if I did not receive a confirmation e-mail after I hit the "Submit" button?
First, check your junk mail folder - the most likely problem is that your spam filter sent the e-mail there. If you don't find it in your junk mail folder, then please contact the Awards Managers for assistance.
Can we submit a few days late?
You can enter and submit up until 5.00 pm AEST on the closing date, but no later. This policy is In the interest of fairness to all participants, so no late entries will be accepted.
Can we submit multiple entries?
Yes. Upon payment of the nomination fee you will be sent a link to the awards entry portal. Down the left hand column you will see the categories you have entered. You will need to submit an entry for each category.
Can I work on multiple entries at the same time?
Yes. Once you have registered for multiple entries or categories, each time you login you will see a table of incomplete and completed entries. Click on the "Edit" button to continue working on an incomplete entry. You'll also save money on your third and subsequent entries!
Is there an Entry Fee?
Yes. There is a modest administration fee to enter which covers administration, online awards portal costs, as well as meeting and judging expenses. There are also savings for early registration and multiple entries. Full fee: $349 + gst.
What chance do I have of success?
The Awards are easy to enter, with plenty of opportunities to shine.
All nominees who score above benchmark will be named as finalists in 2023 / 24. We are also introducing State Winner Awards (for the highest scoring submission from each state and territory). In addition, entrants in each national category have the chance to win a Bronze, Silver or Gold National Award AND the nominee with the overall highest score across all categories will be named the Best of the Best for that year.
What are the important 2023 Awards dates?
Nominations open: Sunday 18 June 2023
EOFY special* finishes at COB AEST on 30 June 2023
Early Bird* nominations close: 29 September 2023
Full-Priced nominations thereafter
Submissions due: Friday 10 November 2023
Awards announced: early 2024 as part of the Art of Attraction Tourism Summit.
Location coming soon.