Victorian Tourism Awards

What will an online Awards program mean to entrants?
From 2017, entrants will need to answer questions online instead of preparing a pdf submission. Each question will also provide entrants with the ability to upload supporting images. For those entrants who have entered previously, this means you will no longer need to conform to formatting rules, page limits and page layouts. Instead of the previous 30 page limit, there will now be a maximum word limit and image upload limit (details to come). Every entrant will be able to print out a report of all responses once completed.

When will the 2017 Awards program launch?
The new online system is currently being tested so you can expect entry to open in late March or beginning of April. Previous entrants will notice significant time saved with the new online process.

Will there be any changes to questions and/or categories?
All categories will remain the same. There are some small question changes in the Major Festivals and Events & Festivals and Events categories. Significant changes have been made to the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander category. These changes will be on the Awards website very soon.

Will there be regional workshops this year?
Regional workshops will commence after Easter and school holidays going through May and June. Dates will be announced by the end of March on the Awards website.

When will nomination and entry close?
Nominations will close on 30 June as per normal and entry remains free and will need to be submitted by Monday 4 September – over 6 months away so get started!

When and where is the Gala Ceremony this year?
The Gala Ceremony will be back at Crown. Save the date: Thursday 23 November 2017.


First time entrants and those who have not entered the awards for 3 years or more are able to access FREE Project Officer Support. MPRT also offers a series of small group session workshops and mentoring advice to help all businesses who are entering the awards.

If you would like to register for Project Officer Support or find out more about the mentor sessions, please email Kellie.