Visit Sunshine Coast Best Tourism Event

Visit Sunshine Coast Best Tourism Event

Recognising a significant contribution by an event to the economic development of a city or region through the attraction of visitors.

Eligibility Criteria 2017

  1. The event that is the subject of the entry must have taken place between July 1, 2016 and June 30, 2017.
  2. The event that is the subject of the entry must have taken place in Australia.
  3. The event must have been principally organised by people who are Australian Citizens or Permanent Residents of Australia.
  4. The entrant must be either:
    • The owner of the event or events to which the entry relates; OR
    • A product or service provider to the event or events to which the entry relates with the express permission of the event owner to nominate the event for an Australian Event Award

Judging Criteria 2017

  1. Degree of difficulty of staging the event considering its challenges (20%)
  2. Relative impact on the local economy and employment through spend by visitors, event organiser, attendees, suppliers and ancillary events (10%)
  3. Degree to which claims made in the entry are supported with evidence such as reasons for the claim, statistics, independent commentary or stakeholder feedback (10%)
  4. Effective event communication and promotion (10%)
  5. Degree to which the event engaged in environmentally sustainable practices (10%)
  6. Degree to which the event has achieved innovation in relation to techniques, knowledge or practices (10%)
  7. Fit with and advance the destination image (5%)
  8. Degree to which the event accurately identified its customer/stakeholder groups and met their needs (5%)
  9. Overall quality of the event delivered (5%)
  10. Degree to which the event has utilised "best practice" techniques in all aspects of planning, preparation, delivery and evaluation (5%)
  11. Degree to which the event reflects corporate social responsibility (5%)
  12. Longer term benefit to the industry, sector or the community in general (5%)
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Entry Forms

Each Category has a dedicated entry form with questions framed around the Judging Criteria above.

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