Who chooses award winners
State judging is conducted by a panel of industry peers appointed by the South Australian Tourism Industry Council. The panel comprises a cross-section of tourism industry experts, some of whom are former award winners. Judges are selected for their knowledge and experience, and for their willingness to commit time to the Awards process.
The panel operates independently to the South Australian Tourism Industry Council and is convened each year specifically for the Tourism Awards. Judges are grouped in teams of three, but independently review and score submissions. Each group assesses approximately five categories.
Submissions are judged on their content and scored accordingly to the established criteria. The underlying consideration is what impact does the product have on tourism. For example, an operator might have a great product but the judges really want to know what contribution it is making to the tourism industry and this needs to be evident in the submission.
Don’t forget you are entering a competition for a tourism award.
What the judges are looking for:
- A financially sound business
- One with a business plan and marketing plan
- Demonstrated flair, innovation and passion
- A business that knows its customers and has a service culture
- Has made a contribution to tourism