Enter the Awards for Excellence

Be the best of the best by winning the highest accolade in English tourism.

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The prestigious VisitEngland Awards for Excellence champion the very best of England’s tourism industry, celebrating innovation and best practice.

Any business directly involved in tourism can take part. This includes accommodation providers, visitor attractions, restaurant/cafes, tourist information providers and other types of businesses, such as retail outlets and pubs that are part of the visitor economy.

How to enter

Applicants for the VisitEngland Awards for Excellence 2019/20 will first need to progress through a local/regional competition, where winners will automatically be put forward for the national Awards. Opening and closing dates of local/regional competitions vary throughout the year:

Local/regional awards competition Open for entries Closing date for entries
Beautiful South Tourism Awards Now closed for 2019 entries Now closed for 2019 entries
Cumbria Tourism Awards Now closed for 2019 entries Now closed for 2019 entries
Enjoy Staffordshire Tourism & Good Food Awards Now open 28 June 2019
Visit Hertfordshire Tourism Awards Now open 15 July 2019
Visit Kent Tourism Awards Now open 15 July 2019
Lancashire Tourism Awards Now open 1 July 2019
Leicestershire Promotions Tourism & Hospitality Awards Now open TBC
Liverpool City Region Tourism Awards November 2019 TBC
Marketing Cheshire Tourism Awards Now open 12 July 2019
North East England Tourism Awards Now open 7 October 2019
Nottinghamshire Hospitality STARS Awards Now closed for 2019 entries Now closed for 2019 entries
Peak District & Derbyshire Tourism Awards Now open 4th August
South West Tourism Awards Now closed for 2019 entries Now closed for 2019 entries
White Rose Awards Now closed for 2019 entries Now closed for 2019 entries