Enter the Awards for Excellence
Be the best of the best by winning the highest accolade in English tourism.
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 open||6 May 2019|
|Cumbria Tourism Awards||Now closed for 2019 entries||Now closed for 2019 entries|
|Enjoy Staffordshire Tourism & Good Food Awards||Now open||7 June 2019|
|Lancashire Tourism Awards||May 2019||June 2019|
|Leicestershire Promotions Tourism & Hospitality Awards||June 2019||TBC|
|Nottinghamshire Tourism Awards||April 2019||TBC|
|South West Tourism Awards||Now open||30 April 2019|
Modernising the Awards
Find out more about the modernisation of the Awards, which were relaunched on 11 March 2019.