VisitEngland Awards for Excellence

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

Awards trophy with gold rose

VisitBritain/Gary Summers

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 Winners of the Cumbria Tourism Awards 2019
Enjoy Staffordshire Tourism & Good Food Awards Now closed for 2019 entries Now closed for 2019 entries
Visit Hertfordshire Tourism Awards Now closed for 2019 entries Now closed for 2019 entries
Visit Kent Tourism Awards Now closed for 2019 entries Now closed for 2019 entries
Lancashire Tourism Awards Now closed for 2019 entries Now closed for 2019 entries
Leicestershire Promotions Tourism & Hospitality Awards Now closed for 2019 entries Now closed for 2019 entries
Lincolnshire Tourism Excellence Awards November 2019 TBC
Liverpool City Region Tourism Awards November 2019 TBC
Marketing Cheshire Tourism Awards Now closed for 2019 entries Now closed for 2019 entries
North East England Tourism Awards Now closed for 2019 entries Now closed for 2019 entries
Nottinghamshire Hospitality STARS Awards Now closed for 2019 entries Now closed for 2019 entries
Peak District & Derbyshire Tourism Awards Now closed for 2019 entries Now closed for 2019 entries
Remarkable East Yorkshire Tourism Awards TBC TBC
South West Tourism Awards Now closed for 2019 entries Now closed for 2019 entries
West Midlands Tourism Awards Now open 27 September 2019 for Camping, Glamping & Holiday Park of the Year and Ethical, Responsible and Sustainable categories; 25 October 2019 for other categories
White Rose Awards Now closed for 2019 entries Now closed for 2019 entries
Visit York Tourism Awards Now open 6 January 2020