The Queensland Tourism Awards are an online submission and site inspection based program for all tourism businesses based in Queensland. For a step-by-step guide to the entire Awards process click here

For information about Entry Fees click here.

Please read our important information document and Terms and Conditions  before proceeding to nominate.

Step 1 - Nominate your Business/Event 

  • Nominate via the new Awards Online Program (or click on button below).
    PLEASE NOTE:  It is recommended to use either Google Chrome or Firefox as your internet browser when accessing the nomination portal.
  • Pay the applicable entry fee via credit card or request an invoice. 
  • All nominations must be lodged via the Awards Online Program by Thursday, 31st May 2018. 
  • Please review the Rules of Entry  before nominating.
  • If you require accreditation/certification to be eligible, please review Your Guide to a List of Endorsed Programs.

Please note that if you entered the awards in 2017 using the new online system, your login details will still remain the same, if you cannot remember hit 'forgot password' to reset. New entrants will be required to create an account and password to begin the nomination process. 



Step 2 - Start preparing your submission


  • We encourage all entrants to create a timeline in regards to writing their submission. 
  • Don't leave it to the last minute - preparation is key and responding to the criteria questions takes time and research.
  • Take advantage of QTIC's range of entrant support services. 
  • The new Awards Online Program allows you to login at any time and save the progress of your submission, so keep this in mind.
  • Please ensure you download and read the  before completing your submission.


Step 3 - Site Visits

The purpose of the site visit is to assess the business being nominated and for verification of claims that may be made within the submission. The site visit will be prearranged at a mutually convenient time and the judges have a proforma from which they work. 

The site inspection is worth 20 points of the total score being added to the written submission score. 

All entrants will receive a site visit with the following exceptions:

  • Categories 3, 4 & 8 – Entrants in these categories will be asked to provide relevant documents via email. The allocated judge will call the entrant direct to discuss requirements. There will be no points awarded.
  • Categories 24 – These categories will be visited and evaluated but due to the potential diversity of entrants will not be awarded any points.
  • Categories 14, 26, 27, 28 – These categories do not undergo a site visit. 

For more information please refer to the Rules for Entry


Step 3 - Enter your submission

  • Log-in to the new Awards Online Program using the details you created when you nominated. 
  • You are no longer required to upload a PDF version of your submission, the new awards portal allows for entrants to compile as you go through the online web-based form.
  • Submissions (and images) must be submitted by 5pm Tuesday, 21 August 2018 via the Awards Online Program.  
  • Please ensure you download and read the Rules for Entry  before completing your submission.

Step 4 - Follow QTA on social media

Ensure you get the latest updates about the Queensland Tourism Awards by following these social media channels:

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Media releases and other news updates can be found on the Queensland Tourism Industry Council (QTIC) website. QTIC is the organisation responsible for hosting and producing the annual Queensland Tourism Awards.

For more information contact:

QTA Team on (07) 3236 1445 or via This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..



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View photos from the 2017 Awards Ceremony

View a full list of 2017 Award Winners

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