Queensland Tourism Awards - Workshops

The Queensland Tourism Industry Council (QTIC) invites tourism operators who may be considering entering or have already nominated for the 2018 Queensland Tourism Awards to attend a free submission writing workshop.

The workshop will cover key processes, hints and tips on writing an award winning submission and provide an opportunity to discuss any questions you may have in regards to the online submission process. 

This year the workshop will be facilitated by Matt Smith of The Tourism Smith. Matt has extensive experience in writing tourism awards submissions across all states and has had national success. Matt is a well respected tourism industry consultant and past judge for the Queensland Tourism Awards.

2018 Queensland Tourism Awards entrant support is giving entrants an opportunity to participate in a full day interactive workshop/ Group mentoring session.  Positions are available to all 2018 nominees including previous awards entrants and new awards nominees. This workshops will be provide participants the opportunity to learn and discuss the following:

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  • The 2018 awards submission requirements and online submission process
  • the role and importance of accreditation
  • an in-depth review of awards categories and criteria, including business plan, marketing plan, risk analysis and customer service and sustainability
  • hints and tips for preparing and writing your submission
  • insights into how to review and analyse business operations
  • how to address and build on past submission critique
  • resources to assist the nominees
  • the identification of the next 3 steps required to completing their submission

What to Bring:

  • Laptop to access the new online-portal system
  • What you have so far for your submission in 2018 or word copy of your 2017 submission
  • If applicable judges feedback from 2017

QTIC encourages all operators whether you are new, past entrants or Hall of Famers to be involved.  Spaces are limited so please register early to secure your place. .

 See what some of our operators have to say about this year's workshop Series: 

 A recording of the online webinar is available to view here:


“I have been writing and entering Queensland Tourism Awards for the past 7 years and during this time have accessed most of the entrant support tools supplied by QTIC. . This has by far been the most helpful and informative mentoring session I have attended, providing a good overview of the new online portal submission process, as well as delivering hints and tips for past winners and first time entrants. As a past winner of Queensland Awards, I am looking to get better results at the National Level and this will help fine tune my writing process and relevant content. s.” Glenda Daly, Marketing Manager, Cobbold Gorge.



“Even though we travelled 11 hours in total down and back to Townsville to attend it certainly was worth the trip. While we felt confident in nominating it opened our eyes to the extent we need to go. 5 star and all the way.” Lyn French, Managing Director, Gilberton Outback Retreat, Einasleigh


For more information please contact the Katie Driml via This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call 07 3236 1445.

Special thanks to all our Regional Tourism Organisation across the state for their support in region.



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