NOMINATIONS ARE NOW OPEN!
Nominations for the 2018 Hastings County Tourism Awards are now open – you can submit a nomination from Wednesday, September 5th until Wednesday, September 26th at 4:00p.m.
The Tourism Awards give recognition to the tourism businesses, organizations and individuals who have made significant achievements from September 2017 - August 2018. Categories for awards include:
- Champion of the Year
- Festival of the Year
- MVP (Individual) of the Year
An organization and/or individual may nominate themselves and/or another business, organization or individual. Nominees must be located and/or operate within Hastings County's 14 member municipalities (excluding Belleville and Quinte West).
The Nomination Process
- The nomination period is open from September 5th to 26th. A nomination form must be submitted in order to be considered. Businesses/organizations can self-nominate for the Tourism Champion and Festival of the Year awards.
- Once the nomination period closes, nominees will be contacted to accept their nomination and they will need to complete a questionnaire specific to the award category they are nominated for by October 19th to be considered a nominee.
- A panel of judges made up of professionals from the tourism industry will review the nominees and their submissions throughout October and November, and will select a winner for each of the three categories.
- Winners will be announced at the Tourism Awards Celebration on Friday, November 23rd at the Marble Arts Centre in Tweed, On. Tickets to the Tourism Awards Celebration will be on sale through EventBrite from November 1st until November 20th.
How do you submit a nomination?
Nominations can be submitted using one of the following options:
For additional assistance or if you have questions regarding the nomination process, please contact Carly Freeman at 613.966.6712 x4012.
Congratulations to the 2017 Hastings County Tourism Awards Recipients
Click here to see all the photos from the 2017 Tourism Awards Celebration.
Congratulations to the 2016 HOTie Award recipients!
Click here to see all the photos from the 2016 Tourism Awards Celebration.
Congratulations to the 2015 HOTie Award recipients!
Click here to see all the photos from the 2015 Tourism Awards Celebration.
Congratulations to the 2014 HOTie Award recipients!
Click here to see all the photos from the 2014 Tourism Awards Celebration.
Congratulations to the 2013 HOTie Award recipients!
Click here to see all the photos from the 2013 Tourism Awards Celebration.
Congratulations to the 2012 HOTie Award recipients!
- Business of the Year - Old Hastings Mercentile & Gallery and Tweed News
- Organization of the Year - Marmora SnoFest
- MVP (Individual) of the Year - Marc Forget (The Marmora Miner's Loop) and Janice Chrysler (Hastings County Wellness)
- Festival of the Year - Grail Springs Lady Faire Summer Conference and Festival for Women
- Event of the Year - Marmora SnoFest
- Rookie of the Year - Tammy Latchford (Bella Ever After Boutique)
Click here to view photos from the 2012 Tourism Awards Celebration.