Saskatchewan Tourism Awards of Excellence

Test ImageNomination deadline: January 30, 2015

The Saskatchewan Tourism Awards of Excellence honour businesses, organizations and individuals who go above and beyond to provide exceptional service and experiences. Awards are presented in 12 categories that acknowledge superior quality in marketing, service, business practices and other areas.

The 26th Annual Saskatchewan Tourism Awards of Excellence Gala will be held at the Radisson Hotel Saskatoon on April 16, 2015. The gala will be held in conjunction with the HOST Saskatchewan Conference, which takes place April 16-17 in Saskatoon.

Three good reasons for pursuing a Saskatchewan Tourism Awards of Excellence nomination:

• CELEBRATE YOUR ACCOMPLISHMENTS
Compete on the provincial stage for recognition as one of Saskatchewan’s top tourism businesses. Peer recognition can be important in your future success.

• PROMOTE YOUR BUSINESS
Award winners will experience direct marketing benefits from Tourism Saskatchewan. Your business will be profiled in print materials, media releases, online and other promotions.

• INSPIRE YOUR TEAM
Produce a show-stopping entry and share the experience with your team. Employees will feel a sense of pride working for a business that has received such an honour.

Changes to Award Categories, Criteria and Process

To be continually successful and relevant to stakeholders, tourism award programs need to evolve in accordance with industry changes and trends. Tourism Saskatchewan undertook an internal review of the Saskatchewan Tourism Awards of Excellence. The review process involved industry consultation, which yielded a number of recommendations that have been implemented to the award categories and nomination process. Tourism Saskatchewan is grateful to tourism industry stakeholders who participated in discussion and provided valuable insights.

NOTE: All awards are based on activities that occurred from January 1-December 31, 2014, with the exception of the Rookie of the Year Award, which includes activities during an 18-month period from June 1, 2013-December 31, 2014.

Click on these categories to access nomination forms:

Business of the Year Award (Over 20 Full-time Employees) – NEW CRITERIA
Business of the Year Award (Under 20 Full-time Employees) – NEW CRITERIA 
Chairman’s Lifetime Achievement Award
Community Event of the Year Award – NEW 
Fred Heal Tourism Ambassador Award – NEW CRITERIA 
Gil Carduner Marketing Award 
Travel Media Award – NEW CRITERIA 
Marquee Event of the Year Award – NEW
Rookie of the Year Award – NEW CRITERIA*
     *Activities taking place during an 18-month period of June 1, 2013-December 31, 2014 are considered for the Rookie of the Year Award. All other awards are based on activities that occurred from January 1-December 31, 2014. 
Service Excellence Award 
Tourism Employee of the Year Award – NEW 
Tourism Employer of the Year Award – NEW
Travel Media Award - NEW CRITERIA 

Submitting Nominations

Send your completed nomination forms, along with any supporting materials, such as images or video, to awards@tourismsask.com.

Contacts

Please contact your local Tourism Saskatchewan Field Representative if you have any questions about the categories or criteria.

Jacqueline Watt, Northern Office 
Phone: 306-425-5225 
Fax: 306-425-5226 
jacqueline.watt@tourismsask.com

Owen Einsiedler, West Central Office 
Phone: 306-937-3023 
Fax: 306-937-3153 
owen.einsiedler@tourismsask.com

Corrina Kapeller, East Central Office 
Phone: 306-769-8850 
Fax: 306-769-8804 
corrina.kapeller@tourismsask.com

Daryl Demoskoff, Southern Office 
Phone: 306-539-7792 
Fax: 306-787-6293 
daryl.demoskoff@tourismsask.com

Inquires about the Saskatchewan Tourism Awards of Excellence program, gala and HOST Saskatchewan Conference can be directed to:

Nancy Hubenig
Events Specialist 
Phone: 306-787-9844 
nancy.hubenig@tourismsask.com