Awards FAQs

2022 Tourism Excellence Awards Nominations Portal Now Open!


Until when do I have to submit nominations?

2022 Awards Nominations opened January 4, 2022 and close at 11:59 PM on February 7, 2022.


Can I edit my nominations?

Yes. You can make changes to your entries before the closing of the event on January 31, 2022.


Do I have be a member of NYSTIA to submit a nomination?

No! Non-members are welcome to nominate.


Does my nominee have to be a member of NYSTIA?

No. Nominated projects, programs, campaigns, organizations and individuals must be connected to the advancement of the tourism industry in New York State, but are not required to be members of NYSTIA.


How do I submit a nomination?

You are first required to register for the 2022 New York State Tourism Excellence Awards through the judging platform, Judgify. You will the receive an email with a link to log in. From there, you will be able to submit your nominations by clicking the greet "Submit an Entry" box.


Can projects and programs be submitted for more than one award category?

Yes! But, a new submission form in each selected category is required.


Can we nominate a project on the behalf of another person/organization/agency?

Yes. But, make sure that they are aware of it.


  • Preferential evaluation will be given to entities with programs and projects that demonstrate specific efforts to include diversity, equity and inclusion in planning, development and execution.
  • Program and project implementation must have started between January 1, 2021 – December 31, 2021 and originate in New York State.
  • All nominees for individual recognition (Leadership Categories) must work and reside in New York State.
  • Results reported for your nomination must be attributable to the program or project nominated.
  • Not all categories/awards are guaranteed to have recipients.
  • Documentation materials (pdfs, video, etc) can be provided in the online nominations form using links.