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Nominations Portal

Important - Please Read Before Nominating:

Additional questions/answers can be found on our FAQ page.

The Nominations Portal can only upload files less than 5 MB. Documentation materials (.pdf, .mov, etc) can be provided in the online nomination form using links of file sharing services (Dropbox, WeTransfer, etc.)

Program and project implementation must have started between January 1, 2022 – December 31, 2022 and originated 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.

Preferential evaluation will be given to entities with programs and projects that demonstrate specific efforts to include diversity, equity, accessibility, and inclusion in planning, development, and execution.

Not all categories/awards are guaranteed to have recipients. 

Full category and subcategory requirements/descriptions can be found in the attached PDF below:

2023 Tourism Excellence Awards

Nominator Information:
Nominee Information:
For all nominations regardless of award criteria please select one of the following: *
Type *
Project Status *
In 2-3 sentences, please provide an overview of the program, project or person you are nominating
Please explain what makes this project/program/person unique and exceptional. Include specific details such as challenges overcome, areas of impact, key elements of development, funding sources, future plans, lessons learned, etc. (500 word maximum)
500 word maximum. If you are nominating an individual, please type N/A
300 word maximum. If you are nominating a program/project, please type N/A
Supporting Documentation:
WeTransfer, Dropbox, etc.
Please ensure that the file is NO LARGER than 5 MB! For larger files, please us the link option below