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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.
Do I have to be a member of NYSTIA to submit a nomination?
The Awards are open to the entire tourism industry of New York State. You need not be a member of NYSTIA to nominate or be nominated.
My program/project is ongoing through 2024?
You are welcome to nominate an ongoing project, however your program/project nomination must reference activity and outcomes that occurred between June 1, 2022 – December 31, 2023.
Can my program/project/person originate/live outside of New York State?
No. All programs/projects must originate in New York State. Nominees for individual recognition (Leadership Categories) must work and reside in New York State.
Can I self-nominate?
You are welcome to self-nominate in all categories except for the two individual leadership categories and the New Yorker Award.
Until when do I have to submit nominations?
The 2024 Awards Nominations Portal closes at 11:59 PM on Friday, April 2nd, 2024.
Can I edit my nominations?
You are unable to edit submitted nominations. However, you can email firstname.lastname@example.org to make changes to your entries before the closing of the portal on February 2nd, 2024.
How do I submit a nomination?
The 2024 Tourism Excellence Awards Nominations Portal can be accessed through the NYSTIA website. Simply fill out the required text boxes and select the correct category in the form to submit your nomination.
For guidance on category requirements and best practices, refer to the 2024 Category Descriptions document.
Can we nominate a project on the behalf of another person/organization/agency?
Yes. But, we ask you to make sure that they are aware of it.
Can projects and programs be submitted for more than one award category?
Yes! But, a new submission form in each selected category is required.
Help! I am having issues with my nomination.
We are sorry to hear that you are having issues with the Nominations Portal. Please email email@example.com outlining your issue and we will get it resolved as soon as possible.
On the 2024 Awards Ceremony
When will the 2024 recipients be honored?
The 2024 NYS Tourism Excellence Awards recipients will be honored in Saratoga Springs on September 11-13 during NYSTIA's Annual Meeting.