Dorset Tourism Awards 2020/21
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Hints & Tips

Hints and Tips

Awards entry deadline postponed to 27 September

With immediate effect we have postponed the deadline for entering this year's Tourism Awards to midnight on 27 September 2020.

The disruption to tourism businesses from the new 'Rule of 6' and other external factors have led to this extension, which follows extensive industry liaison.  We hope it gives everyone the extra time they need, if you’ve any questions please get in touch.


The 2020/21 Dorset Tourism Awards are open for entry and businesses in Dorset (including Bournemouth, Poole and Christchurch) are encouraged to start your submissions without delay.

Last year’s entrants summed up the benefits of entering the awards as increasing bookings, generating PR, helping with staff morale, retention and recruitment as well as getting free feedback on how their business could be improved. Watch the short video HERE to see what they say.

The awards are free to enter as they are supported by many sponsors. Clare Bushby, Managing Director of headline sponsors Clockwork Marketing says: “At Clockwork Marketing we’re proud to be headline sponsors of the Dorset Tourism Awards. For 25 years we’ve boosted hospitality bookings throughout the South West. Dorset is an English country fantasy come to life—a marketer’s dream. We’re excited to be far from the madding crowd and look forward to helping Dorset hospitality businesses thrive.”

Awards organiser Robin Barker says: “It’s always great to hear from entrants what a positive change the awards can bring.  To help everyone submit their best entry we are running a series of workshops across the South West and I look forward to seeing many businesses there.  Details can be found HERE. Our top tip is to start preparing now, giving yourself time to consider all categories and liaising with colleagues before clicking the SUBMIT button.”

All entries must be submitted online by the deadline as shown here

To start the process please take a look at the categories – then follow our tips at entering awards, there’s even a suggested schedule for you to follow.  Then follow the link to online entry here.

Entry is free, the programmes being funded by a range of sponsors and partners, and all entrants receive feedback.

If you have any queries about the awards please contact us -

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