RACV Victorian Tourism Awards
VTIC is again proud to sponsor the 2013 RACV Victorian Tourism Awards. We encourage tourism operators to enter these Awards as it is not only a great tool for looking at the way your business operates but it also honours outstanding tourism businesses and individuals for their passion, innovation and service to Victorian tourism.
As part of our involvement, VTIC presents a series of preparatory workshops across Victoria to assist businesses in entering this year's awards. Workshop attendees are treated to valuable tips and suggestions from judges, mentors and past winners which will assist with writing their submission.
VTA Workshop Schedule 2013
Rosebud – Thursday 7 March from 10.00am – 1.00pm at the Mornington Peninsula Shire Offices, 90 Besgrove St, Rosebud
Waurn Ponds – Monday 18 March from 10.00am – 1.00pm at The Hill Winery, Pettavel Rd Waurn Ponds
Bendigo – Friday 22 March from 10.00am – 1.00pm at the Bendigo Visitor Centre, Federation Room, 51-67 Pall Mall, Bendigo
Chirnside Park – Monday 25 March from 10.00am – 1.00pm at Yarra Valley Lodge, Heritage Avenue, Chirnside Park
Melbourne – Tuesday 26 March from 2.00pm – 5.00pm at the Melbourne Convention Centre, 2 Clarendon St, Melbourne
Gippsland – Monday 22 April from 10.00am - 1.00pm at Century Inn, 5 Airfield Rd (Corner Princes Hwy), Traralgon
To register your attendance at one of the above workshops Click Here
Mentor Program - FREE assistance for entrants
VTIC is again coordinating the 2013 Victorian Tourism Awards Mentor Program for ALL award entrants. The mentors kindly donate their time to the program to guide and provide feedback to entrants on preparing their awards submission.
To sign up for a mentor:
- Nominate for the 2013 RACV Victorian Tourism Awards
- Attend a Victorian Tourism Awards Workshop
- Register for the Mentor program by completing this form Click Here
- You will be assigned a Mentor by VTIC
- The Mentor will contact you directly to arrange a suitable meeting date and time
- 24 hours prior, each meeting will be reconfirmed by the Mentor
- Online Business submissions are due by Friday 9 August 2013 at 4.00pm
VTIC would like to thank all the mentors for their support and participation of the Awards Mentor program.
2012 VTA Workshop Video Online!
In a first for the RACV Victorian Tourism Awards (VTA), a recent awards preparation workshop was recorded and is now available to view online. This workshop was held and recorded at the Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre (MCEC) using recently introduced audio-visual technology called M-Channel. MCEC clients can record their conference, seminar or workshop; the live recording is then combined with the relevant PowerPoint presentation used to create an easy-to-follow video package of the event.
MCEC kindly offered to pilot this service for VTIC and Tourism Victoria for a 2012 VTA Workshop - view the end end product here.
Those who were unable to attend a workshop, and experienced entrants who need a refresher, are encouraged to view the workshop video, which provides a step by step guide to answering the submission questions, as well as tips and advice from a panel of VTA judges and mentors. Note: This is not a downloadable file. This is a live link to a full length recording of an actual VTA Workshop, duration approx. 2 hours. The video can be viewed and paused on-demand. You can also skip forwards and backwards through the presentation as desired.
Writing and Editing Services Available
Tourism Victoria and Awards stakeholders have compiled a list of businesses throughout Victoria who offer a submission writing and editing service for entrants that may require assistance with their submission. It is up to entrants to make contact with businesses offering support and obtain their own quotes.
For more information including key dates and the process for entering this years awards go to www.victoriantourismawards.com.au