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Enjoy Staffordshire Tourism Awards

On your marks, Enter now!


Staffordshire Tourism Awards are now open again to all tourism businesses within Staffordshire.  

Please, check the criteria, fill in the forms, add the evidence and then send it back to us by 5.00 p.m. of the 30th September 2015 at


If you need to know what's in it for you then you need read this link

The winner and runner up in each category will get automatic entry to the national Visit England awards.

VisitEngland will accept no other entries from Staffordshire other than through this competition.


The winners will be announced on the 16th November 2015 at a lunch at Drayton Manor Park.  Details to follow.


Making Staffordshire Shine


Staffordshire had great success at the Visit England Awards 2015  thanks to Colton House who gained Gold for Best Guest Accommodation.  and highly commended for the Sustainable Tourism award.  The Gladstone Pottery Museum was awarded Silver for Small Visitor Attraction and Simply Staffordshire was highly commended for Visitor Information.  Congratulations to these great establishments


Application Forms...

Frequently asked Questions


For 2015 there is no charge to enter the awards. 


Can I enter more than one category?


Yes, business can enter as many categories as they was as long as they meet the required criteria for each category. However, separate application forms must be submitted for each.


Can I enter the Taste Awards without being assessed for the Taste of Staffordshire Marque.


No, as judging of taste awards:- Restaurant, Food Retailer and Tea Room,  is through the Judge's visit.  You can apply for marque assessment by contacting Jo Lloyd - 01785 277397.

How long does it take to complete an application?

We estimate that it will take several hours to complete each application. Help is on hand. If you want assistance to fill in the form then contact us and we can send a business consultant to help you.


Supporting Evidence


  1. Please read this section in the application form carefully as submitting the right evidence in the correct way will help the judges reach objective, consistent and equitable decisions.

  2. Providing evidence is not mandatory, but will help the judges to fully understand and assess the application. 

  3. Not everything that is available should be forwarded to the judges. Sometimes less is more!

  4. Format needs to be in either a known Microsoft format or PDF. Please do not submit CD’s, DVD’s of Videos as they will not be considered.


Where do I send my completed form

You can either email you application to us at or by post to Destination Staffordshire, 2 Staffordshire Place, Tipping Street, Stafford, ST16 2DH 

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