1. Awards Competition T&Cs
    Please read the competition T&Cs to check that your business is eligible before submitting an entry.
  2. judging
    We commission professionally qualified, independent judges to judge the Staffordshire Tourism Awards competition
  3. This year there are 20 categories for all types of tourism & hospitality business, including accommodation, attractions, experiences, pubs, restaurants, cafes and business events venues. Plus cross-sector categories such as Accessibility and Sustainability.
  4. Graphic promoting the deadline to enter tourism awards extended to 17th September 2023
    We are grateful to our sponsors, without whom the Awards would not be possible to run! Find out more about what they can offer your business. If you're interested in sponsoring an award, check out this page too.
  5. faqs
    Check out our competition FAQs page to find out more about and contact us if you have a specific query
  6. Submit Application
    All applications must be submitted online using the Openwater Tourism Awards Application Portal
  7. What benefits your business stands to gain by entering the tourism awards

Enjoy Staffordshire Tourism & Good Food Awards

Tourism Awards are back for 2024 and the hunt is on to find Staffordshire's best tourism businesses!

Updated 24th July 2023

Enjoy Staffordshire Tourism & Good Food Awards 2024 10th Anniversary logo

If you think your business has got what it takes to win, then don't miss the chance to enter the 2024 Enjoy Staffordshire Tourism & Good Food Awards, supported by Staffordshire University

This year we're celebrating 10 years of Staffordshire Excellence, as 2024 marks the 10th anniversary of the Tourism Awards competition, which gets bigger and better every year! 

We know that you’ve worked harder than ever to bring visitors into the county and give them a great experience, and we believe you should get some recognition for everything you do.



Deadline to apply for Staffordshire Tourism Awards extended to 17 September 2023Applications open: 1st May 2023

Deadline to submit: 17th September 2023 (Midnight)

Judging period: 1st July - 31st December 2023

Finalist shortlist announced: January 2024

Gala Dinner & Awards Ceremony: March 2024

After such a challenging period, it’s time once again to celebrate our vital tourism and hospitality businesses and thank you for the huge contribution you make to our local economy and putting Staffordshire on the map.

Our competition is one of 16 affiliated to VisitEngland Awards for Excellence 2024 and the ONLY route to the national stage for Staffordshire businesses. 

The competition is open to any tourism, hospitality and leisure business in Staffordshire and is FREE to enter for eligible businesses

Please visit the Tourism Awards Terms & Conditions section to find out more about how the competition works.

Other pages you may find useful:

Thank you to all the businesses who took the time to enter the 2023 Staffordshire tourism awards and congratulations to all our winners and finalists.


Staffordshire University

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We are grateful to our Affiliate Members for their sponsorship and support: