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Enjoy Staffordshire Tourism and Good Food Awards

2018 Winners of the Tourism Awards

  The 2019 Enjoy Staffordshire Tourism and Good Food Awards
                              are now open for entries

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The race to become Staffordshire's best tourism business is now on!

Our annual awards give us the chance to celebrate Staffordshire’s best tourism and food & drink businesses and their contribution to the growth of our tourism sector. 

Applications for the competition must be submitted before 28th June 2019, 5.00 pm.  and all applications must be submitted online.

Any Tourism Business located/operating in Staffordshire is eligible to enter. The awards are FREE to enter for Enjoy Staffordshire website advertisers.  For non-advertisers there is an entry fee of £100 (plus VAT) 

For details of advertising on Enjoy Staffordshire go to Join us..  

The 2019 Enjoy Staffordshire Tourism and Good Food Awards ceremony, will be held in October 2019 at a lavish black-tie event.

The awards have been revamped!

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This year, we have worked with VisitEngland to realign our regional competition with their re-launched awards ensuring our local winners are automatically put forward for the national VisitEngland Awards for Excellence 2020. 

We are now including our top Good Food Awards: Pub of the Year, Independent Restaurant, Casual Dining Restaurant, Tea Room & Coffee Shop and Farm Shop/Food & Drink Retailer into our awards.  The Pub category winner will advance to the corresponding VisitEngland Pub of the Year award.  The overall winner of the three awards: Independent Restaurant, Casual Dining Restaurant and Tea Room & Coffee Shop will advance to the VisitEngland Taste of England Award. 

Other new categories introduced for 2019 include ‘Experience of the Year’, ‘International Tourism Award’ and ‘New Tourism Business Award’ as well as simplified application forms and a new on-line application management platform.  

We are also introducing shortlisting and 'mystery customer' judging visits as part of the judging process. Therefore, you must be open for business at some point between 1 July 2019 and 2 September 2019, so the judges can visit if required. If you are closed for any part of this period, please ensure this is highlighted in the ‘closures’ box on your application. 

How do I apply?

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It is easy to enter the Awards, you must do so online following https://visitengland-chapters.secure-platform.com/a/organizations/STA/home and registering on the system. Pick the category (or categories) you wish and click.  Check the eligibility crieteria then fill in the form, add links and submit.  Job done

Below are links to practice forms,    These are intended for you to familiarise yourself with the questions and you may wish to complete, print and/or share forms with colleagues before cutting and pasting final answers into the online entry form.  

Please read our Terms and Conditions before submitting you application.  

If you have any questions, please contact Anita who will be happy to help.

Category Sponsor

Enjoy Staffordshire Category

Winner Advances to which VisitEngland Category

Accessible and Inclusive Tourism

Accessible and Inclusive Tourism Award

B&B and Guest House

B&B and Guest House of the Year

Business Events Venue

Business Events Venue Award

Camping, Glamping and Holiday Park

Camping, Glamping and Holiday Park of the Year

Casual Dining Restaurant

Taste of England Award

Ethical, Responsible and Sustainable

Ethical, Responsible and Sustainable Award

Experience of the Year

Experience of the Year

Farm Shop/Food and Drink Retailer

Small Hotel of the Year

Small Hotel of the Year

Large Hotel of the Year

Large Hotel of the Year

Independent Restaurant

Taste of England Award

International Tourism

International Tourism Award

Large Visitor Attraction

Large Visitor Attraction of the Year

New Tourism Business

New Tourism Business Award

Pub of the Year

Pub of the Year

Self-Catering Accommodation

Self-Catering Accommodation of the Year

Small Visitor Attraction

Small Visitor Attraction of the Year

Tea Room & Coffee Shop

Taste of England Award