Staffordshire & Stoke Tourism Awards Categories

Infographic inviting businesses to enter 2025 Staffordshire and Stoke Tourism Awards. Click to enter the awards

How to enter the 2024/25 Staffordshire & Stoke-on-Trent Awards

  1. Check your business is eligible by reading the Competition Terms & Conditions.
  2. Decide which category or categories you would like to enter from the list below.
  3. Click on the category name from the list below to download sample entry forms, to help you prepare your application offline.
  4. Join one of our FREE online applicant workshops on 3rd or 16th July
  5. Write a compelling entry, gather your evidence, weblinks, images etc. in readiness to complete the submission.
  6. Submit your best application by 2nd September online using the Tourism Awards Application Portal.

Click to check your business is eligible

All applications MUST be submitted online via the secure Openwater Tourism Awards Application Portal before the closing date of 2nd September 2024. No other form of application will be accepted or considered.

Deadline for application submission is  11:59 pm on Monday 2nd September 2024

Judging period: 1st August – 31st December 2024

Awards ceremony event TBC March 2024

2024/25 Tourism Awards competition categories

Visit England Awards for Excellence 2024-25 partner logoClick on a category name to download a sample form to help prepare your application offline

NATIONAL AWARDS (Gold winners go forward to the VisitEngland Awards for Excellence 2025)

Cross sector categories, open to all business types

Business type specific categories


*One overall winner from these three categories will go forward to the national Taste of England Award

The awards give us the chance to celebrate Staffordshire’s best tourism and hospitality businesses and the valuable contribution they make to the growing visitor economy. 

We will be holding a glittering black-tie Celebration Dinner and Awards Ceremony in March 2025 where the winners will be announced.

If you have any queries relating to the Staffordshire & Stoke-on-Trent Tourism Awards, please email


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