How to enter?

Entry is free for members of Tourism South East. Non members can pay an entrance fee of £70 plus VAT, £45 for B and Bs. This includes entry into two awards (plus Sustainablity and Access); you will be invoiced on receipt of your application and payment must be received before we accept your your entry.  Entry is free to everyone for the Customer Service Superstar award.

  1. Choose which categories you wish to enter.  Entries will only be accepted from businesses that meet current & relevant Legal and Licensing Compliance. The judges reserve the right to decline an entry if in their opinion this cannot be confirmed.

  2. Download the practice entry form(s) from this site, should you wish to draft your entry or look at the entry forms beforehand. For full eligibility information on each category please refer to the ‘Eligibility’ section in the online entry forms, as these contain the very latest information.

  3. Read the Hints and Tips page and then click here to start your submission.  You will need to create an account first then select the categories you wish to enter.  You can save the entry as you go along, print off partially completed forms, then go back to it to finish.  When you have completed all the answers click submit.

  4. In all entries it is possible to include links to websites illustrating your responses or to cloud files containing relevant evidence.  In some categories you may also attach a file (eg mystery shop report) but our experience is that the best entry forms and ones that judges prefer are usually those without attachments. 

  5. Our recommendation is to focus on giving concise answers on the entry form and making sure you answer the questions.  If you do this then additional files can simply become a time consuming and unnecessary distraction for both entrants and judges (ie quality is more important than quantity).

  6. If you would like more advice and information about the awards and whether you are eligible please email

  7. Make sure you hit the deadline – published on key dates page.

Please note your business must be located in Berkshire, Buckinghamshire, Oxfordshire, Hampshire, Surrey, the Isle of Wight, Sussex or Kent. If your business is located in another area, details of others schemes can be found on the Visit England Awards website.