Entry is open to members and non-members of Tourism South East.  All entries are charged at £60 plus VAT per entry, however the first three entries submitted for any Tourism South East member are free of charge as a benefit of their membership.  Members of VisitKent are eligible for one free entry, all others are charged at £60 plus VAT per entry.  Businesses are encouraged to enter as many categories as they are eligible for.  Invoices will be sent on receipt of the completed entry form, processing of an entry will not begin until payment has been received.  Entries in the Unsung Hero category are free for members and non-members. 

To enter your business must offer visitor experiences, events etc in the Tourism South East area which covers Berkshire, Buckinghamshire, Oxfordshire, Hampshire, Surrey, the Isle of Wight, Sussex and Kent. If your experience or business is located in another area, details of others schemes can be found on the Visit England Awards website.

  1. Choose which category you wish to enter; you might find there is more than one that is relevant to your business.
  2. Check that you are eligible and meet current & relevant Legal and Licensing Compliance. The judges reserve the right to decline an entry if in their opinion this cannot be confirmed. For full eligibility information refer to the ‘Eligibility’ section in the online entry forms.
  3. Read the hints and tips page.
  4. Create an account and start your submission, you can save and print off partially completed forms to review at any time prior to submitting the final version.
  5. It is possible to include links to relevant online evidence to illustrate your answer but this is optional, you will not be penalised if you have not included supplementary evidence. Any written answers that are included within the supplementary evidence attempting to circumvent the question word counts, will be disregarded.  It is however vital that you make the most of the word count and answer each question fully.
  6. When your form is completed, click submit.  This must be before the deadline published on the key dates page, late entries cannot be accepted.  You will receive a confirmation email to acknowledge receipt of your entry if you don't receive this please contact us at  awards@beautifulsouthawards.co.uk.