1. Choose which category you wish to enter; you might find there is more than one that is relevant to your business.
  2. Read the hints and tips page.
  3. Click here to 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.
  4. Check that you are eligible for the category by checking the ‘Eligibility’ section on your entry forms.
  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.
  7. If you prefer you can download the sample entry forms here should you wish to look at the entry forms before creating an online account.

The Beautiful South Tourism Awards are open to all tourism and hospitality businesses located in South East England (Berkshire, Buckinghamshire, Oxfordshire, Hampshire, Surrey, the Isle of Wight, Sussex and Kent).  Each entry costs £70 plus VAT but paid-up members of Tourism South East (as at the date of Awards entry submission) have the benefit of three free entries and VisitKent members can enter one category for free.  In addition, the Unsung Hero and Future of Hospitality awards are free for members and non-members.

If applicable, an invoice will be emailed for your entry fee to the contact details given on your entry form, judging will only commence upon receipt of payment.  

If your experience or business is located in another area, details of others schemes can be found on the Visit England Awards website.