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2017 Chairman's Award

An initiative of the Southern Queensland Country Tourism board to recognise the leaders in our industry for the outstanding work they undertake. The winner of the award will be the individual and/or business that embody the Southern Queensland Country brand, core promise and best delivers on the Southern Queensland Country Tourism hero experiences. 

The Award: 

The Chairman’s Tourism Award for Businesses and/or Individuals in the Southern Queensland Country region

The award will recognise the outstanding contribution of an individual or business to tourism in Southern Queensland Country. This individual or business may encourage or support others in the tourism industry and/or create an exceptional experience for a visitor to the Southern Queensland Country region. Nominees must be an industry or marketing partner of Southern Queensland Country Tourism. 


The winner will receive a prize to the value of $1200 (ex GST) towards mentoring or professional development of their choice, or marketing activity for their business. The prize is sponsored by Southern Queensland Country Tourism and will be implemented by mutual agreement with the winner.

Nomination Process:

The award will be peer nominated and will be judged on established criteria detailed on the nomination form. Judging will be undertaken by the Southern Queensland Country Tourism Board Chair and the decision will be based on the application that best fulfils and reflects the criteria. The process will be rigorous and the Chair’s decision will be final. No further correspondence will be entered into. The finalists and winner will be announced at the 2017 RACQ Southern Queensland Tourism Industry Conference Welcome Reception following the end of day one – Tuesday 21 February, 2017.

Download the Nomination Pack

Key Dates

Nominations Open: Wednesday, 21 December 2016

Nominations Close: Friday, 27 January 2017

Winner Announced: Tuesday, 21 February 2017 

If you have any questions, please contact the Southern Queensland Country Tourism office on (07) 4632 1988