S T E P 1
To be eligible for submission events must be going into, at least, their third year and have a minimum attendance of 1,000.
Event must take place in one of the 13 STS Member States and District of Columbia: AL, AR, FL, GA, KY, LA, MS, NC, SC, TN, VA, WV
The starting date of an event determines the month in which it will be included. (i.e. An event taking place November 28 - December 31 would be judged as a November event unless the judges determine otherwise)
S T E P 2
Complete Nomination form, with correct dates of event, address, phone numbers, contact person, e-mail and website information. NOTE: THIS INFORMATION CANNOT BE CHANGED ONCE IT IS SUBMITTED. When describing the event, focus on any unique aspects of the event, the economic impact to the community, community involvement, attendance or other awards that the event has won. These are all aspects the judges take into consideration.
S T E P 3
Send your submission electronically. STS no longer accepts mailed or faxed entries to save time, postage & paper. Emailed submissions will not be accepted. We also ask that you send no more than 5 photos of the event being this helps the judges in reviewing each nomination in a timely manner.
You will receive a confirmation message that you successfully submitted your nomination form but if you want to doublecheck or if you have any trouble uploading your submission, please email Tonja Ray-Smith.
S T E P 4
The nomination fee is $30 per event. Checks are payable to Southeast Tourism Society or you can pay online via this link: Online Payment
Our mailing address is:
Southeast Tourism Society
555 Sun Valley Drive, Ste. E-5
Roswell, GA 30076
S T E P 5
Promote! Winners are notified via email (We email the person who submitted the nomination so they can tell the event/event contact) Winner Certificates, if you choose to order one, are mailed to the Event Contact unless otherwise noted.
Winners receive promotional use of the Top20 logo for print and electronic material. Winners will also be listed via the STS Website and the Travel Media Press Room - a site dedicated to travel writers.
Please share with us how you promote and celebrate your win as we enjoy sharing this with our followers on social media: You can share screenshots via email to Tonja@southeasttourism.org or by tagging us in photos/posts #SETOURISM and #STSTop20.
Nominations are open to members and non-members of Southeast Tourism Society.
Events are Independently Nominated, Judged and Selected.