Tourism Award Nomination Form

Know someone that deserves our annual tourism award? Print out this page to nominate a person, business or event!

2017 Southern Delaware Tourism Awards

Tourism is a vibrant and vital industry in Sussex County that generates $1.7 billion annually in GDP. In December 2017, the Southern Delaware Tourism Board of Directors will present the Southern Delaware Tourism Awards to individuals and organizations that through their dedication and commitment have made outstanding and significant contributions to enriching tourism in Sussex County throughout 2016-2017.  

These awards will be presented during the annual Southern Delaware Tourism Awards Luncheon in December 2017.

Nomination Form Deadline: Wednesday, November 15, 2017

Criteria/Entry Rules:

Each nomination should fit into one of the four award categories listed below. The nominee(s) must work/be located in Sussex County, Delaware. Each award applies to contributions to the tourism industry in Sussex County, Delaware between October, 2016  and October, 2017. The nomination must be completed and submitted to Southern Delaware Tourism by Wednesday, November 15, 2017. The award categories are listed below along with their respective judging criteria:

Best Event

Criteria:  Visitation draw, uniqueness, out-of-area promotion, helping to spotlight Sussex County as a destination.


Best New Event (for first time events held in Sussex County)

Criteria:  Visitation draw, uniqueness, out-of-area promotion, helping to spotlight Sussex County as a destination.


Best Attraction

Criteria:  Visitation draw, tourism economic impact to the community, group friendliness, collaboration with accommodations


Tourism Partner of the Year (Business or Organization)

Criteria:   Collaboration and participation with Southern Delaware Tourism and/or Chambers of Commerce in Sussex County



Award Category:                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     
Attraction/Event/Company Name:
Nominated By:

Please include the above information and submit a 1-page letter describing in detail why your nominee deserves this award. You are encouraged to include supporting documentation, i.e. letters of support, visitation data, etc.


Please complete and submit this form to:

Southern Delaware Tourism
P.O. Box 240
Georgetown, Delaware 19947
Email: [email protected]


All Nominations are due by November 15, 2017