Has someone really inspired you this year with their dedication to your local tourism industry? Did you experience an event that attracted visitors and epitomized Idaho’s heritage, charm or talents? Do you have a visitor center that really makes a difference to the traveling public? If yes, we need to hear from you by Monday. The Take Pride in Idaho Awards are given annually to organizations and individuals for their outstanding efforts to promote and preserve Idaho’s tourism and recreation resources.
Exceptional work in promoting Idaho as a travel and tourism destination is recognized each May at the Idaho Conference on Recreation & Tourism. (ICORT). A panel of industry professionals, along with the Governor’s office, selects those nominees who have made unique, creative, and noteworthy efforts to promote, preserve or restore Idaho’s tourism and recreation resources. Nominations for the 2011 Take Pride in Idaho Awards are due by 6 pm MST April 4.
Categories for nomination are:
Outstanding Individual Achievement in Recreation and Tourism – award presented for efforts to develop, manage, preserve, promote and protect Idaho’s tourism and recreation resources.
Outstanding Tourism Community Award – recognizes a community devoted to the sustainability, growth and development of travel and tourism.
Governor’s Outstanding Tourism Event – highlights an event that brings national exposure to Idaho.
Outstanding Cultural Tourism Award – presented in recognition of the project or event that best showcases Idaho’s cultural tourism offerings.
Outstanding Visitor Center Award – rewards the Idaho Visitor Center that has distinguished itself by its outstanding service to travelers.
Idaho Media Award – recognizes the works of an Idaho newspaper, magazine, radio, television station or freelance writer to promote Idaho’s tourism and recreation opportunities.
The Outstanding Historic Preservation Award has been incorporated into Preservation Idaho’s Orchids & Onions Awards. Nominations are accepted in late March and April. Awards are presented in May. Visit Preservation Idaho’s website for details and a list of past recipients.
For more information, contact ReNea Nelson at 208-334-2470 ext 2161.