Destination Canada hosts the annual Explore Canada Awards of Excellence to honour and reward outstanding pieces of content that inspire travel and the efforts made to bring them to life.

This year, 11 media awards will be granted to recognize the very best Canadian travel storytelling published in Destination Canada’s international markets: Australia, China, France, Germany, India, Japan, Mexico, South Korea, United Kingdom and the United States, as well as in Canada.

The winner from each international market will be announced online in September in the lead-up to this year’s GoMedia Canada in Calgary, Alberta. In addition to the accolade, winners will be awarded a cash prize of $500 CAD. 

The deadline for all 2018 Explore Canada Awards of Excellence submissions has been extended to Friday, July 20, 2018

Eligibility:

You must meet both criteria below in order to submit your work:

  • Attendee of a Destination Canada-led media event or program (such as a famil, GoMedia or Canada Corroboree) within the last three years (2015 to present) who has produced travel content about Canada as a result of participation. 
  • Journalist, influencer, photographer, broadcaster or videographer producing for an Australian-based publication or outlet.

Submission Criteria:

  • Travel-related, non-fiction, experience-inspired content about Canada.
  • Published in Australia targeting Australian travellers via print, online or broadcast media.
  • Entries hosted at URLs that the candidate does not control should also be submitted in PDF format in the event that the site is modified or removed prior to the judging process.
  • Entries not hosted online should be attached in PDF form to the entrant’s submission.
  • The content you submit for consideration must be published after the date of your attendance at a Destination Canada-led media event or program within the last three years (2015 to present).
  • Maximum three entries per person.
  • Previous submissions that have not won can be re-submitted.

Submission & Deadline:

Please complete the awards submission form and return it to Pip Macken at pip@pipmacken.id.au by Friday, July 20, 2018.