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Explore Minnesota Tourism Awards Nominations Open

By Todd R. Berger

Explore Minnesota Tourism is accepting nominations for the agency’s tourism awards through Jan. 10, 2023. The awards honor people, marketing campaigns, and other initiatives that promote Minnesota as a destination.

To be considered for an award, a form must be submitted for each nomination. Explore Minnesota Tourism requests specific details about each nomination, i.e., goals, results, return on investment figures, accomplishments, etc. Supporting documents and creative elements help the Explore Minnesota Awards Committee score each submission.

The eligibility period is Jan. 1–Dec. 30, 2022.

The categories for the Explore Minnesota Tourism Awards are:

  • Outstanding Marketing Campaign (DMO category) 
  • Outstanding Marketing Campaign (Business category) 
  • Only in Minnesota Award 
  • One Minnesota Award 
  • Emerging Leader Award 
  • Customer Service Award  
  • Tourism Professional of the Year 

The awards will be presented (in person and virtually) during the 2023 Explore Minnesota Tourism Conference at the DoubleTree by Hilton in Bloomington on Feb. 28, 2023.

To apply for an award, submit this form for each nomination. Self-nominations are permitted.