Sample Entry Forms

All entries must be submitted via the online portal before the closing date, entry forms will not be accepted via email or any other format.

Click here to create your account so that you can complete and submit your online entry; you can save and print off partially completed forms to review at any time prior to submitting the final version. 

If you prefer to look at a sample entry form before you start your online application, they are available here, please note these are sample forms for guidance only, to submit your entry, please click here.

Eligible winners from the categories below marked (VE) will be 'fast-tracked' into corresponding categories of the South West Tourism Excellence Awards and from these may be selected to represent the area in the national VisitEngland Awards.


Accessible & Inclusive Tourism Award (VE), sponsored by Lifeworks

B&B and Guest House of the Year (VE), sponsored by Booking.Com

Business Events Venue of the Year (VE), sponsored by VoltShare

Café/Tearoom of the Year (VE)

Camping & Caravanning Park of the Year (VE), sponsored by Wildanet

Casual Dining Award (VE), sponsored by Vickery Holman

Dog Friendly Business of the Year

Ethical, Responsible and Sustainable Tourism Award (VE)

Experience of the Year (Active or Learning) (VE), sponsored by NatWest

Glamping Business of the Year (VE), sponsored by Anytime Booking

Holiday Park of the Year (VE), sponsored by Tozers

Large Hotel of the Year (VE),sponsored by Guestline

Large Visitor Attraction of the Year (VE), sponsored by Plymouth University Business School

New Tourism Business Award (VE), sponsored by Devon Contract Waste

Pub of the Year (VE), sponsored by Bays Brewery

Restaurant of the Year (VE), sponsored by NFU Mutual Exeter

Self Catering Accommodation of the Year (VE)

Small Hotel of the Year (VE)

Small Visitor Attraction of the Year (VE), sponsored by AGI

Spa and Wellbeing Experience of the Year (VE) 

Tourism Event/Festival of the Year 

Visitor Information Service of the Year  

Unsung Hero Award (VE), sponsored by Destination Plymouth

Water Efficiency Award

Wedding Venue of the Year


Sample forms are for guidance only, entries must be submitted via the online portal prior to the closing date. Please note the Water Efficiency Award will be judged regionally and presented at the South West Awards event in March 2024.