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 College

B&B and Guest House of the Year (VE), sponsored by VisitExmoor

Business Events Venue of the Year (VE)

Café/Tearoom of the Year (VE), sponsored by Owens Coffee

Camping & Caravanning Park of the Year (VE)

Casual Dining Award (VE)

Dog Friendly Business of the Year, sponsored by Hoseasons

Ethical, Responsible and Sustainable Tourism Award (VE), sponsored by South West Water

Experience of the Year (Active or Learning) (VE)

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 Mews

Large Visitor Attraction of the Year (VE)

New Tourism Business Award (VE) 

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

Resilliance and Innovation Award (VE), sponsored by Plymouth Business School

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

Self Catering Accommodation of the Year (VE)

Small Hotel of the Year (VE), sponsored by Vickery Holman

Small Visitor Attraction of the Year (VE)

Spa and Wellbeing Experience of the Year (VE) 

Tourism Event/Festival of the Year 

Visitor Information Service of the Year 

Unsung Hero Award (VE) 

Wedding Venue of the Year


All of the sample forms are for guidance only as all entries must be submitted via the online portal.