Member Voted Awards

All member-voted Award Categories (with the exception of Host Destination Award) will be voted on by the membership. Voting will determine the five (5) finalists, and the subsequent 1st, 2nd and 3rd place which will be announced that the 2023 TMAC Conference Awards Gala on June 17 in Sudbury, Ontario.

TIMELINE For Submissions (subject to change)
March 1, 2023: OPEN for submissions
April 3, 2023: CLOSED for submissions

MEMBER VOTING: April 19 - May 3, 2023 (subject to change)
Member voting for People’s Choice Photo of the Year will take place April 19 – May 3, 2023.

WINNERS ANNOUNCED: June 17, 2023
Winners will be announced at the TMAC Conference during the Awards Gala in Sudbury, Ontario.
 

People's Choice Photo Award

Do you think that photo you snapped catches the essence of travel, will wow the masses and is an image that fills you with pride and satisfaction? Do you think the rest of us will agree? Then give it your best shot – literally – and submit it in this category.

TMAC members will get a chance to agree or disagree in this photography category: the People’s Choice Photo Award when they cast their votes!

Criteria

  • This award is open to both media and industry.
  • There will be no entry fee for this category.
  • Submission limit is ONE (1) Entry per member. Any submissions above and beyond the first submitted will result in disqualification.
  • Photo must have been taken within 2022 but does not need to meet the minimum criteria set for the TMAC Awards.
  • You cannot use an image that you have already submitted for the Judges Awards.


All submissions will be voted on by the membership in May. Voting will determine the five (5) finalists, and the subsequent 1st, 2nd and 3rd place which will be announced that the 2022 TMAC Conference Awards Gala on June 17. 


Volunteer of the Year Award

This award is presented to an outstanding TMAC member, in good standing, who has demonstrated an instrumental role as a volunteer, including dedication, leadership and commitment to service and support of the association.

The award will be presented annually and the volunteer can be nominated by members of TMAC, with the final selection being made by the National Board, upon review of all the nominees.

Criteria

  • This award is open to both media and industry.
  • There is no entry fee for this category.
  • Association: Nominee is a champion for TMAC and a positive representative of the association.
  • Commitment: Nominee is reliable and demonstrates a strong commitment to the association and its mission.  This nominee must be worthy of such a recognition.
  • Duration: Nominee has been a member of TMAC for at least 12 months.
  • Impact: Nominee makes a significant impact on the work TMAC does.
  • Leadership: Nominee takes initiative to create professional development opportunities, foster industry connections, propel TMAC in an effort to be more inclusive, open or forward-thinking and contribute to the general management of TMAC as a professional organization.
  • Uniqueness: There is something unique about the work the nominee does, the way they do it or their overall attitude that sets them apart from other volunteers.


Industry Member of the Year Award

Based on TMAC’s Mission Statement, this recognition goes to an industry member showing through their work with media members, that they are a trusted resource who cultivates positive relationships, who is highly respected in the travel industry and is a true professional and productive expert in the field of travel. This person demonstrates their commitment to TMAC and its objectives as a volunteer or in their day-to-day work with pride. As champions of travel media, they seek out and facilitate partnerships and collaborations within TMAC, as well as within their destination, business or organization. Through their efforts, it is clear they acknowledge and value the impact of travel media and our members within the tourism industry.

The Industry Member of the Year Award is presented annually with industry member nominations coming from among TMAC membership. The final selection of the Award recipient(s) will be made by the National Board, upon review of all the nominees.

Criteria

  • Nominations for Industry Members are welcomed from both Media and Industry members.
  • There is no entry fee for this category.
  • Association: Nominee is a TMAC Industry member and a true professional who has contributed to the organization as a trusted resource.
  • Commitment: Nominee cultivates positive relationships and is highly respected in the travel industry. This nominee must be worthy of such a recognition.
  • Duration: Nominee has been a member of TMAC for at least 12 months.
  • Impact: Nominee’s submission will be based on a testimony of a work experience, such as a press trip, during the conference or simply by providing information to help produce an article.
  • Leadership: The Nominee fosters collaborations and partnerships that increase demand for and engagement of TMAC travel media members. They are recognized and leaned on by TMAC as an organization and as members, and others. As the individual being named as a TMAC member, acknowledges and values the role travel media plays in inspiring travel, as storytellers.

 

*NEW* TMAC CONFERENCE HOST DESTINATION AWARD

As a media delegate of the 2022 TMAC Conference & Media Marketplace, we invite you to submit your stories – created and shared on any platform/communication channel - about your experiences while in Yarmouth & Acadian Shores region. These submissions will be shared with our Host Destination for their review and selection of the winner.

Work published between June 2022 to submissions deadline of April 3, 2023 is welcome.
SUBMISSION FORM

CHAPTER AWARDS

Nathan Fong Award

This annual memorial award is sponsored by TMAC BC & Yukon Chapter.
This award is in memory of Nathan Fong is to raise awareness and highlight the many contributions Canadians of Asian descent have made in Canada. This story could be about anything from the best places to eat in Chinatown, to historical places of interest, to modern-day attractions, culture, festivals, unusual distilleries, chef profiles, etc. All forms of media storytelling are welcome in this category from written word to podcasts, video, immersive and interactive media - the ideas are only limited to the creative minds of our members, but must have both an Asian and Canadian connection.

Submission Guidelines/Criteria: 

  • Submission timeframe for this new award welcomes works published/created from January 1, 2022 - December 31, 2022. 
  • Members may submit up to 2 entries. Any submissions above and beyond the first two will be disqualified.
  • There will be no fee for submissions.
  • Please note that this award includes cash prizing, TBC.
  • All submissions will be provided to the BC & Yukon Chapter for review and selection of winner.
     

Ann Britton Campbell Award 

This annual memorial award is sponsored by BC & Yukon Chapter in partnership with Kent Campbell and Family.
This new annual award in memory of Ann Britton Campbell is to celebrate the many ways that travel can deepen the bonds between family members and provide lasting memories. This feature story could be about anything from the lessons learned on a family’s first hiking trip, to a multigenerational sailing journey to an adventure in a new country. If your story combines family, in its many forms, and travel—this is the place for it.

Submission Guidelines/Criteria: 

  • Submission timeframe for this new award welcomes works published/created from January 1, 2022 - December 31, 2022. 
  • Members may submit up to 2 entries, any submitted above and beyond the first two will be disqualified.
  • There will be no fee for submissions.
  • Award Prize: TBA
  • All submissions will be provided to the BC & Yukon Chapter for review and selection of winner.