The following awards are welcoming submissions from members in good standing based on the following timeline
(noting it may be subject to change):

March 31/22: Awards Submission Opens
April 27/22: Awards Submission Closes
May 2 - 16/22: Round #1 MEMBER VOTING
May 19 - 31/22: Round #2 MEMBER VOTING for Nathan Fong Award (if needed)
June 25/22: Winners Announced at the TMAC Conference during the Awards Gala in Yarmouth, NS
 

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 2021 but does not need to meet the minimum criteria set for the TMAC 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 25. 


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

  • 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, they way they do it or their overall attitude that sets them apart from other volunteers.
  • This award is open to both media and industry.
  • There will be no entry fee for this category.


Industry Member of the Year Award

Based on TMAC’s Mission Statement, this recognition goes to an industry member showing through their work with the media members that there is 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 must also demonstrate that they have contributed to the organization.

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

  • 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 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: Nominee takes initiative to cultivate positive relationships and his highly respected as an industry member in the travel industry.
  • This award is open to both media and industry.
  • There will be no entry fee for this category.


Nathan Fong Award *NEW* 

This annual memorial award is sponsored by TMAC BC & Yukon Chapter.
This new annual award 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, 2017 - April 27, 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 prizing for:
    First Place: $200.00
    Second Place: $100.00
    Third Place: $75.00


From all submissions, members will be asked to 'vote' on all submissions for a period of time, from which the top five (5) will be selected and re-offered to the membership to vote on to determine 1st, 2nd and 3rd place winners. Winners will be announced at the 2022 TMAC Conference during the Awards Gala on June 25, in Yarmouth, Nova Scotia.

 

Ann Britton Campbell Award *NEW* 

This annual memorial award is sponsored by 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, 2017 - April 27, 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: First Place: $500.00
     

From all submissions, members will be asked to 'vote' on all submissions Five (5) finalists will be selected based on member votes, with these submissions being provided to Ann's family for the final selection of the winner. The Award Winner will be announced at the 2022 TMAC Conference during the Awards Gala on June 25, in Yarmouth, Nova Scotia.