Entrant Guidebook

Discover everything you need to know about entering the Awards and creating a winning submission in the Entrant Guidebook. 

For a copy of our Top Ten Tips or Response Guides for your nominated category, please reach out to awards@qtic.com.au

Please find a list of submission reviewers and writers here


Easy steps video

Watch our easy steps video to discover how you can enter the Awards in just a few steps. 


Step 1: Nominate your Business/Event by 5pm, 3 May


Nominate via the national online Awards Portal online.qualitytourismaustralia.com.

The nomination process is brief - a registration of interest to enter the Queensland Tourism Awards

Please note that if you have previously entered the Awards using the online system, your login details will remain the same. If you cannot remember your password hit 'forgot password' to reset. New entrants will be required to create an account and password to begin the nomination process.

Pay the applicable entry fee via credit card or request an invoice via the Online Award Portal.

Entry Fee

QTA Entry Costs    < 25 employees        25+ employees

QTIC Member*          $180.00                     $220.00
Non-member             $360.00                     $440.00

Classification of "QTIC member" mentioned above does not cover businesses or organisations with "regional QTIC membership" through their Regional Tourism Organisation.

*Existing 2023-24 financial QTIC member


Step 2: Finalise your Business Standard/Accommodation Standard modules

This does not apply to those already accredited through QTF (Quality Tourism Framework, formally known at ATAP)

  • Once you have paid your entry fee the portal will unlock your business standard (QTF Level 1) and your accommodation standard (for those who are entering the accommodation categories).
  • Take the time to get this part of your submission completed early as it must be done in order to finalise your submission.
  • The business standard is built into the 'awards' portal and is completed within the Australian Tourism Awards Tab when you login.


Step 3: Start preparing your submission 


We encourage all entrants to create a timeline for preparing and writing their submission.

  • The submission process is extensive so please don't leave it to the last minute - preparation is key and responding to the criteria questions takes time and research.
  • Take advantage of QTIC's range of entrant support services.
  • The Online Award Portal allows you to login at any time and save the progress of your submission.
  • Please ensure you download and read the Rules for Entry before completing your submission.

Step 4: Site Visits


The purpose of the site visit is to assess the business being nominated and for verification of claims that may be made within the submission. The site visit will be pre-arranged at a mutually convenient time for the Tourism Business / Operator and Judge.


Step 5: Lodge your Submission by 5pm, 1 August

Log-in to the Online Awards Portal using the details you created when you nominated.
The Online Awards Portal allows for entrants to compile as you go through the online web-based form.
Please ensure you download and read the Rules for Entry before completing your submission.