The Best Responsible Event category is for an event that is designed, organised and managed in a way that minimises potential negative impacts and leaves a beneficial legacy for the host community and all involved.
Award explained: The Best responsible event category will celebrate an event that has successfully blended environmental best practices, deliberate actions that deliver optimum benefit to the local economy, and meaningful engagement of local communities. Any event that has a sizeable portion of ‘out-of-town’ attendees, such as festivals, conferences and exhibitions, qualify to enter this category.
What the judges want: An inspirational event with progressive design and organisational practices that reduce the event environmental footprint, help to address community, social or environmental issues in the host destination, and measures of success and ideas which can be adapted by event organisers and host destinations around the world. All three core elements of responsible tourism are integrated into the conceptualisation and delivery of the event.