Unlike previous years in which there were two rounds in which applicants had to provide information – the first which asked for an overview and the second that asked for more depth – there is now only a single application. To enter you need to:
Unfortunately no. Entries will close on the date and time specified on the submissions page.
Nothing apart from your time – entering the Awards is completely free-of-charge. If you make it through to our list of finalists you will be invited to attend the African Responsible Tourism Awards ceremony at WTM Africa in Cape Town. This ceremony (and WTM Africa) is also free to attend, however, travel to and from Cape Town (and accommodation etc) would be at your own expense.
Read through each category description carefully and enter the one which is most relevant to your biggest successes and impacts – you know what these are.
Yes – you are welcome to enter any categories you feel are relevant, however, should you be successful in reaching the next stage of the Awards your submission will only be taken through in one category at the judges’ discretion.
We understand that responsible tourism is practised in many different forms around the world, and as a result, the categories at the African Responsible Tourism Awards change slightly every year. So while you may feel that none of the categories is right for you to enter this year, there may be a perfect fit next year.
We ask that with your submission form you also upload supporting evidence. This is could be any documentation, communication, policy or report which shows the impact rather than intent of your work – metrics or data in numerical form which can back up your answers is particularly welcomed by the judges. This evidence can be uploaded as a word document, image or PDF document. If supporting documentation is already online, please include a link in the corresponding answer.
Only one responsible tourism policy (or similar policy) and five supporting documents can be submitted with each entry. We ask that you think carefully about what supporting evidence you submit – quantity does not necessarily equate to quality – making sure this is concise and clearly referenced in your submission form.
We’re sorry, but you aren’t able to – only file sizes less than 10MB will be accepted. If it is evidence you deem vital to your submission you will need to convert it to an alternative document or shrink the file size before you upload it.
Unfortunately not as our judging panel have English as the only common language. If you are not able to write in English then you will need ask someone to translate your entry before you submit it. Remember, the judges are looking for the impact rather than the intent of your work, or your ability to fluently describe it. Quantify, and use figures where possible.
The finalists will be announced immediately after judging day on 10 April 2018.
The winners will be announced in a ceremony at WTM Africa in Cape Town on 18 April 2018.