RACQ People's Choice Awards: 

The Queensland Tourism Industry Council is excited to partner with RACQ to introduce a new category as part of the 2017 Queensland Tourism Awards called the RACQ People's Choice Category. 

Two awards will be presented as part of this new category including: 

  1. RACQ's People's Choice for most popular Queensland tourism experience or service 
  2. RACQ's People's Choice for most popular Queensland accommodation 

The RACQ People’s Choice Category gives travellers and the general public the chance to vote for their favourite tourism experience, service or accommodation provider from those businesses entered in the 2017 Queensland Tourism Awards.

To encourage public participation, RACQ have generously donated a $5,000 RACQ Travel Voucher which can be used towards a Queensland holiday.

To enter the competition, the participant must first vote for their favourite tourism entry at racq.com.au/peopleschoice, then send an email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. with ‘People’s Choice Awards’ in the subject line and the nominee you voted for in the body of the email, along with their contact details.

For terms and conditions on the competition, click here. Voting opens August 24.

How it will work
Every completed QTA award submission will receive automatic entry into the RACQ People's Choice Category excluding nominees from the following QTA categories: 

  • Richard Power Award for Destination Marketing;
  • Outstanding Contribution by a Volunteer or Volunteer Group;
  • Young Achiever Award; and
  • the Marie Watson-Blake Award for Outstanding Contribution by an Individual

All eligible QTA entrants will be listed on RACQ’s website (racq.com.au/peopleschoice) under one/or both of the following categories:  

  1. RACQ's People's Choice for most popular Queensland tourism experience or service 
  2. RACQ's People's Choice for most popular Queensland accommodation 

The public will be able to search directly for a tourism business or search the list, view the profiles and selection of images before making their vote.

Voting is from August 24 to September 17 via the RACQ website. 

Your marketing toolkit 

To increase your chances of winning one of the two awards available in the RACQ People's Choice Category, you can encourage your visitors, customers and colleagues to vote for you!
Help your customers and supporters vote for you, by looking at the marketing tool kit we have pulled together below. Please feel free to download and save the images below to help promote your business.   

While voting does not open until August 24, we encourage QTA entrants to check out the resources below and start thinking about how you might promote the RACQ People’s Choice Category.

*The colours on the screen may appear differently please download/right click to use and save images.

 

Poster
Print out the promotion poster that we have designed for you on the download links below, and display it in your reception/shop window asking customers to vote for you at the 2017 Queensland Tourism Awards in the RACQ People’s Choice Category.We have used a selection of stunning Queensland imagery for you to choose from.

Media Release
Get in touch with media from your region and see whether they can run a story or reminder to vote. Feel free to forward our media release to media contacts or use the wording for your newsletters, website etc.

Newsletters 
Include the RACQ People’s Choice online voting link in your next newsletter, and ask your followers to vote for you before the 17 September deadline. 
Remember to link back to the online voting page:  www.racq.com.au/peopleschoice
Note – you will be able to utilise a direct URL link to your business listing on the RACQ website when voting opens on August 24.

Social Media 
Tell your customers about the online RACQ People’s Choice vote through your business Facebook, Instagram, LinkedIn and Twitter accounts using #RACQPeoplesChoice and #QTA17. Remember to link back to the online voting page or to your direct business listing on the RACQ website. 
Remember, you can post messages on your social media account more than once, try and keep a steady stream of them running until voting closes. For ideas, follow the Queensland Tourism Awards Facebook page.

Website Banner
Add a voting banner to your website, and link to the RACQ People’s Choice voting page so your customers and supporters can easily vote for you. You could also use the banner as an email signature.
Remember to link back to the online voting page or to your direct business listing on the RACQ website. 

RACQ People’s Choice Category logo
Get creative and create your own graphics to encourage supports to vote for your business. Add the RACQ People’s Choice logo onto your artwork, as per the logo guidelines provided below.

 For more information contact Katie Driml, Senior Project Officer on 07 3236 1445 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

 

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