All entries must be submitted via the online portal before the closing date, entry forms will not be accepted via email or any other format.

Click here to create your account so that you can complete and submit your online entry; you can save and print off partially completed forms to review at any time prior to submitting the final version. 

If you prefer to look at a sample entry form before you start your online application, use the links below, please note these are sample forms for guidance only.

Eligible winners from the categories below will be 'fast-tracked' into corresponding categories of the South West Tourism Excellence Awards and from these may be selected to represent the area in the national VisitEngland Awards.


Accessible & Inclusive Tourism Award (VE), sponsored by Visit West

Age Friendly Tourism Business of the Year, sponsored by Age UK Somerset

B&B and Guest House of the Year (VE)

Business Events Venue of the Year (VE)

Café/Tearoom of the Year (VE)

Camping & Caravanning Park of the Year (VE)

Casual Dining Award (VE)

Dog Friendly Business of the Year

Ethical, Responsible and Sustainable Tourism Award (VE), sponsored by Orchid

Experience of the Year (Active or Learning) (VE)

Glamping Business of the Year (VE), sponsored by Anytime Booking

Holiday Park of the Year (VE), sponsored by Tozers

International Tourism Award (VE)

Large Hotel of the Year (VE), sponsored by Guestline

Large Visitor Attraction of the Year (VE), sponsored by Albert Goodman Chartered Accountant

New Tourism Business Award (VE) 

Pub of the Year (VE) 

Restaurant of the Year (VE)

Self Catering Accommodation of the Year (VE), sponsored by Booking.Com

Small Hotel of the Year (VE)

Small Visitor Attraction of the Year (VE) 

Spa and Wellbeing Experience of the Year (VE) 

Tourism Event/Festival of the Year 

Unsung Hero Award (VE)

Visitor Information Service of the Year

Water Efficiency Award

Wedding Venue of the Year 


Sample forms are for guidance only, entries must be submitted via the online portal prior to the closing date.