Do you have what it takes to promote your organization? If so, then plan to enter the TIAK Marketing Award contest!
Our goal is to recognize the outstanding marketing efforts of tourism throughout Kansas. This program is limited to TIAK member organizations only. Also, Coalitions may enter but the Coalition must be a member of TIAK. To enter your marketing campaign, join TIAK today!
The Marketing Awards have been updated to accommodate varying community sizes. Also, Coalitions may enter but the Coalition must be a member of TIAK. Each entry will be broken out according to the organization’s annual marketing budget (NOT project budget) with one winner per overall budget category:
- Large Community marketing budget (over $100,000)
- Medium Community marketing budget ($20,000 – $100,000)
- Small Community marketing budget ($19,999 and under)
The Marketing Awards are focused on overall marketing initiatives and judged on outstanding and innovative efforts. There are no entry fees. Only one submission per organization eligible for entry in each category – no duplicates, please.
Note that all awards are given at the discretion of the judges and judging feedback will be highly encouraged.
August 4, 2023 at 5 PM
One winner from each marketing budget category will be announced for each award category below at the Kansas Tourism Conference on October 25, 2023.
Marketing Award categories include:
- Visitors Guide: Must be submitted both electronically and in hard-copy to the TIAK office by September 1, 2023 at 825 S. Kansas Ave., Ste. 502, Topeka KS 66612 (printed guides not received by this date will be removed from judging)
- Online Marketing: Digital advertising, social media, e-mail marketing, website
- Print Marketing: newspaper ads, magazine ads, brochures, direct mail, inserts, anything print (must be submitted both electronically and in hard-copy to the TIAK office by September 1, 2023 at 825 S. Kansas Ave., Ste. 502, Topeka KS 66612)
- Event: various events or meetings (must be an event that happened between conference of last year and this year’s submission deadline)
- Destination (Community) Awareness: community events, community promotions, etc.
- People’s Choice: This category is open only to applicants who set up displays at the Conference and will be judged only by those attending the Conference.
Please contact the marketing award committee members with questions: Allison Calvin (email@example.com).
Best of all, there are NO entry fees!
Click here for a link to last year’s TIAK Marketing Award Winners.