5. Major Festivals and Events

This category recognises Major Festivals, events and exhibitions that enhance the profile and appeal of Townsville North Queensland, attract over 50,000 visitors and create a significant economic impact for the destination.

This award will be presented to the Townsville North Queensland Festival or Event which exhibits exceptional event planning, innovative marketing and provides a positive experience for patrons and visitors. The winner of this category will also have effectively integrated destination marketing activities within the overarching event strategy.

The Festivals and Events category will be judged via an interview. Feedback will be provided to all nominees on areas including business planning, growth strategies, integration with destination marketing, customer experience and event sustainability.


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Important Information
  • Entrants in this category cannot enter Category 6 - Festivals and Events

  • Events must attract over 50,000 visitors.

  • Event must have occurred between 1 July 2017 and 30 June 2018.

  • Event must be listed on the Australian Tourism Data Warehouse (ATDW).

  • Bring examples of marketing activity with you to use as evidence and talking points.

  • Answers should relate to the last 12 months of activity.

  • Bring any relevant marketing team members to the interview.

Nomination Fee

This category incurs a nomination fee of $70.00.

Nomination Form

First Name


Event Name

Event Description 150 words or less

Approx. Number of Event Attendees

Phone Number


Website Address

Current Listing with Australian Tourism Data Warehouse
Current Member of Townsville Enterprise Limited at time of Nomination

Email for Nomination Invoice to be sent

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