The Trailblazer Award was created by Virginia Tourism to recognize certified visitor centers for excellence and creative accomplishment in tourism marketing and promotion, and to foster the development of imaginative and innovative marketing promotion programs and activities.
The Trailblazer Award is open to all Virginia Certified Tourist Information Centers, also known as Certified Visitors Centers.
This award is for a single targeted promotion aimed at increasing awareness and visitation of a locality or region. Entries may include individual or cooperative destination marketing programs or campaigns including special promotions; events; direct marketing; electronic, technical or interactive marketing efforts; creative elements in all forms of media; and public relations efforts
Trailblazer Award entries are solicited in January and February for the program or promotion implemented during previous calendar year. The winner will be announced and recognized at the annual Visitor Centers Seminar.
How to submit:
Nominations and applications may be submitted by industry peers or localities may nominate their own certified visitor centers.
- Submit the Application Form: Virginia is for Lovers Trailblazer Award Application
- Download Form: Virginia is for Lovers Trailblazer Award
The deadline for all submissions of applications is 9:00 am February 12, 2024. Please fill out the online form here.
For additional information or questions, please contact Val Guffy at 804.545.5588 or [email protected]