Call for entries

The Accommodation Association of Australia has announced that entries are now open for their refreshed annual accommodation awards.

“This year we wanted to do something different”, explains CEO, Richard Munro. “Our focus will be on putting the fun back into our industry awards and celebrating the hard working people that dedicate themselves to Australia’s vibrant and dynamic accommodation industry.”

Entries open today for eight people-based categories in addition to the HostPlus Aces Awards. This year, submissions will take an innovative approach via a three minute video of the entrant at their workplace. Videos should show the entrant undertaking their daily duties and describing the best part of their role, the skills they have acquired and generally demonstrating passion for the industry they work in. Creativity is encouraged in the video making process.

“Our aim is to reinvigorate the customary awards format and introduce a new platform. We believe that it’s possible to celebrate the talented people in our industry whilst retaining a sense of excitement. Our goal is to make this year’s event fresh, fun and entertaining for all involved which is a direct reflection of the industry we represent”, commented Mr Munro.

AAA is asking participants to upload their three minute videos to YouTube, in addition to sending a copy on disc or USB to the association’s office for screening at the awards ceremony. Entrants are required to register their name and payment details online as part of the entry process. Submission fees are $35 for members and $70 for non members. A panel of senior industry stakeholders will be recruited for the judging process. Family, friends and colleagues will also be able to view videos online at YouTube.

Entries close on Wednesday 19 September and this year’s awards ceremony will be held on 17 October.

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