HELENA, Mont. – The Department of Commerce is asking for the public’s help to recognize the best events, people, places and projects representing Montana’s tourism and recreation industry.
Online nominations will be accepted through Thursday, Feb. 28. To submit a nomination, visit the Montana Tourism Awards website at MTGovernorsConference.com.
The Montana Tourism Awards celebrate the outstanding work of the communities, businesses, organizations and people who strengthen Montana's tourism industry and thereby contribute to maximizing its economic impact for Montana residents.
Categories open to public nomination comprise Heritage and Cultural Tourism Award, Marketing Campaign of the Year, and Tourism Ambassador as well as two new categories: Outstanding Tourism Volunteer Award and Private and Public Collaboration Award. In addition, the Montana Film Office will select a Film Community of the Year.
Judges from across the state will review the nominations and select up to four finalists per category. Winners will be announced during the April 14 banquet held as part of the Governor’s Conference on Tourism and Recreation in Butte.
Montana Tourism Awards winners from 2018 were Visit Billings for Marketing Campaign of the Year, Red Ants Pants Music Festival for Event of the Year, Lewis and Clark Interpretive Center for Heritage and Cultural Tourism Award, Dillon and Virginia City for Film Friendly Community, Ovando for Community of the Year, and Edward Des Rosier for Tourism Ambassador.