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This award recognizes an Ontario organizations, collaborative group or community who has or is working on developing a destination through investment in food, drink and/or agri-tourism.


  • Awards are based on January - December 2019 activity. 
  • Nominations are open to any Ontario-based organization, group or their membership base.
  • Self Nomination is permitted.
  • Nomination of a third party is permitted. Third party nomination must be accepted by the nominee prior to submission of the nomination.
  • There is no cost to apply for the Ontario Culinary Tourism Awards.
  • By applying for this award, you agree to host a member of a judging panel at your event/experience. Costs associated with hosting are the responsibility of the applicant.
  • Finalists will be notified in September via email.


  • Please note, all promotions, trophies and press releases will use this name. Please ensure spelling is correct.
  • This is where you tell us about your partnerships, community engagement initiatives and innovative ways you got people involved.
  • This is where you tell us about any communications and marketing endeavours your organization took to ensure future success.
  • This is where you tell us about your sourcing practices and commitment to regional food ways.
  • Please submit 3 hi-res photos to support promotional efforts should you be chosen as a finalist. Photos will may be used to support the following: social media promotion, award ceremony presentation, media outreach and/or web design.
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  • We highly recommend you submit a few brochures, posters or promotional materials to support your application.
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  • Should you have a promotional video you would like to accompany your application, please paste the link here. Do not upload full videos via the application form.