2020 Illinois Excellence in Tourism Awards

About the Awards

The Illinois Excellence in Tourism Awards honor innovative tourism marketing initiatives that promote outstanding destinations, attractions and events throughout Illinois. 

Because ILGOVCONF 2020 was postponed in March of last year, we will be celebrating the winners of the 2020 Illinois Excellence in Tourism Awards during the Awards Dinner at this year’s conference on Monday, December 6, 2021.

As they say, great things are worth waiting for. We look forward to recognizing amazing tourism work from the following categories:

  • Best Niche Targeting (Budget A | Budget B)
  • Best Social Media Marketing (Budget A | Budget B)
  • Best Branding Initiative (Budget A | Budget B)
  • Best Cooperative Partnership (Budget A | Budget B)
  • Best Event or Festival (Budget A | Budget B)
  • Best Website (Budget A | Budget B)
  • Best Tourism Marketing (Budget A | Budget B)
  • Best Printed Collateral (Budget A | Budget B)
  • Best International Marketing (Budget A | Budget B)
  • Best PR Campaign
  • Best In Show

The winning entries will also be recognized in media releases and the Illinois Office of Tourism and Illinois Council of Convention and Visitor Bureaus newsletters.