Destinations International Prize

Applications now open!

Applications for the 2019 Destinations International Prize are now open.

AACB is committed to the professional development of bureau staff at all levels. This prize is designed to encourage and promote career development of junior level bureau staff from AACB members. 

Applications for the DI Prize is comprised of the following three elements:

  1. Nomination form from the Bureau CEO
  2. Application Form & Resume
  3. YouTube Submission, no longer than 3 minutes answering the following 3 questions: 
        - What excites you about working for a bureau and how are you making a difference?
        - What is unique about your destination that no other destination has to offer?
        - As a future bureau leader, what do you think is needed to be successful in this competitive marketplace?

YouTube submissions will be judged on content and delivery: professionalism, destination voice, creativity and industry insight. Video submissions must be self-produced using a candidate’s own devices, meaning we aren't looking for professionally produced videos! Candidates are encouraged to be creative and make their video submission fun and entertaining. Videos produced by an outside marketing agency will not be accepted.

The prize includes:

  • 1x registration to attend the Destinations International Convention in St. Louis, Missouri, USA from 23-25 July 2019
  • Inclusion into the 30 Under 30 program during the Convention
  • 3x night’s accommodation at the conference
  • Return travel from Australia to the USA with Qantas (conditions apply)
  • AUD$1,000 to contribute towards additional flights, accommodation and incidentals

Apply now by downloading the application form below before AEST 9am, Monday 3 June 2019! 

Past winners

2018 - Eleanor Wilkie, Business Development Manager, Business Events Cairns & Great Barrier Reef <View Submission>.

2017 - Adriana Perabo, Business Development Manager at Canberra Convention Bureau <View Submission>

2016 - Emma Perez, Business Development Executive at Business Events Cairns & Great Barrier Reef <View Submission>

2015 - Liz Hafner, Business Development Manager, Business Events Tasmania <View Submission>

2014 - Roslyn Du Plooy, Bid Executive, Melbourne Convention Bureau <View Submission>

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