How to Nominate:

Please note, all award categories require members to nominate.

Step 1: Review award categories and determine your eligibility.

Review the 2024 Victorian Accommodation Awards for Excellence categories and determine your eligibility for the categories that apply to your property.

Visit the categories tab to view the criteria for each award.

To be eligible to enter any category for the Victorian Accommodation Awards for Excellence, your venue must be a financial member of either AA (Vic).

Step 2: Prepare your submissions

Prepare and gather your submissions and supporting documents for the Hotel Achievement Awards and Employee Awards.

Visit the categories tab to view documents required for submissions in each award.

Step 3: Create your account

Click on the ‘Nominations’ tab and create a ‘Single Hotel/Business Login’ or ‘Multiple Hotel Login’ account.

Follow the prompts to confirm your account.

Please note, logins from previous years are not reinstated and you must create a new account

Step 4: Complete nominations

Once logged into your account, click ‘Manage Nominations’ and select the award categories you wish to nominate for and follow the prompts.

Hotels nominated in the Accommodation, Food and Beverage, Club Lounge and/or Spa categories will be invoiced to cover the actual cost of property visit judging in each nominated category.

Depending on the category, this invoice may include the cost of valet parking, concierge services, breakfast or other fees required to judge the category.

Please refer to the property visit judging reimbursements in the terms and conditions

Once you have selected your award categories, click ‘Save and Continue” to return to your dashboard.

Step 5: Upload your venue logos, images and submissions

To upload your venue logo, photos and submissions, navigate to the nominations dashboard and click ‘Manage Files’ under ‘Current Nominations.

Click Add Filesto select the required files. Once the files are selected hit “Start” to begin your upload. Once the upload is complete, your files have been updated. 

Please see a breakdown of the documents required below: 

Accommodation, Food and Beverage, Club Lounge and Spa Awards

All nominees must supply three photos of your venue (per category) and your venue logo.

  • Photos files must be provided as landscape 1920 x 1080px as high-res jpeg files.
  • Venue logos must be a high-res eps file or packaged ai or psd file.

The photos supplied should depict the award category you nominated for (i.e. Hotel Bar of the Year, please include two images of the bar area) and also include at least one external shot of the venue.

Please note, these categories do not require a written submission. Any written submissions will not be taken into consideration in the judging process.

Employee Award Submissions:

Documents required for submission for the Employee Awards include: 

  • A written submission from the employer detailing why this employee is being nominated
  • Nominee's resume including current qualifications, training courses attended and awards gained. 
  • Optional extras: guest comments, references, articles and/or certificates.
  • Headshot of the nominee on a white backdrop or in their work environment. We like to see smiles! 

*Hotel Industry Rising Star and Revenue Management Employee of the Year require additional documentation. Please refer to the categories tab to review the criteria.*

Hotel Achievement Award Submissions:

Written submissions and supporting documents for the Hotel Achievement Awards must be uploaded as a single PDF file.

Step 6: Check Information and Confirm Nomination

Review your nomination details under the ‘Current Nominations’ section. Once your nominations are correct and all files are uploaded, your nominations are confirmed.

Step 7: Proceed to complete payment of your nomination fees

All nomination fees must be paid within 14 days from the invoice date. Any venues that have an outstanding nomination fee invoice after Monday, 29 April 2024 will have their nomination withdrawn.

Nominees and tickets can be paid on your dashboard. Select “Pay Via Visa or Mastercard” to pay by credit card or "Pay via EFT" to receive an invoice to your email address.