Logo Destiny Awards

 

The Destiny Awards recognize U.S. Travel destination members for excellence and creative accomplishment in destination marketing and promotion at the local and regional level; and foster the development of imaginative and innovative destination marketing promotion programs and activities.

The Destiny Awards are open to all DMOs or CVBs that are members of the U.S. Travel Association. Winners are honored at ESTO's Tuesday night Awards Dinner and Presentation.

 

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Logo Mercury Awards

 

The Mercury Awards recognize members for excellence and creative accomplishment in state and territory destination marketing and promotion; and inspire, through showcasing outstanding work, the continued development of imaginative and exciting marketing and promotional programs.

The Mercury Awards are open to all U.S. state and territory tourism offices that are members of the U.S. Travel Association. Winners are honored at ESTO's Tuesday night Awards Dinner and Presentation.

 

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Important Information

 

Eligibility & Guidelines 
Learn more about who is eligible to submit, entry fees and important qualifications for submission.

 

Judging Criteria 
Review best practices for creating a compelling award entry.

 

 2018 Winners 
Congratulations to the 2018 ESTO award winners!

 

 

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Timeline

Wednesday, April 9
 
Awards Open
Thursday, April 15
 
Awards Close
Friday, May 29
 
Judging Begins
Friday, May 12
 
Judging Ends
Tuesday, August 25
 
ESTO Awards Presentation

 

 

2019 Panel of Judges

The ESTO awards program grows every year in size and profile, thanks in big part to our talented judging panel. Learn more about the criteria our judges use to evaluate ESTO award submissions.

David Atkins
David Atkins
Principal
Digital DNA Infusion, LLC
Ian Brown
Ian Brown
VP, Senior Marketing Manager
JPMorgan Chase & Co.
Humphrey Ho
Humphrey Ho
Managing Director
Hylink North America
Dr. Simon Hudson
Dr. Simon Hudson
Director
Center of Economic Excellence in Tourism, University of South Carolina
Kristen Sussman
Kristen Sussman
Founder
Social Distillery

Congratulations to the 2019 ESTO Award Winners!

View all winners and finalist entries in the digital gallery.
Award Photos
2019 State Tourism Director of the Year
Visit Austin Dinner Performer
2019 ESTO Awards Trophy
2019 Destiny Award Winner
2019 Mercury Award Winner
2019 ESTO Activation
ESTO Awards Dinner
ESTO Awards Lounge

 

 

Other ESTO Awards

 

STATE TOURISM DIRECTOR OF THE YEAR

The State Tourism Director of the Year award demonstrates a clear influence and measurable improvement of their states' travel and tourism profile. Learn more.

 

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