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The ESTO Awards are OPEN for entries!

The 2021 ESTO Awards will celebrate all the creativity destination marketing organizations displayed in 2020 and how they were able to demonstrate creativity in the most difficult year the travel industry has faced.

New categories including Advocacy and Grassroots, Community Building and Virtual Programming will offer opportunities for destination marketing organizations to showcase their invaluable role in communities across the U.S.

All entries are due no later than Friday, June 25.

If you have any questions about the awards process and eligibility, please write us: ESTOAwards@ustravel.org.

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.

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.


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.

 2019 Winners
Congratulations to the 2019 ESTO award winners!

Timeline

The ESTO Awards Are Back!

Stay tuned for more information about the ESTO 2021 awards program.

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.