Awards open for submissions on August 1, 2019 and close at midnight on August 23, 2019.

1. Select which category you are submitting to (review suggested Categories if you are unsure of which category you should place your candidate based on their job title).

2. Complete the nomination form, containing specific examples of why this hospitality employee is outstanding in their job performance. The candidate must project a positive image of their company and of Louisville as a destination.

3. A limit of two (2) individuals from an organization can be submitted for consideration and must be placed in separate categories.

Once the nomination deadline passes, the selection committee comprised of hospitality and business professionals will confidentially review all nominations and select up to six (6) finalists in each of the main award categories which include: Accommodations, Dining, Behind the Scenes (Accommodations/Attractions, Culinary), Volunteer, Attractions, Transportation and Louisville Tourism Rising Star.

If your nominee has been selected, they will be notified in writing by September 16, 2019 to schedule a photo session and be presented with a finalist gift from Louisville Tourism representatives. All nominees, regardless of whether they go to the next phase of the awards selection, will receive acknowledgement and praise from Louisville Tourism. Finalists will receive complimentary tickets for themselves and a guest of their choice to attend the event.