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2018 Top HAT Nominations

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Know a worthy candidate or team? Got an employee you want to brag about? Have a spectacular marketing campaign worthy of recognition? NOMINATE NOW!

The Top HAT (Hospitality and Tourism) Awards celebrates an outstanding team or individual that has shown exceptional dedication to their company's brand promise.  As the premier awards ceremony of the travel, tourism, and lodging industry in New Mexico, this annual dinner and awards ceremony celebrates the finalists and announce winners of the prestigious Top HAT Award. Recognition as a finalist is an impressive accomplishment and the winner displays best-in-class and innovative practices. 

This event serves as the major fundraiser for the Hospitality and Tourism Scholarship Fund, powered by the Albuquerque Community Foundation. 

NOMINATIONS NOW OPEN! 

Nominations close Friday, Sept. 14 at 5:00 pm (MT).

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These prestigious awards include:

Marketing Awards 

• Best Print Campaign (brochure, magazine, and other print media)
• Best Digital Campaign (web design, digital advertising, mobile app development, online streaming, remarketing, email marketing, SEO)
• Best Social Media Campaign - new this year! (Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, LinkedIn, Pinterest, Youtube, Snapchat, etc.)
• Best Broadcast Campaign (TV, radio, video, etc.)
• Most Innovative Campaign (All platforms including print, digital, broadcast, outdoor, PR, etc. is eligible)

Product Development Awards

• Outstanding Event (fairs, festivals, conferences, ceremonies, formal parties, concerts, conventions, etc.)
• Outstanding Attraction (museum, exhibit, tour, etc.)
• Best New Experience (new tourism related event, attraction, experience, introduced after July 1, 2015)

Personnel Awards

• Front-of-House Food & Beverage Employee of the Year (Eligible “Front of House Employees” constitutes as employees who have high guest interaction.)
• Front-of-House Hospitality Employee of the Year (Eligible “Front of House Employees” constitutes as employees who have high guest interaction. Depending on how your property defines it, "Hospitality" may include: Front Desk, Bellman, Admin, Customer Service, Sales & Marketing, Management, etc.)
• Back-of-House Food & Beverage Employee of the Year (Eligible “Back of House Employees” constitutes as employees who have low guest interaction.)
• Back-of-House Hospitality Employee of the Year (Eligible “Back of House Employees” constitutes as employees who have low guest interaction. Depending on how your property defines it, "Hospitality" may include: Front Desk, Bellman, Admin, Customer Service, Sales & Marketing, Management, etc.)

Premier Awards

• Hospitality Professional of the Year (All hospitality personnel are eligible.)
• Tourism Professional of the Year (All tourism and marketing personnel are eligible.)
• Full Service Hotel of the Year (Lodging establishments with a dedicated, revenue-generating F&B component)
• Limited Service Hotel of the Year (Lodging establishments without a dedicated, revenue-generating F&B component)
• Supplier/Vendor of the Year (All vendor/suppliers who work with travel, tourism and lodging businesses in New Mexico are eligible.)

Nomination tips:

A strong and well-written nomination is powerful to the judges, so remember to tell the story, be compelling, concise, and persuasive. Complement your nomination with supporting materials, such as newspaper clippings, testimonials, emails from customers, reports, etc.

Click here to begin your nomination

Nominations close Friday, Sept. 14 at 5:00 pm (MT).

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