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Call for Alto Committee Members and Award Judges

Get involved in the 20th Annual Alto Awards

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The Alberta Tourism (Alto) Awards recognize inspirational individuals and organizations committed to enriching Alberta’s tourism industry. This year, the 20th Annual Alto Awards will be presented on October 26, 2020 at the Travel Alberta Industry Conference.The 2020 Alto Awards are looking for new members to serve on the Alto Committee as well as Alto Award judges who are marketing or tourism professionals. Interested individuals must be a resident of Alberta and have knowledge of the tourism industry.

Alto Awards Committee

The Alto Awards Committee manages the Alto Awards, with support from Travel Alberta.  The committee ensures all aspects of the awards process is well-managed, transparent and current. The Alto Committee is responsible for any changes to awards, categories or applications. The Alto Committee is also responsible for selecting the Alto Ambassador each year and for reviewing all other submissions for category eligibility. Committee members are advocates for the Awards in their regions. Committee members will serve a term of two years and may re-submit their name to re-apply to remain on the committee.

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Alto Award Judges

Alto Award Judges are representatives from across the province and selected based on category suitability.  Judges should be an expert in their field (marketing, tourism, events, sustainability, and/or customer service). Judges work independently, scoring each application based on the submission criteria and supporting documentation.  Internet access is critical as all submissions are submitted via Dropbox. The judging will take place between September 10 – 24 and requires a time commitment of 8-12 hours depending on the category.

If you are interested in joining the committee, or being a judge please submit your bio and related experience or contact us at 

Deadline for expression of interest is March 13, 2020.