Traverse Awards for Excellence in Kentucky Tourism

Each year, the Kentucky Travel Industry Association invites members to enter the Traverse Awards for Excellence in Kentucky Tourism competition, where travel and tourism professionals are honored and recognized for talent, creativity and effectiveness.

For recipients, the awards represent a way for hard working individuals and teams to receive the recognition they deserve, and for the communities in which recipients are located, to better understand and appreciate the work of the travel and tourism industry and the professionals who comprise it.

The deadline to apply for this year's awards is Wednesday, August 16. The final deadline, which incurs a late fee, has been extended to Friday, August 25 at 5:00 p.m. EST. No entries will be accepted past this point.

How to Submit Entries

Award details including eligibility requirements, divisions and categories as well as specific instructions on how to submit an entry are in the application below.

2023 Traverse Awards Application

Entry Forms

Though the official Entry Form and Summary of Entries form are included in the application, individual forms can be accessed and downloaded in the links below.

2023 Official Entry Form
2023 Summary of Entries Form

How Winners are Determined

Click below to learn how Traverse Award winners are determined.

How Winners are Determined


Contact Katherine Bowman with any questions.