Submission Guidelines and Criteria

Welcome to the 2022/23 Discover America Canada media awards submission portal.

Discover America Canada’s media awards recognize the travel industry media for outstanding coverage of consumer, trade, photographic and online coverage of the USA.

5 Media Award Categories
  • Best USA Travel Destination - Consumer
    • Entries muѕt be from a Canadian print publication and should be about a USA travel destination and/or attraction.
  • Best Photography
    • Best digital photo. The work will be judged on composition, technical quality and ability to evoke a place, moment or sentiment.
  • Best Travel Trade Article
    • Entries must be made in a Canadian Travel Trade publication.
  • Best Online Travel Article
    • Best online travel story about a USA travel destination or attraction.
  • Best Social Media/Influencer Post
    • Best online travel post on a USA travel destination or attraction.
The winners will be recognized and awarded during our Discover America Canada Day event in October 2023 where we will award the media’s contribution in the above categories towards the overall development, promotion and exposure of tourism in the USA.

Articles, posts and photography muѕt be published between August 01, 2019 & December 31, 2020 qualify & may be submitted by the journalist directly or via a DMO representative or DAC member.

Note: Limit of 3 submissions per category and/or per person. If you are submitting someone other than yourself, you must notify that person so they know they are being nominated.

Articles, posts and photography MUST pertain to a DAC member destination or product and be published from September 01, 2022 - August 15, 2023 to qualify and may be submitted by the journalist or photographer directly, via a DMO representative or DAC member.  Limit of 3 entries per category and/or per person. 
Deadline to enter is September 1, 2023.

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