Monday, June 8, 2009

2009 RedBud Award Call for Entries

The call for entries is now open for the 2009 RedBud Awards, an honor given by the Oklahoma Travel Industry Association and the Oklahoma Tourism and Recreation Department. The RedBud Awards recognize Oklahoma’s tourism attractions, destination marketing organizations and travel writers for their outstanding efforts to serve and promote Oklahoma’s tourism industry.

“The RedBud Awards represent the highest honor given in recognition of tourism excellence in Oklahoma,” said Hardy Watkins, Executive Director of the Oklahoma Tourism and Recreation Department. “These awards showcase the best of our state and reward our industry partners for their outstanding efforts operating and promoting world-class attractions.”

Entries must have been produced, published, broadcast or held between June 1, 2008 and May 31, 2009. To be eligible for consideration, entries must arrive by mail or be hand-delivered to the Oklahoma Tourism and Recreation Department by 5 p.m. on July 31, 2009. Absolutely no extension will be made to this deadline due to judging schedules.

Winners will be announced during a special gala held on Oct. 19, 2009 during the Governor’s Conference on Tourism. Please contact OTIA at 405-942-1121 or register online at www.OTIA.info to make reservations for the awards banquet and conference. Winners and runners-up will be notified a minimum of two weeks prior to the awards presentation.

For full details on this award program or to download a RedBud Award entry form, visit the Tourism Industry section of TravelOK.com (http://www.travelok.com/industry/forms.asp) or contact Austin Tackett (Austin@TravelOK.com or 405-230-8413).

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