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General Rules & Deadlines
Eligibility
The RedBud Awards are open to all Oklahoma tourism entities. Advertising and Marketing agencies are eligible to submit entries but must submit on behalf of their client, and not as an entry for the agency. Entries should represent tourism and/or travel opportunities in Oklahoma. The timeline during which entries must have been produced, published, broadcast, or held must be between January 1, 2023, and December 31, 2023. Entries must be submitted online by 11:59 PM on April 22nd. No extension will be made to this deadline due to judging schedules.


RedBud winners are not eligible to enter in the same category they won last year. You may enter in any category for which you won a Merit Award, but not a RedBud Award.

Entry Fees
Payment or purchase orders MUST accompany all entries. Checks should be made payable to OKLAHOMA TRAVEL INDUSTRY ASSOCIATION. Any entry submitted without payment or purchase order will be disqualified. Entry fees are $35 per category entered.

Payment Processing
Payments are not processed online. After submission, please call (405) 942-1121 to pay and complete your entry.
By check: Made payable to OKLAHOMA TRAVEL INDUSTRY ASSOCIATION. 

 
Payment/purchase orders MUST accompany all entries. Any entry submitted without payment or purchase order will be disqualified.  
Recognition of Winners
Winners in each category will be announced during the annual OTIA Redbud Awards dinner on June 11 at the Edmond Conference Center. Registration for this presentation will be posted online at www.OTIA.info later this spring. Winning entries will be recognized in the Oklahoma Travel Industry Association’s monthly newsletter and website, a statewide press release, and through social media.

Judging & Selection Criteria
Marketing and event professionals will judge the RedBud Award entries. Awards for each category may include a RedBud Award and/or a Merit Award. However, if sufficient points are not accumulated by any entrant in a category, no awards may be given in that category. In the event of a tie, entries with equal score totals will receive an award.
All Tourism Award categories will also be judged on customer service, attendance as compared to previous years, marketing (include plan and budget), media relations (include press releases, clippings, video clips, etc.), industry/community relations, accessibility, the variety of audiences reached, the value for the cost of admission, and effective use of funds.
Entries must have been produced, published, broadcast, or held between 1/1/23 and 12/31/23

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