Applicant Terms & Conditions

“Competition” means Remarkable East Yorkshire Tourism Awards (REYTAs) and the
VisitEngland Awards for Excellence
“Organiser” means Visit Hull & East Yorkshire
“You” means the individual who submits an application
“Platform” means the online system that the applicant must use to complete their application.

By submitting an application to the Competition, you agree to be bound by the following terms
and conditions:
• Applications for the Competition must be submitted before the deadline stated midnight 30th August 2023
• Applications must be submitted online by following the link at
• It is free to apply to all of the Competition categories.
• The business/experience must be open at some point between 18th August 2023 and 22nd
October 2023, so the judges can visit if required. If you are due to be closed for any part of
this period, please ensure this is highlighted in the ‘closures’ box on your application.
• If required by the Organiser you will need to accommodate a judging visit. If you do not
accommodate a judging visit for any reason whatsoever this may result in your application
being delayed and/or withdrawn.
• The Organiser and VisitEngland reserve the right to amend the judging process at the time if
circumstances make judging visits impractical.
• Applications may be submitted by any individual representing the business applying and the
individual who submits the application will also become the contact whom all correspondence
from the Organiser and VisitEngland concerning the Competition will be addressed to.
• You must inform the Organiser immediately of any changes to the contact information
relating to you or the business applying during the Competition.
• Employees or representatives/agents of the Organiser and VisitEngland are not eligible to
submit an application to the Competition except for categories in which third party
nominations are publicly invited.
• The business applying complies with all current and relevant legal and licensing obligations.
The judges reserve the right to not consider an application if this is in doubt and cannot be
• You can apply for more than one category, except where specified within the eligibility
criteria, but separate applications must be completed for each.
• Applications will only be considered if they are deemed to meet the eligibility criteria.
• Applications will only be considered if they are submitted via the Platform and completed in
full and do not exceed the maximum word counts.
• The Organiser reserves the right to move an application into a different category, if deemed
more appropriate and should this occur the business affected will be informed.
• You will, if requested, reimburse the judge and his/her partner (or family/companions in the
case of some visitor attractions or experiences) on departure for the cost of the mystery
visit/overnight stay, any meals taken (alcoholic drinks only for Pub of the Year, Taste of
England Award and Small and Large Hotel of the Year categories), or any admission or ticket
cost as appropriate to the category.
• You agree to be part of any publicity undertaken in association with the Competition. You
accept and agree that the Organiser and VisitEngland may use or publish any photographs,
comments or evidence submitted at any stage of the Competition in any media, waiving any
rights to payment or to inspect and approve a finished product.
• You confirm that you or the business applying own the copyright to any photographs included
with your application.
• The Organiser and VisitEngland may send you communications via email in relation to your
application to the Competition e.g. reminders of the deadline and to submit your application,
notification of successful application submission, judging feedback, applicant survey, event
• The Organiser and VisitBritain/VisitEngland may store your contact information within
databases to send you marketing communications including newsletters, future events and
promotions unrelated to the Competition.
• Competition judges may decline to award winners at any level in some or all categories, if in
their opinion there are insufficient entries of a winning standard.
• The prize provided by the Organiser for each winner will be a certificate and a trophy. There
is no cash alternative.
• Competition winners may publicise their success indefinitely provided the placing, category
and year are specified in all publicity and materials.
• Competition winners may only use the specific logo issued by the Organiser or VisitEngland
and not modify it in any way, nor use, or adapt for use, any other logo connected with the
Organiser or VisitEngland.
• The logo may only be used alongside the location or part of the business that has won an
award e.g. a self catering provider with multiple properties across different locations must
only use the logo alongside the winning location.
• The Organiser and VisitEngland will not accept responsibility for applications delayed or lost
as a result of any network, computer hardware or software failure.
• In the event of any dispute regarding the Competition eligibility criteria, application forms,
judging process, choice of finalists/winners or any other matter relating to the Competition,
the decisions of the Organiser and VisitEngland shall be final and no correspondence or
discussion shall be entered into.

Additional Terms
• The venue hosting the REYTA 2023 awards ceremony is unable to apply for any category of the
REYTA 2023 awards, this does not exclude them from applying to the awards in the future.
• If we feel that the category you have entered is inappropriate we will contact you to suggest an
• Shortlisting will take place shortly after the closing date via independent panels and mystery
• For the Remarkable Tourism Event category only, video footage or a link to footage of a maximum
of 3 minutes would be helpful.
• All shortlisted entrants will be invited to the REYTA award ceremony on 9th November 2023 where
the winner will be announced. A maximum of two complimentary tickets per business will be issued
and you will be given the opportunity to purchase further tickets.

National Judging
• Should you win an award in your local/regional Competition you may be automatically put
forward for national judging by VisitEngland for the VisitEngland Awards for Excellence 2024.
• You must notify the Organiser in writing at the time of application if you do not wish to be put
forward for national judging
• In rare circumstances VisitEngland may deem that an application does not meet the eligibility
criteria and reserves the right not to consider the application for national judging
• It is not possible to revisit your application prior to being put forward for national judging
• VisitEngland reserves the right to move an application into a different category, if deemed
more appropriate
• The prize provided by VisitEngland for each winner will be a certificate and/ or a trophy.
There is no cash alternative.
• Any queries in relation to national judging should be directed to [email protected]
• Any data you provide will be handled in accordance with the Organiser’s privacy policy,
VisitEngland’s privacy policy and the privacy policy of the organisation contracted to provide
the Platform
, available on their websites.

The Organiser reserves the right to make changes to these Applicant Terms and Conditions
at any time and may notify you in writing of these changes.