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Winning Events


Deadline for Next Top 20 Events Judging
Nominations are due in the STS office by this date. Enter early!

Friday, APRIL 4, 2014 - For events in October, November, December 2014


What is the Top 20 Events listing?

The best events across the Southeast compete to receive the prestigious Top 20 Events designation.

Through a nomination process, Southeast Tourism Society chooses the Top 20 events in the Southeast for each month of the year and publishes this list of winners quarterly.

The Top 20 Events publication is sent to over 1,600 newspapers, magazines, radio stations, TV stations, AAA publications and others.

How does my event compete?

Top 20 Events program accepts nominations from non-member and STS member organizations.

Submissions are accepted from

  • Individuals

  • Attendees; and/or

  • Event organizers.

What are the requirements?

The event must:

  • Have at least 1,000 in attendance;

  • Be in at least its 3rd year in existence;

  • Submit a $20 nomination fee per event;

What Else?

Top 20 Events strongly encourages you to support your nomination by providingsupporting material such as:

  • Brochures;

  • Photos & Posters; and 

  • Press releases, news clippings.

Nominate Your Event (PDF) Nominate Your Event (DOC)

Deadlines for Top 20 Events
Nominations are due in the STS office by these dates. Enter early!

Friday, APRIL 4, 2014 - For events in October, November, December 2014

 Friday, APRIL 4, 2014
For events in October, November, December 2014

Friday, JULY 11, 2014
For events in January, February, March 2015

Friday, OCTOBER 3, 2014
For events in April, May, June 2015

Friday, JANUARY 9, 2015
For events in July, August, September 2015

April 2013 - March 2014


Do you have a Top 20 Winning Event?

Tweet your success to STS Top 20 Events ?@STSTop20 #STSTop20

 If you are not an STS member, but would like to be,
register here and be part of our association for travel and tourism professionals!

Promote your Top20 Winning Event  
Winning events can use this logo on their web site

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To download, right click on image and select "Save Picture As" or contact us for a high resolution vector image suitable for printing on posters, brochures, billboards, flyers or magazines!

Be sure to link the logo to the current listing of winning Top20 Events...



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