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The annual Henry Awards ceremony honoring nominees is always a highlight of the annual Arkansas Governor's Conference on Tourism. Each year we strive to recognize individuals, communities, and organizations that have performed above and beyond the call of duty in their contribution to the success of Arkansas's tourism industry.

In the following form, you will find a list of the awards and space for your nominations. A written justification must accompany each nomination to be eligible for consideration. Any nominees without an explanation or reason will be disqualified. Should you have questions, contact the Tourism Development Section by phone at 501-682-5240 or by e-mail – kristine.puckett@arkansas.gov.

All entries must be received no later than October 31, 2013.

We look forward to your suggestions regarding these prestigious awards; your nominations are essential!

Media Support Award

This award is presented to an individual or organization that has provided extraordinary attention and/or support for Arkansas’s Tourism Industry through the use of the media.

Bootstrap Award

This award is presented to an individual, organization or community that has achieved significant success "on a shoestring," having limited means to work with, either in resources or finances.

Arkansas Heritage Award

This award is presented to an individual, organization, or community that has made a significant contribution toward the preservation of some aspect of the Arkansas natural, cultural or aesthetic legacy.

Grand Old Classic Special Event Award

This award is presented to a festival, fair, or other special celebration which has "stood the test of time" and become an established example to follow for all that come afterward.

Tourism Special Achievement Award

This award is presented to an individual or organization that has contributed to the tourism industry through leadership “above and beyond” normal job responsibilities.

Outstanding Volunteer Service Award

This award is presented to an individual or organization that, through their outstanding volunteer spirit, has made a substantial contribution to Arkansas’s tourism industry.

Community Tourism Development Award

This award is presented to a community or organization which has achieved substantial success toward the enhancement of its local resources through imaginative and innovative development efforts.

The Natural State Award

This award is presented to a community, organization, special event, or attraction which “stands out in the crowd” because of its unique appeal, media coverage, creative approach, and/or enhancement of community pride, thus benefitting the state’s quality of life.

Tourism Person of the Year

This award is presented to an individual who has been actively involved in tourism, and who has made a substantial contribution within the past year, to the betterment of the industry as a whole.

Tourism Hall of Fame

This award is presented to individuals who have been actively involved for many years in tourism and who have made substantial contributions to the betterment of the industry as a whole.

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