Gold Key Award

The nomination period for the 2022 Gold Key Awards is now open. Please use the form below to nominate your candidate for Gold Key Award.

Nominations MUST BE SUBMITTED NO LATER THAN NOON, WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 1, 2023. Please contact us with any questions regarding the appropriate category for a nominee, 619-678-1195 or info@lodgingsd.com.

Criteria

First presented in 1982, the Gold Key Award is meant to honor an individual who does not work directly in hospitality or tourism but who truly embody the spirit of the industry and makes a difference every day. This individual goes above and beyond to find innovative ways to make outstanding contributions on a continuing basis to the betterment of the industry.  The Gold Key Award is designed for someone who is not employed in the visitor industry.

The following criteria will be applied:

  • Industry Contributions and/or Community Involvement
  • Examples of High-Quality Service
  • In his/her/their capacity, how is the nominee a credit to the Tourism Industry

Please outline your reasons for nominating your candidate below.  In addition to your comments, the criteria above will be used to judge the nominees.  Nominations can now include attachments.

Nomination Form

    Name of Nominee

    Employer

    Employer Street

    Employer City

    Employer ZIP

    Nominee Department/Position

    Nominee Phone Number

    Your Name

    Your Email

    Attach a File (.pdf/.doc/.jpg)

    Please outline your reasons for nominating your candidate below. In addition to your comments, the criteria above will be used to judge the nominees. Nominations should be 750 words or less.