AWARDS OF EXCELLENCE
Each year, ARVC presents the following Awards of Excellence to our member-parks: Park of the Year (one award given in each of four park size categories), Plan-It Green Park of the Year (two awards based on park size). Entering your park in one or both of these competitions gives you an excellent opportunity to tout your accomplishments and highlight your park’s commitment to excellence. Winning one of these prestigious awards will help you earn peer recognition and promote the quality of your park on a local and national basis.
Additional Awards of Excellence are presented to recognize the Supplier of the Year, Campground Partner of the Year and State Leadership Award. The Awards of Excellence ceremony is held at ARVC’s annual Outdoor Hospitality Conference & Expo (OHCE).
So . . . could you or your park be the next winner? Here’s what you need to know:
Nominations for the Park of the Year, Plan-It Green Park and Supplier of the Year are open now. Nominated parks must be current, active members of ARVC that have been in business for at least one year, and it’s perfectly acceptable to nominate your own park. The nomination deadline for all awards, including the Park of the Year Awards, is September 13, 2021.
New Eligibility Rules
Parks that have won an ARVC Park of the Year Award (Small, Medium, Large and Mega) in the past two years (2019 or 2020) in a category are ineligible to win another award in that same category in 2021. Representatives of these parks will serve as judges for their respective category group. Parks that have won a Plan-It Green Friendly Park of the Year in 2019 or 2020 are eligible to nominate for that award again and eligible to win a Park of the Year Award.
There are two things you can do to help make sure your nomination application is as strong as it can be:
- Be as descriptive as possible. For example, instead of simply stating that your park has a strong commitment to customer service, describe the specific training and programs you have put into place at your park to achieve that goal.
- Support your statements. Uploading photos, videos and/or PDF documents can really help bring your park to life for the judges.
You will login to the awards program with your arvc.org account information. If you are not able to login to your account, haven't created an arvc.org account or have any other awards-related questions, please contact the ARVC staff for further assistance at 303-681-0401 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
PARK OF THE YEAR
One award, per park size category, is presented to an ARVC member RV park or campground that delivers an extraordinary guest experience as a result of all-around excellence in operations, professionalism, marketing, customer service and industry involvement. The nominee should be a park or campground that goes the “extra mile” for its guests and the industry.
SUPPLIER OF THE YEAR
One award is presented each year to an industry supplier that exemplifies excellence in product solutions, innovation, customer service and support.
CAMPGROUND PARTNER AWARD
This award is presented to an individual in the Outdoor Hospitality industry who has demonstrated a personal commitment to their professional development and their business through the use of ARVC programs. This award recognizes individuals who have demonstrated outstanding industry service, commitment, volunteerism and inspired leadership.
PLAN-IT GREEN AWARD
One award, per park size category, is presented to an ARVC member RV park or campground that is currently enrolled in the Plan-It Green Friendly Park program and continues to show leadership, innovation and commitment to running a green park.
STATE LEADERSHIP AWARD
Honors an individual in the Outdoor Hospitality industry who has demonstrated a commitment to their professional growth and contributed significant time and talent to their state association and ARVC. This award is to recognize an individual whose efforts have had a direct impact on implementing effective solutions to critical national, state or local issues.