Calling all hotels, restaurants, destinations and attractions—we want to help you bring your innovative marketing ideas to the masses.

Enter your idea in our GRAND PITCH for your chance to win up to $100,000 in FREE media buys from Arizona Office of Tourism media partners. Four lucky finalists will have the opportunity to present their ideas to a team of judges at the 2016 Governor’s Conference on Tourism.


  1. Create Your Submission

It can be video. PowerPoint. Word doc. PDF. Whatever medium best communicates your GRAND PITCH, we’ll take it. We’re looking for a description of your idea, including your audience, goals and how you’ll measure success. While the media-buy prize only covers digital placements, your full idea doesn’t have to be solely digital in nature. Please don’t forget to include your name and contact information.

  1. Enter By June 22, 2016

Click here to upload your submission to the Arizona Office of Tourism.

All entries must be received by June 22, 2016. The four finalists will be notified by June 27.

  1. Make Your GRAND PITCH

Finalists will present their pitch during the general session at GCOT on Wednesday, July 13, 2016 at 10:45 a.m. You’ll have 10 minutes to present, with an additional five minutes for Q&A from the judges and audience


The judging panel will be representatives from media partners sponsoring the prize. The winner will be chosen based on the highest number of votes: The panel will account for 25% of the vote and 75% will come from audience participation. We will award one grand prize, and the runners up will each receive an exciting consolation prize.


We can’t wait to see what you come up with! For questions on the GRAND PITCH, please reach out to Karen Cahn at kcahn@tourism.az.gov.

Good luck!