Awards open for submissions on August 1, 2024, and nominations close at midnight on September 10, 2024.

1. Select which category you are submitting to (review suggested Categories if you are unsure of which category, you should place your candidate based on their job title).

2. Complete the nomination form, containing specific examples of why this hospitality employee is outstanding in their job performance. In addition, the candidate must project a positive image of their company and Louisville as a destination.

Once the nomination deadline passes, the selection committee comprised of hospitality and business professionals will confidentially review all nominations and select up to six finalists in each of the main award categories, which include: Hotel Services (with subcategories based on hotel size), Food & Dining Experiences, Behind the Scenes, Culinary Arts, Event Services, Attractions, Tours & Transportation, Spirits, and Louisville Tourism Rising Star.

If your nominee has been selected as a Finalist, they will be notified in writing by September 18, 2024, to schedule a photo session and be presented with a finalist gift from Louisville Tourism representatives. All 2024 ROSE award finalists will receive a golden ticket keepsake and two complimentary tickets for themselves, a private VIP reception prior to the awards beginning, and a guest of their choice to attend the event.