29th Annual Providencia Award

28th Annual Proviencia Award Winner Speech

The Providencia Award is given annually to a local business, organization or individual based on their extraordinary contributions (i.e. expansion of facilities, new events and outstanding business levels) to the vitality and prosperity of The Palm Beaches as a tourist destination. The Providencia Award is named after the Spanish ship that sank off Palm Beach's coast in the 1880s. Its crew salvaged the cargo of 20,000 Trinidad coconuts and sold them to local residents, who planted them along the waterfront, eventually inspiring the town's name.  To view a list of past winners, click here.

Who qualifies for the Providencia Award nomination? 

Nominations can be based on several criteria: 

  • Must be a resident of, or business/organization located in Palm Beach County, employed or otherwise associated with tourism, travel or hospitality industries
  • The organization or individual must do business in Palm Beach County
  • No elected officials or employees of Palm Beach County, The Palm Beaches, Tourist Development Council, Cultural Council, Film Commission, Sports Commission or its independent contractors may be nominated A previous Providencia Award recipient may be nominated as long as it has been a minimum of 5 years since the Award was received
  • Application deadline: All applications must be submitted via the online application March 26, 2021.

How do I submit my Providencia Award nomination? 

The nomination process is now closed. All nominations were due by 5:00 PM on Friday, March 26, 2021.

When does the voting begin for the 29th Annual Providencia Award?

The public will be invited to select the 29th Annual Providencia Award winner by voting online until April 26, 2021.  Visit The Palm Beach Post's voting site and cast one vote daily through April 26th.

When will the 29th Annual Providencia Award winner be announced? 

The 29th Annual Providencia Award winner will be announced at our Travel Rally Day + Providencia Award on May 7, 2021. 

If you have any questions about the Providencia Award or its selection process, please contact Mackenzie Morrell at [email protected] or (561) 233-3092.