28th Annual Providencia Award - Now Accepting Applications for Nominations

Check back on April 9th to start voting for the 28th Annual Providencia Award winner!

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.

When does the voting begin for the 28th Annual Providencia Award finalists?

All nominations will be reviewed by DTPB's Providencia Committee, which will narrow down the list to the final three candidates. Online voting begins April 8, 2019, and will be hosted on the Palm Beach Post's website. The public will be invited to select the 28th Annual Providencia Award winner by voting online. We will keep you updated when that poll is live.

When will the 28th Annual Providencia Award winner be announced?

The 28th Annual Providencia Award winner will be announced at our Travel Rally Day + Providencia Award on May 10, 2019 from 9 - 10:30 a.m. at TBD. To RSVP click here.
If you have any questions about the Providencia Award or its selection process, please contact Brittany Cartwright at [email protected] or (561) 233-3017.

 

Good luck to all nominees!

 

General Information about the Providencia Award:

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, Discover 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

What is the general process of the Providencia Award?

First, Discover The Palm Beaches requests that nominations be submitted to them. Anyone can nominate a local business, organization or individual. All nominations will be reviewed by DTPB's Providencia Committee, a committee of tourism and hospitality industry professionals, who evaluates all the submissions that come in and narrow down the list to the final three candidates. Criteria is 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 public is then invited to select the 28th Annual Providencia Award winner by voting online.
To see a list of Frequently Asked Questions, visit here.

 

Past Winners

1989 – Burt Reynolds
1990 – Delta Air Lines
1991 – Chris Evert
1992 – Jack Nicklaus
1993 – Alex W. Dreyfoos, Jr.
1994 – Flagler Museum
1995 – SunFest
1996 – E Llwyd Ecclestone, Jr.
1997 – The Breakers Palm Beach
1998 – Boca Raton Resort & Club
1999 – Colin Wright
2000 – Ken Foster
2001 – John Temple
2002 – Nancy Graham
2003 – Norton Museum of Art
2004 – Patrick J. Rooney, Sr.
2005 – South Florida Fair
2006 – Moroso Motorsports
2007 – None
2008 – Ritz Carlton, Kravis Center for the Performing Arts, Marathon of the Palm Beaches (3 winners)
2009 – The Colony Hotel, Palm Beach and Morikami Museum & Japanese Gardens (2 winners)
2010 – Delray Beach International Tennis Championships
2011 – James Ponce
2012 – None
2013 – International Polo Club
2014 – The Honda Classic
2015 – Loggerhead Marinelife Center
2016 - Lion Country Safari
2017 - Palm Beach Zoo & Conservation Society