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Visionary Award Nomination Application

Visionary, to signify one who sees travel as a means to an end, as a way to achieve a greater goal in life for oneself and others.

Nominations due Friday, June 23, 2023

The SYTA Youth Foundation is actively seeking candidates for the prestigious Visionary Award. This annual award recognizes an individual that demonstrates a commitment to enriching students’ lives through travel and/or contributing to the advancement of our industry through education, volunteer activities or community service.

The SYTA Youth Foundation Board of Trustees will receive the nominations by Friday, June 23, 2023 and announce the winner at the 2023 SYTA Annual Conference’s SYTA Youth Foundation Luncheon on Sunday, August 20 in Winnipeg, MB, Canada. 

Please find the Visionary Award Application below. Using the following guidelines, please answer the questions explaining why the nominee should be considered as a recipient of the Visionary Award.

To be considered for this award, nominees must demonstrate excellence in at least two of the following areas:

• An educator or teacher committed to enriching students' lives through travel
• Contribution(s) from a volunteer perspective or financial commitment
• Volunteer work and/or community service with youth throughout the year (disabled, at risk, low income, or
some other disadvantage that would need assistance)
• Contribution(s) to student & youth travel and tourism

Please use the form below to submit your nomination for the SYTA Youth Foundation Visionary Award. Nominations must be submitted through the online form and must be submitted by the Friday, June 23, 2023 deadline. Late submissions will be not be accepted.

Thank you for your nomination. If you have any questions about this award or the nomination process, please contact Katy Summers at [email protected].


Nominee Information

I would like to nominate the following individual for the SYTA Youth Foundation’s Visionary Award.
Please refer to the SYF Award Guidelines before completing this application. Note: Answers can be completed using the form below or can be completed using a separate word document.



Using the following guidelines, please answer the following questions explaining why the nominee should be considered as a recipient of 2023 Visionary Award.


Nominator Contact Information


Deadline: All nominations must be received by Friday, June 23, 2023.