“Start where you are.  Use what you have.  Do what you can.”

~ Arthur Ashe


Don’t be afraid to start over – it’s a chance to build something better!

If you’ve been watching the Industry this year you would know that there has been a lot of movement – Parks have been bought and sold, owners and managers coming and going. No matter where you are or what you did you may have found yourself in a park that needed an urgent upgrade!

Have you turned your park around?

The Gordon Harris Turnaround Award recognises a Park operator that has made significant changes to their park within the last two years.  Turning a park around is no mean feat – it takes a lot of blood sweat and tears, but as you know – the result is worthwhile!

If you had the opportunity to turn your park around, why not brag about it to the rest of the industry by entering the CPAQ Gordon Harris Turnaround Award?

DID YOU KNOW: Gordon Harris was the founding President of the Caravan Parks Association of Queensland in 1966.

Why not start bragging now?

Nominating for the Gordon Harris Turnaround Award is easy. Nomination forms are found on the CPAQ Website and only require a few simple steps:

  1. answer a few questions telling us what state the Park was in and how you turned it around along with your improved key metrics, occupancy rates and RevPAR
  2. submit some before and after photos that really show the difference that you have made to awards@caravanqld.com.au
  3. provide some of the great feedback from your guest and customer reviews.

Nominations close 5pm, 31 March 2021

Why not check out the 2020 Winner – Esk Caravan Park and Brisbane Valley Rail Trail Motel

2020 Winner – Esk Caravan Park and Brisbane Valley Rail Trail Motel

Why nominate?

Nominating for an industry award gives you the opportunity to gain recognition for your hard work!

Other benefits include:

  • Working through the nomination process, allowing you to take a critical look at your business
  • Receive the Award which you can display in your reception area
  • Chance to share your experiences with other operators
  • Blog post about your business on the consumer facing Caravan Queensland website
Nominating for these Awards

Nominations should be concise and clearly showcase why your business should receive the award.  Ensure that each question on the nomination form has been addressed.

Nominations can only be submitted on the form provided, however, you can supplement your application with as many attachments as you wish to send.

You may nominate your own business or another industry business you believe deserves recognition

All nominees must be current financial members of Caravan Parks Association of Queensland as at 31 March 2021


Writing a winning submission – the 4i’s


What will catch the judges’ interest? Judges may read a number of entries so think about starting with a clear statement that sets the scene and makes it clear why you are a worthy recipient of the award then expand from there


What makes your story unique? Carefully choose words that can help you articulate this – was it the first, the only, the biggest etc


This is possibly the most important part – make sure you include evidence to back up what you claimed to have achieved. Give actual figures, customer reviews and consider including graphs.  Ensure the judges are truly blown away by your achievements!


A picture is worth a thousand words – consider the careful use of images, charts and diagrams to get your message across


Nominations close 31 March 2021!

Nominations close 5pm AEST.


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