Red Funnel Isle of Wight Awards

The Isle of Wight is an amazing place, filled with diverse and remarkable places to go, stay and eat. These are enjoyed by over 2 million visitors a year (as well as 140,000 of us locals), and the strength of Isle of Wight tourism businesses puts us up with the top destinations in the UK.

Over the past 7 years, Red Funnel have celebrated the very best of the Island with the “MyIsleofWight Awards”; the only “Visitor Voted” tourism awards, with 20+ winners each year in an array of unique categories. 

For 2020 the Awards are being revamped; the “Red Funnel Isle of Wight Awards” will introduce simplified categories to bring them in line with nationally recognised awards, along with new awards such as “Best Place for Dogs”, “Greenest Business”, and “Best Newcomer” for newly emerged tourism businesses.

There will be three winners in each category, awarded as Gold, Silver and Bronze, who will be placed by a judging panel from a shortlist created by a public vote. 

Nominations are now open for the Red Funnel Isle of Wight Awards, and businesses and events have until 1 November 2019 to put themselves forward for the public voting, which starts on 8 November. The Awards will take place in March 2020.

Click the below categories to apply:

Terms & Conditions:
Each business can apply for a maximum of three awards from the 4 category types.
Every applicant will be put forward for the public vote.

Applications close on Friday 1st November and the public vote opens on the 8th November. You will be provided with a full media pack to help advertise your business during the vote. 

For any queries please email 


Best Place to go Glamping
Best B&B or Guest House
Best Hotel Experience
Best Self-Catering Stay
Best Campsite
Best Holiday Park

Food & Drink:

Best Restaurant
Best Café or tearoom
Best Burger
Best Fish & Chips
Best Pub
Best Local Produce 

Things to Do: 

Best Large Attraction/Experience (over 50k visits PA)
Best Small Attraction/Experience (under 50k PA)
Best Activity (Provider)
Best Island Tourism Event (Best Festival / Event)
Best Shop / Retail Experience


Best Place for Dogs (Any business)
Greenest Business Award (Any business)
Best Newcomer (Any business, trading for less than 18 months)


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