In one way or another, Marsha Dearden Communications (MDC) has been involved with the South Australian Tourism Awards for more than 20 years. Principal, Marsha Dearden-Cadd, has been a State and National tourism awards judge since the mid-90s, and was Chair of the SA Judging Panel for four years until handing over to current Chair, Michael Geddes. During that time, Marsha presided over the change from ‘hard copy’ submissions to on-line presentation and judging with both entrants and judges.
MDC achieved significant success in the 2019 SA Tourism Awards creating three Category Winning Submissions, all of which achieved Hall of Fame status, plus two Silver Awards and one Bronze Award. That was six medal winners from six submissions.
MDC colleagues are also experienced submission writers and have judged state, national and international awards in many industries, including advertising/communication, design, wine, public relations, real estate and hospitality.
We can provide:
Submission reviews (in varying degrees of detail)
Proofreading (if you do nothing else, do this!!!)
Pre and post awards public relations
Marsha is also the Independent Audit Consultant for the Real Estate Institute of South Australia (REISA) Awards of Excellence, overseeing all awards protocols and providing management advice and coordination of the entire judging process. If you are looking for someone to advise on awards structure or to manage your awards process, Marsha is one of the most experienced practitioners in Australia.