Do you know the next award winner? Are YOU the next award winner? Tourism in South Walton succeeds through the efforts of dedicated, enthusiastic and innovative people.

The Van Ness Butler Jr. Hospitality Award, now entering its 11th year, recognizes an outstanding individual who has made significant contributions to tourism in Walton County while working with other community businesses or organizations to enhance South Walton’s standing as an upscale travel destination. 

Please consider nominating yourself or someone you know. The winner will be recognized and presented with an award at the TDC Annual Meeting Oct. 15. Visit for a copy of the award criteria and application.  

Please send nominations via email to Pamela Watkins at For more information about the application process, contact Watkins, director of sales, Walton County Tourist Development Council, at 850-622-7815.   

Nominations must be received by Friday, Aug. 30, 2013.