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SITE Crystal Awards

Did Your Incentive Program Prove the Business Case for Incentive Travel?

The highest honor in the incentive travel industry, the SITE Crystal Awards recognize creative, practical, and truly memorable incentive programs that keep employees engaged and drive business. Winners represent excellence in their profession and offer an example of inspirational experiences and business results.

2016 applications are now closed. Winners will be announced at the Crystal Awards Ceremony, taking place during the SITE Global Conference, 5-7 November in Panama.


Featured Case Studies - Corporate Social Responsibility

Learn more about CSR and incentive programs. Read more here.

Hosts New Orleans and MotivAction: "Feel With All Your Senses"

Incentive Destinations.pngAs part of the year's incentive trip, a global accounting software company sought to create an event that would showcase the resilience of New Orleans, Louisiana, give back to the community and bring the company together for a meaningful, fulfilling project. The DMC used its relationship with New Orleans non-profits to identify a need within the community that all 200 guests of the company could work on together within a four-hour time frame. MotivAction saw the right fit at a New ORleans elementary school that had been rebuilt after Hurricane Katrina but that needed outdoor landscaping and playground equipment. Employees planted 450 shrubs and 50 trees around campus while learning the story behind the school and its needs.


Dragonfly Africa: "Genband President's Circle South Africa"

Among the highlights incentive trip to Johannesburg, South Africa, was its"Give Back to Africa" campaign. The campaign had a dual purpose; one was to incorporate awards and entertainment with the Gala Dinner, sourced locally to the benefit of the underprivileged communities producing them. The Hout Bay Music Project, which promotes music among township kids, was the entertainment at the gala dinner. The awards, beaded bowls made from telephone wire, were sourced locally and produced by disadvantaged individuals.. The other purpose was a CSR activity, which revolved around supporting a pre-primary school in the rural Kruger National Park area.

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Previous Winners

Crystal Award applications are selected based on case studies highlighting the strategies used to design and implement exceptional programs. Case studies of previous winners are available below, and provide proof of the ROI and value of incentive programs.

Previous Winners:

Crystal Awards 2015 Crystal Awards 2009
Crystal Awards 2014 Crystal Awards 2008
Crystal Awards 2013 Crystal Awards 2007
Crystal Awards 2012 Crystal Awards 2006
Crystal Awards 2011  


Crystal Award Categories:

  • Distinctive Destination: Best Destination-Based Experiential Incentive Travel Program
  • Excellence in Incentive Travel: North America
  • Excellence in Incentive Travel: Latin America & Caribbean
  • Excellence in Incentive Travel: Europe
  • Excellence in Incentive Travel: Asia Pacific
  • Excellence in Incentive Travel: Africa/Middle East
  • Best Business Solutions: Most Effective Incentive Marketing Campaign
  • Responsible Experiences: Most Impactful Effort Toward Corporate Social Responsibility as Part of an Incentive Travel Program or Most Environmentally Sustainable Incentive Program


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