Show your support for the hospitality industry and be in to win!

After the overwhelming success of our inaugural program, we are excited to bring you the 2021 Denizen Hospo Heroes presented by American Express

This year, with the support of American Express, we’re proudly committed to celebrating those who serve us their delicious offerings with grace and passion. The struggles of Covid continue to have an impact on an industry we are incredibly passionate about. Denizen Hospo Heroes presented by American Express is your opportunity to show your continued support of your favourite establishments and personalities.

Our team of editors have spent weeks compiling a shortlist of finalists, covering a vast array of diverse categories to ensure we celebrate as many amazing operators as possible. This year, we’re also giving you the chance to nominate anyone not already featured in our shortlist, that you feel deserves recognition. The final winners and runners up will be based on both votes and nominations, so don’t be afraid to include anything we may have overlooked.

By both voting, and sharing your favourites on your social channels, you’ll be doing your bit to support the hospitality industry. Encouraging people to get involved and do the same thing. Because if we’ve learned anything from the past year, it’s that by supporting one another, with a rousing dose of local love, we’re all better off.

Everybody who votes goes in the draw to win one of three $1000 vouchers* to be spent at one of American Express’ Dining Collection restaurants — a list of which can be found here.

With your support, together we can celebrate and honour those who have fed our souls and who continue to add value to our community.

Submissions close midnight Sunday 25th April 2021. The 2021 Denizen Hospo Heroes presented by American Express will be announced in the Winter issue of Denizen magazine (released on 24th May) and published on the Denizen website and across our social channels in June.

*The three winners of the $1000 American Express Dining Collection vouchers will be contacted via email on Monday 3rd May. Each dining voucher is available for use at one dining venue in one seating. Not transferable or redeemable for cash. Voters must be over the age of 21 in order to be eligible for the American Express Dining Collection vouchers.

2021 Hospo Heroes


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