The Best Job in the World Campaign has reached eternal PR Glory.
The Best Job in the World Campaign has reached eternal PR Glory. Contributed

Qld's Best Job goes into New York hall of fame

QUEENSLAND'S Best Job in the World Campaign has been inducted into the PR Awards Hall of Fame in New York.

The 2009 campaign to appoint a caretaker to the Islands of the Great Barrier Reef saw nearly 35,000 applicants.

It was won by 34-year-old British charity events organiser Ben Southall who embarked on a six month whirlwind of travel, social media, and interview opportunities.

Tourism Events Queensland chief Leanne Coddington said it was an honour for their project to be recognised in the Hall of Fame.

"The Best Job in the World experience has been an extraordinary success story for TEQ and Queensland, showcasing the spectacular tourism experiences of the state's Great Barrier Reef," she said.

- APN NEWSDESK



29 TAFE jobs saved but cuts might still go ahead

Premium Content 29 TAFE jobs saved but cuts might still go ahead

Claims 29 jobs are being cut have been "blown out of proportion"

NEW FESTIVAL: Council votes on use of foreshore

Premium Content NEW FESTIVAL: Council votes on use of foreshore

The new multi-day event has been touted as a way to boost the local music...

COVID-19 vaccination road map: Who gets the first jabs?

Premium Content COVID-19 vaccination road map: Who gets the first jabs?

Details of the vaccination rollout have been released