Northern Tasmania tourism industry standouts have been awarded at a “people-powered” event on Thursday night. The Champions of Tourism awards&nbsp;were held for a sixth time this year, with winners picked from a pool over 300 nominees in seven categories. Nine key figures were recognised across&nbsp;categories including Standout Food Ambassador, Social Media Hero, First-Class Volunteer, Service Wizard, Most&nbsp;Dynamic Newbie, Event Organiser Extraordinaire and&nbsp;Trailblazing Innovator. Brock Kerslake took out both the Standout Food Ambassador and Personality of the Year awards&nbsp;for his work with taste.walk.talk, a Launceston-based gourmet walking tour. Tourism Northern Tasmania chief executive Chris Griffin said the awards were a chance to appreciate the work done within the industry that may often go unnoticed. “It’s an annual awards program for recognising people in our&nbsp;tourism industry that create great experiences for others to enjoy,” Mr Griffin&nbsp;added. “We had some outstanding champions.” Further winners: While you're with us, you can now sign up to receive breaking news updates and daily headlines direct to your inbox.&nbsp;Sign up here.