To read the full criteria for each category select the ‘enter now’ button underneath the category.
The deadline for entries is 8th December. The price per entry £195 +VAT. Entrants can make 3 submissions for the price of 2.
Best Awards Event by a Publisher
Judged on innovation, success and creativity of the event plus evidence of optimal leverage of the link between the publication(s) and the awards brands.
Best Awards by an Association
Demonstrate innovation, success and creativity in your approach and illustrate how the awards has helped further advance the aims of your association.
Best Awards held alongside a Conference
Judged on innovation, success and creativity of the event plus evidence of how the links between the conference and awards ceremony strengthened both products.
Best Managed Awards Event (Agency)
How did you deliver for your client and what enhancements & expertise were you able to bring to the table?
Best New Awards Event
Launching a new event is a risk & comes with many challenges – show us how you overcame these to deliver a successful awards that engaged a new audience.
Best Longstanding Awards Event
For Awards that have been in existence since before the turn of the millennium – show us how you have kept the magic alive and breathed new life into a well-established brand.
Best Regional Awards
London-centric or international awards needn’t take all the glory – some of the most innovative and loved awards are those that grew out of regional specialism or feed into passionate localism. Tell us about your story here.
Best Awards Marketing Campaign
Using illustrations of the collateral, channels and messaging employed you should be able to demonstrate a great return on your investment and efforts.
Best Awards Social Media Campaign
Whether a tactical short-term initiative; a long-standing strategic overhaul or a planned x-channel integration of messaging simply show us how your creativity generated great results.
Best Judging Process
An award for either the quality & prestige of your judging panel and/or the robust and rigorous or innovative processes you have in place.
Best Awards Sponsorship or Partnership
Did your collaborative approach deliver results or was it some creative initiative that re-vitalised your sales performance ? Whatever it was that worked then this is the category for your sales & business development team to shout about their skills.
Best Awards Venue
Boast here of your first-class facilities or your incomparable customer service or perhaps your flexibility and versatility that allows you to meet even the most intricate of client demands.
Best Awards Operations Team
Sing the praises here of the unsung heroes of awards ceremonies – this is the chance for those behind the curtain to take their turn in the spotlight!
Best Awards Event Production (on the night)
Are you particularly proud of the lengths your production team went to wow your audience? If so, tell us what innovations and novel approaches / techniques you used.
Best Charity Initiative
Did you exceed your fundraising target or try a different approach for the first time? Or are you simply proud of your track record and partnership with your charity stakeholder(s). If so then this is the category for you.
Best Innovation Award
Call yourself a disrupter or a challenger? Don’t take anything for granted and always push to change? If this sounds like you and your Awards team then this could be your ideal category.
Best Catering at an Awards
Catering can make or break a ceremony. But not everyone gets it right – if you have a consistent track-record of delighting your consumers then tell us why you should win.
The Impact Award
Awards are a great way to raise standards across an industry by clearly defining best practice and demonstrating & broadcasting it for all to emulate. Show us how your awards have helped bring about improvements within your particular sector.
Best Awards Highlights Video
Open to entry by event production companies or by the organiser this category should showcase the very best in video production and audience engagement.
Best Internal Awards
Awards for staff/suppliers/customers are increasingly popular and here is your chance to demonstrate your innovative approaches and how you sought and received buy-in from your audience.
Best Overall Awards Event
The champion of champions! If you think your awards can measure up in multiple categories then this is the one to apply for.