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Calgary Event Awards 2018 | Categories & Criteria

Calgary Event Awards 2018

Calgary Event Awards 2018

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Outstanding Supplier

This category recognizes the work and contributions of partners servicing the events industry. Submissions for these awards have to pertain to a specific event hosted in 2017.

Creativity and Design

This award recognizes suppliers creating event design including floral design, lighting design, event décor, staging and more. Submission may be for individual outstanding element or overall event design. Please submit:

  • Short description of your submission – may be used to highlight you during the ceremony – max 500 characters
  • Overview of your event design work (overall or specific element) for an event hosted in 2017 (include how your work elevated the event and helped achieve the event goals) – max 5000 characters
  • Description of how your work is outstanding and deserving of recognition – max 3000
  • 3 pictures supporting your submission – submit online or email to awards@timewise.biz
  • Optional – industry involvement
  • Optional – reference letter from client or event producer

Live Entertainment

This award recognizes any type of live entertainment for events including musicians, artists, speakers, hosts and more. Judged on the quality of the entertainment and value brought to the event. Please submit:

  • Short description of your submission – may be used to highlight you during the ceremony – max 500 characters
  • Overview of your entertainment style provided for specific event hosted in 2017 (include how your entertainment fit into overall event theme and how it elevated the event/helped achieve the event goals) – max 5000 characters
  • Description of how your work is outstanding and deserving of recognition – max 3000
  • 3 pictures supporting your submission – submit online or email to awards@timewise.biz
  •  Video or youtube link (doesn’t not have to be from the specific event)
  • Optional – industry involvement
  • Optional – reference letter from client or event producer

Photography or Video

This award recognizes event photography or videography capturing unique event moments. Judging criteria is based on storytelling, capturing the spirit of the event and overall quality.  Please submit:

  • Short description of your submission – may be used to highlight you during the ceremony – max 500 characters
  • Overview of your event photo/video for the specific event hosted in 2017 (include story behind each submitted picture or video clip) – max 5000 characters
  • Description of how your work is outstanding and deserving of recognition – max 3000
  • 5 Pictures reflecting description above or 1 video clip (or youtube link) – submit online or email to awards@timewise.biz  
  • Optional – industry involvement
  • Optional – reference letter from client or event producer

Event Technology

This award recognizes audio visual and event technology services with not primary focus on creativity. Judged on quality of service, innovation and meeting event objectives. Please submit:

  • Short description of your submission – may be used to highlight you during the ceremony – max 500 characters
  • Overview of your services provided for specific event hosted in 2017 (include how your technology elevated the event and helped achieve the event goals) – max 5000 characters
  • Description of how your work is outstanding and deserving of recognition – max 3000
  • 3 pictures supporting your submission – submit online or email to awards@timewise.biz
  • Optional – industry involvement
  • Optional – reference letter from client or event producer

Catering

This award recognizes excellence in catering, overall or specific (e.g. desserts) focusing on offering high quality ingredients, following new trends in healthy food preparation and showcasing creative food presentation. Please submit:

  • Short description of your submission – may be used to highlight you during the ceremony – max 500 characters
  • Overview of your catering service for specific event in 2017 (include how your catering elevated the event, fit into overall theme, helped achieve event goals and how you implemented healthy ingredients or innovative serving) – max 5000 characters
  • Description of how your work is outstanding and deserving of recognition – max 3000
  • 3 pictures supporting your submission – submit online or email to awards@timewise.biz
  • Optional – industry involvement
  • Optional – reference letter from client or event producer

Event Space

This award recognizes a hotel, restaurant or other venue with function space suited for hosting events. Judged based on the uniqueness of the space, flexibility and creativity in using the space as well as quality of the service. Please submit:

  • Short description of your submission – may be used to highlight you during the ceremony – max 500 characters
  • Overview of your event space and one example of specific event hosted in 2017 (include how your space was used and hot it helped elevate the event and achieve goals) – max 5000 characters
  • Description of how your event space is outstanding and deserving of recognition – max 3000
  • 3 pictures supporting your submission – submit online or email to awards@timewise.biz
  • Optional – industry involvement
  • Optional – reference letter from client or event producer

Outstanding Event

This category recognizes the work of event professionals for a specific event. Submissions will be accepted from event stakeholders or planners with a significant management role in the event. Joint submissions between event stakeholders and event planner will also be accepted. Event planners who are not submitting with the stakeholders need to ensure that their client is aware of the submission.

Trade Show or Exhibition

This award recognizes a stand-alone exhibition, trade show or consumer event hosted in 2017. Trade shows and exhibitions that are part of a convention are not accepted in this category. Please submit:

  • Short description of your submission – may be used to highlight you during the ceremony – max 500 characters
  • Event summary – max 3000 characters
  • Event statistics: attendance numbers, growth over previous year, host venue, overall budget, event objectives and how they were met, production challenges and how you overcame those (bullet point format)
  • Description of how your event is outstanding and deserving of recognition – max 3000
  • Event pictures or video – submit online or email to awards@timewise.biz
  • Event website (if applicable and still active)

Conference

This award recognizes a conference, convention, symposium or any meeting hosted in 2017. Please submit:

  • Short description of your submission – may be used to highlight you during the ceremony – max 500 characters
  • Event summary – max 3000 characters
  • Event statistics: attendance numbers, growth over previous year, host venue, overall budget, event objectives and how they were met, production challenges and how you overcame those (bullet point format)
  • Description of how your event is outstanding and deserving recognition – max 3000
  • Event pictures or video – submit online or email to awards@timewise.biz
  • Event website (if applicable and still active)

Fundraising Gala

This award recognizes a gala hosted in 2017 with a primary objective to raise funds for a charity and/or cause, as well as to bring awareness to a charity or cause. Note that the submission with the highest dollar amount raised will not necessarily be considered as the best fundraiser. Please submit:

  • Short description of your submission – may be used to highlight you during the ceremony – max 500 characters
  • Event summary – max 3000 characters
  • Event statistics: attendance numbers, growth over previous year, host venue, overall budget, event objectives and how they were met, production challenges and how you overcame those (bullet point format)
  • Description of how your event is outstanding and deserving of recognition – max 3000
  • Event pictures or video – submit online or email to awards@timewise.biz
  • Event website (if applicable and still active)
  • Net dollar amount raised for the charity or cause

Fundraising Event

This award recognizes an event hosted in 2017 with a primary objective to raise funds for a charity or cause, as well as to bring awareness to a charity or cause. Galas are excluded from this category. Note that the submission with the highest dollar amount raised will not necessarily be considered as the best fundraiser. Please submit:

  • Short description of your submission – may be used to highlight you during the ceremony – max 500 characters
  • Event summary – max 3000 characters
  • Event statistics: attendance numbers, growth over previous year, host venue, overall budget, event objectives and how they were met, production challenges and how you overcame those (bullet point format)
  • Description of how your event is outstanding and deserving of recognition – max 3000
  • Event pictures or video – submit online or email to awards@timewise.biz
  • Event website (if applicable and still active)
  • Net dollar amount raised for the charity or cause

Wedding

This award recognizes a wedding delivered in 2017. Submissions will be judged on creativity, achieving clients objectives and wow factor. Please submit:

  • Short description of your submission – may be used to highlight you during the ceremony – max 500 characters
  • Wedding summary – max 3000 characters
  • Wedding statistics: attendance numbers, host venue, overall budget, event objectives and how they were met, production challenges and how you overcame those (bullet point format)
  • Description of how your event is outstanding and deserving of recognition – max 3000
  • Event pictures or video – submit online or email to awards@timewise.biz
  • Event website (if applicable and still active)

Live Event

This award recognizes a unique live event hosted in 2017 that met goals and objectives with an excellent execution. Please submit:

  • Short description of your submission – may be used to highlight you during the ceremony – max 500 characters
  • Event summary – max 3000 characters
  • Event statistics: attendance numbers, growth over previous year, host venue, overall budget, event objectives and how they were met, production challenges and how you overcame those (bullet point format)
  • Description of how your event is outstanding and deserving the recognition – max 3000
  • Event pictures or video – submit online or email to awards@timewise.biz
  • Event website (if applicable and still active)

Community/Non-for-Profit Event

This award recognizes a community or non-for-profit event with a primary objective to make an impact in the community. Please submit:

  • Short description of your submission – may be used to highlight you during the ceremony – max 500 characters
  • Event summary – max 3000 characters
  • Event statistics: attendance numbers, growth over previous year, host venue, overall budget, event objectives and how they were met, production challenges and how you overcame those (bullet point format)Description of how your event is outstanding and deserving of recognition – max 3000
  • Event pictures or video – submit online or email to awards@timewise.biz
  • Event website (if applicable and still active)

StartUp Event

This award recognizes an outstanding new event which cannot be compared to high budget well establish events, but deserve recognition for their uniqueness, innovation or impact. Please submit:

  • Short description of your submission – may be used to highlight you during the ceremony – max 500 characters
  • Event summary – max 3000 characters
  • Event statistics: attendance numbers, growth over previous year, host venue, overall budget, event objectives and how they were met, production challenges and how you overcame those (bullet point format)
  • Description of how your event is outstanding and deserving of recognition – max 3000
  • Event pictures or video – submit online or email to awards@timewise.biz
  • Event website (if applicable and still active)

Outstanding New Product or Idea

This award recognizes an individual or organization exemplifying creativity, innovation and/or new trends in the events industry. Products must be in the marketplace and innovative ideas  must be successfully implemented. Submissions will be accepted from event planners and suppliers. Please submit:

  • Short description of your submission – may be used to highlight you during the ceremony – max 500 characters
  • Description of your product or innovative idea – max 3000 characters
  • Pictures – submit online or email to awards@timewise.biz
  • Website or Facebook page (if applicable)

Outstanding Professional

This category recognizes event professionals for their exceptionalism and contributions to the events industry.

Volunteer

This award recognizes an individual who has dedicated their time and skills to make a significant contribution to the event community. Please submit:

  • Short description of your submission – may be used to highlight you during the ceremony – max 500 characters
  • Description of yourself (how you are outstanding and deserving of recognition) – max 3000 characters
  • Description of your volunteering activities in 2017 – max 3000 characters
  • Industry involvement, achievements, certifications/education – max 3000 characters
  • Website, LinkedIn and/or Facebook profile links (if applicable)
  • Optional – reference letter

Wedding Planner

This award recognizes a wedding planner who stands out by having made exceptional contributions to the wedding industry over the past year, who creates bridal success stories time and time again and operates their business or career with the highest level of enthusiasm, accomplishment and professional integrity. Must be a full time business or employee. Please submit:

  • Short description of your submission – may be used to highlight you during the ceremony – max 500 characters
  • Description of yourself (how you are outstanding and deserving of recognition) – max 3000 characters
  • Description of your work in 2017 – max 3000 characters
  • Description of the best wedding you delivered in 2017 showcasing your skill set – max 3000 characters
  • Industry involvement, achievements, certifications/education – max 3000 characters
  • Website, LinkedIn and/or Facebook profile links (if applicable)
  • Optional – reference letter

Event Planner

This award recognizes an independent or in-house planner who delivers meeting, conferences or live events. The individual is innovative and inspires others with their passion, knowledge, creativity and over-the-top customer service. Must be a full time business or employee. Please submit:

  • Short description of your submission – may be used to highlight you during the ceremony – max 500 characters
  • Description of yourself (how you are outstanding and deserving of recognition) – max 3000 characters
  • Description of your work in 2017 – max 3000 characters
  • Description of the best event you delivered in 2017 showcasing your skill set – max 3000 characters
  • Industry involvement, achievements, certifications/education – max 3000 characters
  • Website, LinkedIn and/or Facebook profile links (if applicable)
  • Optional – reference letter   

Outstanding Industry Professional

The Outstanding Industry Professional celebrates a planner or supplier who has dedicated his/her career to the events industry.  This person has demonstrated best practices, provided guidance and inspiration to others, and is seen as a leader in the industry. This award is presented to an individual and is the most coveted in our awards program Please submit:

  • Short description of your submission – may be used to highlight you during the ceremony – max 500 characters
  • Description of yourself (how are you outstanding and deserve the recognition) – max 3000 characters
  • Description of your volunteering, mentoring or other industry contribution in 2017 – max 3000 characters
  • Industry involvement, achievements, certifications/education – max 3000 characters
  • Website, LinkedIn and/or Facebook profile links (if applicable)
  • Optional – reference letter

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