CATEGORIES: 

The Texas Star Award categories are extensively reviewed and updated each year to ensure the most relevant elements of events and the creative events industry are captured.  The Texas Star Awards offer 36 diverse categories for events professionals.
 
ENTRY TYPES: 

·         Single Entry: An entry type for a single entrant. Single entries can be submitted into any TSA category except the Best Team Effort Categories.  

·         Joint Entry: An entry type that can be entered when two event professionals were instrumental in the implementation of an event. Each entrant can be from the same or separate companies. Joint submissions can be entered into any category except the Best ILEA Team Effort Categories. Each ILEA entrant must pay the $75.00 USD (or $100.00 late submission) entry fee.

 

·         Team Entry: A team category consists of 3 or more team members who participated in planning and executing the event. Team submissions can only be entered in the Best Team Effort Categories.  Each entrant must pay the $75.00 USD (or $100.00 late submission) entry fee.  

 

BUDGET:
Any category name that includes a monetary element will require a budget.  A budget template for each category is available in the Texas Star Awards online portal.  The template must be used in the TSA Awards submission.

CRITERIA:
Event Professionals can submit any of their events that occurred between November 1, 2016 and October 31, 2017 into the 2017 Texas Star Awards competition. Choose a category that best fits your event(s).  

 

THE 2018 TEXAS STAR AWARD CATEGORIES

 

·         BEST EVENT PHOTOGRAPHY


This category honors excellence in event photography. Eligible entrants are photographers or event planning professionals who produced photographs for a business-related purpose(s). 

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Entrant Questions

Max Characters

1

OVERVIEW: Provide a general overview of the event, and the products or services you delivered.  The description should include the purpose, location, setting, the total number of guests/attendees, and the duration of the event.  

6000

2

OBJECTIVES: Outline the event’s purpose and how you fulfilled it or the client’s objective(s) and how you met the objective(s).

6000

3

CREATIVE PROCESS: Identify unique, innovative, creative and challenging qualities of the event or the services or products you provided.  

6000

4

EXECUTION: Describe the logistical execution of the event or of your products or services. Include all phases of the production management process (Development, Pre-Production, Production and Post-Production) that apply and address the steps taken to ensure risk management control.  

6000


Management Collateral: Consists of the documents necessary for pre-planning and production of events. Management collateral supports the entry event's development, pre-production, and post-production.  Examples include: floor plans, timelines, contingency plans, production schedules, insurance riders, renderings, BEOs.  Each photo is considered one item. A multipage piece such as a timeline or production schedule will each be considered one piece.

 

Maximum Number of Management collateral Files: 10. 
 

Accepted file types include: .jpg, .jpeg, .bmp, .png, .pdf, .doc, .xls.   Each file may not exceed 10Mb.

 

Event Collateral: Consists of the visuals/collateral/products that are used to create look, feel, and experience.  Examples include photographs, invitations, menu cards, nametags and signage. Each photo is considered one item (including pictures in inspiration boards). A multipage piece such as a menu or program will each be considered one piece.

Maximum Number of Event Collateral Files: 20. 
Accepted file types include: .jpg, .jpeg, .bmp, .png, .pdf,.doc.  Each file may not exceed 10 Mb.

 

Multi-Media Collateral: Consists of content that captures the essence of the event and helps tell the story of the event to the judges. Collateral must be uploaded as a video file or PowerPoint presentation.  This upload is required for Best Event Filmmaking and Best Technical Production entries and is optional for all other categories.

Limit: 1, no longer than 5-minute video/PowerPoint File per entry.
Accepted file types include: .mov, .wmv, ppt.   File may not exceed 250 MB

 

·         BEST EVENT FILMMAKING (VIDEOGRAPHY)

 

This category honors excellence in event filmmaking (videography). Eligible entrants are videographers or event professionals who produced a video(s) for a business-related purpose(s).

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Entrant Questions

Max Characters

1

OVERVIEW: Provide a general overview of the event, and the products or services you delivered.  The description should include the purpose, location, setting, the total number of guests/attendees, and the duration of the event.  

6000

2

OBJECTIVES: Outline the event’s purpose and how you fulfilled it or the client’s objective(s) and how you met the objective(s).

6000

3

CREATIVE PROCESS: Identify unique, innovative, creative and challenging qualities of the event or the services or products you provided.  

6000

4

EXECUTION: Describe the logistical execution of the event or of your products or services. Include all phases of the production management process (Development, Pre-Production, Production and Post-Production) that apply and address the steps taken to ensure risk management control.  

6000


Management Collateral: Consists of the documents necessary for pre-planning and production of events. Management collateral supports the entry event's development, pre-production, and post-production.  Examples include: floor plans, timelines, contingency plans, production schedules, insurance riders, renderings, BEOs.  Each photo is considered one item. A multi-page piece such as a timeline or production schedule will each be considered one piece.

Maximum Number of Management collateral Files: 10. 
Accepted file types include: .jpg, .jpeg, .bmp, .png, .pdf, .doc, .xls.   Each file may not exceed 10Mb.

 

Event Collateral: Consists of the visuals/collateral/products that are used to create look, feel, and experience.  Examples include photographs, invitations, menu cards, nametags and signage. Each photo is considered one item (including pictures in inspiration boards). A multi-page piece such as a menu or program will each be considered one piece.

Maximum Number of Event Collateral Files: 20. 
Accepted file types include: .jpg, .jpeg, .bmp, .png, .pdf,.doc.  Each file may not exceed 10 Mb.

 

Multi-Media CollateralConsists of content that captures the essence of the event and helps tell the story of the event to the judges. Collateral must be uploaded as a video file or PowerPoint presentation.  This upload is required for Best Event Filmmaking and Technical Production entries and is optional for all other categories. 

Limit: 1, no longer than 10-minute video/PowerPoint File per entry.
Accepted file types include: .mov, .wmv, ppt.  File may not exceed 250 MB

 

·         BEST TECHNICAL PRODUCTION


This category honors excellence in special event technical, design or execution services. Eligible items include but are not limited to lighting, audio visual, multi-media, staging and special effects.

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Entrant Questions

Max Characters

1

OVERVIEW: Provide a general overview of the event, and the products or services you delivered.  The description should include the purpose, location, setting, the total number of guests/attendees, and the duration of the event.  

6000

2

OBJECTIVES: Outline the event’s purpose and how you fulfilled it or the client’s objective(s) and how you met the objective(s).

6000

3

CREATIVE PROCESS: Identify unique, innovative, creative and challenging qualities of the event or the services or products you provided.  

6000

4

EXECUTION: Describe the logistical execution of the event or of your products or services. Include all phases of the production management process (Development, Pre-Production, Production and Post-Production) that apply and address the steps taken to ensure risk management control.  

6000


Management Collateral: Consists of the documents necessary for pre-planning and production of events. Management collateral supports the entry event's development, pre-production, and post-production.  Examples include: floor plans, timelines, contingency plans, production schedules, insurance riders, renderings, BEOs.  Each photo is considered one item. A multi-page piece such as a timeline or production schedule will each be considered one piece.

Maximum Number of Management collateral Files: 10. 
Accepted file types include: .jpg, .jpeg, .bmp, .png, .pdf, .doc, .xls.   Each file may not exceed 10Mb.

 

Event Collateral: Consists of the visuals/collateral/products that are used to create look, feel, and experience.  Examples include photographs, invitations, menu cards, name-tags and signage. Each photo is considered one item (including pictures in inspiration boards). A multi-page piece such as a menu or program will each be considered one piece.

Maximum Number of Event Collateral Files: 20. 
Accepted file types include: .jpg, .jpeg, .bmp, .png, .pdf,.doc.  Each file may not exceed 10 Mb.

 

Multi-Media Collateral: Consists of content that captures the essence of the event and helps tell the story of the event to the judges. Collateral must be uploaded as a video file or PowerPoint presentation.  This upload is required for Best Event Videography Entries and is optional for all other categories. 

Limit: 1, no longer than 5-minute video/PowerPoint File per entry.
Accepted file types include: .mov, .wmv, ppt.  File may not exceed 250 MB

 

·         BEST CATERED EVENT

 

The best catered event category honors culinary excellence in catering: either on or off-premise. Eligible entrants include caterers, specialty bakeries, restaurants, facility operators, hotels, or any other entity that provides food and beverage to an event

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Entrant Questions

Max Characters

1

OVERVIEW: Provide a general overview of the event, and the products or services you delivered.  The description should include the purpose, location, setting, the total number of guests/attendees, and the duration of the event.  

6000

2

OBJECTIVES: Outline the event’s purpose and how you fulfilled it or the client’s objective(s) and how you met the objective(s).

6000

3

CREATIVE PROCESS: Identify unique, innovative, creative and challenging qualities of the event or the services or products you provided.  

6000

4

EXECUTION: Describe the logistical execution of the event or of your products or services. Include all phases of the production management process (Development, Pre-Production, Production and Post-Production) that apply and address the steps taken to ensure risk management control.  

6000


Management Collateral: Consists of the documents necessary for pre-planning and production of events. Management collateral supports the entry event's development, pre-production, and post-production.  Examples include: floor plans, timelines, contingency plans, production schedules, insurance riders, renderings, BEOs.  Each photo is considered one item. A multipage piece such as a timeline or production schedule will each be considered one piece.

Maximum Number of Management collateral Files: 10. 
Accepted file types include: .jpg, .jpeg, .bmp, .png, .pdf, .doc, .xls.   Each file may not exceed 10Mb.

 

Event Collateral: Consists of the visuals/collateral/products that are used to create look, feel, and experience.  Examples include photographs, invitations, menu cards, nametags and signage. Each photo is considered one item (including pictures in inspiration boards). A multipage piece such as a menu or program will each be considered one piece.

Maximum Number of Event Collateral Files: 20. 
Accepted file types include: .jpg, .jpeg, .bmp, .png, .pdf,.doc.  Each file may not exceed 10 Mb.

 

Multi-Media Collateral: Consists of content that captures the essence of the event and helps tell the story of the event to the judges. Collateral must be uploaded as a video file or PowerPoint presentation.  This upload is required for Best Event Filmmaking and Best Technical Production entries and is optional for all other categories.

Limit: 1, no longer than 5-minute video/PowerPoint File per entry.
Accepted file types include: .mov, .wmv, ppt.  File may not exceed 250 MB

 

·         BEST PUBLIC EVENT


This category honors excellence in planning and implementing public events. Eligible entrants include public event planning professionals or other entities that provide these types of public event services. Events in this category may include, but are not limited to, street fairs, festivals, trade-shows, concerts, sporting events.

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Entrant Questions

Max Characters

1

OVERVIEW: Provide a general overview of the event, and the products or services you delivered.  The description should include the purpose, location, setting, the total number of guests/attendees, and the duration of the event.  

6000

2

OBJECTIVES: Outline the event’s purpose and how you fulfilled it or the client’s objective(s) and how you met the objective(s).

6000

3

CREATIVE PROCESS: Identify unique, innovative, creative and challenging qualities of the event or the services or products you provided.  

6000

4

EXECUTION: Describe the logistical execution of the event or of your products or services. Include all phases of the production management process (Development, Pre-Production, Production and Post-Production) that apply and address the steps taken to ensure risk management control.  

6000


Management Collateral: Consists of the documents necessary for pre-planning and production of events. Management collateral supports the entry event's development, pre-production, and post-production.  Examples include: floor plans, timelines, contingency plans, production schedules, insurance riders, renderings, BEOs.  Each photo is considered one item. A multipage piece such as a timeline or production schedule will each be considered one piece.

Maximum Number of Management collateral Files: 10. 
Accepted file types include: .jpg, .jpeg, .bmp, .png, .pdf, .doc, .xls.   Each file may not exceed 10Mb.

 

Event Collateral: Consists of the visuals/collateral/products that are used to create look, feel, and experience.  Examples include photographs, invitations, menu cards, nametags and signage. Each photo is considered one item (including pictures in inspiration boards). A multipage piece such as a menu or program will each be considered one piece.

Maximum Number of Event Collateral Files: 20. 
Accepted file types include: .jpg, .jpeg, .bmp, .png, .pdf,.doc.  Each file may not exceed 10 Mb.

 

Multi-Media Collateral: Consists of content that captures the essence of the event and helps tell the story of the event to the judges. Collateral must be uploaded as a video file or PowerPoint presentation.  This upload is required for Best Event Filmmaking and Best Technical Production entries and is optional for all other categories.

Limit: 1, no longer than 5-minute video/PowerPoint File per entry.
Accepted file types include: .mov, .wmv, ppt.  File may not exceed 250 MB

 

·         BEST CORPORATE EVENT CATEGORIES

 

Best Corporate Event (Under $75,000)
Best Corporate Event ($75,000 - $150,000)
Best Corporate Event (Over $150,000)

 

The best corporate event categories honor excellence in the planning and execution of a corporate event. Eligible entrants include corporate event planning professionals, facility or venue managers, producers and managers of events for corporations. Events in this category may include, but are not limited to, company celebrations, and employee or client appreciation celebrations etc. Events entered in corporate categories may not be cross entered in social, non-profit or wedding categories.

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Entrant Questions

Max Characters

1

OVERVIEW: Provide a general overview of the event, and the products or services you delivered.  The description should include the purpose, location, setting, the total number of guests/attendees, and the duration of the event.  

6000

2

OBJECTIVES: Outline the event’s purpose and how you fulfilled it or the client’s objective(s) and how you met the objective(s).

6000

3

CREATIVE PROCESS: Identify unique, innovative, creative and challenging qualities of the event or the services or products you provided.  

6000

4

EXECUTION: Describe the logistical execution of the event or of your products or services. Include all phases of the production management process (Development, Pre-Production, Production and Post-Production) that apply and address the steps taken to ensure risk management control.  

6000


Management Collateral: Consists of the documents necessary for pre-planning and production of events. Management collateral supports the entry event's development, pre-production, and post-production.  Examples include: floor plans, timelines, contingency plans, production schedules, insurance riders, renderings, BEOs.  Each photo is considered one item. A multipage piece such as a timeline or production schedule will each be considered one piece.

Maximum Number of Management collateral Files: 10. 
Accepted file types include: .jpg, .jpeg, .bmp, .png, .pdf, .doc, .xls.   Each file may not exceed 10Mb.

 

Event Collateral: Consists of the visuals/collateral/products that are used to create look, feel, and experience.  Examples include photographs, invitations, menu cards, nametags and signage. Each photo is considered one item (including pictures in inspiration boards). A multipage piece such as a menu or program will each be considered one piece.

Maximum Number of Event Collateral Files: 20. 
Accepted file types include: .jpg, .jpeg, .bmp, .png, .pdf,.doc.  Each file may not exceed 10 Mb.

 

Multi-Media Collateral: Consists of content that captures the essence of the event and helps tell the story of the event to the judges. Collateral must be uploaded as a video file or PowerPoint presentation.  This upload is required for Best Event Filmmaking and Best Technical Production entries and is optional for all other categories. 

Limit: 1, no longer than 5-minute video/PowerPoint File per entry.
Accepted file types include: .mov, .wmv, ppt.  File may not exceed 250 MB

 

BEST EVENT FOR A NON-PROFIT ORGANIZATION CATEGORIES

 

Best Event for a Non-Profit Organization (Under $75,000)
Best Event for a Non-Profit Organization ($75,000 - $150,000)
Best Event for a Non-Profit Organization (Over $150,000)


These categories are open to event professionals and other entities that provide not for profit event and development planning services. Events in this category may include but are not limited to, fundraisers, association and donor events. Events entered in this category may not be cross entered in corporate, social or wedding categories.

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Entrant Questions

Max Characters

1

OVERVIEW: Provide a general overview of the event, and the products or services you delivered.  The description should include the purpose, location, setting, the total number of guests/attendees, and the duration of the event.  

6000

2

OBJECTIVES: Outline the event’s purpose and how you fulfilled it or the client’s objective(s) and how you met the objective(s).

6000

3

CREATIVE PROCESS: Identify unique, innovative, creative and challenging qualities of the event or the services or products you provided.  

6000

4

EXECUTION: Describe the logistical execution of the event or of your products or services. Include all phases of the production management process (Development, Pre-Production, Production and Post-Production) that apply and address the steps taken to ensure risk management control.  

6000

 

Management Collateral: Consists of the documents necessary for pre-planning and production of events. Management collateral supports the entry event's development, pre-production, and post-production.  Examples include: floor plans, timelines, contingency plans, production schedules, insurance riders, renderings, BEOs.  Each photo is considered one item. A multipage piece such as a timeline or production schedule will each be considered one piece.

Maximum Number of Management collateral Files: 10. 
Accepted file types include: .jpg, .jpeg, .bmp, .png, .pdf, .doc, .xls.   Each file may not exceed 10Mb.

 

Event Collateral: Consists of the visuals/collateral/products that are used to create look, feel, and experience.  Examples include photographs, invitations, menu cards, nametags and signage. Each photo is considered one item (including pictures in inspiration boards). A multi-page piece such as a menu or program will each be considered one piece.

Maximum Number of Event Collateral Files: 20. 
Accepted file types include: .jpg, .jpeg, .bmp, .png, .pdf,.doc.  Each file may not exceed 10 Mb.

 

Multi-Media Collateral: Consists of content that captures the essence of the event and helps tell the story of the event to the judges. Collateral must be uploaded as a video file or PowerPoint presentation.  This upload is required for Best Event Film-making and Best Technical Production entries and is optional for all other categories.

Limit: 1, no longer than 5-minute video/PowerPoint File per entry.
Accepted file types include: .mov, .wmv, ppt.  File may not exceed 250 MB

 

·         BEST WEDDING CATEGORIES

 

Best Wedding (under $75,000)
Best Wedding ($75,000 - $150,000)
Best Wedding (over $150,000)

 

This category recognizes excellence in wedding planning services. Eligible entrants include wedding planning professionals and other entities that provide wedding planning services. Events in this category are limited to Weddings only and day of wedding events only. 

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Entrant Questions

Max Characters

1

OVERVIEW: Provide a general overview of the event, and the products or services you delivered.  The description should include the purpose, location, setting, the total number of guests/attendees, and the duration of the event.  

6000

2

OBJECTIVES: Outline the event’s purpose and how you fulfilled it or the client’s objective(s) and how you met the objective(s).

6000

3

CREATIVE PROCESS: Identify unique, innovative, creative and challenging qualities of the event or the services or products you provided.  

6000

4

EXECUTION: Describe the logistical execution of the event or of your products or services. Include all phases of the production management process (Development, Pre-Production, Production and Post-Production) that apply and address the steps taken to ensure risk management control.  

6000

Management Collateral: Consists of the documents necessary for pre-planning and production of events. Management collateral supports the entry event's development, pre-production, and post-production.  Examples include: floor plans, timelines, contingency plans, production schedules, insurance riders, renderings, BEOs.  Each photo is considered one item. A multipage piece such as a timeline or production schedule will each be considered one piece.

Maximum Number of Management collateral Files: 10. 
Accepted file types include: .jpg, .jpeg, .bmp, .png, .pdf, .doc, .xls.   Each file may not exceed 10Mb.

 

Event Collateral: Consists of the visuals/collateral/products that are used to create look, feel, and experience.  Examples include photographs, invitations, menu cards, nametags and signage. Each photo is considered one item (including pictures in inspiration boards). A multipage piece such as a menu or program will each be considered one piece.

Maximum Number of Event Collateral Files: 20. 
Accepted file types include: .jpg, .jpeg, .bmp, .png, .pdf,.doc.  Each file may not exceed 10 Mb.

 

Multi-Media Collateral: Consists of content that captures the essence of the event and helps tell the story of the event to the judges. Collateral must be uploaded as a video file or PowerPoint presentation.  This upload is required for Best Event Filmmaking and Best Technical Production entries and is optional for all other categories.

Limit: 1, no longer than 5-minute video/PowerPoint File per entry.
Accepted file types include: .mov, .wmv, ppt.  File may not exceed 250 MB

 

·         BEST SOCIAL EVENT CATEGORIES

 

Best Social Event (non-wedding) (Under $25,000)                    
Best Social Event (non-wedding) ($25,000 - $75,000)    
Best Social Event (non-wedding) (Over $ 75,000)        
 

These categories recognize excellence in planning private occasions. Eligible entrants include consultants, event professionals, facility managers other entities that provide social event experiences. Events in this category include but are not limited to bar/bat mitzvahs, personal celebrations, Milestone birthdays etc. NOTE: Weddings are not eligible in this category; see Best Wedding Category. Events entered in social categories may not be cross entered in corporate, non-profit or wedding categories.

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Entrant Questions

Max Characters

1

OVERVIEW: Provide a general overview of the event, and the products or services you delivered.  The description should include the purpose, location, setting, the total number of guests/attendees, and the duration of the event.  

6000

2

OBJECTIVES: Outline the event’s purpose and how you fulfilled it or the client’s objective(s) and how you met the objective(s).

6000

3

CREATIVE PROCESS: Identify unique, innovative, creative and challenging qualities of the event or the services or products you provided.  

6000

4

EXECUTION: Describe the logistical execution of the event or of your products or services. Include all phases of the production management process (Development, Pre-Production, Production and Post-Production) that apply and address the steps taken to ensure risk management control.  

6000

Management Collateral: Consists of the documents necessary for pre-planning and production of events. Management collateral supports the entry event's development, pre-production, and post-production.  Examples include: floor plans, timelines, contingency plans, production schedules, insurance riders, renderings, BEOs.  Each photo is considered one item. A multipage piece such as a timeline or production schedule will each be considered one piece.

Maximum Number of Management collateral Files: 10. 
Accepted file types include: .jpg, .jpeg, .bmp, .png, .pdf, .doc, .xls.   Each file may not exceed 10Mb.

 

Event Collateral: Consists of the visuals/collateral/products that are used to create look, feel, and experience.  Examples include photographs, invitations, menu cards, nametags and signage. Each photo is considered one item (including pictures in inspiration boards). A multipage piece such as a menu or program will each be considered one piece.

Maximum Number of Event Collateral Files: 20. 
Accepted file types include: .jpg, .jpeg, .bmp, .png, .pdf,.doc.  Each file may not exceed 10 Mb.

 

Multi-Media Collateral: Consists of content that captures the essence of the event and helps tell the story of the event to the judges. Collateral must be uploaded as a video file or PowerPoint presentation.  This upload is required for Best Event Filmmaking and Best Technical Production entries and is optional for all other categories.

Limit: 1, no longer than 5-minute video/PowerPoint File per entry.
Accepted file types include: .mov, .wmv, ppt.  File may not exceed 250 MB

 

·         BEST MEETING/CONFERENCE PROGRAM CATEGORIES

 

Best Meeting/Conference Program (Under $250,000)
Best Meeting/Conference Program (Over $250,000)


These categories honor excellence in meeting/conference programs. Eligible entrants include meeting and conference planning professionals, destination management companies or other entities that provide these types of meeting/conference services for single or multi-day programs. *The entry should include BOTH a meeting and special event component.

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Entrant Questions

Max Characters

1

OVERVIEW: Provide a general overview of the event, and the products or services you delivered.  The description should include the purpose, location, setting, the total number of guests/attendees, and the duration of the event.  

6000

2

OBJECTIVES: Outline the event’s purpose and how you fulfilled it or the client’s objective(s) and how you met the objective(s).

6000

3

CREATIVE PROCESS: Identify unique, innovative, creative and challenging qualities of the event or the services or products you provided.  

6000

4

EXECUTION: Describe the logistical execution of the event or of your products or services. Include all phases of the production management process (Development, Pre-Production, Production and Post-Production) that apply and address the steps taken to ensure risk management control.  

6000

Management Collateral: Consists of the documents necessary for pre-planning and production of events. Management collateral supports the entry event's development, pre-production, and post-production.  Examples include: floor plans, timelines, contingency plans, production schedules, insurance riders, renderings, BEOs.  Each photo is considered one item. A multipage piece such as a timeline or production schedule will each be considered one piece.

Maximum Number of Management collateral Files: 10. 
Accepted file types include: .jpg, .jpeg, .bmp, .png, .pdf, .doc, .xls.   Each file may not exceed 10Mb.

 

Event Collateral: Consists of the visuals/collateral/products that are used to create look, feel, and experience.  Examples include photographs, invitations, menu cards, nametags and signage. Each photo is considered one item (including pictures in inspiration boards). A multipage piece such as a menu or program will each be considered one piece.

Maximum Number of Event Collateral Files: 20. 
Accepted file types include: .jpg, .jpeg, .bmp, .png, .pdf,.doc.  Each file may not exceed 10 Mb.

 

Multi-Media Collateral: Consists of content that captures the essence of the event and helps tell the story of the event to the judges. Collateral must be uploaded as a video file or PowerPoint presentation.  This upload is required for Best Event Filmmaking and Best Technical Production entries and is optional for all other categories.

Limit: 1, no longer than 5-minute video/PowerPoint File per entry.
Accepted file types include: .mov, .wmv, ppt.  File may not exceed 250 MB

 

·         BEST MARKETING/DESIGN COLLATERAL CATEGORIES

 

Best Marketing/Design Collateral (Under $25,000)
Best Marketing/Design Collateral (Over $25,000)


These categories honor excellence in marketing/design. Eligible entrants include producers and designers of event marketing collateral. Eligible collateral includes advertising, promotional pieces, invitations, event signage, social media campaigns, websites, e-invitations, media lounges etc.

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Entrant Questions

Max Characters

1

OVERVIEW: Provide a general overview of the event, and the products or services you delivered.  The description should include the purpose, location, setting, the total number of guests/attendees, and the duration of the event.  

6000

2

OBJECTIVES: Outline the event’s purpose and how you fulfilled it or the client’s objective(s) and how you met the objective(s).

6000

3

CREATIVE PROCESS: Identify unique, innovative, creative and challenging qualities of the event or the services or products you provided.  

6000

4

EXECUTION: Describe the logistical execution of the event or of your products or services. Include all phases of the production management process (Development, Pre-Production, Production and Post-Production) that apply and address the steps taken to ensure risk management control.  

6000

Management Collateral: Consists of the documents necessary for pre-planning and production of events. Management collateral supports the entry event's development, pre-production, and post-production.  Examples include: floor plans, timelines, contingency plans, production schedules, insurance riders, renderings, BEOs.  Each photo is considered one item. A multipage piece such as a timeline or production schedule will each be considered one piece.

Maximum Number of Management collateral Files: 10. 
Accepted file types include: .jpg, .jpeg, .bmp, .png, .pdf, .doc, .xls.   Each file may not exceed 10Mb.

 

Event Collateral: Consists of the visuals/collateral/products that are used to create look, feel, and experience.  Examples include photographs, invitations, menu cards, nametags and signage. Each photo is considered one item (including pictures in inspiration boards). A multipage piece such as a menu or program will each be considered one piece.

Maximum Number of Event Collateral Files: 20. 
Accepted file types include: .jpg, .jpeg, .bmp, .png, .pdf,.doc.  Each file may not exceed 10 Mb.

 

Multi-Media Collateral: Consists of content that captures the essence of the event and helps tell the story of the event to the judges. Collateral must be uploaded as a video file or PowerPoint presentation.  This upload is required for Best Event Filmmaking and Best Technical Production entries and is optional for all other categories.

Limit: 1, no longer than 5-minute video/PowerPoint File per entry.
Accepted file types include: .mov, .wmv, ppt.  File may not exceed 250 MB

 

·         BEST ENTERTAINMENT PRODUCTION CATEGORIES

 

Best Entertainment Production (Under $25,000)
Best Entertainment Production ($25,000 - $75,000)
Best Entertainment Production (Over $75,000)

 

These categories honor excellence in entertainment production. Eligible entrants include entertainment producer, choreographer, designer, event professional or the performers of event entertainment.

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Entrant Questions

Max Characters

1

OVERVIEW: Provide a general overview of the event, and the products or services you delivered.  The description should include the purpose, location, setting, the total number of guests/attendees, and the duration of the event.  

6000

2

OBJECTIVES: Outline the event’s purpose and how you fulfilled it or the client’s objective(s) and how you met the objective(s).

6000

3

CREATIVE PROCESS: Identify unique, innovative, creative and challenging qualities of the event or the services or products you provided.  

6000

4

EXECUTION: Describe the logistical execution of the event or of your products or services. Include all phases of the production management process (Development, Pre-Production, Production and Post-Production) that apply and address the steps taken to ensure risk management control.  

6000

Management Collateral: Consists of the documents necessary for pre-planning and production of events. Management collateral supports the entry event's development, pre-production, and post-production.  Examples include: floor plans, timelines, contingency plans, production schedules, insurance riders, renderings, BEOs.  Each photo is considered one item. A multipage piece such as a timeline or production schedule will each be considered one piece.

Maximum Number of Management collateral Files: 10. 
Accepted file types include: .jpg, .jpeg, .bmp, .png, .pdf, .doc, .xls.   Each file may not exceed 10Mb.

 

Event Collateral: Consists of the visuals/collateral/products that are used to create look, feel, and experience.  Examples include photographs, invitations, menu cards, nametags and signage. Each photo is considered one item (including pictures in inspiration boards). A multipage piece such as a menu or program will each be considered one piece.

Maximum Number of Event Collateral Files: 20. 
Accepted file types include: .jpg, .jpeg, .bmp, .png, .pdf,.doc.  Each file may not exceed 10 Mb.

 

Multi-Media Collateral: Consists of content that captures the essence of the event and helps tell the story of the event to the judges. Collateral must be uploaded as a video file or PowerPoint presentation.  This upload is required for Best Event Filmmaking and Best Technical Production entries and is optional for all other categories.

Limit: 1, no longer than 5-minute video/PowerPoint File per entry.
Accepted file types include: .mov, .wmv, ppt.  File may not exceed 250 MB

 

·         BEST EVENT DESIGN/DÉCOR CATEGORIES

 

Best Event Design/Décor (Under $25,000)
Best Event Design/Décor ($25,000 - $75,000)
Best Event Design/Décor (Over $75,000)


These categories recognizes excellence in event design. The Event Design/Décor categories are open to any event professional whose products or services contribute   to the look and feel of an event.  Design/Décor products or services include, but are not limited to theme décor, floral/plant design, props, scenery, display design, draping, furniture, linens, rentals.

Order

Entrant Questions

Max Characters

1

OVERVIEW: Provide a general overview of the event, and the products or services you delivered.  The description should include the purpose, location, setting, the total number of guests/attendees, and the duration of the event.  

6000

2

OBJECTIVES: Outline the event’s purpose and how you fulfilled it or the client’s objective(s) and how you met the objective(s).

6000

3

CREATIVE PROCESS: Identify unique, innovative, creative and challenging qualities of the event or the services or products you provided.  

6000

4

EXECUTION: Describe the logistical execution of the event or of your products or services. Include all phases of the production management process (Development, Pre-Production, Production and Post-Production) that apply and address the steps taken to ensure risk management control.  

6000

Management Collateral: Consists of documents necessary for pre-planning and production of events. Management collateral supports the entry event's development, pre-production, and post-production.  Examples include: floor plans, timelines, contingency plans, production schedules, insurance riders, renderings, BEOs.  Each photo is considered one item. A multipage piece such as a timeline or production schedule will each be considered one piece.

Maximum Number of Management collateral Files: 10. 
Accepted file types include: .jpg, .jpeg, .bmp, .png, .pdf, .doc, .xls.   Each file may not exceed 10Mb.

 

Event Collateral: Consists of the visuals/collateral/products that are used to create look, feel, and experience.  Examples include photographs, invitations, menu cards, nametags and signage. Each photo is considered one item (including pictures in inspiration boards). A multipage piece such as a menu or program will each be considered one piece.

Maximum Number of Event Collateral Files: 20. 
Accepted file types include: .jpg, .jpeg, .bmp, .png, .pdf,.doc.  Each file may not exceed 10 Mb.

 

Multi-Media Collateral: Consists of content that captures the essence of the event and helps tell the story of the event to the judges. Collateral must be uploaded as a video file or PowerPoint presentation.  This upload is required for Best Event Filmmaking and Best Technical Production entries and is optional for all other categories.

Limit: 1, no longer than 5-minute video/PowerPoint File per entry.
Accepted file types include: .mov, .wmv, ppt.  File may not exceed 250 MB

 

·         BEST ILEA TEAM EFFORT CATEGORIES

 

Best Team Effort (Under $75,000)
Best Team Effort ($75,000 - $150,000)
Best Team Effort (Over $150,000)


These categories honor a team of ILEA event professionals who successfully worked together to produce a memorable NON-ILEA event in 2016/2017. A minimum of three ILEA members are needed to qualify for this category and Only ONE online entry is allowed for each event. A team leader must be chosen and is responsible for the team’s entry. For question 5, each team member must supply their answer to the team leader who will include it in the team’s entry.

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Entrant Questions

Max Characters

1

OVERVIEW: Provide a general overview of the event, and the products or services you delivered.  The description should include the purpose, location, setting, the total number of guests/attendees, and the duration of the event.  

6000

2

OBJECTIVES: Outline the event’s purpose and how you fulfilled it or the client’s objective(s) and how you met the objective(s).

6000

3

CREATIVE PROCESS: Identify unique, innovative, creative and challenging qualities of the event or the services or products you provided.  

6000

4

EXECUTION: Describe the logistical execution of the event or of your products or services. Include all phases of the production management process (Development, Pre-Production, Production and Post-Production) that apply and address the steps taken to ensure risk management control.  

6000

5

TEAM: Describe each team member's role and contribution, including your own, of your event. List as Team Member 1, Team Member 2, etc. (max characters: 500 per team member)

6000

6

TEAM: Team Role Continued: (If needed) Describe each team member's role and contribution to your event. (max characters: 500 per team member)

6000

       

Management Collateral: Consists of the documents necessary for pre-planning and production of events. Management collateral supports the entry event's development, pre-production, and post-production.  Examples include: floor plans, timelines, contingency plans, production schedules, insurance riders, renderings, BEOs.  Each photo is considered one item. A multipage piece such as a timeline or production schedule will each be considered one piece.

Maximum Number of Management collateral Files: 10. 
Accepted file types include: .jpg, .jpeg, .bmp, .png, .pdf, .doc, .xls.   Each file may not exceed 10Mb.

 

Event Collateral: Consists of the visuals/collateral/products that are used to create look, feel, and experience.  Examples include photographs, invitations, menu cards, nametags and signage. Each photo is considered one item (including pictures in inspiration boards). A multipage piece such as a menu or program will each be considered one piece.

Maximum Number of Event Collateral Files: 20. 
Accepted file types include: .jpg, .jpeg, .bmp, .png, .pdf,.doc.  Each file may not exceed 10 Mb.

Multi-Media Collateral: Consists of content that captures the essence of the event and helps tell the story of the event to the judges. Collateral must be uploaded as a video file or PowerPoint presentation.  This upload is required for Best Event Filmmaking and Best Technical Production entries and is optional for all other categories.

Limit: 1, no longer than 5-minute video/PowerPoint File per entry.
Accepted file types include: .mov, .wmv, ppt.  File may not exceed 250 MB