2023 Australian Event Awards set to be a hit

2023 Australian Event Awards set to be a hit

Entries are open for The Australian Event Awards 2023 and it’s set to be the biggest year yet.

Following industry consultation, the team has introduced 15 new and reintroduced 6 categories to recognise the entire events industry, their creativity, contribution, innovation and excellence, a total of 33 awards categories.

“Taking on board the feedback from the industry, we revisited what was on offer and built a new set of categories to recognise areas of the industry not previously highlighted,” MD, Australian Event Awards, Ian Steigrad, said.

“Organised under four new sub-groups, the Awards offers 14 Best Event Awards, 4 Achievement Awards, 11 new Industry Awards and 4 Management Awards. In addition, 5 Headline awards will be conferred directly by the judging panel, meaning some of the Nominees will be walking away with two titles and two trophies.”

New in 2023, is a focus on the contribution made by industry suppliers. The new Industry Awards offer recognition to venues and companies operating in the sectors of catering, theming and branding, event security, production, AV content, equipment hire, professional advice, professional services, new event products and freelancers operating in the industry. Every National Winner from each of the industry awards has the opportunity to take home an additional recognition and award, the event supplier of the year – a headline award that is conferred directly by the judging panel.

With the reintroduction of some pre-COVID categories as well as the inclusion some new opportunities, the Best Event award group of categories provide a diverse opportunity for all event types staged on Australia’s shores.

“It is exciting to see the rebuild and recovery of the past 12 months with the return of Australia’s loved signature events plus an array of new ones, co-chair, industry judging panel, Brenda LaPorte, said.

“We have reintroduced the event type specific categories to allow each event to pitch itself against like events. With borders open, we are seeing greater collaboration leading to increased creativity in the delivery of these events.”

Chosen from the national winners in each of the best event award categories, one winner will be awarded the title, Australian Event of the Year.

Alongside the reworking of categories, the awards have taken a new approach to the entry form and simplified the submission requirements, making it easier than ever to enter while still ensuring the quality of the content gathered meets the criteria to gain recognition as a national nominee or winner.

Events, technical achievements, design, event services, venues, caterers, organisations and more can put forward their accomplishments made between 1 July 2022 and 30 June 2023.

Featured Image: The Bloody Long Walk National Series 20212022, The Shift Corp, National Winner -Best Charity or Cause-Related Event. (Supplied)

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