Choosing a Category

Which category is right for you? Choose the category that gives you the best chance of success. The criteria will show you what the judges are looking for in each category or you can use this list as a general guide. To get the entry form for your desired category, go to the entry portal by clicking here.

 

Category

Suggested For

Best Sporting Event

  • Major sporting events
  • Regional sporting events

Visit Sunshine Coast Best Tourism Event

  • Events with a specific tourism focus
  • Other events that can show an impact on the local economy

Best Charity or Cause-Related Event

  • Fundraising events
  • Events that raise the profile of a charity or cause
  • Events that encourage donations other than cash

Best Meeting or Conference

  • Large or small conferences
  • Meetings that provide an outstanding experience for attendees

EVENTelec Best Cultural, Arts or Music Event

  • Major and regional arts festivals
  • Music festivals
  • Events with a cultural focus

Best Corporate Event

  • Product Launches
  • Incentives
  • Corporate Gala Dinner
  • Corporate Award presentations
  • Any event that achieves a corporate or business aim

Best Exhibition

  • Public exhibitions
  • Trade exhibitions
  • Trade Shows that may be attached to another event
  • For exhibitions as a whole, not individual stands

Coates Hire Best Community Event

  • Events that focus on community building and community engagement
  • Regional city or town festivals
  • "Main street" events

Best New Event

  • Events that have not been staged before
  • Events that have a degree of novelty or innovation
  • Can be any type of event including sporting, festival, cultural, exhibition, etc

Best Regional Event

  • Any event staged in a non-metropolitan area for the benefit of the region or community

Best Achievement in Design, Look or Theming

  • Architects
  • Themeing suppliers
  • Event designers
  • Temporary overlay design

Best Achievement in Marketing, Communications or Sponsorship

  • Marketing or PR firms that have provided services for an event
  • Events that have undertaken marketing campaigns internally
  • Organisations that have sponsored an event
  • Sponsorship managers

Best Technical Achievement or Innovation

  • PA suppliers
  • Lighting suppliers
  • IT suppliers
  • LED or projection screen suppliers
  • Pyrotechnic suppliers

Best Achievement in Venue Management

  • Conference centre (large and small)
  • Exhibition centre
  • Function Centre
  • Sports Stadium

Best Product or Service

  • External supplier who has developed a product or service for an event
  • Event that has created a product or service internally
  • External supplier with a product or service that has the potential to enhance events
  • Caterers, entertainers, volunteer, crowd and traffic management organisations and IT companies all qualify

Best Education or Training Program

  • Universities
  • TAFEs
  • Private institutions
  • Organisations delivering industry-based training

Young Achiever of the Year

  • People who meet the age eligibility requirement with a high level of achievement
  • Employers
  • Clients or suppliers wishing to nominate a person

Event Producer of the Year

  • Individual event managers

Event Management Company of the Year

  • Event management businesses or companies

Lifetime Achievement Award

  • Event managers
  • Associations
  • Clients or suppliers wishing to nominate a remarkable person
  • Nominee could be an event manager, a supplier, a volunteer, an educator, etc