What's new for 2017

There's a big change for our Young Achievers this year, we've welcomed a few new Partners already and there are small tweaks across the rest of the categories. This is what's in store for this year:

Young Achievers get younger

Due to the outstanding calibre of entrants in the last couple of years, in 2017, the eligible age for Young Achievers has dropped from those under 30 to those under 25 at the close of entries.

More industry organisations join the Event Awards

The Event Awards has welcomed two new major partners: eps Australia will be providing CAD planning services to the Awards and is putting its name on Event Management Company of the Year, meanwhile Sold Out National Event Management has joined us as the Logistics Partner and will be supporting the Event Award for Best Charity or Cause Related Event. Five new Category Partners have come aboard - Local Tickets is getting behind Best Regional Event, Aggreko is putting its name on Best New Event, TFH Hire Services is supporting Best Exhibition, Norwest Productions is getting behind sporting events and Haycom has put its name on Best Corporate Event. Finally, Event Effects have joined us as a Project Delivery Partner to provide table centre pieces at the Awards Ceremony and Nicola Archer Communications has joined us to provide public relations services to the Awards.

Of course, it's not too late to jump on board for this year. Give us a ring on 02 8096 8777 or drop us an email if you're keen to help us celebrate the best in the industry.

Evidence gets more space

All categories will have an extra question this year specifically about evidence. Considering the essential role of evidence in supporting claims made in your entry, we thought you might appreciate a little more space to provide it.

Customer testimonials

There's another new evidence related improvement in 2017 - judges are keen to see more customer testimonials, so we're adding a place in entries for you to upload them.

Ranked judging criteria

It's a small tweak but a helpful one, we think - we've reordered the judging criteria so that you can see straight away which criteria are worth the most when judging your entry, and give those aspects of your entry the requisite amount of attention.

Deni Ute Muster