Who Can Enter

Regardless of your role within the Australian events industry, there is a category to suit you.

The Australian Event Awards are designed to for all sectors of the industry and all events professionals. There are categories to recognise not only great Australian events, but also the achievements of Australian events organisers, suppliers, training programs and individual contributors to the industry.

Entries into the Australian Event Awards are open to events staged in Australia and achievements by Australians during the period from 1 July to 30 June each year.

Each of the Categories of the Event Awards has its own eligibility requirements, but there are some general rules and principles that you should keep in mind:

  1. For the "Best Event" categories, the event must have taken place in Australia and been primarily organised by Australian citizens or permanent residents. For the "Best Achievement" categories, the work may have taken place outside of Australia, but the work must have been primarily untaken by Australian citizens or permanent residents
  2. In most cases, the subject of entries in the Achievement Categories must relate to an achievement at a specific event. For example, the "Best Achievement in Design, Look or Theming" award is designed to reward a particular achievement at a particular event (or events) that took place during the entry period and is not simply an award for providing good design generally. The exception to this rule is the Best Education or Training Program category
  3. Entrants may enter more than one category but must complete an entry form for each category separately
  4. If, in your entry you mention a particular event, you must have the permission of the Event Owner
  5. With the exception of the Lifetime Achievement Award, work or achievements outside of the entry period (July 1, 2016 to June 30, 2017 for the 2017 Event Awards) cannot be considered

For more information, please view the categories and criteria page for your desired category.