Best Exhibition

Awarded to a consumer or trade exhibition that provides the best experience and outcomes for exhibitors and attendees.

Eligibility Criteria 2017

  1. The event that is the subject of the entry must have taken place between July 1, 2016 and June 30, 2017.
  2. The event that is the subject of the entry must have taken place in Australia.
  3. The event must have been principally organised by people who are Australian Citizens or Permanent Residents of Australia.
  4. The entrant must be either:
    • The owner of the event or events to which the entry relates; OR
    • A product or service provider to the event or events to which the entry relates with the express permission of the event owner to nominate the event for an Australian Event Award

Judging Criteria 2017

  1. Degree of difficulty of staging the event considering its challenges (20%)
  2. Degree to which claims made in the entry are supported with evidence such as reasons for the claim, statistics, independent commentary or stakeholder feedback (10%)
  3. Effective event communication and promotion (10%)
  4. Degree to which the event engaged in environmentally sustainable practices (10%)
  5. Degree to which the event has achieved innovation in relation to techniques, knowledge or practices (10%)
  6. Degree to which the event delivered outcomes for exhibitors (for example sales, business prospects, future industry growth, etc) (8%)
  7. Degree to which the event delivered outcomes for attendees (for example product awareness, overall enjoyment of the experience, etc) (7%)
  8. Degree to which the event accurately identified other customer/stakeholder groups and met their needs (5%)
  9. Overall quality of the event delivered (5%)
  10. Degree to which the event has utilised "best practice" techniques in all aspects of planning, preparation, delivery and evaluation (5%)
  11. Degree to which the event reflects corporate social responsibility (5%)
  12. Longer term benefit to the industry, sector or the community in general (5%)
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Entry Forms

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