World Environment Day Festival 2017, Sunshine Coast Environment Council - 2017 National Finalist: Sold Out National Event Management Best Charity or Cause-Related Event


Entries for 2018 are open and close on Monday 27 August. Register for updates for reminders, entry tips and program news.

The Australian Event Awards are designed to be as easy as possible to enter.

Follow these simple steps to get started when entries open:

Choose a Category

Regardless of your role within the Australian events industry, there is a category to suit you. The only challenge is to choose the category that gives you the best chance of success. Click here to check the eligibility requirements and judging criteria for each category. The detailed entry form is available from inside the Entry Portal. You can enter more than one category if you like.

Log in to the Entry Portal

You will be asked to create a username and password. To get started simply follow the prompts to see the entry form. You can also use the Portal to download the list of questions for your category if you prefer to work offline. When entries open, you can log in to the portal by clicking the button at the top of the page.

Write your Entry

You don’t have to complete your entry all in one go. You can continue to edit your entry as often as you like until entries close, saving it in the portal and logging in at any time to continue. You can also begin an entry without paying, so there’s no harm in making a start today. Just make sure you pay before the close of entries so your entry is valid. There is no “submit” button – you just need to save your completed entry in the portal and, if you have paid by the closing date, your entry as last saved will be submitted for judging.

Hints and Tips

If you’re not sure where or how to start your Event Awards entry (or even if you are), click here for some hints to help you write your best entry.

Key Dates

Early Starters Discount* Ends 24 July 2018
Entries Close 27 August 2018

Remember that you can edit your entry right up until entries close. All you need to do to lock in the reduced entry fee is start and pay by the Early Starters date.

Entries must be paid in full by the closing date to be submitted for judging.

Entry Costs

Early Starters* Standard
Price per entry $265 + GST $325 + GST

*Entries must be started and paid in full on or before 24 July 2018 to be eligible for the Early Starters discount.

Past Portals

Need to find your entry from a previous year? Use the links below:


  • Kidtopia 2016 Presented By Qantas Assure, Fairfax Media Events
    2017 National Finalist – Aggreko Best New Event

  • Supercheap Auto Bathurst 1000 2016
    2017 National Finalist – Norwest Productions Best Sporting Event

  • Australia Day Lunch 2017, NSW Department of Premier and Cabinet
    2017 National Finalist – Haycom Best Corporate Event

  • Bowral Classic 2016, Yaffa Media
    2017 National Winner – Coates Hire Best Community Event

  • NSW Department of Premier and Cabinet for their work on Djäpana: Sunset Dreaming at the Australia Day 2017 Live at the Sydney Opera House
    2017 National Finalist – Best Achievement in Entertainment

  • There are awards for all kinds of events, including conferences, new events and small events.