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May 12, 2015

Entries open for the 2015 Australian Event Awards

Entries can be completed online at for any event or achievement taking place between 1 July 2014 and 30 June 2015.

Before you get started, check out the changes to the awards, eligibility requirements and judging criteria below.

Good to know: Make a start on your entry and pay for it by 13 July 2015 and you will qualify for the Early Starters Discount. All entries must be completed before entries close on 10 August.

Meet the new co-chair of judges

CEO of Opera Australia Craig Hassall is stepping up to join Sandy Hollway as co-chair of judges this year, following founding co-chair John Allen's decision to step down from chief judging duties after six incredible years of hard work, guidance and support.

Meet Craig Hassall

What’s new for this year’s Awards?

Changes and tweaks to various categories, important changes to level the playing field a little more for bigger and smaller events competing in the same categories and a new way of selecting Australia’s Favourite Event are all part of what’s in store for the 2015 Australian Event Awards. We recommend a quick read of the key changes before beginning your entry!

See key changes for 2015

Save the date: Australian Event Symposium 2015

The Australian Event Symposium 2015 will take place on 17-18 November 2015 at the Novotel Darling Harbour. This year’s theme is Events, Tourism and Destination Branding. Get the dates in your diary and we’ll keep you posted as we continue developing an exciting program of speakers and workshops.

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Partner spotlight: Meet the P.A. People

We’re pleased to have the P.A. People on board once again for this year’s Event Awards. The P.A. People specialise in audio visual systems, performance lighting and production communications. They are busy People too - they’ve had a lot on their plate recently and they've got a number of exciting projects in the works over the next few months.

Read about The P.A. People's latest projects