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Jun 10, 2015

It's time to get started!

As you "um" and "ah" over which categories you should enter, wonder whether you can enter more than one and where to find the questions, we have a few tips to get you going and clear up these wonderings.

Meanwhile the program for the Event Symposium is taking shape and we're offering up a few spots for presenters.

Finally, we're thrilled to announce the winner of a pair of tickets to the Australian Event Awards 2015 after a number of the charitable souls helped us raise money for the Australian Himalayan Foundation Nepal Earthquake Fund.

The Entry Portal has the answers

Creating an account on the Entry Portal is the best way to stay up-to-date with everything Event Awards related. It is free and quick to register and gives you access to the questions and word counts for every category, which can’t be found on the Event Awards website. Registering on the Portal does not mean you have to begin or pay for an entry; it simply gives you all the information needed to decide which categories to enter.

Register on the Entry Portal

Australian Event Symposium program outline and call for proposals

The program for the Event Symposium 2015 has now taken shape and will feature a day of plenaries, followed by a day of workshops featuring Sport, Culture, Business and Regional streams, around the theme Events, Tourism and Destination Branding.

With the program structure in hand, the Symposium is now accepting proposals for a limited number of presentation sessions. Proposals can be submitted on the Symposium website.

The Symposium takes place on 17 and 18 November at Novotel Darling Harbor, Sydney.

Visit the Event Symposium website

Entry tip #2: Consider your options early

The August 10 Close of Entries may seem a long way off, but considering your options early has its advantages.

Allow category questions to percolate in your brain for a couple of days  and you might be surprised by the brilliant answers which pop into your mind. You may be eligible for more than one (and by all means enter them all), but if choosing one category over another, take the time to make it a strategic decision: a way of positioning yourself as an expert in a particular area.

Why rush if you don't have to?

Go to the Entry Portal

And we have a winner!

Congratulations to Lucinda Wilson, Creative Producer at Tasmania’s Festival of Voices, who has won two tickets to the 2015 Industry Night of Nights after donating to the Australian Himalayan Foundation Nepal Earthquake Appeal through the Australian Event Awards.

A big thank you to everyone who donated to the Appeal through the Event Awards – your donations will provide much needed relief in the disaster region. Donations can still be made directly to the Appeal at the link below. “Earthquake Appeal” should be quoted in the comments box.

Donate to the Nepal Earthquake Fund