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Jul 7, 2014

Don't miss your opportunity for National recognition

With five weeks to go before entries close on 11 August, there's still time to enter to be in the running to take home the National trophy.

If you start and pay by Monday 14 July, you'll get an early starters discount.

No excuse not to start your entry today

Starting an entry is quick and easy so there's no excuse why you can't take advantage of the Early Starters discount.

  • Not near a computer? Give us a call on 02 8096 8777 and we can help you get started.

  • Not sure what category to enter? Pick the one that you think best suits your event, product or service and, when you come to reviewing the category, if it isn't the right fit, you can always change it.

  • Not sure your event is good enough or big enough? There's only one way to find out...don't forget that there's the opportunity to also be recognised as the best event in your state or territory if you enter the Best Event categories.

  • Can't afford the entry cost? Have you considered seeking support from your partners and stakeholders? Don't forget that for a small price, your event is reviewed by a panel of industry experts and feedback provided by at least 2 judges which you get to review...imagine the saving you've made just for the feedback!

  • Won't have time to complete the entry? Entering is designed to be easy, simple and accessible to all - if you've designed, plan and staged the event it's all about putting it onto've already done all the hard work, thinking and devising the event.

There's no reason not to take advantage of this - don't forget that we're here to help and make it easy for you so if in doubt or in need of assistance, call us on 02 8096 8777.

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State Winner Recognition Up For Grabs

With increased chances of not going home empty handed, this is another reason to enter the awards.

Every entrant in each of the Best Event categories automatically go in the running to receive recognition as the best event in each State or Territory. The entries are ranked by score and the event that ranks highest in each State or Territory per Best Event category will be the winner in that State or Territory.

Join the line-up of State Winners

Best Exhibition

Have you have run an exhibition between 1 July 2013 and 30 June 2014?

With a category specifically aimed at public exhibitions, trade exhibitions, trade shows that may be attached to another event, this category is for you.

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

Want to know if you're the Best Exhibition of 2014? Enter now!

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Best Achievement in Catering

Catering can be a deal-breaker between a good event and a great event and recognition of this isn't always attributed to the catering company. So we've got a category to specifically highlight the best of the best catering in the industry.

This is awarded to the best example of catering at an event or events and recognising the role that catering plays in the event experience.

Submit your entry today and find out at the Industry Night of Nights on 11 November, who will take home the trophy.

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Entry Tip #4 - Innovation

Innovation, Technology and Sustainability come in many forms. They can be anything that gives your event, product or service a competitive advantage. Think about elements that drive the environmental or/and economic sustainability aspect of your business.

With innovation making up about 10% of the criteria on which your entry is judged, highlight the elements that were new and innovative, how they enhanced the event and experience for your stakeholders.

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