After extensive consultation with the Industry, the Event Awards 2021 Ceremony will join the long list of 2021 events to move online due to effects of Covid-19.
In a perhaps unusual move, the ceremony will be delivered as a series of bite sized broadcasts delivered each evening over 12 days from October 20-31 capping off a month-long Industry celebration during which the work of every entrant will be highlighted.
“The decision to move the Event Awards Ceremony online was not an easy one. However, based on feedback from the industry and ongoing travel restrictions and uncertainty, we have decided to celebrate the achievements and resilience of the Industry in a timely way, even if regrettably, that has to be done online.” Ian Steigrad, Managing Director of the Australian Event Awards.
Our Plan for October
The entire month of October will be an online celebration of the achievements and resilience of the industry, with entrant highlights taking place now and continuing until 19 October, followed directly by the announcement of the finalists and winners of the 2021 Australian Event Awards between 20–31 October.
Each day during 1–19 October, we will be showcasing short highlights of every entrant and their accomplishments since 1 July 2020 on its social media channels. These highlights include an image or video of the accomplishment, a short overview and recognition of a few of the individuals that were integral to the operation. Read more about the entrant highlight period here or view the entrant highlights to date on our Facebook Page.
Finalist and Winner announcements will take place between 20-31 October. The announcements will take the form of bite sized broadcasts which will be uploaded to our YouTube channel at the designated time so make sure you subscribe!
The schedule of each category announcement can be viewed on the awards website. The first night will kick off with three category announcements: Best Live or Hybrid Corporate Event at 6pm (AEDT), Best Online Event Delivery Platform at 7pm (AEDT) & Best Virtual Small Event at 8pm (AEDT). The remainder of October will see two categories announced per night until the 31st of October.
For the program of category announcement dates, click here.
Will there be State/Territory Winners in 2021?
Yes! If a category has State or Territory winners, they will be announced the morning after the category announcement on our website and social media channels.
How will I get my trophy?
Trophies will be delivered to you shortly after each category announcement. We would love to see a video of you unboxing your trophy on social media. Make sure to tag us so we can repost it to the world!
The Australian Event Awards Ceremony 2017 at The Events Centre on the Sunshine Coast, Queensland.
Nicole Jervis from Tourism NT talks unexpected destination experiences at the Australian Event Awards and Symposium 2017.
The Imagination team look pretty pleased with their four wins at the Australian Event Awards 2017.
Let us entertain you! The Australian Event Awards Ceremony 2013