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Entries for the 2021 Event Awards are now closed. Finalists and winners will be announced during the Australian Event Awards announcement period (20-31 October). Read More.

In 2021, the Co-Chairs updated the categories to acknowledge events that were delivered in an online format. You can view the 2021 categories below.

“The 2021 categories aim to be inclusive of all types of event delivery and to reflect the way the industry now operates. This will provide an opportunity for those who have produced virtual, hybrid or live events to showcase their accomplishments, highlight their innovations and acknowledge the changes they have had to make.” Brenda LaPorte, Co-Chair of the Judging Panel.

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View the full list of categories here.

Best Event

  • Public (Live or Hybrid)

    Best Live or Hybrid Public Event

    Awarded to a live public event that may or may not have a broadcast (including online) component and that provides best experience for attendees and demonstrates excellence and innovation in the delivery of the event.

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  • Public (Virtual)

    Best Virtual Public Event

    Awarded to a public event conducted entirely by broadcast (including online) that provides best experience for attendees and demonstrates excellence and innovation in the delivery of the event.

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  • Congress Conference Exhibition (Live or Hybrid)

    Best Live or Hybrid Congress, Conference or Exhibition

    Awarded to a congress, conference or exhibition staged live that may or may not have a broadcast (including online) component and that best advances the aims of the organising body and provides an outstanding experience and engagement for attendees and/or exhibitors.

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  • Congress Conference Exhibition (Virtual)

    Best Virtual Congress, Conference or Exhibition

    Awarded to a congress, conference or exhibition conducted entirely by broadcast (including online) that best advances the aims of the organising body and provides an outstanding experience and engagement for attendees and/or exhibitors.

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  • Brand (Live or Hybrid)

    Best Live or Hybrid Brand Event

    Awarded to a live event that may or may not have a broadcast (including online) component, and designed to further the brand of the client by increasing sales, building brand loyalty or launching a new product.

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  • Brand (Virtual)

    Best Virtual Brand Event

    Awarded to an event conducted entirely by broadcast (including online) designed to further the brand of the client by increasing sales, building brand loyalty or launching a new product.

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  • Corporate (Live or Hyrbid)

    Best Live or Hybrid Corporate Event

    Awarded to an event staged live that may or may not have a broadcast (including online) component and that best achieves business outcomes, is a non-brand event and delivers an outstanding experience for attendees.

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  • Corporate (Virtual)

    Best Virtual Corporate Event

    Awarded to an event conducted entirely by broadcast (including online) that best achieves business outcomes, is a non-brand event and delivers an outstanding experience for attendees.

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  • Small (Live or Hybrid)

    Best Live or Hybrid Small Event

    Recognising an event delivered live that may or may not have a broadcast (including online) and within a gross budget of $150,000 inclusive of GST that provides a rewarding experience for attendees and demonstrates innovation.

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  • Small (Virtual)

    Best Virtual Small Event

    Awarded to an event delivered by broadcast (including online) within a gross budget of $100,000 inclusive of GST that provides a rewarding experience for attendees and demonstrates innovation.

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  • Charity

    Best Charity or Cause-Related Event (Virtual, Live or Hybrid)

    Awarded to an event that best raises awareness, promotes engagement or otherwise benefits a charity or cause.

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  • Community

    Coates Best Community Event (Virtual, Live or Hybrid)

    Recognising the benefits through community building and community engagement achieved by an event.

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  • Cultural

    Best Cultural, Arts or Music Event (Virtual, Live or Hybrid)

    Recognising a special event, festival or cultural exhibition that demonstrates artistic excellence, innovation and/or support of music, arts and culture.

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  • Regional

    Best Regional Event (Virtual, Live or Hybrid)

    Recognising an event that makes a special contribution to a region or community outside of a major population centre.

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Achievements

  • Technical (Live or Hybrid)

    Best Technical Achievement in a Live or Hybrid Event

    Recognising an outstanding achievement or innovation in the use of technical production or technology for a live event or events that may or may not have a broadcast (including online) component.

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  • Technical (Virtual)

    Best Technical Achievement in a Virtual Event

    Recognising an outstanding achievement or innovation in the use of technical production or technology in the delivery of an event or events conducted entirely by broadcast (including online).

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  • Event Delivery Platform

    Best Online Event Delivery Platform

    Awarded to an Online Event Platform that has demonstrated outstanding and innovative achievement in the area and has benefitted the industry.

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  • Innovation, Product or Service

    Best Innovation, New Product or New Service

    Recognising a new or substantially improved innovation or new product, service or technology, or an outstanding event service.

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  • Design

    Best Achievement in Design

    Recognising the contribution of design to the quality of an event or events.

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  • Marketing

    Best Achievement in Marketing or Communication

    Recognising the innovative use of marketing or public communication to benefit an event or events.

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  • Venue

    Best Achievement in Venue Management

    Awarded to a person or team within a venue that has enhanced the event experience through its management of the venue.

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  • Studio

    Best Achievement in Studio Management

    Awarded to a person or team within a studio that has enhanced the broadcast (including online) event experience through its management of the studio.

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Headline

  • Small Event Organisation

    Small Event Management Organisation of the Year

    This Award recognises an organisation that has employed no more than 5 employees who have worked over 400 hours each and delivered an event or events at a consistently exceptional level over a 12 month period.

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  • Event Organisation

    Event Management Organisation of the Year

    This Award recognises an organisation that has delivered an event or events at a consistently exceptional level over a 12 month period.

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  • Event of the Year

    Australian Event of the Year

    This Award is chosen from the National Winners of the Best Event Categories and recognises an event that excels against the criteria of its category and demonstrates an outstanding example of creativity, innovation and best practice in the events industry.

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