28th Annual Byron Bay Bluesfest 2017 - 2017 National Finalist: Visit Sunshine Coast Best Tourism Event
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Best Small Event

Recognising an event delivered within a gross budget of $500,000 exclusive of GST that provides a rewarding experience for attendees and demonstrates innovation.

Eligibility Period 2024

July 1, 2023 to June 30, 2024

Eligibility Criteria 2024

  • The event must have taken place wholly between July 1, 2023 and June 30, 2024 or, in the case that part of the event falls inside and part outside of these dates, the entrant must contact The Event Awards for a ruling from the Judging Panel on whether they are eligible to enter in a particular year.
  • The event must have been delivered in its entirety within a gross budget of $500,000 excluding GST (this includes staff wages, resources, production, marketing, and all other activities associated with the staging of the event).
  • The event is either:
    • a live or hybrid event which has taken place in Australia with an audience attendance at the
      physical event; or
    • a broadcast (including online) event which was created, managed, packaged and initiated in
      Australia. (For the avoidance of doubt, international broadcast platform suppliers can be used,
      but the broadcast must have been initiated in Australia).
  • The event must have been principally organised by people who are Australian Citizens or Permanent Residents of Australia.
  • The entrant must be either:
    • The owner of the event or events; OR
    • A product or service provider to the event or events with permission of the event owner to enter the event for an Australian Event Award

Entry Forms

Each Category has a dedicated entry form with questions framed around the Judging Criteria. These are available in the Entry Portal during the Entry Period for each year.

Judging Criteria 2024

  • Quality of the Event (70%)
  • Management Processes (10%)
  • Degree of Difficulty (10%)
  • Evidence to Support Claims (10%)

 

Who Should Enter This Category

  • Events that have a small budget
  • Events that are smaller in scale
  • Can be any type of event including sporting, festival, cultural, exhibition, etc

 

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