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Meet the Industry Experts who Judge Australia’s Best Events and Achievements – Event Awards
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Meet the Industry Experts who Judge Australia’s Best Events and Achievements

The Australian Event Awards’ independent judging panel is chaired by industry veterans, Peter Rix AM, former managing director and chair of George P. Johnson Australia and creator of the ARIA Awards and Brenda LaPorte, who, amongst other achievements, created Cricket Australia’s Big Bash League.

Alongside Peter and Brenda, over 30 other leaders and experts across all parts of the events industry carefully assess each Event Awards entry.

Between them, the panel has experience in major public events, small community festivals, corporate events, conferences, special events, event communications, event strategy, event design and theming, technical production and specialised event services.

The impressive track records on the panel give every entry selected as a nominee or winner critical acclaim as well as providing every single entry with critical and objective feedback.

Meet the Judges

To be in the running to be recognised as one of the best in the industry, enter your event or achievement into the Australian Event Awards before 5 August 2024.

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  1. Did you know: A quick trick to suss out the Australian Event Awards
  2. Australia's Best Cultural, Arts or Music Event
  3. Event Symposium Spotlight: Engaging Communities Through Events
  4. Be a Part of the Australian Event Awards and Symposium

Did you know: A quick trick to suss out the Australian Event Awards

You can see exactly what you'll need to do for any category in the Australian Event Awards before you commit to entering.

Simply create a free account on the online Entry Portal where you can download all the questions for any category you're considering entering.

In the Downloads section, the full entry form includes word counts for each question and detailed weighting for each criteria your entry will be assessed against by the judging panel.

Take a look - you might be surprised how easy it is to put yourself in the running for an Australian Event Award.

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Australia's Best Cultural, Arts or Music Event

We're looking for the best music, arts and cultural festivals and events in the current financial year. A hotly contested category, in which you never know who might triumph, Best Cultural, Arts and Music Event recognises the best of what Australia does so well - arts festivals which inspire, cultural events which unite, music festivals which delight and everything exceptional in between. Will you be amongst them?

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Event Symposium Spotlight: Engaging Communities Through Events

As work on the Symposium program continues, we're delighted to announce Liliana Sanelli, CEO of The Perfect Events Group, who will present a session on event engagement.

In Liliana's session, discover an effective and successful framework empowering organisations to create engaging community events. The framework integrates vision, strategy and resources to plan, forecast and ensure events stay relevant in the future.

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Be a Part of the Australian Event Awards and Symposium

The Australian Event Awards and Symposium provides various opportunities for the industry to get involved:

  • Become a Partner to deliver the Event Awards and Symposium: View the Prospectus
  • Contribute to the development of the industry as a Speaker at the Symposium: Read More about the Symposium
  • Join the Judging Panel to review and provide constructive feedback to the entrants: View the Judges
  • Attend the Symposium as a delegate, network with the industry and join the discussion on the evolving Events Industry: Register Now

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