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Getting Ready for 2018 – Event Awards
Splendour in the Grass 2016 - 2017 National Finalist: EVENTelec Best Cultural, Arts or Music Event

Getting Ready for 2018

With entries opening on 13 June, you have some time to get prepped for the exciting year ahead. Keen to book your trip? See yourself as a potential judge? Wondering what it’s like to be a finalist? All this and more below.

Take some time before entries open to review the categories and choose the right ones for you. See yourself as a champion charity event? Proud of your detailed event design? Want to show the world you’re an inventor of brilliant events products? There’s a category for everyone. Today we spotlight Best New Product, read on for more.

  1. Celebrating in the Sunshine
  2. Finalist Profile: Blues on Broadbeach Music Festival
  3. Category Focus: Best New Product
  4. Want to Get Involved?
  5. Partner News: AVPartners wins AV contract at The Westin Perth

Celebrating in the Sunshine

Pack your swimmers and flip-flops alongside your formal wear, we're heading to Novotel Twin Waters on the glorious Sunshine Coast for the 2018 Event Awards and Symposium. Put 19 - 21 November in your diary and perhaps even include some days either side - it will be summertime in Queensland, perfect for a cheeky getaway off the back of the industry highlight of the year. Check out the key dates and pricing to start planning your trip away.


Finalist Profile: Blues on Broadbeach Music Festival

Speaking of Queensland, one standout event from the sunshine state in last year's Awards was the record-breaking Blues on Broadbeach Music Festival 2017, which was a finalist in Visit Sunshine Coast Best Tourism Event. This festival cleverly leverages the financial impact of tourism created by the festival so the event itself can be free to attendees. Judges were impressed with their effective mix of promotional activities, the thorough planning and communications, and innovative partnerships such as their collaboration and consultation with the Gold Coast Commonwealth Games.

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Category Focus: Best New Product

In the interest of encouraging and rewarding innovation, a new category has been introduced to recognise new products. To enter Best New Product, you'll need to be an event or supplier who has introduced a fresh product to the market during the eligibility period, or released a substantially improved version of an existing product that enhances events. Imagine the national exposure your new product will receive if it becomes a finalist or winner in the Event Awards! This category is also available for sponsorship, if you like the idea of your brand being synonymous with pioneering inventions.

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Want to Get Involved?

If you have some rich events experience in your sector and a strong belief in excellence and innovation in the industry, consider applying for a position on the Independent Industry Judging Panel for the Australian Event Awards. Selecting the judging panel is as rigorous and careful a process as selecting the Award winners. You don't need a wig and a gavel, but you do need experience, expertise and the right ethos. If you can see yourself as a judge for the Australian Event Awards, we'd love to hear from you.

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Partner News: AVPartners wins AV contract at The Westin Perth

Following a competitive tender process, our Vision Project Delivery Partner, AVPartners, has been awarded the in-house audiovisual contract for The Westin Perth. AVPartners will provide on-site audiovisual support for the 2,300 square metres of versatile events space at the brand new five-star venue, which opened on 27 April 2018. The Westin Perth has the flexibility to host a range of a events from executive board meetings, product launches, conferences, incentives and intimate weddings, all of which AVPartners will service with their state-of-the-art audiovisual solutions.

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