Venues Canberra for their work at Exhibition Park in Canberra - 2017 National Finalist: Best Achievement in Venue Management

Lead Judge Announcement & Entries Closing Soon

Entries are closing on July 19 – that’s just under 3 weeks away… but don’t worry if you haven’t started yet – there’s still time. Entries are (on average) only 2600 words, with approx. 3 weeks to go, that’s just over 850 words per week – easy!

You can also work on your entry offline by downloading the entry questions. So, make the most of your morning commute, visit a local coffee shop or relax in your backyard because you can work on your entry from anywhere.

Start or work on your entry today and you might walk away from October with a shiny new trophy.

  1. Lead Judge Announcement
  2. Australian Event Industry Month - How to get Involved...
  3. Search for a Home Closing Next Month

Lead Judge Announcement

The awards are judged by a panel of event professionals who represent all areas of the industry. Four lead judges guide the panel through the online judging process and review the finalists in their assigned categories. We are excited to announce the lead judges for 2021.

Long-time Event Awards judge & 2015 Lifetime Achievement Award winner, Meri Took, will join the lead judges in 2021 to oversee the creative event management sphere. Also new in 2021 is Michelle Morris who will manage the public event categories.

Alongside Meri and Michelle, Stacey Buckley and Peter Jones will remain in their lead judge role from 2020 with new areas to oversee. Stacey will look after event support services and Peter will guide the corporate and business events realm.

Read more about the judging panel on our website.

2021 Judges

Australian Event Industry Month - How to get Involved...

The objective of Australian Event Industry Month is to gather an array of initiatives staged by the events industry, to make October a month-long celebration of the achievements and resilience of the Australian events community.

How can you be involved? Here are ideas...

  • Social media content
  • A website page/reference
  • Incorporating a motif into your event aimed to celebrate the industry (e.g., a colour scheme)
  • Hosting an event aimed directly towards event professionals
  • Discounting ticket prices to your event for event professionals
  • Hosting a podcast episode recognising the events community
  • Spreading the word about Australian Events Industry Month on social media, newsletters, podcasts, websites, etc...

    Get Involved
  • Search for a Home Closing Next Month

    Don't forget our Search for a Home is underway - we are looking for creative and collaborative destinations that are committed to creating an amazing Event Awards.

    Becoming a destination partner provides exposure to the whole Australian events industry through our Awards' database, media relationships and professional networks Australia-wide. It positions you as the chosen State / Territory and venue to host the prestigious Australian Event Awards Ceremony and provides opportunities to showcase the destination, venue and services to your target market.

    Bids close at 5:00pm AEST Tuesday 27 July 2021 - don't miss out!

    Get the Bid Documents