Can you believe it’s October already? We can’t… but we are so excited to have kicked off our month-long celebration of the Australian Event Awards entrants, finalists and winners for 2021!
This entire month will serve to recognise the achievements and resilience of the industry since 1 July 2020. Our entrant highlights are already taking place on our Facebook page and will be continuing until 19 October, followed directly by the 2021 finalist and winner announcements between 20-31 October.
Read more about our plan for October 2021.
- Nineteen Days of Entrant Celebrations
- Twelve days of Finalist & Winner Celebrations
- Coates sets up emergency camps in COVID-stricken Wilcannia
Nineteen Days of Entrant Celebrations
To kick off the month-long celebration, entrant highlights, depicting an overview of the achievements and resilience of every Awards entrant, have begun on our Facebook page.
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So far, 16 highlights have been published, including Best Event entrants; Parrtjima - A Festival in Light 2021, ChromeFest Overdrive TV 2020 and Igniting Our Future Conference 2021. Many of the Achievement and Organisation entrants have also been recognised including Q Station Management Team, The Shift, Ferve Tickets Pty Ltd and Connected Event Group.
The entrant Facebook posts will continue until 19 October so make sure you like our page!
Twelve days of Finalist & Winner Celebrations
The entrant highlights will be followed by 12 days of Finalist and Winner announcements from 20-31 October.
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These announcements will take the form of bite sized broadcasts which will be uploaded to our YouTube channel at a designated time each evening, so make sure you subscribe!
Coates sets up emergency camps in COVID-stricken Wilcannia
In early September, Event Awards Major Partner, Coates, played a key role in helping the RFS establish two emergency response camps in Wilcannia, a far western NSW town whose 60% Indigenous population has been hard-hit by COVID-19.
In just 72 hours, the Coates team built two powered camps with supporting infrastructure: an RFS base camp for frontline staff from various agencies and a NSW Health camp for members of the community to safely isolate.
Coates delivered power, lighting and AC; storage, sanitation and shower solutions; temporary site accommodation and toilets; fencing for perimeter site security and traffic management; CCTV services; cool rooms, freezers and so much more.
'Whether it be for fires, floods and now pandemics, we're here 24/7 to provide our services when the RFS call." Jarrad Whitby, Regional Manager at Coates.