Experience Agency of the Year (Under 40 staff)

This award recognises an experiential agency with under 40 staff that has demonstrated tenacity over the past year. You need to complete a report telling the judges what you’ve achieved and why you deserve to be named agency of the year. To be eligible, you need to have entered work into other categories but that shouldn’t be a problem as additional entries are free. As well as showing us some great examples of successful campaigns, you’ll need to share evidence of

  • New business wins and/or client retention
  • Innovation
  • Internal engagement
  • Testimonials from happy clients

Experience Agency of the Year (40+ staff)

This award recognises an experiential agency with 40 + staff that has demonstrated tenacity over the past year. You need to complete a report telling the judges what you’ve achieved and why you deserve to be named agency of the year. To be eligible, you need to have entered work into other categories but that shouldn’t be a problem, as additional entries are free. As well as showing us some great examples of successful campaigns, you’ll need to share evidence of:

  • New business wins and/or client retention
  • Innovation
  • Internal engagement
  • Testimonials from happy clients

Team of the Year (Under 40 staff)

If you think your team of under 40 staff is the best, this is your chance to show them how much you believe in them. We want to reward the best team in the industry. Wherever you are in the event chain, we want to see:

  • Smart use of budget
  • Imaginative executions
  • Successfully achieving objectives
  • Testimonials from happy clients

Team of the Year (40+ staff)

If you think your team of 40+ staff is the best, this is your chance to show them how much you believe in them. We want to reward the best team in the industry. Wherever you are in the event chain, we want to see:

  • Smart use of budget
  • Imaginative executions
  • Successfully achieving objectives
  • Testimonials from happy clients

Staffing Agency of the Year

This award recognises a staffing agency that has demonstrated tenacity over the past year. You need to complete a report telling the judges what you’ve achieved and why you deserve to be named staffing agency of the year. As well as showing us some great examples of successful campaigns, you’ll need to share evidence of:

  • New business wins and/or client retention
  • Internal engagement
  • Testimonials from happy clients

Experiential Freelancer of the Year (Free to enter)

This is a new category created for 2020. This year, Freelancers all over the world would have felt the impact from the CVOID-19 global crisis. We wanted to create a category to recognise a freelancer in the experiential industry who has gone above and beyond and used their creativity to excel in what has been a very uncertain year. This category is free to enter, and candidates can self-nominate, or submit on behalf of another person they feel deserves this accolade.

Venue of the Year

Open to all conference centres, hotels, restaurants, museums, country homes, pubs, clubs or any place hosting an event. Entries will be judged based on their individual performance and will not be judged on capacity.

  • New business wins and/or client retention
  • Internal engagement
  • Innovation
  • Testimonials from happy clients

B2B Experience of the Year

This category is for a B2B experience, event or experiential Campaign. The entry should demonstrate how the event or experience aligned with the brand and achieved business objectives.

B2C Experience of the Year

This category is for a B2C experience, event or experiential Campaign. The entry should demonstrate how the event or experience aligned with the brand and achieved business objectives.

Innovative Experience of the Year

This category is open to any type of exciting event or experience that pushed the boundaries of creativity. We want to see something that is unlike any experience that has happened before.

Pivot Initiative of the Year

Here we want to recognise and reward creative and innovative thinking, where a business can demonstrate a change in model or product to enhance experiences.

Conference/Exhibition of the Year

This category is for any conference or exhibition that has taken place in the past year. If you have a stand or activation at a conference or exhibition you should enter it into ‘Brand Activation at a festival or large-scale event of the Year’. This category includes conferences which took place online.

In-House Event of the Year

This category is for an event that has taken place internally within an organisation. Agencies who have created an event or experience for a client that happened in-house are eligible to enter.

Event Technology of the Year

This category is for creative use of technology to enhance an experience or event. An experience/event technology product is also eligible.

Event Production of the Year

This category is to shine a light on the production of an event and the team behind it. We want to learn about how you have gone above and beyond to create an outstanding experience for your clients and helped their vision come to life.

Culinary Experience

This category is for any culinary experience from the past year. This can include food related brand activations at events, event catering or a food experience or event.

Community or Not-for-profit Experience

This category is open to any community or not-for profit event. Remember charities and not-for-profit organisations are entitled to a 40% discount on entry prices.

Best 'At Home' experience

In this category we are looking for the best experience that was brought to individuals in their homes.

The One That Got Away (Free to enter)

In this category we want to give recognition to the project or pitch that never happened, your amazing ideas that never had the chance to shine. There are no rules or restrictions in this category, the sky is the limit.