For the 2018 Event Production Awards, the Access All Areas team has compiled a thorough list of categories that recognise excellence amongst suppliers, innovators, technology, experiential companies, venues and the organisers themselves. The EPAs have never been so diverse, which allows the awards in 2018 to grow and become an effective event for all involved.
To enter, simply select your categories, download the form, fill out and send back to firstname.lastname@example.org, by the deadline, Friday 1 December 2017.
Please attach up to five visual attachments which will help your entry but remain within the word counts.
The qualifying period for all categories is 1 November 2016 to 31 October 2017.
There is no fee to enter these awards.
Please send all entries to email@example.com
These are the categories for next edition:
This award is not open to entries but is decided by the Editor of Access All Areas to recognise outstanding achievements within and contributions to the outdoor events industry over a career. The recipient is someone who has pioneered, innovated and driven change in the industry.
This category recognises companies that have delivered an event in exceptional ways to improve the environment at an event, whether on stage, for safety purposes, during the build-up or to immerse the audience in the theme of the event. Evidence to support the entry includes innovation, crowd reaction, technology, creativity and fulfilment of brief.
An award that recognises the importance of providing professional, trained, and quality crews whatever the event or budget. Judges will be looking for diversity in types of crew offered, ability to cater for different event types and scales, as well as key USPs that the provider offers both staff and clients.
Security is essential at any event; can you showcase how your company has made a difference? Were crime levels down at your event? What did you introduce to support this? This category is designed for companies specialising in providing security for events, and judges will be looking at the number and diversity of events catered for, as well as measurable results and feedback.
Event safety, crowd control and queue management are key to the success of any large event. Enter this award if you have supplied to any event and made a difference. Judges will be particularly interested in new product development and improvements to systems and technology.
This category is open to any supplier of temporary flooring or trackway. Entrants should demonstrate how the service or products they supplied enhanced the quality of the event while also complying with sustainability or safety regulations. Judges will be impressed by innovation and new products first launched over the period.
This award is designed to honour the staging supplier who has delivered the most iconic stage setting. The stage production must be relevant to the event type, size and budget and have created genuine impact. Judges will be looking for demonstrations of innovation and overcoming challenges provided by rigid proposals as well as overall impact.
This category covers buildings, seating and grandstand areas as well as other structures built for event infrastructure. Judges will consider the different types of events catered for, the variation in structures supplied and focus on the use of creativity and innovation.
This category is to recognise the venue that has delivered the best environment for event organisers and attendees. Judges will be looking at the variety of events catered for, innovations in the organiser and customer experience, sustainability, catering services and security measures that stand out.
Sustainability, recyclability, and reusability remains key to the events industry. To win this prestigious award, explain how you have made a significant difference to an event by using green innovations and techniques. Judges will be looking for innovation and measurable impact on events.
This category is open to ticketing companies big and small. Entrants should be innovating and pushing the industry forward. Judges will be looking for specific examples of where your ticketing has aided the wider success of an event and the use of, and integration with, new technologies.
Technology is always at the forefront of organisers’ minds as they aim to deliver outstanding attendee experiences alongside the overall environment. If you are a technology provider or organiser who has helped improve these experiences you should enter this award. Judges will be looking for innovation and technological advances alongside technology that has really made a positive difference to an event. The winner will be the technology provider and event at which it was used.
This category caters for events that truly have the wow factor and have made a lasting impression on the audience. If you and your team created a spectacular event that made headlines, awed the crowd and produced stunning visuals, enter for your chance to shine. This category is open for event organisers, production teams and AV suppliers who can demonstrate visual effectiveness and impact on an event.
This award is for the individual or company that created real buzz around an fmcg brand, and created deep and lasting engagement at an event that has been talked about long after the event is over. Judges will be looking for creativity, how the brief of audience targeting and engagement was met, size and adherence to budget, as well as, if available, post-event research to demonstrate the success of the activation.
This award is for the individual or company that created real buzz around a non-fmcg brand, and created deep and lasting engagement at an event that has been talked about long after the event is over. Judges will be looking for creativity, how the brief of audience targeting and engagement was met, size and adherence to budget, as well as, if available, post-event research to demonstrate the success of the activation.
This award recognises and rewards the team behind a successful event. Entrants need to demonstrate how the teams operate, work together and produced great events, taking into account the challenges they faced and how they overcame them. Judges will be looking for creativity, innovation and adherence to budgets.
This award is to recognise the event of the year, mostly focused on music, which has truly delivered for its audience. Judges will be looking for growth in attendance, diversity in acts, new visitor experiences, as well as sustainable issues, technology and revenues.
This award is to recognise the event of the year, mostly focused on sport, which has truly delivered for its audience. Judges will be looking for growth in attendance, diversity in acts, new visitor experiences, as well as sustainable issues, technology and revenues.
Do you believe that your company’s work stands up not only as the best in your sector, but the best across the entire event production industries? Enter this award, judged by Access All Areas Managing Editor Annie Blinkhorn, to receive recognition. Entrants should demonstrate a commitment to innovative, safe, reliable and environmentally friendly services, as well as an eye for creativity and up-to-date technology. Please provide testimonials from events you’ve worked on across the entry period.