Awards - The Special Event Asia
18-19 November 2019 Resorts World Sentosa, Singapore

Awards

The Awards, Powered by The Special Event will run on 19 November in the Equarius Hotel at Resorts World Sentosa.

With over 25 award categories conceptualized to recognize the best of the best, and a high-powered Judging Panel to boot, the inaugural TSEA Awards and Gala promises to be once in a lifetime event for the industry.

Bring your teams, bring your clients, and get involved in the biggest party in town!

 

Best Trade Exhibition

This award recognises trade exhibition organisers that have excelled in organising and delivering a successful trade exhibition. They must demonstrate how they exceeded expectations in terms of visitor numbers, exhibition sales, promotional campaigns, results to budget, innovation and marketing techniques, which led to growth and enhanced service excellence of the event and its industry sector. This category applies to existing and launch exhibitions.
Type of Company to Submit: Organisers

Best Consumer Exhibition

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This award recognises consumer exhibition organisers that have excelled in organising and delivering a successful show. They must demonstrate how they exceeded expectations in terms of visitor numbers, exhibition sales, promotional campaigns, results to budget, innovation and marketing techniques, which led to growth and enhanced service excellence of the event.
Type of Company to Submit: Organisers

Best Association/Corporate Meeting

This award is designed to recognise the effort that is required to successfully plan, organise and manage a meeting, conference or congress. A meeting is considered the assembly of people with the purpose of exchanging information, debate or discussion, education and relationship building, which is scheduled alone or in conjunction with other events.
Entrants must provide accurate descriptions of the meeting for the judges to study supported by visual evidence.
Type of company to submit: Organisers/Agencies/PCOs

Best Philanthropical Event

This award is designed to recognise the effort that is required to successfully plan, organise and manage a charity, not-for-profit or corporate social responsibility event. Entrants must provide accurate descriptions of the event for the judges to study, supported by visual evidence. Events eligible for this award include: any type of charity, fundraising galas, CSR/NFP events. Commercial conferences and exhibitions are not eligible for this award.
Type of company to submit: Owners/Organisers/Event Management/Agencies

Best Social Event

This award is designed to recognise the effort that is required to successfully plan, organise and manage a social event, including weddings, milestone events such as birthday and anniversary parties, celebrational corporate/networking events and community events.
Entrants must provide accurate descriptions of the event for the judges to study, supported by visual evidence. Events eligible for this award include: awards ceremonies, gala dinners, celebrations, community events and balls. Commercial conferences and exhibitions are not eligible for this award.
Type of company to submit: Owners/Organisers/Event Management/Agencies

Best Music Event

This award recognises an outstanding event, or set of events in terms of organisation, creativity, and entertainment value that has been branded as a music event or concert. All music events must have been open to the public to attend and can be a one-day event or a series of events organised under one main event title spread over a number of days. Entrants must provide accurate descriptions of the event for the judges to study, supported by visual evidence.
Type of company to submit: Promoters/Organisers/Event Management/Agencies

Best Sporting Event

This award recognises an outstanding sporting event or set of sporting events in terms of organisation, creativity and sporting value. The event must have been open to the public to attend and can be a one-day event or a series of events organised under one main event title. Private events are not eligible. Entrants must provide accurate descriptions of the event for the judges to study supported by visual evidence.
Type of company to submit: Owners/Organisers/Event Management/Agencies

Best Arts and Culture Event

This award recognises an outstanding arts, cultural and festival event whose main theme is to represent and celebrate a culture, art, tradition or holiday. Entrants must provide accurate descriptions of the event for the judges to study, supported by visual evidence. The event must have been open to the public to attend and can be a one-day event or a series of events organised under one main event title. Private or corporate events are not eligible.
Type of company to submit: Owners/Organisers/Event Management/Agencies

Best Video Content Production

This award recognises an outstanding video content production used in any type of event. Entrants must provide visual evidence and details of the Event, with accurate descriptions of the event for the judges to study.
Type of company to submit: AV Suppliers/Agencies/Organisers

Outstanding Brand Activation Event

This award is designed to recognise an outstanding brand activation event (single event or series) that created effective touchpoints between the brand and (potential) consumers.
Type of company to submit: Owners/Organisers/Event Management/Agencies

Best Event on a Budget

This award is designed to recognise the effort that is required to successfully plan, organise and manage an event on a limited budget. Entrants must provide accurate descriptions of the event for the judges to study, supported by visual evidence. Events eligible for this award must be open to the public and could include; music events, sporting events, arts/cultural events, corporate product launches and brand activations/promotions. Please note: Commercial conferences/exhibitions are not eligible. Events submitted in this category must have been delivered under a budget of US$ 100,000.
Type of company to submit: Owners/Organisers/Event Management/Agencies

Best Event Marketing Campaign of the Year

This award is designed to recognise an outstanding marketing campaign created specifically for an event (single event or series). A campaign that created effective awareness, increased the relevance on all social media channels and reached the full potential of consumers/attendees.
Type of company to submit: Owners/Organisers/Event Management/Agencies

Young Achiever of the Year

The Young Achiever Award will acknowledge, encourage and reward an event professional in the Middle East who has reached outstanding achievements and contributed greatly to the success of their business, the company they work for, or a specific event or series of events.
Type of company/individual to submit: Nominations may be made by anyone

ILEA’s Industry Innovation Award

This award will recognise a company that is committed to innovative practice. Organisations can enter a new type of event, a new way of working, a new way of branding, a new way of involving the target audience, a new way of using social media, anything to applaud innovation & future-thinking within the industry.

The company must provide evidence of how their innovative way of thinking has or will improve the industry.
Type of company to submit: Any

Best Temporary Venue or Structure

This award recognises an innovative and creative temporary venue or structure installation used to deliver a unique event experience. Entries must provide specific details of the space; location and temporary build solutions employed as well as the objectives of the project. Entrants must provide accurate descriptions of the event for the judges to study, supported by visual evidence.
Type of company to submit: Suppliers/Agencies/Event Management

Best Event Space Design & Décor

This award recognises outstanding event space design. The judges will look at innovation and appropriateness of the décor—including lighting, props, table design and other décor elements–for the event communication as the deciding factors. Entrants must provide accurate descriptions of the design and decoration for the judges to study, supported by visual evidence. Proof of meeting the client’s objectives and surpassing their expectations must also be provided.
Type of company to submit: Owners/Organisers/Event Management/Agencies

Best Entertainment Production

This award rewards innovative ideas in entertainment to enhance the attendee experience at an event. The performances must be brand/event theme aligned with the appropriate selection of music, type of performance, costume, design of costume and props, choreography, and working with special effects. The judges will look at innovation and appropriateness of the act for the event communication as the deciding factors. Entrants must provide accurate descriptions of the entertainment for the judges to study supported by visual evidence. A submission can be made for all types of entertainment, and be made from solo performers, groups of performers, entertainment agencies or producers who managed the entertainment element of an event.
Type of company to submit: Companies involved in development and presentation of entertainment

Best Use of Technology

This award recognises the best use of (new) technology in any type of event or exhibition in Middle East. These products need to be tangible and have a direct impact on the event. Full details on how they were deployed also need to be provided.
Type of company to submit: Agencies/Technical Suppliers

Best Technical Support

This award will recognise a company that has provided an excellent and innovative technical solution for an event; AV, video, lighting, power, logistics, etc. It can be live or pre-produced, and both public and corporate events are eligible. The category criteria focus on the creativity of the designers or producers, and the technical focus is on how the technical supplier merged technical and innovative aspects to create an outstanding experience.
Type of company to submit: Agencies/Technical Suppliers

Stand Design and Build Supplier of the Year

This award recognises organisations that have designed and built a high-quality stand, which met their client’s objectives and surpassed their expectations.
Type of company to submit: Stand Builders/Event Management Agencies

Best Supplier of the Year

This award is designed to recognise the impact a supplier to the industry has had on the region’s exhibition and event landscape by providing an excellent product or excellent service delivery.
Type of company to submit: Any

Industry Icon Award

This award will acknowledge and recognise an exhibition/event professional in the Middle East who has reached outstanding achievements and contributed greatly to the growth of the industry, success of their business and the events they worked for. Nominations can be made by anyone wanting to recommend an event professional. Please provide full details of the achievements the Industry Icon has made.

The candidate:

    1. Must have at least 10 years’ experience in the exhibitions and event industry.
    1. Can be an employed person, company owner, a staff member or an independent freelancer.
    1. Must have been working in the Middle East for at least five years.

For the industry icon, we believe it would be a good idea to change the entry structure. We would ask people to enter who they believe to be an industry icon, with the above criteria but without the long entry of the what and why.

After the deadline we will have a top 5 of most entered industry icons, whom we would ask (or their team) to supply us with more information about the person including testimonials. We can give them a week or maybe two (?) to collate this, after which the judges will choose the Industry Icon winner from the shortlisted entries.

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