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

Awards

Introduction

The Special Event Asia is proud to present our inaugural Special Awards Ceremony 2019. A spinoff from our long running Middle East and America Special Awards show, this is Asia’s main gala dinner that recognizes excellence in the events industry.

22 award categories are open for entries, presenting to highlight innovations and the honor the best talents of the events industry in the Asia region. With an esteemed judging panel to boot, the inaugural Special Awards in Asia promises to be once in a lifetime event for the industry.

Finalists will be celebrated at our grand ceremony and dinner on 19 November 2019 at Equarius Hotel, Resorts World Sentosa Singapore.

Nominate your teams and get involved in the biggest party in town!

Nominations are open till 29 August 2019, 5pm.

Important Deadlines

  • Entry deadline: 29th August 2019 at 5pm (GMT+8)
  • Please note the entry deadline, this date is final and there will be no extensions provided. The system will automatically prevent entry submissions after the deadline.
  • Finalists announced: 15th October 2019
  • Awards presentation ceremony: 19th November 2019, Equarius Hotel at Resorts World Sentosa

Award Categories

Best Consumer Exhibition of the Year

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.

Criteria

  • Judges will be looking for the consumer exhibition that exceeded all expectations with regards to the number of visitors, exhibition sales, promotional campaigns and results to budget.
  • You will need to demonstrate innovation and marketing techniques which led to growth and service excellence
  • Entries will have to describe how they evaluated the success of the event.

Best Trade Exhibition of the Year

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 newly launched exhibitions.

Criteria

  • Our judges are looking for the trade exhibition that exceeded all expectations to deliver an excellent service for the industry.
  • Nominations will have to include facts/figures of how the entry delivered innovation and promotional campaigns to boost visitor numbers and exhibition sales.
  • Entries will have to describe how they evaluated the success of the event.

Best Arts & Culture Event of the Year

This award recognises an outstanding arts, cultural or 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.

Criteria

  • Judges for this category will be scoring entries based on the deliverables of the event, including how the nomination stuck to the theme and budget of the event.
  • The nomination will have to describe the aims, objectives and challenges of the event.
  • Entries will have to describe how they evaluated the success of the event.

Best Community Event

This award is for the individual /team/company/brand that has gone above and beyond to create an event which improves the local community. This event can be anything from creating awareness about a special cause (social or philanthropic), bringing the community together in a positive way to help improve the lives and or environment of the community. Nominations for this event have to be able to demonstrate the reasons that the event took place and the impact it had on the community/environment.

Criteria

  • For this award, our judges will be scoring nominations on the impact of the event on the community, for example how the community/environment benefitted from the event.
  • The nomination will have to describe the aims, objectives and challenges of the event.
  • Entries will have to describe how they evaluated the success of the event.

Best E sports / Live Gaming Event

As technology and innovation are increasingly becoming the main focus for the future of the event industry, this category aims to recognise the ultimate live tech event, esports. This category is for the company that delivered the ultimate esports experience for the players and for the attendees. It includes any event involved with esports or live gaming such as tournaments, community support or content sharing activations.

Criteria

  • For this award, judges will be scoring entries on the innovative capabilities that made the event spectacular.
  • Nominations will have to demonstrate how the client vision and budget was adhered to or improved through creative capabilities.
  • Entries will have to describe the aims, objectives and challenges that were overcome for this event to be a success.

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.

Criteria

  • Judges for this award will be scoring nominations based on the aims, objectives and challenges that were overcome for this event to be a success.
  • Nominations will have to describe how they stuck to the client budget, while still producing a spectacular event.

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.

Criteria

  • Nominations will have to demonstrate the aims, objectives and challenges faced for this event.
  • Judges will be scoring entries based on the innovative capabilities that lead to improved visitor numbers, sales and budget.
  • Entries will have to describe how they evaluated the success of the event.

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.

Criteria

  • Nominations will have to demonstrate the aims, objectives and challenges faced for this event.
  • Judges will be scoring entries based on the innovative capabilities that lead to improved visitor numbers, sales and budget.
  • Entries will have to describe how they evaluated the success of the event.

Best Employer of the Year

This award is designed to recognise an employer in the events industry that has created a stimulating and supportive workplace with well-motivated, well trained employees. As such, the Employer of the Year will be seen as an “Employer of Choice.”

Criteria

  • For this award, judges will be scoring the Best Employer as if it were the “Employees Choice.” All entries will have to demonstrate an event worked on and the skills/services provided.
  • Entries will have to demonstrate team work that lead to improved efficiency or innovation for an event.
  • Nominations will have to describe the employee welfare initiatives and the reward and recognition policies of the company.
  • A testimonial will have to be provided, either from an employee or a client.

Best Industry Icon

This award will acknowledge and recognise an exhibition/event professional in Asia 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 who wants to recommend an event professional. Please provide full details of the achievements the Industry Icon has made.

The candidate:

  • Must have at least 10 years experience in the Exhibitions and Event Industry.
  • Can be an employed person, company owner / a freelancer.
  • Must have been working in Asia for at least 5 years.

Criteria

  • This award is for the best-of-the-best and our judges will be scoring entries based on the achievements of the individual.
  • Nominations will have to demonstrate the dedication and contributions made to the industry
  • Entries will have to provide evidence of leadership
  • A testimonial will have to be provided, either from an employee, manager or a client.

Young Achiever

The Young Achiever Award will acknowledge, encourage and reward an event professional in Asia 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. Nominations can be made by anyone. Please provide full details of the achievements the Young Achiever has made. Note: Include the nominee’s name; these entries are not anonymous.
Eligible entrants: Event professional based in any Asian country.

The candidate:

  • Must be 30 years old or younger on the date the award ceremony takes place (19th November 2019)
  • Can be an employed person, company owner / a freelancer
  • Must have been working in Asia for at least 2 consecutive years.
  • Must hold a valid residence visa in any country in Asia.

Criteria

  • This award is for the best-of-the-best and our judges will be scoring entries based on the achievements of the individual.
  • Nominations will have to demonstrate the dedication and contributions made to the industry
  • A testimonial will have to be provided, either from an employee, manager or a client.

Best Event Caterer

This award aims to recognise the amazing caterers that bring next-level dishes to attendee palates. The award will go to the caterers that deliver excellence throughout their event and offer truly remarkable and innovative displays and flavours. In order to win the award, the entry must demonstrate an example of how the team are creative and help with the smooth running of an event. This award can go to any catering company that work at events either corporate or private events and is awarded to the team/company and is not an individual award.

Criteria

  • For this award our judges will be looking for the best event caterer, no matter the type of event catered for.
  • Nominations will have to provide a description of the services and skills that they bring to events
  • A testimonial will have to be provided from a client

Best Light & Sound Production

This award category recognises a first-class team of committed specialists in AV and/or Lighting. The team should be able to provide the most dazzling and innovative installation examples, taking the clients vision and turning it into something spectacular. It’s all about the team and the equipment: whatever the scale and sophistication, this award recognises the professional teams who are experts in set-up and go all out to help in the smooth running of an event. The team should be able to give examples of when they have added ideas and value to the client’s investment and done it all within their budget.

Criteria

  • For this award, our judging panel will be looking for the very best in the business.
  • Nominations will have to describe the services/skills that they bring to the industry (along with event photos and a video link)
  • Entries must describe the innovative / creative capabilities that improved an event while sticking to client budget.

Best Supplier

This award is designed to recognise the impact a supplier to the industry has had on the region’s exhibition and event landscape. This can be by providing event staff, excellent service delivery or an excellent product.

Note: This category requires the company name; it is not anonymous.
Criteria

  • All entries will have to demonstrate an event worked on and the skills/services provided.
  • Entries will have to demonstrate team work that lead to improved efficiency or innovation for an event.
  • Entries must describe the innovative / creative capabilities that improved an event while sticking to client budget.
  • A testimonial will have to be provided from a client

Best Use of New Technology at an Event

This award recognises the best use of new technology (that is, technology launched within the last 12 months, from September 2018 through September 2019) in any type of event or exhibition in Asia. 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.

Criteria

  • Our judging panel will be scoring entries based on the innovation/creative capabilities of entries.
  • Nominations will have to describe the business objectives of the technology and how it was efficiently used to improve an event.
  • Judges for this award will be scoring nominations based on the aims, objectives and challenges that were overcome for this event to be a success.

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.

Criteria

  • For this award, nominations will have to describe the aims, objectives and challenges that were overcome for this event to be a success.
  • Entries will have to describe how effective awareness was created using this campaign and how it efficiently reached the target audience.
  • Entries will have to describe how they evaluated the success of the event.
  • A testimonial will have to be provided from a client

Outstanding Brand Activation of the Year

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. Entries must demonstrate how the event achieved the aims of the brand.

Criteria

  • Our judging panel will be scoring entries on how the activation created an effective touchpoint between the brand and the (potential) customers.
  • Entries will have to describe the aims, objectives and challenges that were overcome for this event to be a success.
  • Entries will have to show the unique aspects of the activation and explain why this entry deserves to win this prestigious award.

Best Agency

This award recognises the agencies that create spectacular events. The agency can be involved in the event in any way and has to be able to demonstrate all contributions made.

Criteria

  • Judges will be scoring this category based on the demonstrated work of the agency and the skills/services that they provide to add value to the event.
  • Nominations will have to describe how they work together to overcome challenges and stick to the client budget.
  • A testimonial will have to be provided from a client

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. Entries can be from any professional association event, no matter the industry, length or frequency. 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.

Criteria

  • Our judging panel will be scoring nominations based on the aims, objectives and challenges that were overcome for this event to be a success.
  • The winning nomination will have to be able to provide an accurate description of the meeting and explain the value the event added to the association/industry.
  • Entries will have to describe how they evaluated the success of the event.

Best Corporate D&D Event

A D&D evening is amongst the best opportunities to show a positive corporate image and to create a happy and efficient employee environment. This award recognises the best-of-the-best when it comes to the world of the Corporate Dinner and Dance. It aims to recognise the companies that produced a spectacular evening to honour and reward colleagues and staff for their work.

Criteria

  • For this award, our judges will be scoring nominations based on the aims, objectives and challenges that were overcome for this event to be a success.
  • Nominations will have to describe how they reached their goals and evaluated the success of the event.
  • A testimonial will have to be provided from an employee, manager or client

Best In House Event Team

This award aims to recognise the in-house event teams who produce highly professional events for their own internal clients. The award is for those teams that go that extra mile to produce spectacular events for their guests and always deliver on their business objectives. To win this award, the team has to be able to demonstrate examples of teamwork and expertise that lead to a successful outcome.

Criteria

  • The judges will be looking for the team that exceed expectations to deliver the most spectacular events.
  • Nominations will have to provide the innovative/creative capabilities the team brought to a project and how they work together to deliver a successful event.
  • Judges will be looking for the examples of an event delivered by the team; the aims, objectives and challenges that were overcome for this event to be a success.

Best Event Space Design & Decor

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.

Criteria

  • For this award, nominations will have to describe the aims, objectives and challenges that were overcome for this event to be a success.
  • Nominations will have to describe how the design and décor delivered or improved the clients vision for the event.
  • Entries should describe how the team added innovation or creative capabilities to improve the event design and/or décor while sticking to the budget

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