Awards Categories and Fees

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Award Categories and Fees

  • Member Awards: FREE
  • Chapter Awards: FREE
  • Industry Awards: $115 Entry Fee

Add your team to your award submission!

  • Team Member Fees: $230 Applicant + additional team member
  • $345 Applicant + 2 additional team members
  • $460 Applicant + 3 additional team members
  • $575 Applicant + 4 additional team members

Industry awards allow you to credit members of the team that contributed to the success of your event.
If selected as a winner, each team member included in the submission will receive an award.

Rockstar Industry Submissions - $115 Entry fee (additional fees for team members)

Event Photography of the Year

This award recognizes outstanding photography and the photographer’s artistic talents. Award nominations will be split into three subcategories:

  • Wedding Photography
  • Social Event (non-wedding) Photography
  • Corporate Event Photography

Team Event of the Year

This award recognizes outstanding achievement in team effort to execute the event planning and production of a catered event by a group of caterers, event planners, facility venue managers, institutions, production companies, special event designers, décor providers, entertainment companies, and other vendors producing events such as parties, banquets, award ceremonies, festivals, sporting events, and expositions.

 

Event Production of the Year

This award recognizes outstanding achievement in the overall event planning and production of a catered event by on and off-premise caterers, event planners, facility venue managers, and institutions producing such events as parties, banquets, award ceremonies, fundraisers, festivals, sporting events, conventions and expositions, but excluding weddings.

Award nominations will be split into six categories.

  • Social, Budget <$50,000
  • Social, Budget $50,000-$100,000
  • Social, Budget >$100,000
  • Corporate, Budget <$50,000
  • Corporate, Budget $50,000-$100,000
  • Corporate, Budget >$100,000

Catered Event of the Year

This award recognizes outstanding planning and execution for on premise and off-premise events, excluding weddings (see Wedding of the Year award).

Award nominations will be split into six subcategories.

  • On-Premise, Budget <$50,000
  • On-Premise, Budget $50,000-$100,000
  • On-Premise, Budget >$100,000
  • Off-Premise, Budget <$50,000
  • Off-Premise, Budget $50,000-$100,000
  • Off-Premise, Budget >$100,000

Table Presentation of the Year

This award recognizes outstanding design and décor for an event table, including but not limited to guest, buffet or conceptual tables. A conceptual table would be considered a “best of show” display piece where several elements of a table theme would be included to showcase all products; for example, those tables as seen at bridal shows and industry table-top competitions.

Award nominations will be split into two subcategories.  

  • Budget <$200
  • Budget >$200

Wedding of the Year

This award recognizes outstanding planning and execution for wedding events, including ceremony and reception.

Award nominations will be split into three categories:

  • Budget <$50,000
  • Budget $50,000-$100,000
  • Budget >$100,000

Speaker of the Year

The “Speaker of the Year” award recognizes professional speakers who consistently engage, motivate and inspire audiences.

 

New in 2020! Event Entertainment of the Year

This award recognizes outstanding achievement in event entertainment concept and execution for events such as parties, banquets, award ceremonies, fundraisers, festivals, sporting events, conventions and expositions, social, corporate and wedding related events. Submissions, including budget, should pertain to entertainment at a specific event exclusively.

Award nominations will be split into two subcategories.  

  • Budget <$25,000
  • Budget >$25,000

New in 2020! Event Design & Décor of the Year

This award recognizes outstanding achievement in Event Design & Decor for any (social or corporate) event. 

Award nominations will be split into three categories:

  • Budget <$50,000
  • Budget $50,000-$100,000
  • Budget >$100,000

New in 2020! Technical Production of the Year

This award recognizes outstanding achievement in staging, decor and stage lighting, rigging, audio visual, video mapping components, such as live-feeds, speakers, video walls, theatrical and unique technical elements for events, such as parties, banquets, award ceremonies, fundraisers, festivals, sporting events, concerts, conventions and expositions.

Award nominations will be split into three subcategories.

  • Budget <$75,000
  • Budget $75,000-$150,000
  • Budget >$150,000

Outstanding Members - FREE Submission

Member of the Year

The “Member of the Year” recognizes members whose membership, local and national association participation, contributions, and involvement have made a significant impact on NACE.

Student Member of the Year

The “Student Member of the Year” recognizes student members whose chapter participation, contributions and involvement have paved the way for fellow and future students and increased the chapter’s involvement in the academic community.

George Zell Spirit of NACE

The George Zell Spirit of NACE Award recognizes NACE members whose commitment and compassion towards humanitarianism makes a profound and recognizable impact. George was the quintessential NACE member, dedicated to his chapter and the national organization.

Emerging Member of the Year - NEW

The Emerging Member award recognizes relatively new members whose membership, local and national association participation, contributions and involvement have made a significant impact on NACE.

Awesome Chapters - FREE Submission

Chapter of the Year

The NACE “Chapter of the Year” award recognizes NACE chapters that exemplify outstanding achievement in chapter planning and management, member participation, the merit of educational programs and membership growth and retention. Award nominations will be split into 3 categories:

  • 15-50 members
  • 51-100 members
  • 101+ members

Chapter Program of the Year

The NACE “Chapter Program of the Year” award recognizes the planning, production, and execution of a chapter program which demonstrates superior achievement in educational content, theme, and presentation. Award nominations will be split into 3 categories:

  • 15-50 members
  • 51-100 members
  • 101+ members

Chapter Fundraising Event of the Year

The NACE “Chapter Fundraising Event of the Year” award recognizes success in planning, production, and execution of a single fundraising event for the chapter that exemplifies outstanding efforts and abilities of the chapter and its members. Award nominations will be split into 3 categories:

  • 15-50 members
  • 51-100 members
  • 101+ members

Chapter Education Program of the Year

The NACE “Chapter Education Program of the Year” award recognizes the planning, production, and execution of a chapter program which demonstrates superior achievement in educational content. Award nominations will be split into 3 categories:

  • 15-50 members
  • 51-100 members
  • 101+ members

Chapter Community Service of the Year

The “Chapter Community Service of the Year” award recognizes outstanding work benefiting a charitable or non-profit organization, by means of an event or series of events, outreach activity or fundraising. Award nominations will be split into 3 categories:

  • 15-50 members
  • 51-100 members
  • 101+ members

Upcoming Deadlines:

Entries Open

January 26

Award Deadline

May 20

Nominees Announced

Jun 15

Awards Gala

August 4

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