Entry deadline: 17 January 2020
Individuals or organisations may self-nominate or nominate an organisation they have worked with in the twelve month period from 1 January – 31 December 2019.
- Please select the category you would like to enter and click 'Enter now'. You can also choose to select several categories by checking the boxes on the right.
- Register or login. When registering, you will receive an email, and will need to validate your account before you will be able to complete your entry/ies.
- Complete the online entry form and upload any supporting material. You will need to complete all the required fields before you can submit your entry.
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- Once registered as an entrant you will be able to return to your incomplete or completed entries and edit as necessary. If you forget your password please use the reset password link on the login page.
- Entries may be edited up until the point of submission; all submissions must be made by 17th January 2020. Please note only submitted entries will proceed to the judging stage.
Entering the awards remains free of charge for all categories, however, if shortlisted, you will be required to purchase a minimum of one ticket at full list price. Multiple shortlist entries only requires one ticket purchase.
Technical Event Production of the Year
This category is for AV production companies and will be won by the company that can demonstrate how they have delivered an event on stage through expert AV production. Judges will be looking at new technology, light and sound that the production team have used to move the event forwards and how they have delivered a better attendee experience.
Full Event Production of the Year
This category recognises companies that have delivered an event in exceptional ways, from start to finish, to improve the experience 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.
Best Crewing or Rigging Supplier
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.
Best Security Company
Security is essential at any event; can you showcase how your company has made a difference? Were crime levels down and safety levels up at your events? 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.
Best Concession Provider
This category is for suppliers of catering services who have gone above and beyond in 2019. Whether food and/or drink, we want to hear how you have delivered outstanding catering to an event and audience. Innovative themes and choice of beverages and food will be high on our judges list as well as how you have contributed to an overall event experience.
Best Power Supplier
It’s essential for every event but how have you improved your service and delivery in 2019? Judges will be looking for the company that has innovated, shown increased sustainability and worked with organisers to improve costs while delivering a higher quality service.
Best Toilet and Hygiene Provider
Open to all suppliers of toilets and hygiene services. If you can show how you have worked with organisers to improve their facilities, innovated your product range and developed your sustainable elements then our judges will reward you.
Best Fencing/Crown Barrier Supplier
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.
Best Flooring or Roadway Supplier
This category is open to any supplier of temporary flooring or roadway. 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.
Best Staging Company
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 tight briefs as well as overall impact.
Best Temporary Structure Supplier
This award is an opportunity for suppliers of temporary structures to show off their capabilities and demonstrate their outstanding product, innovative usage, service and support. This category covers buildings, seating and grandstand areas as well as other structures build for event infrastructure. Judges will consider the different types of events catered for, variation in structures supplied innovation and structures’ creativity.
Venue of the Year
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.
Green Supplier of the Year
Sustainability, recyclability, and reusability remains key to the events industry. Describe how you have made a significant difference to an event by using green innovations and techniques to win this prestigious award. Judges will be looking for innovation and measurable impact on events.
Best Ticketing Provider
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 where your ticketing has aided to the wider success of an event, use of and integration with new technologies.
Best use of Technology at an Event
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.
Best Visual Spectacular
This category caters for events that truly have the wow factor and have made a lasting impression on the audience. If your event 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.
Brand Activation of the Year
This award is for the individual or company that created real buzz around an activation 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.
Production Team of the Year
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.
Music Event of the Year
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.
Sporting Event of the Year
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.
Access All Areas’ Supplier of the Year
Access All Areas’ Supplier of the Year
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’ Editor Tom Hall, 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.