The prestigious National Outdoor Events Association awards have been launched, with more categories which are free to enter, and will be heading to Bath in November.
NOEA is marking its 35 year anniversary with celebrations culminating at its 12 annual Convention and Awards Dinner which will be held in Bath on 26th November.
The UK’s leading outdoor events trade association fights the events industry’s corner with campaigns ranging from tackling police costs to calling for a ban on Chinese lanterns due to the danger to life, livestock and land.
Chief Executive Susan Tanner said: “The awards seek to recognise the best of the events industry and recognise all the work which goes into staging a successful outdoor event from the catering to sourcing sponsorship to acknowledging the best small and large events.
“The head judge this year will be Alistair Turner PR Director of Davies Tanner. The judges will be looking to reward the best innovation, good practice and simply the best event of the year.”
Last year’s winners included Capita PLC in Birmingham for best practice, Another World Productions in Bristol as best event organiser for the city’s St Paul’s Carnival and Lambeth Country Show for friendly event of the year.
The Scottish Chamber Orchestra and City of Edinburgh Council scooped the Scottish Tribute Award with the Virgin Money Festival Fireworks.
NOEA aims to education, advise and enhance professionalism and business opportunities within the sector and has more than 400 members.
To enter please visit www.noea.org.uk – entries are free but must be submitted 31st July 2015.
This year’s categories are:
Event Innovation of the Year Award – awarded for the provision of a new product, service or concept that will help the industry to solve problems and go forward safely and profitably.
Small Event of the Year Award – recognising the good work done by event organisers staging smaller events with audience attendance of under 2000 with a local community focus.
Production Partnership of the Year Award – to those who have demonstrated excellence in partnership working in the delivery of an exceptional event.
Best Practice Award – awarded to the best overall promoter or event organiser who fulfil criteria for managing well organised safe events through their professionalism.
Event organiser of the year – open to individuals, companies and local authorities who provide first class facilities and visitor satisfaction at their events.
Event of the Year Award – recognises an event which has achieved the highest level of excellence or has made a major contribution to the professionalism of the Industry.
Event Supplier of the Year – Open to individuals and companies who supply first class products/equipment/entertainment to those within the Events Industry.
Sporting Event of the Year Award – Open to any event involving a sporting activity whether it is a participating or spectator event
Small Festival of the Year Award – For any event that attracts less than 5,000 attendees.
Large Festival of the Year Award – For any festival that attracts 5,000 attendees or more
Caterer of the Year Award – For any in house or external caterers or outside caterer of any size or type
PR Campaign of the Year Award – For organisers who can show an exemplary PR strategy for an outdoor event
The NOEA Scotland tribute award – Gives recognition to those events that have achieved the highest level of excellence or have made a major contribution to the professionalism of the Industry in Scotland.
Sponsorship Campaign of the Year Award – For to organisers who can show an excellent use of sponsorship at an outdoor event
Student Event of the Year Award – For any outdoor event organised by students, either individually or as a group/team
Medical Provider of the Year Award – For any type of medical provider who have excelled at an outdoor event
Event Team of the Year Award – For the best proactive and effective event team working on an outdoor event