Allie Awards Information

Below you will find the various categories you or your company may enter. More guidelines are provided if you need more clarification or answers to your questions. For those submitting for budgetary categories click here for the budget sheet, that must also be submitted with your entry. Click on name of category for a further explanation of that category.

EVENT PLANNING

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Best Event: Corporation/Association (Over $100k) – is awarded to the company/individual who produced the best overall event, such as company milestones, product launch, marketing events, conventions, annual meeting, award gala and conference receptions. The complete event cost, at full retail value, must fall into the Above or Under $100k categories.

Best Event: Corporation/Association (Under $100k) – is awarded to the company/individual who produced the best overall event, such as company milestones, product launch, marketing events, conventions, annual meeting, award gala and conference receptions. The complete event cost, at full retail value, must fall into the Above or Under $100k categories

Best Event: Social Event (Over/Under $50k) – is awarded to the company/individual who produced the best overall event in a social setting, such as bar/bat mitzvahs, milestone celebrations, birthdays, anniversaries, sweet 16’s, family reunions, proms, etc… The complete event cost at full retail value must fall into the Above or Under $50k categories.

Best Event: Social Event (Over/Under $50k) – is awarded to the company/individual who produced the best overall event in a social setting, such as bar/bat mitzvahs, milestone celebrations, birthdays, anniversaries, sweet 16’s, family reunions, proms, etc… The complete event cost at full retail value must fall into the Above or Under $50k categories.

Best Non-Profit Fundraiser – is awarded to the company/individual who produces the best non-profit fundraiser event. Judging emphasis will be awarded on leveraging resources, active committee solicitation of donors and sponsors, as well as profitability back to the organization.

Best Public Fair or Festival – is awarded to the company/individual that puts on the best fair or festival. The event must be open to the public.

Most Creative Venue – (non Wedding) -is awarded to the company/individual that utilizes a non-traditional venue for the location of their event. Wedding venues will not be accepted in this category.

Logistical Achievement: Planning – is awarded to the company/individuals who overcome substantial obstacles in the planning process.

Best Tradeshow/Conference – is awarded to the company/individual who plan and produce the best tradeshow and/or multi-day conference style event.

WEDDING PLANNING & DESIGN

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Best Event: Wedding (Under $50k) – is awarded to the company/individual who produced the best overall wedding. Overall event cost at full retail value must fall into the correct category. All elements handled by the entrant MUST be included in the budget.

Best Event: Wedding ($50k – $100k) – is awarded to the company/individual who produced the best overall wedding. Overall event cost at full retail value must fall into the correct category. All elements handled by the entrant MUST be included in the budget.

Best Event: Wedding (Over $100k) – is awarded to the company/individual who produced the best overall wedding. Overall event cost at full retail value must fall into the correct category. All elements handled by the entrant MUST be included in the budget.

Best Wedding Print Suite – is awarded to the company/individual who provides, creates, and produces the best collection of printed materials uses to communicate prior to and on the wedding day.

Most Creative Wedding Venue – is awarded to the company/individual that utilizes a non-traditional venue for a wedding.

Best Wedding Decor Design – is awarded to the best company/individual who produces the best comprehensive design for an actual wedding event. This category excludes display tables.

Event Cuisine

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Best On Premise Catering – is awarded to the company/individual who creates the best catered event, from a full-service, on premise production kitchen.

Best Off Premise Catering – is awarded to the company/individual who creates the best catered event, delivered into an off-premise setting, working from trucks, tents or and off site kitchen.

Best Menu Design -is awarded to the company/individual who delivers the best menu experience, regardless of price or presentation format, with the emphasis on culinary creativity, techniques, flavors, and transition.

Best Menu Presentation – is awarded to the company/individual who delivers the best menu visually, regardless of price or presentation format, with the emphasis on the flair of plate/table presentation, layers, garnish, colors, and detail.

Best Culinary Innovation – is awarded to the company/individual who provided a unique technique, product, or presentation for an event, with an emphasis in the culinary application.

Event Design

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Best Floral Design (non-wedding) – is awarded to the best company/individual who produces the best floral design for an event. This category excludes display tables. Wedding floral designs will not be accepted in this category.

Best Non-Floral Design – is awarded to the best company/individual who produces the best non-floral design for an event. This category excludes display tables.

Best Themed Event Décor – is awarded to the company/individual who creates an overall décor design which best represents the client’s event theme.

Best Tabletop Design – is awarded to the company/individual who creates the best tabletop design (floral or non-floral) for an actual event. It encompasses centerpieces, flatware, china, glassware, linens, etc. Open house, styled photo shoots, showcase or gallery style featured tables are not eligible to compete in this category.

Best Use of Rental Equipment – is awarded to the company/individual who best use rental equipment to enhance their event and its overall design décor impression.

Event Enhancements

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Best Print Piece – is awarded to the company/individual who creates the best tangible, printed invitation, menu cards, programs, flyers, or promotional items that support the event’s brand and/or messaging. This category does not allow items printed for a wedding.

Best Use of Media/Technology – is awarded to the company/individual who utilizes digital and virtual methods of communication or marketing including websites, social media, CD’s, DVD’s, video mapping (does not include printed media).

Best Event Innovation – is awarded to the company/individual who introduces a new and innovative product, service, or concept to meet the goals of a specific event and benefit the overall event industry.

Best Event Photography – is given to the company/individual whose photography best captures the event, theme, and overall spirit of an occasion for a corporate or social occasion. (does not include wedding events).

Best Event Videography – is given to the company/individual whose video best captures the event, theme, and overall spirit of an occasion for a corporate or social occasion. (does not include wedding events).

Technical Production

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Best AV Design – is awarded to the company/individual who produced the best Audio Visual design to bring the event to life.

Best Lighting Design – is awarded to the company/individual who created the best lighting to enhance their event.

Best Tent Installation – is awarded to the company/individual who best utilized tenting in any setting, including wedding events.

Logistical Achievement: Technical Production – is awarded to the company/individuals who overcome substantial obstacles in the technical production and implementation process.

Best Team Effort

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Social Events | Corporate Events | Wedding Events -is awarded to the event team members with the best collaborative effort between the various disciplines of the events industry. All parties bring the best of their skills, products, services, and abilities to create something spectacular. The event should be entered into the appropriate market segment, with non-profit falling into the category of social events.

Social Events | Corporate Events | Wedding Events – is awarded to the event team members with the best collaborative effort between the various aspects of the events industry. All parties bring the best of their skills, products, services and abilities to create something spectacular. The event should be entered into the appropriate market segment, with non-profit falling into the category of social events.

Social Events | Corporate Events | Wedding Events – is awarded to the event team members with the best collaborative effort between the various aspects of the events industry. All parties bring the best of their skills, products, services and abilities to create something spectacular. The event should be entered into the appropriate market segment, with non-profit falling into the category of social events.

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