E vent P rofessional I ndustry C lass Awards The EPIC Awards are a joint venture between NACE, ISES and ABC When you win an award you truly will be able to say that you are the BEST in the industry
Important Dates The Event that is being entered for an award must have taken place between July 1, 2011 and December 31, 2012 Entries are due by February 1, 2013. No late entries are accepted.
Basic Rules of Entry NACE, ISES and ABC Members can submit one entry per category at no charge. Each additional entry per category is $50 Each Event may be submitted for a maximum of 3 categories All entries must be Anonymous – no logos or company names may appear, no references to person or company executing event
Submission Requirements Entries are submitted in an 8.5x11 unadorned, black, 3-ring binder Entry application is filled out completely and inside of the front cover All entries must include one photo that summarizes your entry in digital form of 300 dpi or greater via CD There is a limit of 15 pieces of collateral – each photo is considered one piece
Event Planning Available Awards Best Wedding – Budget over $20k Best Wedding – Budget under $20k Best (Non-Wedding) Social Event - Budget over $20k Best (Non-Wedding) Social Event - Budget under $20k Examples of Who Should Enter: Event planners - producers & coordinators, meeting planners, wedding consultants & party planners Facility & venue managers Institutions (educational, cultural & non-profit) Circuses and carnivals, sporting events, & concerts Convention & exposition service managers Destination management services, incentive travel companies
Event Design Available Awards Best Themed Event Best Tabletop Design Examples of Who Should Enter: Event designers Floral designers Prop, scenery & display designers Balloon artists Artists in other media Linen companies Caterers & bakeries
Event Cuisine Available Awards Best Catered Event Best Cake Best Confectioner Best Menu on a Shoestring (Under 25++ per person) Who should Enter: Caterers, either off-premise or in-house Specialty bakeries and/or confectioners Restaurants, facility operators, hotels, clubs, and any other entities that provide food to the special events industry
Entertainment Available Awards Best Entertainment Production Over $5k Best Entertainment Production Under $5k Examples of Who Should Enter: Producers Choreographers Designers of entertainment Entertainers Disc jockey services
Event Enhancements Available Awards Best Event Enhancement – Photography or Videography Who Should Enter: Photographers Videographers
Technical Production Available Awards Best Technical Production Who Should Enter: Companies providing staffing, rental equipment, tenting, lasers, lighting, special effects, pyrotechnics, audio-visual, transportation, valet services Graphic designers, producers and designers of event collateral including advertising & promotional pieces, invitations, announcements, signage & novelties Any others providing technical, logistical, or design services for the special events industry
Team Event Available Awards Best Team Event Who Should Enter: Any group of companies or individuals who formed a core event team. The team must include a combination of at least three (3) members of any of the following organizations: ISES, NACE, ABC or MPI. Note that only 1 submission binder is required for each Team event, however that binder must include an entry form from each team member
NACE Michael Havens Award NACE members will nominate this person tonight! This person should be a leader, a mentor and show a dedication to NACE that goes above and beyond that of other members Nominee Requirements: Member is in good standing for at least 3 consecutive years and previous Michael Havens Award Winners are not eligible. Previous winners: Mark Ephraim, Ryan Koral, Robin Bosma, Todd Lloyd, Liz Bakunovich, Joan Kacir, Debbie Heuchert, Stephen Stawicki, Bill Hamilton, & Elizabeth Leiderman.
Caterer of the Year You may nominate this person tonight! Each person nominated will have to fill out an application in order to be considered for the award Nominee requirements: NACE, ISES, ABC or MPI members only; caterers, either off-premise or in-house, including specialty bakeries, restaurants, facility operators, hotels, clubs, and any other entities that provide food to the special events industry.
Event Professional of the Year You may nominate this person tonight! Each person nominated will have to fill out an application in order to be considered for the award Nominee requirements: NACE, ISES, ABC or MPI members only; non- caterers and non-food-related vendors, supporting in the events industry.
Questions? Please see the full entry packet for complete list of rules and instructions for entry