About the Antonian Awards

The Antonian Awards are the result of a brainstorming session spearheaded by local event professionals Todd Kabes, of San Antonio Weddings Magazine, Chris Koval, of Future Sounds DJ, Julie McGarraugh, of McNay Art Musem, Lisa Morales, formerly of Haute Weddings and Pinks Popcorn, and Maria Mwangi, formerly of Studios at Fischer, in an effort to produce a city-wide event that would prepare industry professionals for higher-level event competition and recognition. It was also founded in order to raise operating funds for the San Antonio chapter, to sponsor scholarship recipients to attend the annual ILEA convention, and help assist local charities the chapter elected to support. Founded in 2015, the Antonian Awards have been held annually with the exception of 2020 and 2021, and have continued to grow every year, both in terms of attendance and funds raised.

By entering the Antonian Awards, you are able to demonstrate the caliber of your work.  This is your opportunity to show others in the industry your talents and what makes your company stand apart from the competition.

You'll have the recognition platform to earn company and client acknowledgment, increase marketability, gain media access, and receive events and industry buzz about you and your company!

Overview:  As a city-wide recognized awards competition, the Antonian Awards program was designed to honor the exceptional professional achievements of event individuals and organizations located in or working an event in Bexar County or any of the surrounding, contiguous counties (Atascosa, Bandera, Comal, Frio, Guadalupe, Kendall, Medina, Wilson), or anyone who is a member of the local San Antonio ILEA Chapter representing all facets of the event.

Who can enter the awards?
The Antonian Awards program has been restructured to honor the exceptional professional achievements Best of all, the leg work you do in gathering details, budget, and photos will be the exact same material you would need to submit entries to the regional level Dallas Chapter's Texas Star Awards as well as the International Esprit Awards. Do your homework just one time and you’re ready for all levels of submission.

All proceeds from the Antonian Awards Banquet will benefit the ILEA San Antonio Chapter’s Scholarship Fund and help to support the chapter.