Antonian Awards will be presented in the following categories:
Catered Event - NO BUDGET
The best catered event category honors culinary excellence in catering: either on or off-premise. Eligible entrants include caterers, specialty bakeries, restaurants, facility operators, hotels, or any other entity that provides food and beverage to an event.
Corporate Event – Budget under $75,000
Corporate Event – Budget over $75,000
The best corporate event categories honor excellence in the planning and execution of a corporate event. Eligible entrants include corporate event planning professionals, facility or venue managers, producers and managers of events for corporations. Events in this category may include, but are not limited to, company celebrations, and employee or client appreciation celebrations etc. Events entered in corporate categories may not be cross entered in social, non-profit or wedding categories.
Culinary Innovation - NO BUDGET
The best culinary innovation is awarded to a catering professional who provided a unique culinary technique, product or presentation for an event.
Design/Décor – Budget under $75,000
Design/Décor – Budget $75,000 - $150,000
Design/Décor – Budget over $150,000
These categories recognizes excellence in event design. The Event Design/Décor categories are open to any event professional whose products or services contribute to the look and feel of an event. Design/Décor products or services include, but are not limited to theme décor, floral/plant design, props, scenery, display design, draping, furniture, linens, rentals.
Entertainment Event – Budget under $50,000
Entertainment Event – Budget over $50,000
These categories honor excellence in entertainment production. Eligible entrants include entertainment producer, choreographer, designer, event professional or the performers of event entertainment.
Event Solution – NO BUDGET
This category honors individuals or companies that have met and overcome significant or unique event challenges such as unusual or difficult client demands, locations, logistics and/or time frames in the planning and production of an event. Limited budgets do not qualify as an award worthy challenge. Must be an event - no products are permitted in this category.
Filmmaking - NO BUDGET
This category honors excellence in event filmmaking (videography). Eligible entrants are videographers or event professionals who produced a video(s) for a business-related purpose(s).
Logistics and Support Services - NO BUDGET
This category honors excellence in logistics and event support services. Eligible entrants include but are not limited to tenting, transportation, crowd control, risk management, and/or other specialty services.
Marketing/Design Collateral – Budget under $25,000
Marketing/Design collateral - Budget over $25,000
These categories honor excellence in marketing/design. Eligible entrants include producers and designers of event marketing collateral. Eligible collateral includes advertising, promotional pieces, invitations, event signage, social media campaigns, websites, e‐invitations, media lounges etc.
Meeting/Conference Program – Budget under $250,000
Meeting/Conference Program – Budget over $250,000
These categories honor excellence in meeting/conference programs. Eligible entrants include meeting and conference planning professionals, destination management companies or other entities that provide these types of meeting/conference services for single or multi-day programs. The entry should include BOTH a meeting and special event component.
Non-Profit Event – Budget under $75,000
Non-Profit Event - Budget over $75,000
These categories are open to event professionals and other entities that provide not for profit event and development planning services. Events in this category may include but are not limited to, fundraisers, association and donor events. Events entered in this category may not be cross entered in corporate, social or wedding categories.
Photography - NO BUDGET
This category honors excellence in event photography. Eligible entrants are photographers or event planning professionals who produced photographs for a business-related purpose(s).
Public Event - NO BUDGET
This category honors excellence in planning and implementing public events. Eligible entrants include public event planning professionals or other entities that provide these types of public event services. Events in this category may include, but are not limited to, street fairs, festivals, trade shows, concerts, and sporting events.
Social Event – Budget under $75,000
Social Event – Budget over $75,000
These categories recognize excellence in planning private occasions. Eligible entrants include consultants, event professionals, facility managers other entities that provide social event experiences. Events in this category include but are not limited to bar/bat mitzvahs, personal celebrations, Milestone birthdays etc. NOTE: Weddings are not eligible in this category; see Best Wedding Category. Events entered in social categories may not be cross-entered in corporate, non-profit or wedding categories.
Team Event – Budget under $75,000
Team Event – Budget over $75,000
This category honors excellence by a team of Industry event professionals (a minimum of three members are needed to qualify for this category -one must be a member of an association). Events in this category may include, any event produced for a client. Only ONE online entry is allowed for each event. A team leader must be chosen and is responsible for the team's entry. For question 6, each team member must supply their one answer to the team leader who will include it in the team's entry.
Technical Production - NO BUDGET
This category honors excellence in special event technical, design or execution services. Eligible items include but are not limited to lighting, audio visual, multi-media, staging and special effects.
Wedding Event – Budget under $75,000
Wedding Event – Budget Between $75,000 to $150,000
Wedding Event – Budget over $150,000
This category recognizes excellence in wedding planning services. Eligible entrants include wedding planning professionals and other entities that provide wedding planning services. Events in this category are limited to Weddings only and day of wedding events only.
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*Each category can have multiple names on each submission, but they must be from the same company. The exception is the team event category. They can be from different companies (ex: venue, rental company, coordinator, florist, etc.)
Single Entry Early Bird Fee $50—by Wednesday, September 12th, 5 pm CST. Standard Entry Fee $75—by Monday, September 17, 5 pm CST. Last Chance Entry Fee $100—by Thursday, September 20, Midnight CST!
More than One Entrant: Same as above fees, per entrant. Only one credit card payment is permitted when submitting a multi-person entry. Entries submitted with more than a single payment submitted will result in disqualification.