Epic Awards 101

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Everything you need to know about the 2013 EPIC Awards! The EPIC Awards are a joint venture between the Detroit Chapters of NACE, ISES and ABC. Winners of these awards truly are the best in the events industry in Metro Detroit!

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Epic Awards 101

  1. 1. Epic Awards101Everything You Need ToKnow for 2013 AwardsSubmissions
  2. 2. Agenda Basicsof Submitting Available Awards and Who Should Submit Nominated Awards Information
  3. 3. Basics of Submitting
  4. 4. Event Professional Industry ClassAwards 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
  5. 5. Important Dates The Event that is being entered for an award must have taken place between July 1, 2011 and December 31, 2012 Entriesare due by February 1, 2013. No late entries are accepted.
  6. 6. 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
  7. 7. Submission Requirements Entries are submitted in an 8.5”x11” 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
  8. 8. Available Awards & WhoShould Submit
  9. 9. Event PlanningAvailable 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 $20kExamples 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
  10. 10. Event DesignAvailable Awards Best Themed Event Best Tabletop DesignExamples of Who Should Enter: Event designers Floral designers Prop, scenery & display designers Balloon artists Artists in other media Linen companies Caterers & bakeries
  11. 11. Event CuisineAvailable 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
  12. 12. EntertainmentAvailable Awards Best Entertainment Production Over $5k Best Entertainment Production Under $5kExamples of Who Should Enter: Producers Choreographers Designers of entertainment Entertainers Disc jockey services
  13. 13. Event EnhancementsAvailable Awards Best Event Enhancement – Photography or VideographyWho Should Enter: Photographers Videographers
  14. 14. Technical ProductionAvailable Awards Best Technical ProductionWho 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
  15. 15. Team EventAvailable Awards Best Team EventWho 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
  16. 16. Nominated Awards
  17. 17. 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 membersNominee 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.
  18. 18. 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 awardNominee 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.
  19. 19. 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 awardNominee requirements: NACE, ISES, ABC or MPI members only; non- caterers and non-food-related vendors, supporting in the events industry.
  20. 20. Questions?Please see the full entry packet for complete list ofrules and instructions for entry

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