After extensive consultation with the Industry, the Event Awards 2021 Ceremony will join the long list of 2021 events to move online due to effects of Covid-19.
In a perhaps unusual move, the ceremony will be delivered as a series of bite sized broadcasts delivered each evening over 12 days from October 20 – 31 capping off a month-long Industry celebration during which the work of every entrant will be highlighted.
“The decision to move the Event Awards Ceremony online was not an easy one. However, based on feedback from the industry and ongoing travel restrictions and uncertainty, we have decided to celebrate the achievements and resilience of the Industry in a timely way, even if regrettably, that has to be done online.” Ian Steigrad, Managing Director of the Australian Event Awards.
The Australian Event Awards Plan for October
The entire month of October will now be an online celebration of the achievements and resilience of the industry, with Event Awards entrant highlights taking place from 1-19 October, followed directly by the announcement of the finalists and winners of the 2021 Australian Event Awards between 20–31 October.
Each day during 1–19 October, the Awards will showcase short highlights of every entrant and their accomplishments since 1 July 2020 on its social media channels. These highlights will include an image or video of the accomplishment, a short overview and recognition of a few of the individuals that were integral to the operation. Read more about the entrant highlight period here
The Event Awards Finalist and Winner announcements will take place between 20-31 October. The announcements will take the form of bite sized broadcasts which will be uploaded to the Awards YouTube channel at a designated time each evening – so make sure you subscribe!
The schedule of each category announcement can be viewed on the Awards website. The first night will kick off with three category announcements: Best Live or Hybrid Corporate Event at 6pm (AEDT), Best Online Event Delivery Platform at 7pm (AEDT) & Best Virtual Small Event at 8pm (AEDT). The remainder of October will see two categories announced per night until the 31st of October.
For more information and the program of category announcement dates, head to the Awards website