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Why Enter the Event Awards


Create a buzz on social media and use this as an opportunity to share your success story with your peers, clients and prospects.

Celebrate Your Team

Celebrate and recognize the success of your hardworking team, your amazing suppliers and your loyal and valued stakeholders.

Win Valuable Prizes

Winners receive up to $25K in marketing dollars to advertise their business or next year's event with Canadian Special Events.

Build Your

Winning awards raises your profile, provides merit to your work and lets the world know you strive for and achieve excellence.


In Person Events

These awards recognize events that have taken place in person and focus on creativity, design, production & logistics. 


Celebrating achievements in catering & creative arts, these awards are focused on presentation, creativity, & innovation.


These awards recognize technical, logistical and solution-based innovation in event technology & support.

Virtual Events

Celebrating the best in virtual events,  these awards focus on creativity, design, production, logistics & technology. 

Signature Awards

These awards recognize the outstanding individual achievements of Canadian event professionals who are creating excellence everyday.

Legacy Awards

Celebrating professionals doing amazing work, giving back to the industry, leading by example of inspiring others to do the same.

Event Stories  

The Entry Process

Read all the categories here.
Choose the one that best fits the work you are entering. The category you enter must correspond directly to the work you do (i.e. if you enter Best Food Presentation, you must be the caterer, not the client, unless you joint enter the work.) Each category has a description of the judging criteria to help you decide.

Your entry will consist of questions curated specifically for your category. Take your time and complete each question. You will be asked to describe your work, provide key details like date, location, venue (if applicable),  speak to goals, objectives, strategy etc. then upload your images, video and other materials as required.

You can find a complete guide to entering the Canadian Event Awards here. Each category describes the judging criteria to help you craft your answers in the entry portal. The category you enter must correspond directly to the work you do (i.e. if you enter Best Food Presentation, you must be the caterer, not the contractor.) It’s a simple and easy process to enter.

After the portal closes, all entries are reviewed, judged and scored by a panel of experts from across North America. The judging is private and secure in our cloud-based platform. No one can share your entry information.  Nominations will be announced online in late March 2024 on our social media and website and you will also be notified by email. 

When you are ready to enter, click on the Enter Now button at the top of this page. Select your categories and register your company. You will receive a private pin you can use to revisit the entry portal to work on your entries until the deadline. The early bird deadline is February 18, 2024, and the final deadline is March 5, 2024. If you need assistance during the entry period, send us an email or use the chat button on this website to reach our team. 

If nominated, your work will be showcased by CSE on our website and social media. You will receive a digital badge and social graphics to share with your community and clients. Winners will be announced live at the Canadian Event Awards Gala on May 8, 2024, in Toronto. The event will be held during the CSE Live EventFest. Tickets go on sale in January 2024.

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