Why Enter the Event Awards

Generate Attention

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 Brand

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 creative, 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 creative, design, production, logistics & technology. 

Signature Awards

These awards recognize the outstanding individual achievements of Canadian 
event professionals 

Planner's Choice

Celebrating Canada’s amazing event suppliers, these awards are voted on by Planners across Canada. 

Who Enters the Awards


Event Stories  

The Entry Process

Choose Your Category

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.) Each category has a description of the judging criteria to help you decide. 

Submit Your Entry

Your entry will consist of a series of questions (NEW format this year). You will be asked to describe your work, provide key details like date, location, venue (if applicable), then upload your images, video and other materials as required.

Read the Guidelines

Review the rules and make sure you note the deadlines, fees and materials you will need. This site offers a Step by Step Guide to help you navigate the process. Key Dates: Deadline to enter is June 6. Nominees will be announced mid June. The winners will be announced live on July 7 during the virtual Gala. 

Wait for the Nominations

After the portal closes, all entries will be judged by a panel of experts from across North America. The judging is private and secure; no one can download or share your entry information. Nominations will be announced online on our social media and website

Go to the Entry Portal

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..

Celebrate & Promote

Your work, if nominated, will be showcased on the Canadian Special Events website and on social media. You will receive a digital badge and ad to promote your nomination and winners will be announced virtually on July 7, 2021.

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