EEAA 2019 Awards for Excellence are now open

It’s time to showcase your best people and best work – we are pleased to announce the call for entries to the EEAA 2019 Awards for Excellence are now open.

Start planning your entries for the chance to be recognised amongst your peers for your outstanding work as we celebrate the industry at our end-of-year gala dinner.

Whether you are an Organiser, Venue or one of the many diverse Suppliers who help to deliver events all year round, the Awards are an opportunity to shine a light on your greatest successes and to recognise those exceptional individuals who are making a difference or standing out in their work.

2019 Award Categories

  • Best Consumer Show under 10,000m2
  • Best Consumer Show over 10,000m2
  • Best Trade Show under 10,000m2
  • Best Trade Show over 10,000m2
  • Best New Show
  • Best Association Event
  • Best Custom Stand
  • Most Outstanding Marketing Campaign
  • Best New Product or Service
  • Best New Initiative Small Scale Venue
  • Best New Initiative Large Scale Venue
  • Best Corporate Citizenship
  • Best Show Team
  • Best Venue Team
  • Best Supplier Team – Event
  • Best Supplier – Services or Products
  • Richard Geddes Young Achiever
  • Unsung Hero
  • Most Creative Innovation in Event Experience Delivery
  • Best Innovation in Event Tech
  • Best Show (this category cannot be entered in its own right – only winners from the show categories will qualify)

Entries must be for events or initiatives that occurred between 1 October 2018 and 30 September 2019.

For full details on eligibility and criteria, download the ENTRY KIT and log into the AWARDS PORTAL.

What the Awards Do

  • Recognise leadership and outstanding achievements in our industry.
  • Provide a benchmark for excellence.
  • Distinguish shows, events, products and services that are delivering best practice.
  • Recognise exceptional individuals who are standing out and making a difference through their work.
  • Provide winners and finalists recognition that can be leveraged in marketing and to enhance reputation with clients and staff.
  • Promote the exhibition and events industry to exhibitors, show visitors, and the wider community.
  • Challenge the industry to aspire to high standards and peer scrutiny.
  • Celebrate achievement and boost reputation.
“The recognition we have received from winning an award from the EEAA has had a profound internal and external impact for Exhibitions & Trade Fairs.  It has given potential clients the knowledge that ETF is a successful organiser and for our existing clients, it has provided a high level of satisfaction. Our teams work incredibly hard throughout the year to ensure we curate and deliver compelling events so to receive awards has been a wonderful recognition of their efforts.”

Benefits for Winners and Finalists

  • Profile, morale and marketing boost for your teams and business.
  • Recognition as an innovator and leader.
  • Promotion through all EEAA communications including online, trade and social media channels.
  • Improved ability to attract talented staff.
  • Increased recognition within our industry and with external stakeholders.
  • Use of the EEAA Awards “winner/finalist seal” – a special logo to display on your website, in your email signature and in your marketing for up to three years.
  • Winners presented with award trophy at gala dinner.
  • Promotion of award winners in PR campaigns of EEAA.
  • High quality photography for winners for use in your own PR and marketing.

We look forward to celebrating your achievements.

Key Dates

Entries open – 12 August 2019
Entries close – 27 September 2019
Finalists announced – early November
Awards night – 4 December 2019 in Melbourne


The Awards Night

We are excited to announce that the Awards Night and Gala Dinner will be hosted by our newest Venue Member, The Big Group, at their spectacular venue, Myer Mural Hall.

The Awards night will be held on Wednesday 4 December, 2019.

Mark it in your diaries as it’s a fantastic occasion to come together to recognise and honour this year’s winners and to celebrate the end of the year with industry friends and colleagues.

Ticket bookings will open later this year.


Last year’s Awards winners

See the winners of the EEAA 2018 Awards for Excellence

See the photo gallery from the EEAA 2018 Awards for Excellence