At Rayce PR and Marketing, The Special Event is one of our favorite weeks of the year. Thousands of event industry professionals and creatives gather from all across the globe for four consecutive days of learning, fellowshipping, networking, and of course, a little partying! Rayce PR and Marketing had the honor of being one of the many incredible sponsors, and we promoted the entire event from start to finish through strategic social media marketing. While we loved every second of the week, we were particularly fond of the Gala Awards, which were held on Thursday, January 10th on the closing night of the event. We all gathered
Among the spectacular talent, a select few were chosen as winners in each category, and we were thrilled to see them claim their title in their moment to shine! Below, we have listed the winners of each category for you to see. You can find the original comprehensive list on The Special Event Website! Congratulations to the winners!
“Surrey Fusion Festival”
City of Surrey, Surrey, British Columbia, and John Donnelly and Associates, Vancouver, British Columbia
“A Great Impression is Key: Aurora’s Secret Garden Bat Mitzvah”
Dragonfly Custom Design, Orlando, Fla.
BEST DINING TABLE DESIGN
“Farm to Fork VIP Dinner”
BEST OFF-PREMISE CATERED EVENT
“The Silver Anniversary Daffodil Ball”
Fairmont Le Reine Elizabeth, Montreal, and Marc Lintanf, Montreal
BEST ON-SITE CATERED EVENT BY A HOTEL BANQUET DEPARTMENT
“New Year’s Eve in Floating City”
The Venetian | The Palazzo, Las Vegas
BEST FUNDRAISING EVENT
“Who Cares Backyard Concert”
Someone’s in the Kitchen, Tarzana, Calif.
BEST EVENT PRODUCED FOR A NONPROFIT ORGANIZATION
“Wallis Annenberg PetSpace AnniFURsary”
Zynger Events, Los Angeles
BEST WEDDING: BUDGET UNDER $1,000 PER GUEST
Wilkinson Rhodes, San Antonio
BEST WEDDING: BUDGET $1,000 AND ABOVE PER GUEST
”The Kat Von D and Leafar Seyer Wedding”
Center of Attention Events, Burbank, Calif.
BEST MULTIPLE-DAY INCENTIVE EVENT
“Sentimental Journey: A Step Back in Time”
Hello! Arizona Destination Management, Scottsdale, Ariz.
BEST MULTIPLE-DAY EVENT PROGRAM FOR A CORPORATION OR ASSOCIATION
“Global AYA Cancer Congress”
The Special Event Co., Cary, N.C.
BEST EVENT STAGED IN MULTIPLE LOCATIONS
“Big Bash 2018”
Atlassian, Austin, Texas
BEST FLORAL DESIGN
“Sublime Boudoir–Egyptian Art Deco”
Fiore Dorato, Singapore and Austin, Texas
BEST TENT INSTALLATION
“Museum of Modern Art’s Party in the Garden”
Arena Americas, Oak Creek, Wis.
BEST USE OF LIGHTING
Got Light, San Francisco
BEST ACHIEVEMENT IN TECHNICAL SUPPORT
“USC Village Gala”
Images by Lighting, Los Angeles
BEST ACHIEVEMENT IN LOGISTICS
Keller Williams Realty, Austin, Texas
BEST ACHIEVEMENT IN EVENT RENTAL SUPPORT
Town and Country Event Rentals, Van Nuys, Calif.
BEST NEW EVENT PRODUCT/TECHNOLOGY
“VR Technology for Oculus Go”
AllSeated, New York
BEST EVENT ENTERTAINMENT CONCEPT AND EXECUTION: BUDGET UNDER $100,000
Imprint Events Group, Denver
BEST EVENT ENTERTAINMENT CONCEPT AND EXECUTION: BUDGET $100,000 AND ABOVE
“Tamarack Music Festival”
Silhouette Group, New York
MOST OUTSTANDING SPECTACLE
“Walmart Associates and Shareholders Week”
LEO Events, Memphis, Tenn.
BEST EVENT PRODUCED FOR A PRIVATE INDIVIDUAL–BUDGET UNDER $1,000 PER GUEST
“Gwen Stefani’s Opening Night VIP After-Party”
White Hot Events, Las Vegas
BEST EVENT PRODUCED FOR A PRIVATE INDIVIDUAL: BUDGET $1,000 AND ABOVE PER GUEST
“The Jewel that is Quebec”
Alison Silcoff Events, Montreal
BEST EVENT MARKETING CAMPAIGN
“Arcadia: The Dark Series”
MASN, Dubai, UAE
BEST EVENT VENUE
“City Market Social House”
BEST DECOR: TOTAL DECOR BUDGET UNDER $50,000
“Andy Warhol Launch for the Art Gallery of Ontario”
Fifth Element Group, North York, Ontario
BEST DECOR: TOTAL DECOR BUDGET $50,000 TO $99,999
“Teen Choice Awards”
Russell Harris Event Group, North Hollywood, Calif.
BEST DECOR: TOTAL DECOR BUDGET $100,000 TO $250,000
“Under the Cosmic Sea”
Kehoe Designs, Chicago
BEST DECOR: TOTAL DECOR BUDGET ABOVE $250,000
“Hermès Palo Alto Store Opening Event”
Gallagher, Los Angeles
BEST EVENT PRODUCED FOR A CORPORATION OR ASSOCIATION: OVERALL BUDGET UNDER $100,000
“Live From Chicago–It’s Saturday Night!”
CTC Destination Management, A DMC Network Co., Chicago, and Brass Tacks Events, Portland, Ore.
BEST EVENT PRODUCED FOR A CORPORATION OR ASSOCIATION: BUDGET $100,000 TO $249,999
“‘Experience Amazing’: Lexus On-Demand Press Conference”
VOK DAMS Events and Live-Marketing, Wuppertal, Germany
BEST EVENT PRODUCED FOR A CORPORATION OR ASSOCIATION: BUDGET $250,000 TO $500,000
“The Wild West”
Koncept Events, Fort Lauderdale, Fla.
BEST EVENT PRODUCED FOR A CORPORATION OR ASSOCIATION: BUDGET ABOVE $500,000
“Shaping the Future: Volkswagen”
Insglueck, Berlin, and Volkswagen Group, Wolfsburg, Germany