WHAT ARE THE SPOTLIGHT AWARDS?
Event Solutions magazine Spotlight Awards are an annual awards presentation dedicated to recognizing the best and the brightest event professionals in the industry. The awards are presented in a variety of categories and honor both individuals and companies for their body of work in the previous year.
The Spotlight Award process is conducted in three phases over the course of four months: submitting nominations, selection of finalists and industry-wide voting to determine the winners, who are presented their awards in person the annual Spotlight Awards event at the Event Solutions Idea Factory.
Nominations are open to everyone. You can nominate yourself, your company, colleagues, peers, clients, or suppliers. Nominees are then asked to submit required profile information online complete with event descriptions of work that sets them apart this year, photos and letters of recommendation. New this year, the 2011-2012 Event Solutions Advisory Board reviews the profiles and selects five finalists in each category. These profiles are then posted online and the entire industry is invited to view them and vote to determine the winners. Plus! This year the Advisory Board’s choice for winner in each category will be given equal weight with those of the readers. For the first time, the Spotlight Awards will be based equally on merit and popular vote!
Since the program began in 1998, many of the industry’s most talented individuals and companies have benefited from the recognition that goes with being a finalist or recipient of one of the awards. For some it has been a career-altering event in terms of elevating their status as an industry leader.
To put it simply, the Event Solutions magazine Spotlight Awards are the only awards that give the entire industry a voice and that recognizes a body of work that occurs over a year’s time. Make this the year that the Spotlight shines on you!