Event Awards

11 Live Event Awards Categories Honored at The American Business Awards

Posted by Liz Dean on Wed, Nov 07, 2012 @ 01:28 PM

The first early-bird entry deadline for 2013 American Business Awards, the premier business awards program in the U.S.A., is Friday, November 16 and we thought it would be helpful for organizations if we highlighted our live event awards categories. (If you haven't yet done so, you can download your entry kit here.) Our categories recognize excellence in live events staged since January, 1 2012.

Our best event categories include:

  1. Gold Stevie AwardBest Brand Experience Event (New category for 2013)
  2. Best Consumer Event (e.g. auto show, boat show, health & fitness expo, etc.)
  3. Best Exhibition Display, Stand or Feature (New category for 2013)
  4. Best Tradeshow or Convention
  5. Best Association Event or Meeting
  6. Best Corporate Image Event
  7. Best New Product Introduction Event
  8. Best Internal Recognition/Motivational Event
  9. Best Sales Meeting
  10. Best Sales Presentation
  11. Best Public Relations Event (New category for 2013)

Your event awards submissions should include:

  1. An essay of up to 525 words describing the event: its genesis, goals, development, and results. You may include detailed production notes, audience demographics, etc.
  2.  Any number of supporting files and web addresses that you may upload to our server to support your entry and provide more background information to the judges. These may include video clips, photographs, press reviews, news articles, and so on.
  3. Optionally, you may list creative and production credits for your event - a list of the people and organizations that contributed to its development.

Our 2012 Gold ABA event of the year winners included:

2013 ABA Finalists will be announced mid-May and the 11th Annual award winners will be announced at our traditional banquet in Chicago on June 17.

If you have any questions about which category your should enter, please email us at help@stevieawards.com or call us at + 1 703-547-8389.

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Two New Live Event Awards Added to The 2012 International Business Awards

Posted by Liz Dean on Tue, Jul 03, 2012 @ 09:07 AM

We have just added two new live event awards categories in The 2012 International Business Awards, the world's premier business awards competition to help you showcase your organization's successes. (The extended entry deadline for the 2012 IBAs is 18 July; you can request your entry kit here.)

Our newly added live event award categories include:

  • Best Public Service/Public Affairs The International Business AwardsEvent
  • Best Public Relations Event

Our other event awards categories include:

  • Best Consumer Event (e.g. auto show, boat show, health & fitness expo, etc.)
  • Best Tradeshow or Convention
  • Best Association Event or Meeting
  • Best Corporate Image Event
  • Best New Product Introduction Event
  • Best Internal Recognition/Motivational Event
  • Best Sales Meeting
  • Best Sales Presentation

Your event of the year submissions should include the following information:

  • An essay of up to 500 words describing the event: its genesis, goals, development, and results. You may include detailed production notes, audience demographics, etc.
  • Any number of supporting files and web addresses that you may upload to our server to support your entry and provide more background information to the judges. These may include video clips, photographs, press reviews, news articles, and so on.
  • Optionally, you may list creative and production credits for your event - a list of the people and organizations that contributed to its development

The 8th Annual International Business Awards were presented in October 2011 in Abu Dhabi, the United Arab Emirates. Best event honorees included GLOBAL EVENTS ID Corporation SL, GSMA, Abu Dhabi Airports Company, Jack Morton Worldwide, Turk Telekom, and Opus, among others. 2012 honorees will be celebrated at the 9th annual awards banquet on Monday, 15 October in Seoul, South Korea.

How will our new corporate awards categories help you highlight your organization?

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6 Ways Live Event Awards Winner Fostered Management Team Leadership

Posted by Liz Dean on Tue, May 01, 2012 @ 11:25 AM

Turk Telekom of Istanbul, Turkey won a Stevie® Award for Best Internal Recognition/Motivational Event in the live event awards categories of The 2011 International Business Awards, the world's premier business awards program. (The 2012 IBAs are now accepting entries. Download your entry kit here and begin submitting entries by the 16 May entry deadline.) Here we look at the how Turk Telekom strengthened their management team's leadership through their event of the year.

The 2011 event awards winner is a leading communication and convergence technology group in Turkey which provides its customers with integrated telecommunication services from PSTN and GSM to broadband internet. With nearly 30,000 employees all over Turkey, the organization was challenged to motivate their leadership when the company transitioned from being a public company to being a private company. To help ease the transition, Telekom's internal communications department organized an internal motivation event. Hosted at Turkey’s tropical Mediterranean paradise, Antalya, the event focused on ‘game playing’ to foster high level team building and strengthen leadership.

The key communications objectives were to:

  1. Turk TelekomBond the managers from all 81 cities in Turkey as a team in and of itself,
  2. Create a family feeling, like a big team,
  3. Stimulate enthusiasm for the new company structure, and
  4. Foster harmony amongst various departmental managers and geographies.

To meet the communications objectives, the best event award winner's internal communications team created a series of “games” lasting over the 3 day event. The highlights included:

  1. Turkey’s Biggest Stage:
    An impressive 480 square meter was constructed as the centerpiece of the event, mimicking a game board. The participants themselves would become the “pattern” at certain times, which were the “stuff” of compelling photo opportunities.
  2. Smart Street:
    A lounge area was built where participants could interact with state-of-the-art communications and entertainment products under development.
  3. Games Arena:  
    A lively place where managers could play an amazing variety of games – traditional and new - in pairs or teams, such as table tennis, bowling, backgammon, soccer, basketball, go karts, PS3, WII, Xbox Kinetic, ginger, zorp ball, IQ Cup and more. There was even a caricaturist who drew humorous pictures of the managers. There were various workshops and activity areas where participants could interact, develop skills through game playing.
  4. Strategy Sessions:  
    Several sessions were conducted in which managers presented strategic objectives and how to bring the key message to life: “People make companies, people are our biggest asset.” In workshops, executives shared tools and techniques about how to strengthen leadership. In soft skill sessions between workshops, participants engaged in entertaining hands-on activities, role-playing, and anonymous ideation pursuits to discover ways to communicate more effectively.
  5. Entertainment:
    Weaving the “Games People Play” mood throughout the sessions, there were performances on the main stage by popular Turkish singers and stand up comics.
  6. Branding:
    There was no shortage of motivating signage and accessories to keep the theme alive: new logo “We exist to add value to life,” luggage tags, bus signs, welcome and farewell banners, desk flags, name tags, flyers, field flags, T-shirts, pens, shirts, and more. These were displayed at the airport for the majority who traveled from Turkey’s 81 cities, in the hotels where they stayed, and at the venue reception areas, activity rooms, stages and fields.

Telekom executives disclosed top marks for content, value, accommodation, and team spirit from the attendees in a post event survey.

About Turk Telekom
Türk Telekom Group is a leading communication and convergence technology group in Turkey which provides integrated telecommunication services including PSTN and GSM to broadband internet. Turk Telekom has nearly 30,000 employees all over Turkey. Türk Telekom group companies have 16 mn Fixed Access Lines, 6.7 mn ADSL Connections and 11.6 mn Mobile Subscribers. To learn more information, visit www.turktelekom.com.

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8 Live Event Awards Categories in The 2012 International Business Awards

Posted by Liz Dean on Wed, Apr 18, 2012 @ 03:02 PM

There are 8 live event awards categories in The 2012 International Business Awards, the world's premier business awards competition, to help you showcase your organization's successes. (All organizations and individuals worldwide may submit nominations to the IBAs. The entry deadline is 16 May; request your entry kit here.) Our categories recognize excellence in live events staged since January 1 2011.

Our event awards categories include:

  • International Business AwardsBest Consumer Event (e.g. auto show, boat show, health & fitness expo, etc.)
  • Best Tradeshow or Convention
  • Best Association Event or Meeting
  • Best Corporate Image Event
  • Best New Product Introduction Event
  • Best Internal Recognition/Motivational Event
  • Best Sales Meeting
  • Best Sales Presentation

Your event of the year submissions should include:

  • An essay of up to 500 words describing the event: its genesis, goals, development, and results. You may include detailed production notes, audience demographics, etc.
  • Any number of supporting files and web addresses that you may upload to our server to support your entry and provide more background information to the judges. These may include video clips, photographs, press reviews, news articles, and so on.
  • Optionally, you may list creative and production credits for your event - a list of the people and organizations that contributed to its development

The 8th Annual International Business Awards were presented in October 2011 in Abu Dhabi, the United Arab Emirates. Best event honorees included GLOBAL EVENTS ID Corporation SL, GSMA, Abu Dhabi Airports Company, Jack Morton Worldwide, Turk Telekom, and Opus, among others. 2012 honorees will be celebrated at the 9th annual awards banquet on Monday, 15 October in Seoul, South Korea.

How will our international corporate awards categories help you highlight your organization?

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8 Live Event Awards Categories Honored at The American Business Awards

Posted by Liz Dean on Thu, Apr 12, 2012 @ 12:41 PM

The entry deadline for The 2012 (10th Annual) American Business Awards, the premier business awards program in the U.S.A., is fast approaching on Wednesday, April 25 and we thought it would be helpful for organizations if we highlighted our live event awards categories. (If you haven't yet done so, you can download your entry kit here.) Our categories recognize excellence in live events staged since January 1 2011.

Our best event categories include:

  • Best Consumer Event (e.g. auto show, boat show, health & fitness expo, etc.)
  • Best Tradeshow or Convention
  • Best Association Event or MeetingAmerican Business Awards
  • Best Corporate Image Event
  • Best New Product Introduction Event
  • Best Internal Recognition/Motivational Event
  • Best Sales Meeting
  • Best Sales Presentation

Your event awards submissions should include:

  • An essay of up to 500 words describing the event: its genesis, goals, development, and results. You may include detailed production notes, audience demographics, etc.
  • Any number of supporting files and web addresses that you may upload to our server to support your entry and provide more background information to the judges. These may include video clips, photographs, press reviews, news articles, and so on.
  • Optionally, you may list creative and production credits for your event - a list of the people and organizations that contributed to its development

Our 2011 ABA event of the year winners included:

2012 ABA Finalists will be announced mid-May and the 10th Annual event award winners will be announced at our traditional banquet on June 18th at the Marriott Marquis in New York City.

If you have any questions about which category your should enter, please email us at help@stevieawards.com or call us at + 1 703-547-8389.

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