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EVMC Award Submissions

Now is your time to share: Did your company have the "Marketing & Publicity Campaign of the Year" or "Most Creative Artist Gift?" 

EVMC recognizes the most innovative and strategic professionals in the live entertainment industry.

SUBMISSIONS FOR 2024 - OPEN NOW
 

Applications can be submitted for the following categories:

  • Marketing & Publicity Campaign Of The Year* (all budgets welcome)
  • Most Creative Artist Welcome
  • Most Creative Artist Gift* (under $1,000)
    • Submission requirements: ONE photo, a photo caption and budget
  • Most Creative Artist Gift* ($1,000+)
    • Submission requirements: ONE photo, a photo caption and budget
  • Breakthrough Professional of the Year
  • Impact Award
  • Hall of Fame

EVMC BREAKTHROUGH PROFESSIONAL OF THE YEAR

The Breakthrough Professional of the Year Award recognizes a professional in the live entertainment industry who has made an impact or difference in marketing, sponsorship, social media, group sales or publicity over the past year. The recipient must be within their first 10 years in the industry to qualify for this award. The submission should describe how the applicant showed growth and innovation to make a difference in the industry.

Submit a 250-word description of why this professional should be considered. 

IMPACT AWARD

The Impact Award was established to recognize an individual and/or organization that is making a change for good in their community or within the entertainment industry. Whether it is fighting for social justice, feeding the hungry, helping the disabled, influencing a diverse hiring process, or supporting a great cause, we all need to make an impact.

Submit a 250-word description of why this professional should be considered. 

HALL OF FAME

Criteria for Hall of Fame include impact in the live entertainment industry, support for the EVMC conference, and influence in marketing trends. Hall of Fame nominees do not need to be committee, Board, or Executive Board members. However, if nominated, they must not be a current Board member and have been off the Board for at least three years. 

Submit a 250 word description of why this professional should be considered. 

GIGI AWARD OF EXCELLENCE

Criteria for Gigi Award of Excellence include impact in the live entertainment industry, significant contributions to the EVMC conference, and influence in marketing, communications, or social media trends. Gigi nominees must have been a former EVMC Board or Executive Board member, not currently serving.

If you are interested in nominating an individual, please contact a board member with the name and biographical information.

 

Qualifications

  • All entries must be for campaigns that took place January 1, 2023 through December 31, 2023; with the exception of Breakthrough Professional of the Year, Impact Award and Hall of Fame
  • One entry per organization, per category 

  • Applications for Campaigns of the Year and Artist Welcome: please include a 250 word synopsis, a MAXIMUM of five supporting documents which illustrates the campaign, and budget 

  • Applications for the Most Creative Artist Gifts: please submit ONE photo, a photo caption, and budget 

  • Applications for EVMC Breakthrough Professional of the Year, Impact Award and Hall of Fame: please include a 250 word description of why this professional should be considered

  • *Venues, companies and/or promoters may only submit one entry per budget category / Artist Gift Category (either under $1,000 OR over $1,000...not both)

Judging

The EVMC Awards Committee selects industry experts from across the country, with varied experience to review the award applications.  Submissions are judged on excellence in strategy, creativity, resources, execution, and results in achieving objectives.  The Top 3 finalists per category will then be announced, and registered EVMC attendees will be invited to vote online.  

Judging for Impact Award

Three finalists are selected by the EVMC Diversity & Inclusion Committee and a panel of industry professionals. After the finalists are announced, EVMC attendees and industry peers vote for a winner.

Juding Timeline

  • Deadline for submissions is March 29, 2024

  • Top 3 finalists per category will be announced in May via social and email inviting registered EVMC attendees to vote online to select winners

  • Winners will be announced during the conference Awards Luncheon on June 6, 2024