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Step 1: Review the Categories and Prepare your Entry
The Esprit awards offer multiple categories that represent the different disciplines within the creative events industry, Identify the category that best fits your event or event component. Criteria for each award are listed under the Categories and Criteria tab on the Esprit website.

Step 2: Access the Esprit Awards System
  1. Your entry can only be submitted through ILEA's online portal.Click here to get to the portal.
  2. Once at the ILEA Esprit Awards portal, click "Register"
  3. Follow the steps to register and keep your login and password.
  4. Begin your submission.
  5. Login at any time to complete your submission before the deadlines.
  6. Review the 2018 Entry Guide  for steps on how to navigate the online submission platform. 
  7. For additional tips, please see the Esprit Reference Guide - What the Judges are Looking for
Step 3: Enter the Award Submission
  1. Select "Add a New Entry" to begin an entry or "View & Edit Entries" to access an existing entry.
  2. Begin your entry and choose a category.  
  3. Complete the Entrant(s) Information page and click "Save"
  4. To view the rest of the submission steps, click the tabs on the navigation bar to toggle between entry steps. Be sure to click save at the end of each page so any unsaved information will not be permanently deleted.
  5. If you ever have any questions regarding your entry, please contact Renee Woods.
Step 4: Review the Award Submission
  1. Entries can be saved and finished at any time before the entry deadlines or before an entry fee is applied.
  2. Entries should be thoroughly reviewed before submitting.
  3. Entries can be paid online by credit card or through the mail by check in USD funds.

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