Categories & Criteria
The ILEA Esprit Award categories are extensively reviewed and updated each year to ensure the most relevant elements of events and the creative events industry are captured. The Awards program offers over 30 diverse categories for events professionals.
Single Entry: Single entries can be submitted into any Esprit category except the Best ILEA Event Volunteer Collaboration and Best ILEA Team Effort Categories.
Team Entry*: A team entry consists of two (2) or more entrants who participated in planning and executing an event. Team entries of two (2) entrants can be submitted into any Esprit category with the exception of Best ILEA Event Volunteer Collaboration and Best ILEA Team Effort Categories.
Entries must contain three (3) or more ILEA team members for the Best ILEA Event Volunteer Collaboration* and Best ILEA Team Effort* Categories.
*Each individual team member must pay the $200 USD (or $100 USD for ILEA members) - please note if submitted for the late fee period, an additional $50 USD per person will be added to the submission for all non-members.
Any category name that includes a monetary element will require a budget. A budget template for each category is available in the ILEA Esprit Awards System Platform. The template must be used in the Esprit Awards submission.
Any individual and/or company representative in the events industry is eligible to enter the ILEA Esprit Awards competition. Entrants can submit any of their events that occurred between 1 January, 2020 and 31 December, 2020 into the 2020 ILEA Esprit Awards competition. Choose the category that best fits your event(s).
Category-specific criteria is available by clicking on any of the categories below:
BEST INDUSTRY ADAPTATION
BEST CORPORATE SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY
BEST CATERED EVENT
BEST CULINARY INNOVATION
BEST EVENT FILMMAKING (VIDEOGRAPHY)
BEST EVENT PHOTOGRAPHY
BEST PRINT AND/OR DIGITAL MARKETING/DESIGN COLLATERAL
BEST DIVERSITY, EQUITY, & INCLUSION INTIATIVE
BEST OVERALL CREATIVE SOLUTION
BEST INDUSTRY CONTRIBUTION
BEST INDUSTRY INNOVATION
BEST EVENT LOGISTICS
BEST SUPPORT SERVICES
BEST TECHNICAL PRODUCTION
BEST EVENT WITH A LEGACY
BEST PUBLIC EVENT
BEST EVENT DESIGN/DÉCOR
BEST ENTERTAINMENT PRODUCTION
BEST CORPORATE EVENT
BEST EVENT FOR A NON-PROFIT ORGANIZATION
BEST SOCIAL EVENT (NON-WEDDING)
BEST MEETING/CONFERENCE PROGRAM
BEST VIRTUAL EVENT
BEST HYBRID EVENT
BEST ILEA EVENT VOLUNTEER COLLABORATION
BEST ILEA TEAM EFFORT