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: An entry type for a current ILEA member. 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 ILEA team members who participated in planning and executing an event. Team entries of two (2) ILEA members 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 ILEA entrant must pay the $100.00 USD (or $150.00 USD late submission) entry fee.
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 online portal. The template must be used in the Esprit Awards submission.
All entrants must be ILEA members in good standing (Current ILEA members). ILEA members 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 EVENT SOLUTION
BEST TECHNICAL PRODUCTION
BEST EVENT DESIGN/DÉCOR
BEST ENTERTAINMENT PRODUCTION
BEST CORPORATE EVENT
BEST EVENT FOR A NON-PROFIT ORGANIZATION
BEST EVENT WITH A LEGACY
BEST PUBLIC EVENT
BEST SOCIAL EVENT (NON-WEDDING)
BEST MEETING/CONFERENCE PROGRAM
BEST VIRTUAL OR HYBRID EVENT
BEST ILEA EVENT VOLUNTEER COLLABORATION