What are the ILEA Esprit Awards?
The ILEA Esprit Awards®, is a globally recognized awards competition designed to and honor the exceptional professional achievements of individuals and organizations from across the ILEA membership.
What is the cost to enter the Awards?
The ILEA Esprit Awards cost $100.00 USD per entrant per entry before 15 February. Submissions received between 16 February and 11 March will incur an additional $50.00 USD entry fee.
Who can enter the Awards?
Any ILEA member in good standing is eligible to enter the ILEA Esprit Awards competition. All ILEA members must be able to provide their ILEA Member IDs.
What are the most common reasons for disqualification?
Entrant names or company names and logos, included in an entry is the biggest cause for entry disqualification. In close second, an entrant failing to complete the budget or not including budget items outlined in the instructions.
How do I enter?
All entries are prepared and submitted via ILEA’s online awards portal. The online system can be accessed by ILEA members through the ILEA Esprit Awards website.
Will my entry information be shared?
No, only the two representative photos will be used for promotional purposes. Award judges will view your entry content, but have no means to distribute the material.
Why should I enter the ILEA Esprit Awards?
What better way than to showcase your ability and be recognized for your talents? The ILEA Esprit Awards can be a catalyst for personal and professional growth. Use your platform as an ILEA Esprit Award winner to earn company and client acknowledgement, increase your marketability, gain media coverage and receive industry buzz about you and your company.
What events can I enter?
Any event, event component or event concept that occurred between January 1, 2018 and December 31, 2018. New Year's Eve Celebrations can be included in the competition. Visit the categories and criteria tab to determine the best category.
Who judges the Awards?
Highly qualified ILEA leaders and creative event professionals with a broad range of experience and specialization from around the world serve as judges. The ILEA Esprit Awards online judging system was configured to guarantee the entire awards system was completely anonymous.
What is the submission deadline date?
All completed entries, including payment, must be submitted on or before 15 February 2019 at 11:59 pm PDT. Submissions received between 16 February and 11 March at 11:59 pm PDT will incur an additional $50.00 USD fee.