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 and the events industry.
What is the submission deadline date?
All completed entries including payment must be submitted on or before 15 March, 2021 at 11:59 p.m. PDT at regular rates. All completed entries, including payment submitted on and between 16 March, 2021 and 31 March, 2021 at 11:59 pm PDT will incur an additional late fee.
What is the cost to enter the Awards?
The ILEA Esprit Awards cost $200.00 USD per entrant, per entry submission ($100.00 USD for current and in good standing ILEA members) until 15 March, 2021 at 11:59 p.m. PDT. All completed entries, including payment submitted on and between 16 March, 2021 and 31 March, 2021 at 11:59 pm PDT will incur an additional $50.00 USD late fee.
Who can enter the Awards?
Any individual and/or company representative in the events industry is eligible to enter the ILEA Esprit Awards competition.
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 the ILEA Esprit Awards System Platform. The online system can be accessed by clicking on the ILEA Esprit home page.
Will my entry information be shared?
No, only the general overview of the event and 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?
Awards help to increase your ability to influence others, gain recognition for your talents and strengthen your personal brand while vastly improving your chances for success. The ILEA Esprit Awards are a catalyst for personal potential and professional growth. You'll have the recognition platform to earn company and client acknowledgement, increase marketability, gain media access, and receive events industry buzz about you and your company!
What events can I enter?
Any event, event component or event concept that occurred between January 1, 2020 and December 31, 2020. Visit the categories tab to determine the best category for your event.
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 judging system on the ILEA Esprit Awards System Platform was configured to guarantee the entire awards system is completely anonymous.
Is there a minimum score to be considered a nominee?
Yes, entries must receive, at minimum, 50 points in order to qualify as a nominee.