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Special Events Magazine names 2004 Gala Award nominees

Special Events Magazine is proud to present the nominees for the 2004 Gala Awards, as selected by our Advisory Board. The winners will be announced at a black-tie celebration on Jan. 8 at The Special Event show in Miami. Watch for our January issue, which will contain photos and descriptions of these exciting events. Congratulations to all who created this outstanding work. -- The Editors

BEST FAIR/FESTIVAL
City of Garland, Garland, Texas
JHE Production Group, Concord, N.C.
The Lundquist Co., Sacramento, Calif.

BEST INVITATION
Arlene Segal Designs, North Miami Beach, Fla.
BK Design, Boston
Hannah Handmade Cards, Evanston, Ill.

BEST DINING TABLE DESIGN
Designs by Sean, Dania, Fla., and Harith Productions, Oreland, Pa.
Party Arts, St. Louis
Timot McGonagle, Nashville, Tenn.

BEST FOOD PRESENTATION
A Joy Wallace Catering Production & Design Team, Miami
Culinary Capers Catering, Vancouver, British Columbia
Harith Productions Ltd., Oreland, Pa., and Ritz-Carlton, Naples, Naples, Fla.

BEST OFF-PREMISE CATERED EVENT
A Joy Wallace Catering Production & Design Team, Miami, and Design Management, Miami
Feys & Hobbs Catered Arts, Victoria, British Columbia
Thomas Caterers of Distinction, Indianapolis

BEST CATERED EVENT PRODUCED BY A HOTEL BANQUET DEPARTMENT
Harith Productions Ltd., Oreland, Pa., and Ritz-Carlton, Naples, Naples, Fla.
Orlando World Center Marriott, Orlando, Fla.
Radisson Paper Valley Hotel, Appleton, Wis.

BEST FUND-RAISING EVENT
EventScape Inc., Barrington, Ill.
MarCon, Chicago
Napa Valley Wine Auction, St. Helena, Calif.

BEST EVENT PRODUCED FOR A NONPROFIT ORGANIZATION
EventScape Inc., Barrington, Ill.
JAM Productions, Chicago
MarCon, Chicago

BEST WEDDING: BUDGET UNDER $500 PER GUEST
Events of Distinction, San Francisco
The Precious Moment Taiwan Ltd., Taipei, Taiwan
Yifat Oren & Associates, Special Events, Sherman Oaks, Calif.

BEST WEDDING: BUDGET $500 AND ABOVE PER GUEST
Coronado Weddings, Coronado, Calif., and Pacific Event Productions, San Diego
Details Event Coordinators, St. Louis
Weddings Unique Inc., Winter Park, Fla.

BEST MULTIPLE-DAY INCENTIVE EVENT
Extraordinary Events, Sherman Oaks, Calif., and Designs by Sean, Dania, Fla.
Harith Productions Ltd., Oreland, Pa., and Ritz-Carlton, Naples, Naples, Fla.
Showtime Events, Raleigh, N.C.

BEST MULTIPLE-DAY EVENT PROGRAM FOR A CORPORATION OR ASSOCIATION
EventWorks, Los Angeles
Hartmann Studios, Richmond, Calif.
Total Event Resources, Inverness, Ill.

BEST EVENT STAGED IN MULTIPLE LOCATIONS
Atlantis Creative Group, Toronto
Extraordinary Events, Sherman Oaks, Calif.
Impressive Events, Montclair, N.J.

BEST FLORAL DESIGN
Feastivities Catered Events, Berwyn, Pa.
Someone's in the Kitchen, Tarzana, Calif.
The Precious Moment Taiwan Ltd., Taipei, Taiwan

BEST TENT INSTALLATION
Axis Project Management, Newport Beach, Calif.
Celebration Rentals, Pipersville, Pa.
De Boer Vinings, Atlanta
Ducky-Bob's Party & Tent Rentals, Carrollton, Texas

BEST USE OF LIGHTING
BC Event Management, Burnaby, British Columbia, and Electric Aura Lighting Design, Burnaby, British Columbia
Brite Ideas, Foothill Ranch, Calif.
Designs by Sean, Dania, Fla., and Hy-Lite Productions, West Palm Beach, Fla.

BEST ACHIEVEMENT IN TECHNICAL SUPPORT
BC Event Management, Burnaby, British Columbia, and and Riggit Services, North Vancouver, British Columbia
Digital Lightning, Gaithersburg, Md.
JHE Production Group, Concord, N.C.

BEST ACHIEVEMENT IN LOGISTICS
ESPN Productions, Bristol, Conn.
Extraordinary Events, Orlando, Fla., and George P. Johnson Co., Auburn Hills, Mich.
JHE Production Group, Concord, N.C.
JHE Production Group, Concord, N.C.

BEST ACHIEVEMENT IN EVENT RENTAL SUPPORT
ASI Production Services, Orlando, Fla.
Austin Party Central, Austin, Texas
Marquee Tent Productions, Austin, Texas

BEST NEW, INNOVATIVE EVENT PRODUCT/TECHNOLOGY
AVS Entertainment, Plantation, Fla.
Designs by Sean, Dania, Fla.
Transformit Inc., Gorham, Maine

BEST EVENT ENTERTAINMENT CONCEPT AND EXECUTION: ENTERTAINMENT BUDGET UNDER $25,000
Extraordinary Events, Sherman Oaks, Calif.
Harith Productions Ltd., Oreland, Pa., and Designs by Sean, Dania, Fla.
USA Hosts New Orleans, New Orleans

BEST EVENT ENTERTAINMENT CONCEPT AND EXECUTION: ENTERTAINMENT BUDGET $25,000 TO $100,000
EventWorks, Los Angeles
Galaxy Productions, Sunrise, Fla.
TLC Creative Special Effects, Los Angeles

BEST EVENT ENTERTAINMENT CONCEPT AND EXECUTION: ENTERTAINMENT BUDGET ABOVE $100,000
National Hockey League, New York
Steve Kemble Event Design, Dallas, and Imagination Entertainment, San Diego
Vok Dams Gruppe, Wuppertal, Germany

MOST OUTSTANDING SPECTACLE
Charlotte Center City Partners, Charlotte, N.C.
JAM Productions, Chicago
JHE Production Group, Concord, N.C.

BEST EVENT PRODUCED FOR A PRIVATE INDIVIDUAL: BUDGET UNDER $500 PER GUEST
Carolyn Dempsey Design, Port Chester, N.Y.
MGM Mirage Events, Las Vegas
Timot McGonagle, Nashville, Tenn.

BEST EVENT PRODUCED FOR A PRIVATE INDIVIDUAL: BUDGET $500 AND ABOVE PER GUEST
Creative Consulting Specialists, Northbrook, Ill.
EKS Events, Aspen, Colo.
MGM Mirage Events, Las Vegas

BEST EVENT MARKETING CAMPAIGN
Index Event Agency, Bangkok, Thailand
Vok Dams Gruppe, Wuppertal, Germany
Wiersma Experience Marketing, Englewood, Colo.

BEST THEATRICAL ENTERTAINMENT PRODUCTION
E=MC2 Event Management, Calgary, Alberta
Jerry Barnett Productions, Denver
Los Angeles Party Designs, Los Angeles

BEST THEME DECOR: TOTAL DECOR BUDGET UNDER $20,000
MGM Mirage Events, Las Vegas
Someone's in the Kitchen, Tarzana, Calif.
Someone's in the Kitchen, Tarzana, Calif.

BEST THEME DECOR: TOTAL DECOR BUDGET $20,000 TO $50,000
An Original Occasion, Los Angeles
Designs by Sean, Dania, Fla., and Harith Productions Ltd., Oreland, Pa.
Kehoe Designs, Chicago

BEST THEME DECOR: TOTAL DECOR BUDGET ABOVE $50,000
An Original Occasion, Los Angeles, and Star Trax, Southfield, Mich.
Creative Consulting Specialists, Northbrook, Ill.
MGM Mirage Events, Las Vegas

BEST EVENT PRODUCED FOR A CORPORATION OR ASSOCIATION: OVERALL BUDGET UNDER $100,000
Eclectic Events International, Toronto
Festivex Special Events, Gatineau, Quebec
Harith Productions Ltd., Oreland, Pa., and Designs by Sean , Dania Fla.

BEST EVENT PRODUCED FOR A CORPORATION OR ASSOCIATION: OVERALL BUDGET $100,000 TO $249,999
Merestone, Scottsdale, Ariz.
Someone's in the Kitchen, Tarzana, Calif.
Vok Dams Gruppe, Wuppertal, Germany

BEST EVENT PRODUCED FOR A CORPORATION OR ASSOCIATION: OVERALL BUDGET $250,000 TO $500,000
Cantrav West Services Ltd., Vancouver, British Columbia
Destinations by Marriott, Orlando, Fla.
USA Hosts New Orleans, New Orleans

BEST EVENT PRODUCED FOR A CORPORATION OR ASSOCIATION: OVERALL BUDGET ABOVE $500,000
Extraordinary Events, Orlando, Fla.
The Event Co., Munich, Germany
Vok Dams Gruppe, Wuppertal, Germany

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