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SPECIAL EVENTS MAGAZINE NAMES 2003 GALA AWARD NOMINEES

THEY READ, THEY analyzed, they debated, and after three rounds of judging, members of the Special Events Magazine Advisory Board narrowed the field from nearly 370 entries to the event professionals listed below — the nominees for the 2003 Gala Awards.

These entries will be transported to The Special Event 2004, Jan. 6-9 in Las Vegas, where our Advisory Board will pick the winners. The Gala Award winners will be announced at a black-tie celebration on Jan. 9.

Watch for our January issue, which will contain photos and descriptions of all of these exciting events. Congratulations to all who created this outstanding work.
The Editors

BEST FAIR/FESTIVAL

City of Garland, Garland, Texas

Shapiro & Co., Plano, Texas

Top Productions, Richmond, Calif.

BEST INVITATION

BK Design, Boston

Imagination Ltd., London

Someone's in the Kitchen, Tarzana, Calif.

BEST DINING TABLE DESIGN

Fancy Faces, Covington, La.

Harith Productions, Oreland, Pa., and Designs by Sean, Dania, Fla.

Legendary Events, Atlanta

BEST FOOD PRESENTATION

Culinary Capers Catering, Vancouver, British Columbia

Feastivities Catered Events, Berwyn, Pa.

Harith Productions, Oreland, Pa., and Atlantis Paradise Island, Paradise Island, Nassau, Bahamas

BEST OFF-PREMISE CATERED EVENT

A Joy Wallace Catering, Miami

Alison Silcoff Events, Montreal, and Fairmont The Queen Elizabeth, Montreal

Legendary Events, Atlanta

BEST CATERED EVENT PRODUCED BY A HOTEL BANQUET DEPARTMENT

Chicago Marriott Downtown, Chicago, and The Meetinghouse Companies, Elmhurst, Ill.

Detroit Marriott Renaissance Center, Detroit, and Whiteside Productions, Southfield, Mich.

New York Marriott Marquis, New York

Venetian Hotel, Las Vegas

BEST FUND-RAISING EVENT

Alison Silcoff Events, Montreal

EventScape Inc., Barrington, Ill., and Kehoe Designs, Chicago

Legendary Events, Atlanta

BEST EVENT PRODUCED FOR A NONPROFIT ORGANIZATION

EventScape Inc., Barrington, Ill., and Kehoe Designs, Chicago

Tolo Events, Wexford, Pa.

Zeigler & Co., Nashville, Tenn.

BEST WEDDING: BUDGET UNDER $500 PER GUEST

EJP Events, Portland, Ore.

Legendary Events, Atlanta

Someone's in the Kitchen, Tarzana, Calif.

BEST WEDDING: BUDGET $500 TO $2,000 PER GUEST

Event Design Studio, Los Angeles

Xena Productions, Dublin, Ireland

Yifat Oren & Associates, Sherman Oaks, Calif.

BEST WEDDING: BUDGET $2,000 PER GUEST AND ABOVE

John Daly Inc., International, Santa Barbara, Calif., and Lori Parks Corporate Events, Bloomfield, Mich.

Matthew David Events, New York, and Elizabeth Allen, New York

BEST MULTIPLE-DAY INCENTIVE EVENT

Extraordinary Events, Sherman Oaks, Calif.

Go West Events and Multimedia, Westlake Village, Calif.

Harith Productions, Oreland, Pa., and Designs by Sean, Dania, Fla.

PGI, Vancouver, British Columbia

BEST MULTIPLE-DAY EVENT FOR A CORPORATION OR ASSOCIATION

Create Food Ltd., London

Extraordinary Events, Sherman Oaks, Calif.

Vok Dams Gruppe, Wuppertal, Germany

BEST FLORAL DESIGN

EventWorks, Los Angeles, Calif.

Good Gracious! Events, Los Angeles, and Ronald Mann at The Park Plaza Hotel, Los Angeles

Matthew David Events, New York

BEST TENT INSTALLATION

De Boer Vinings LLC, Atlanta

Regal Tent Productions Ltd., Stoney Creek, Ontario

Top Productions, Richmond, Calif.

BEST USE OF LIGHTING

Airstar Space Lighting, Los Angeles

Airstar Space Lighting, Austin, Texas

Pacific Destination Services, Vancouver, British Columbia, and Q1 Production Technologies, Vancouver, British Columbia

BEST ACHIEVEMENT IN TECHNICAL SUPPORT

ASI Production Services, Orlando, Fla.

Go West Events and Multimedia, Westlake Village, Calif.

Top Productions, Richmond, Calif.

BEST ACHIEVEMENT IN LOGISTICS

John Daly Inc., International, Santa Barbara, Calif., and Lori Parks Corporate Events, Bloomfield, Mich.

PRI Productions, Jacksonville, Fla.

Venetian Hotel, Las Vegas

BEST ACHIEVEMENT IN EVENT RENTAL SUPPORT

Abbey Event Services, Montebello, Calif.

ASI Production Services, Orlando, Fla.

Austin RentAll Party, Austin, Texas

BEST NEW, INNOVATIVE EVENT PRODUCT/TECHNOLOGY

Fastlane Produtions, Denver

Graphic Globe, Orlando, Fla.

Vok Dams Gruppe, Wuppertal, Germany

BEST EVENT ENTERTAINMENT CONCEPT AND EXECUTION: ENTERTAINMENT BUDGET UNDER $25,000

Extraordinary Events, Sherman Oaks, Calif.

Farrington Productions, Las Vegas

Timot McGonagle, Nashville, Tenn.

BEST EVENT ENTERTAINMENT CONCEPT AND EXECUTION: ENTERTAINMENT BUDGET $25,000 TO $100,000

Aspen Productions, Atlanta

Imagination Entertainment, San Diego

John Daly Inc., International, Santa Barbara, Calif., and New Century Dance Co., Miami

Sensix Communications and Events, Montreal

BEST EVENT ENTERTAINMENT CONCEPT AND EXECUTION: ENTERTAINMENT BUDGET ABOVE $100,000

Pacific Destination Services, Vancouver, British Columbia, and Rand Productions, Las Vegas

PGI, Vancouver, British Columbia

Vok Dams Gruppe, Wuppertal, Germany

MOST OUTSTANDING SPECTACLE

Vok Dams Gruppe, Wuppertal, Germany

Vok Dams Gruppe, Wuppertal, Germany

Fooled Ya, Rochester, N.Y., and John Ninomiya, Solana Beach, Calif.

BEST EVENT PRODUCED FOR A PRIVATE INDIVIDUAL: BUDGET UNDER $500 PER GUEST

ASE Group, Overland Park, Kan.

Big Wave International Ltd., Roxbury, Conn.

MGM Mirage Events, Las Vegas

BEST EVENT PRODUCED FOR A PRIVATE INDIVIDUAL: BUDGET $500 AND ABOVE PER GUEST

Center of Attention, Burbank, Calif.

Designs by Sean, Dania, Fla.

Faye Gardenswartz, Denver

BEST EVENT MARKETING CAMPAIGN

Automotive Marketing Consultants, Marina del Rey, Calif.

Vok Dams Gruppe, Wuppertal, Germany

Vok Dams Gruppe, Wuppertal, Germany

BEST THEATRICAL ENTERTAINMENT PRODUCTION

Barkley Kalpak Associates, New York

Designs by Sean, Dania, Fla.

E=MC2 Event Management, Calgary, Alberta

BEST THEME DECOR: TOTAL DECOR BUDGET UNDER $20,000

An Original Occasion, Los Angeles, and Steve Kemble Event Design, Dallas, Texas

An Original Occasion, Los Angeles

EventWorks, Los Angeles

BEST THEME DECOR: TOTAL DECOR BUDGET $20,000 TO $50,000

EventWorks, Los Angeles, Calif.

Pacific Destination Services, Vancouver, British Columbia, and Art of the Party, Surrey, British Columbia

Timot McGonagle, Nashville, Tenn.

BEST THEME DECOR: TOTAL DECOR BUDGET ABOVE $50,000

Alison Silcoff Events, Montreal, and DWW Corp., New York

Designs by Sean, Dania, Fla.

John Daly Inc., International, Santa Barbara, Calif.

BEST EVENT PRODUCED FOR A CORPORATION OR ASSOCIATION: OVERALL BUDGET UNDER $100,000

Extraordinary Events, Orlando, Fla.

Festivex Special Events, Gatineau, Quebec

Venetian Hotel, Las Vegas

BEST EVENT PRODUCED FOR A CORPORATION OR ASSOCIATION: OVERALL BUDGET $100,000 TO $249,999

Alden Image Network, Westport, Conn.

John Daly Inc., International, Santa Barbara, Calif.

Moving Venue Management, London

BEST EVENT PRODUCED FOR A CORPORATION OR ASSOCIATION: OVERALL BUDGET $250,000 TO $500,000

ISES New England, Boston

John Daly Inc., International, Santa Barbara, Calif.

Rare Indigo, Vancouver, British Columbia

BEST EVENT PRODUCED FOR A CORPORATION OR ASSOCIATION: OVERALL BUDGET ABOVE $500,000

Imagination Ltd., London

MGM Mirage Events, Las Vegas

Vok Dams Gruppe, Wuppertal, Germany

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