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ISES Names Esprit Award Winners at Eventworld 2010

ISES Names Esprit Award Winners at Eventworld 2010

Members of the International Special Events Society gathered last night at the Baltimore Marriott Waterfront to present the Esprit Awards, the final-night gala of the Eventworld 2010 conference.

The winners (all figures are U.S. dollars):

2010 ISES Best Creative Solution
"DBS Live: Get on the Train"
Jesper Hartley and Jannik Seifert, Welcome Event Marketing

ISES Best Event with a Legacy
"The Legendary Block Party!"
Chris Arrendondo and Team, Eclipse Entertainment

ISES Best Industry Contribution
"Calling All Wedding Planners"
Jill Moran, CSEP, Jsmoran, Special Event Planning and Management

ISES Best Industry Innovation
"Living Bars"
Sandy O Fergus, Creative Juice Group

ISES Best Green Solution
"Aged to Perfection"
Morgan Doan, Morgan Events
Emily Dreblow, Soulflower Floral Design

ISES Best Catered Event
"Transformation Celebration"
Ingrid Nagy, Catering by Design

ISES Best Marketing/Design Collateral Budget Under $25,000
"Sinesia in St. Tropez"
Bonny Katzman, BK Design

ISES Best Marketing/Design Collateral Budget Over $25,000
"Life University 2009"
Rick Jobe, Jobe & Associates

ISES Best Event Support Services
"Kentucky Derby Festivities"
Valerie Braun, Classic Party Rentals

ISES Best Nonprofit Event Budget Under $75,000
"Get in the Game"
Sharon Phillips Waxman, SPW Productions

ISES Best Nonprofit Event Budget $75,000-$200,000
"Take a Hike! Celebrating the Completion of the Trans-Catalina Trail"
Jennifer Poyer, CSEP, Catalina Island Conservancy

ISES Best Nonprofit Event Budget Over $200,000
"First Amendment Bull's-eye!"
Kelley Gillespie, CSI-Capitol Services Inc.

ISES Best Public Event
"Unveiled: The Ultimate Wedding Planning Event"
Matthew Trettel, The Wedding Guys

ISES Best Wedding Budget Under $75,000
"Modern French Whimsy"
Tara Wilson, Tara Wilson Events

ISES Best Wedding Budget $75,000-$200,000
"The Compass Points to Love"
Joyce Scardina Becker, CMP, Events of Distinction

ISES Best Wedding Budget Over $200,000
"White Mountain Magic"
Lynn Fletcher, Lynn Fletcher Weddings

ISES Best Event Design/Decor Budget Under $25,000
"Celebrating 20 Years of 'WOW'!"
Richard Davis, Amaryllis Inc.

ISES Best Event Design/Decor Budget $25,000-$75,000
"The Bohemian Life"
David Merrell, AOO Events

ISES Best Event Design/Decor Budget Over $75,000
"Home for the Holidays"
Jo-Ann Craigie, Visions Display

ISES Best Event Photography
"Honoring our Heroes"
Kristin Wienold, Event Digital Photography

ISES Best Event Videography
"Oxfam Trailwalker"
Hala Bissada, Hala Events and Communications

ISES Best Technical Production
"George Strait Concert"
Hyacinth Belcher, CSEP, Onstage Systems

ISES Best Social Event Budget Under $75,000
"Event on the Move: Chris and Kim's Anniversary"
Gregory Jenkins, Bravo Productions

ISES Best Social Event Budget Over $75,000
"AK's Club 13/13"
David Merrell, AOO Events

ISES Best Meeting/Conference Program Budget Under $250,000
"The Alpha Take-off"
Jesper Hartley and Jannik Seifert, Welcome Event Marketing

ISES Best Meeting/Conference Program Budget Over $250,000
"Attendees Receive Mardi Gras Royalty Treatment as NOLA is Back"
Diane Lyons, CMP, DMCP, Accent on Arrangements

ISES Best Corporate Event Budget Under $75,000
"Celebrating 20 Years of 'WOW'!"
Richard Davis, Amaryllis Inc.

ISES Best Corporate Event Budget $75,000-$200,000
"2009 Annual Awards Meeting and Gala"
Sally Webb, CSEP, The Special Event Co.

ISES Best Corporate Event Budget Over $200,000
"2009 LPGA World Championship"
Angela Stassi, Barkley Kalpak Associates

ISES Best Entertainment Production Budget Under $75,000
"Energy Independence Day"
Niki McKay, Blue Danube Productions

ISES Best Entertainment Production Budget Over $75,000
"LIVE Right Gala"
Hala Bissada, Hala Events and Communications

ISES Best ISES Team Effort Budget Under $75,000
"Orlando WOW Awards"
Cheryl Andrews, Cheryl's Distinctive Creations
Stefanie Berry, Showorks Events
Lindsay Cosimi, AFR Event Furniture Rental
Derek Eaton, PRI Productions
Jason Gabel, Two Left Feet Events
Cendy Knight, Hello Florida
Christine Ivanov Logan, Entertainment Specialist
Jason Logan, Logan Mania Music and Madness
Byron Loper, Ice Magic
Lindsey Luxa, Dragonfly Custom Designs
Michele Phillips, Atlantic Pro Audio
Richard Streitler, Flourish Floral Productions
JC York, Wise Guys Interactive Entertainment

ISES Best ISES Team Effort Budget $75,000-$200,000
"Rock 'n' Roll Holiday Wedding"
Kate Berglund, KB Design
Scott Evans, Evans Audio Visual
Bob Ridge IndyVisual
Beth Sexton, Indy Photo Booths
Tonya Shadoan, Circle City Planners
Tiffany Stoner, Nathaniel Edwards Photography

ISES Best ISES Team Effort Budget Over $200,000
"2009 ISES-NCC Gala: 'Ain't We Got Fun?'"
Neil Adams, Blueprint Studios
2009 Design, Decor and Entertainment Gala Committee
2009 Food, Beverage, and Staffing Gala Committee
2009 Fundraising Gala Committee

Eventworld 2011 runs Aug. 4-6 in St. Louis at the St. Louis Union Station Marriott.

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