David McKnight win Photo by Special Events magazine
David McKnight, head of Emerald City Designs, shows off his latest Gala trophy for Best Wedding--Budget Under $1,000 Per Guest: 'Romance in Regal Style'

2019 Gala Award Entries Due Friday—and Next Friday

Your Gala Award entries are due Sept. 14--but also Sept. 21.

You still have time: Entries for the 2019 Special Events Gala Awards are due Friday, Sept. 14, by 4 p.m. Pacific Time. The oldest and most prestigious award in the event industry, the Gala Awards honor outstanding event work from around the world.

This year's category options run the gamut from corporate to social events, technical expertise, and specialties such as floral design, table design and entertainment. New this year is Best Event Venue; if you want to tell the world why your venue is ideal for events, now is your chance.

The 2019 Gala Award will be presented Jan. 10 at The Special Event in San Diego.

All entries are submitted online.

You can find the Entry Form and our Q&A here

Gala judges share secrets to winning a Gala Award here.

Need a little more time? You can have it! Our special "late-bird" deadline (for a slightly higher fee) is 4 p.m. Pacific Time on Sept. 21.

Questions? Ask them here.

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