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Therese Cole-Hubbs of Electric Karma International celebrates her Gala Award win.

Special Events Magazine Announces 2020 Gala Award Nominees

Great event work from around the world will be honored at The Special Event 2020 in Las Vegas.

Special Events magazine is proud to announce the nominees for the 2020 Gala Awards.

The magazine received entries from around the world, including Canada, China, Germany, Ireland, Israel, Thailand and the United States. Members of the Special Events Advisory Board evalued the entries and determined the nominees.

The nominees will be saluted and the winners announced on March 12 at The Special Event at the Mandalay Bay Convention Center in Las Vegas.

BEST FAIR/FESTIVAL
“Charlotte SHOUT!”
Charlotte Center City Partners, Charlotte, N.C.

“Surrey Fusion Festival”
City of Surrey, Surrey, British Columbia, and MRG Events, Vancouver, British Columbia

“31st Annual Chandler Chamber Ostrich Festival”
Steve LeVine Entertainment and Public Relations, Scottsdale, Ariz.

BEST FUNDRIASING EVENT
“The Daffodil Ball: A Tribute to Picasso”
Alison Silcoff Events, Montreal

“21st Discovery Ball”
California Science Center, Los Angeles

“Valentine's Day Ball: 'Amazonia’''
Cava Rose, Montreal

BEST EVENT PRODUCED FOR A NONPROFIT ORGANIZATION
“Give Kids the World Gala--A Starlite Night”
Hello! Destination Management, Orlando, Fla.

“Boston University Campaign Victory Celebration”
Stratelyst Creative, Austin, Texas

“2019 IRF Invitational”
360 Destination Group Florida, Hollywood, Fla.

BEST WEDDING--BUDGET UNDER $1,000 PER GUEST
Eternity Wedding”
Bebke Productions, Even Yehuda, Israel

“Night Circus Wedding”
Center of Attention Events, Burbank, Calif.

“Organic Fall Wedding”
Jaclyn Watson Events, New York

BEST WEDDING--BUDGET $1,000 AND ABOVE PER GUEST
Free-Spirited Musical Extravaganza in NOLA”
Kristin Banta Events, Studio City, Calif.

“Modern Minimalist Wedding in Carmel”
Kristin Banta Events, Studio City, Calif.

“Choksi-Patel Ballroom Wedding”
Something Fabulous, Detroit

BEST MULTIPLE-DAY EVENT PROGRAM FOR A CORPORATION OR ASSOCIATION
Amway Achievers 2018”
Hello! Nashville Destination Management, Nashville, Tenn.

“SHRM Annual Conference 2019”
INVNT, New York

Walmart Associate and Shareholders Meeting”
LEO Events, Memphis, Tenn.

BEST TENT INSTALLATION
Enchanted Woodland Wedding on the Lake”
Jaclyn Watson Events, New York, and Drape Art Designs, Wakefield, R.I.

“Private Waterfront Wedding”
Stamford Tent and Event Services, Stamford, Conn.

Circus World Celebration--Under the Big Top”
The RK Group, San Antonio

BEST ACHIEVEMENT IN TECHNICAL SUPPORT
Phish New Year's Eve Concert”
Future Affairs Productions, Pawtucket, R.I.

“Walmart Associate and Shareholders Meeting”
LEO Events, Memphis, Tenn.

TransLink's Transport 2050”
MRG Events, Vancouver, British Columbia, and Creative Others, Vancouver, British Columbia

BEST ACHIEVEMENT IN LOGISTICS
Apollo 50: Go for the Moon”
Linder Global Events, Washington

“Disney L.A. Screenings”
Russell Harris Event Group, North Hollywood, Calif.

“BMW Vision iNEXT World Flight”
VOK DAMS Events, Wuppertal, Germany

BEST EVENT ENTERTAINMENT CONCEPT AND EXECUTION - BUDGET UNDER $100,000
“Passport to Luxury”
Hello! Arizona Destination Management, Scottsdale, Ariz.

“Investment Aktuell 2019: Life Counts”
Insglück, Berlin

“Fusion of Past and Future”
Sensix Communications and Events, Montreal, and Manina World, Montreal 

BEST EVENT ENTERTAINMENT CONCEPT AND EXECUTION - BUDGET $100,000 AND ABOVE
“Who Runs The World? Girls!”
Bravo! Entertainment, Dallas

“100 Year Anniversary Celebration”
Corinthian Events, Boston

“2019 IRF Invitational”
360 Destination Group Florida, Hollywood, Fla.

MOST OUTSTANDING SPECTACLE
“The ICONSIAM City Opening Mega Phenomena”
Index Creative Village, Bangkok

“TUI Cruises ‘Mein Schiff 2’ Naming Ceremony”
Insglück, Berlin

“SHRM Annual Conference 2019”
INVNT, New York

BEST EVENT PRODUCED FOR A PRIVATE INDIVIDUAL--BUDGET UNDER $1,000 PER GUEST
“50th Birthday Celebration”
Corinthian Events, Boston

“Bon Voyage”
Eclectic Events International, Toronto

“Roses Are Pink 70th Birthday Party”
WM Events, Atlanta

BEST EVENT PRODUCED FOR A PRIVATE INDIVIDUAL--BUDGET $1,000 AND ABOVE PER GUEST
“An Adventure”
Events Man, Hong Kong

“The Magic of Music and Literature”
Kristin Banta Events, Studio City, Calif.

“Circus World Celebration--Under the Big Top”
The RK Group, San Antonio

BEST EVENT MARKETING CAMPAIGN
Facebook Creators Lounge at VidCon 2019”
Gallagher, Los Angeles

“SAP’s Design to Operate Eye Control Showcase”
MCI Deutschland, Berlin

BMW Vision iNEXT World Flight
VOK DAMS Events, Wuppertal, Germany

BEST EVENT VENUE
Birch Aquarium at Scripps
San Diego

Keep Memory Alive Event Center
Las Vegas

The Armory
Minneapolis

BEST DECOR--TOTAL DECOR BUDGET UNDER $250,000
Curtain Call Ball”
BeEvents, Minneapolis

“Fantasy Forest”
To Be Designed, San Diego

“Petite Forêt”
Wei Zhang, Beijing

BEST DECOR--TOTAL DECOR BUDGET 250,000 - $500,000
“Alice in Wonderful Orlando”
CSI DMC, Falls Church, Va.

“San Francisco Symphony Opening Night Gala”
Got Light, San Francisco

“Holiday Party”
USAA, San Antonio

BEST DECOR--TOTAL DECOR BUDGET ABOVE $500,000
“BFD”
MGM Resorts Event Productions, Las Vegas

“Ski Chalet Holiday Soiree”
Silhouette Group, New York

“Come Fly with Me”
Southwest Conference Planners, Scottsdale, Ariz., and M Group Scenic Studios, Scottsdale, Ariz.

BEST EVENT PRODUCED FOR A CORPORATION OR ASSOCIATION--BUDGET UNDER $500,000
“TRBOT 131st Annual Dinner”
Fifth Element Group, Toronto

“Haus Laboratories Brand Product Launch Party”
Gallagher, Los Angeles

“Luma Park”
Verve the Live Agency, Dublin

BEST EVENT PRODUCED FOR A CORPORATION OR ASSOCIATION--BUDGET $500,000 AND ABOVE
“The ICONSIAM City Opening Mega Phenomena”
Index Creative Village, Bangkok

“World Premiere Porsche 911 "Timeless Machine"
Pure Perfection, Wiesbaden, Germany

“BMW Vision iNEXT World Flight”
VOK DAMS Event Group, Wuppertal, Germany

 

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