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Australian Event Awards finalists announced

Australian Event Awards finalists announced
September 25, 2014

The National Finalists for this year’s Australian Event Awards have been announced, recognising the best events and achievements in the Australian events industry over the past year.

Introducing the finalists, John Allen, founding Director of the Australian Centre for Event Management at the University of Technology of Sydney and co-Chair of the Industry Judging Panel, stated “once again in 2014 the number of entries in the Australian Event Awards has increased, with a pleasingly high overall standard of entries.”

The awards will be announced at the ‘Australian Events Industry Night of Nights’, to be held at Doltone House, Darling Island Wharf, Sydney on 11th November, with tickets now on sale at the Event Award website. 

Best Event Finalists 2014

• Asia-Pacific Incentives & Meetings Expo (AIME), Reed Exhibitions 
• Australian Tourism Exchange 2014 Farewell Event, Tourism Australia and Belle-Laide Events 
• Australian Tourism Exchange 2014, Tourism Australia 
• Blues on Broadbeach Music Festival 2014 
• Boomerang Festival, Bluesfest 
• Bulgari 130th Anniversary Gala Dinner - Asia Pacific Region, Rizer 
• Buunji: 2013 National Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander Education Conference, NSW Government - Education and Communities and Scope Productions 
• Byron Bay Bluesfest 2014 
• Capital Markets Leaders Summit 2014, Property Council of Australia 
• Deni Ute Muster, Deni Play on the Plains Festival 
• Ford Smart Drives For The National Breast Cancer Foundation, Imagination 
• Garrmalang Festival, Darwin Entertainment Centre 
• Grace Gala 2014, Cerebral Palsy Alliance Research Foundation, CHW and Vanilla Bean Events 
• Gumtree Garden Pop-up Bar (The), Chieftain Communications 
• Handa Opera on Sydney Harbour: Madama Butterfly, Opera Australia 
• La Lune: Energy Producing Art, Warringah Council 
• Light in Winter (The), Fed Square 
• Liverpool FC Versus Melbourne Victory at MCG, Melbourne Cricket Club 
• Major League Baseball Opening Series Sydney 2014, Moore Sports 
• Margaret River Gourmet Escape 2013 
• Mountain to Mouth, City of Greater Geelong 
• Mumbrella360/the Mumbrella Awards 
• Newtown Festival 
• Optus RockCorps 
• PAX Australia 
• Royal Randwick Grandstand Launch, Australian Turf Club and Rizer 
• Santos Tour Down Under 2014 
• Sony Foundation Wharf4Ward 
• Springvale Snow Fest 2013, City of Greater Dandenong 
• Sun-Herald City2Surf presented by Westpac, Fairfax Events 
• Taste of Sydney, Taste Festivals 
• Vivid Sydney 2014, Destination NSW 
• Wodonga Children's Fair 2013, Wodonga City Council 
• World Conference on Lung Cancer (15th), Sydney 2013 

Best Achievement Finalists 2014

• Ample Projects for their work on Vivid Sydney 2014 
• Apples & Pears Entertainment and Events for their work on A&P Superband 
• Ash Sounds for their work on The Falls Music & Arts Festival 2013 in Lorne 
• Australian Trucking Association for their work on ATA Foundation Sponsors Gala Awards Dinner 
• Brand Events for their work on the Top Gear Festival Sydney 
• Central Institute of Technology for their Diploma of Events 
• Décor It Events for their work on Masquerade 
• Event Centre (The) at The Star, Sydney, NSW for their 2013/14 Events 
• Eventeamwork for their work on 2013/14 Events including Sydney Festival & Vivid Sydney 
• Fairfax Events for their work on 'The One to Run' Series 
• Funktionality for their work on Mad Max 'Beyond Thunderdome' for Cascadia Motivation 
• Groove Academy (The) for their 2013/14 Corporate Entertainment 
• H2O Events for their work on Chimelong Ocean Kingdom's spectacular show over Henquin City 
• Imagination for their work on Royal Australian Navy International Fleet Review Spectacular 
• Imagination for their work on Sydney New Year's Eve 2013 
• Le Montage, Sydney, NSW for their 2013/14 Events 
• Onstage Entertainment for their work on #SenseUs 
• Oracle Attractions for their work on Santos GLNG City Of Lights at the Brisbane Festival 2013 
• Production Technologies for their work on the 59th Eurovision Song Contest 
• Pure Chica for their work on 2013/14 Corporate Events & Carnivals 
• RACV City Club, Melbourne, VIC for their 2013/14 Events 
• Royal Botanic Garden, Sydney for their work on Tomato Festival Sydney 
• Soul Mystique for their 2013/14 Charity and Corporate Entertainment 
• Staging Connections for their work on Rotary International Convention Sydney 2014 
• Sydney Showground, Sydney NSW for their 2013/14 Conventions and Shows 
• TAFE NSW - South Western Sydney Institute for their Events Train Work Practice Program 
• TasTAFE Drysdale for their Cert. III Events, Dip. of Events & Adv. Dip. Hospitality & Tourism Mgt 
• TEDxSydney Partnerships 2014 for their work on TEDxSydney 2014 
• Tropical Catering & Events for their work on Australian Tourism Exchange 2014 
• Vintage Photobooths for their 2013/14 Events and Festivals 
• Warringah Council for their work on La Lune: Energy Producing Art 
• William Angliss Institute for their Certificate, Diploma + Advanced Diploma of Events 

Headline Finalists 2014
Young Achiever of the Year 

• Nicola Goldrick, nominated by Belle-Laide Events 
• Lauren Hayward, nominated by Forum Group Events 
• Katie Johnson, nominated by City-Bay Fun Run Committee 
• Simon Wilson, nominated by Brand Events Australia 

Event Organiser of the Year 
Event Planet for their work on 2013/14 Events and Carnivals 

• Denise Jinks, Focal Attractions for her work on BeFest, SAGE & Mumbrella360 
• Rizer for their work on 2013/14 Launch, Corporate and Award Events 
• Naomi Wilson, Brand Events for her work on Margaret River Gourmet Escape 

Image shows Vivid Sydney.

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