PACE Categories and Descriptions

AWARD CATEGORIES AND DESCRIPTIONS
The Indiana PACE Awards offer multiple categories that represent the different disciplines within the creative events industry. The following Categories and Descriptions have been provided below to assist you in identifying the category that best fits your event or event component. We are excited you have decided to taken the first step.

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Best Catered Event (under $10K)
The Best Catered Event Award (under $10K) honors excellence in catering on or off-premise with a budget level under $10K. The award is eligible for any type of event (corporate, non-profit, or social) and can be submitted by active members that have provided catering services (caterers, hotels, venues, ballrooms, etc.).

Best Catered Event (over $10K)
The Best Catered Event Award (over $10K) honors excellence in catering on or off-premise with a budget level over $10K. The award is eligible for any type of event (corporate, non-profit, or social) and can be submitted by active members that have provided catering services (caterers, hotels, venues, ballrooms, etc.).

Best Specialty Drink/Mixology
The Best Specialty Drink/Mixology is an exciting new category that honors beverage innovation. Mixology is a rapidly growing facet of our industry that deserves recognition. This award award is eligible for any type of event (corporate, non-profit, or social) and can be submitted by active members that have provided beverage services (caterers, hotels, venues, ballrooms, restaurants, bars, lounges, etc.).

Best Specialty Dessert/Cake
The Best Specialty Dessert/Cake is an exciting new category that honors baking innovation. When it comes to the booming foodie, dessert is a social and culinary experience. Specialty desserts/cakes deserve their long overdue recognition. This award award is eligible for any type of event (corporate, non-profit, or social) and can be submitted by active members that have provided dessert services (caterers, hotels, venues, ballrooms, restaurants, bakeries, cafes, etc.).

Best Station/Buffet
The Best Stations/Buffet honors excellence in catering with stations or a buffet instead of a traditional seated meal. The award is eligible for any type of event (corporate, non-profit, or social) and can be submitted by active members that have provided catering services (caterers, hotels, venues, ballrooms, restaurants, etc.). 

Best Entertainment (under $10K)
The Best Entertainment (under $10K) honor excellence in entertainment production. Eligible entrants include entertainment producer, choreographer, designer, event professional, DJ, musician or the performers of event entertainment.The award is eligible for any type of event (corporate, non-profit, or social).

Best Entertainment (over $10K)   
The Best Entertainment (under $10K) honor excellence in entertainment production. Eligible entrants include entertainment producer, choreographer, designer, event professional, DJ, musician or the performers of event entertainment.The award is eligible for any type of event (corporate, non-profit, or social).

Best Design for a Wedding/Social Event (under $15K)
Best Design for a Wedding/Social Event (under $15K) recognizes excellence in event design. The Event Design/Décor categories are open to any event professional whose products or services contribute to the look and feel of an event. Design/Décor products or services include, but are not limited to theme décor, floral/plant design, props, scenery, display design, draping, furniture, linens, rentals.  

Best Design for a Wedding/Social Event (over $15K)
Best Design for a Wedding/Social Event (over $15K) recognizes excellence in event design. The Event Design/Décor categories are open to any event professional whose products or services contribute to the look and feel of an event. Design/Décor products or services include, but are not limited to theme décor, floral/plant design, props, scenery, display design, draping, furniture, linens, rentals.  

Best Design for a Corporate Event (under $15K)
Best Design for a Corporate Event (under $15K) recognizes excellence in event design. The Event Design/Décor categories are open to any event professional whose products or services contribute to the look and feel of an event. Design/Décor products or services include, but are not limited to theme décor, floral/plant design, props, scenery, display design, draping, furniture, linens, rentals.      

Best Design for a Corporate Event (over $15K)
Best Design for a Corporate Event (over $15K) recognizes excellence in event design. The Event Design/Décor categories are open to any event professional whose products or services contribute to the look and feel of an event. Design/Décor products or services include, but are not limited to theme décor, floral/plant design, props, scenery, display design, draping, furniture, linens, rentals.      

Best Table Top Design
Best Table Top Design honors excellence and creativity in table design. This could include creative use of linens, place settings, paperie, props, etc. This category is open to any event professional whose products or services contributed to the look of the tabletop. This award award is eligible for any type of event (corporate, non-profit, or social)

Best Floral Design
Best Floral Design is given for originality, detail and creativity using live or faux flowers made from alternative sources and/or plants. This could include use of floral designs for overall decoration, centerpieces, personal floral (bouquet, crowns, boutonniere), and specialty installations.  

Best Use of Space
The Best Use of Space Award honors innovation for creative use of space. This could include using a non-traditional event space and transforming it, taking a small space and making the most of it, or creating an entirely new event space short-term. The award is eligible for any type of event (corporate, non-profit, or social). 

Best Technical Production (under $10K)
The Best Technical Production (under $10) honors excellence in special event technical, design or execution services. Eligible items include but are not limited to lighting, audio visual, multi-media, staging and special effects.The award is eligible for any type of event (corporate, non-profit, or social).

Best Technical Production (over $10K)
The Best Technical Production (over $10) honors excellence in special event technical, design or execution services. Eligible items include but are not limited to lighting, audio visual, multi-media, staging and special effects.The award is eligible for any type of event (corporate, non-profit, or social).

Best Social Photography
The Best Social Photography award honors excellence in event photography. Eligible entrants are photographers or event planning professionals who produced a photographs for a business-related purposes. Eligible events in this category include but are not limited to weddings, bar/bat mitzvahs, personal celebrations, and milestone birthdays.

Best Corporate Photography
The Best Corporate Photography honors excellence in corporate and non-profit event photography. Eligible entrants are photographers or event planning professionals who produced a photographs for a business-related purposes. 

Best Social Videography
The Best Social Videography award honors excellence in event videography. Eligible entrants are videographers or event planning professionals who produced videos for a business-related purpose. Eligible events in this category include but are not limited to weddings, bar/bat mitzvahs, personal celebrations, and milestone birthdays.

Best Corporate Videography
The Best Corporate Videography award honors excellence in corporate and non-profit event videography. Eligible entrants are videographers or event planning professionals who produced a photographs for a business-related purpose. 

Best Logistics and Event Support Services
The Best Logistics and Event Support Services award honors excellence in logistics and event support services. Eligible entrants include but are not limited to tenting, transportation, crowd control, linens, furniture, risk management, and/or other specialty services.

Best Marketing Design (under $10K)
Best Marketing Design (under $10K) award honors event marketing and its design elements with a budget below $10K including use of logos, invitations, programs, posters, promotional pieces, event signage, social media, website and other pieces. Overall tie-ins to the event, unique distribution methods, packaging and other printing features will be considered. 

Best Marketing Design (over $10K)
Best Marketing Design (over $10K) award honors event marketing and its design elements with a budget below $10K including use of logos, invitations, programs, posters, promotional pieces, event signage, social media, website and other pieces. Overall tie-ins to the event, unique distribution methods, packaging and other printing features will be considered. 

Best Team Effort (under $75K)
Best Team Effort (under $75K) recognizes a team effort for an entire event or portion of an event that requires a minimum of three ILEA team members. The Team Leader is responsible for the entry submission with the assistance of the other team members. Please note:In this entry, the participants must only be referred to as ILEA Caterer, ILEA decorator, ILEA florist, etc. (or similar descriptions that eliminate specific names).

Best Team Effort (over $75K)
Best Team Effort (over $75K) recognizes a team effort for an entire event or portion of an event that requires a minimum of three ILEA team members. The Team Leader is responsible for the entry submission with the assistance of the other team members. Please note:In this entry, the participants must only be referred to as ILEA Caterer, ILEA decorator, ILEA florist, etc. (or similar descriptions that eliminate specific names).

Best Non-Profit Event (under $25K)
Best Non-Profit (under $25K) category honors excellence in non-profit event planning with a budget below $75K.  Eligible entrants include non-profit event planning professionals and other entities that provide these types of non-profit event planning services.  Events in this category may include, but are not limited to, fundraisers, institutions, campaigns, kick-off events and/or donor events. 

Best Non-Profit Event (over $25K)
Best Non-Profit (over $75K) category honors excellence in non-profit event planning with a budget below $25K.  Eligible entrants include non-profit event planning professionals and other entities that provide these types of non-profit event planning services.  Events in this category may include, but are not limited to, fundraisers, institutions, campaigns, kick-off events and/or donor events. 

Best Corporate Event (under $50K)
Best Corporate Event (under $50K) honors excellence in corporate event planning under $75K.  Eligible entrants include corporate event planning professionals, facility or venue managers, producers and managers of events for corporations.  Events in this category may include, but are not limited to, company celebrations, employee or client appreciation celebrations etc.

Best Corporate Event ($50-100K)
Best Corporate Event ($50-100K) honors excellence in corporate event planning under $75K.  Eligible entrants include corporate event planning professionals, facility or venue managers, producers and managers of events for corporations.  Events in this category may include, but are not limited to, company celebrations, employee or client appreciation celebrations etc.

Best Corporate Event (over $100K)
Best Corporate Event (over $100K) honors excellence in corporate event planning under $75K.  Eligible entrants include corporate event planning professionals, facility or venue managers, producers and managers of events for corporations.  Events in this category may include, but are not limited to, company celebrations, employee or client appreciation celebrations etc.

Best Wedding/Socal Event (under $50K)
The Best Wedding/Social Event (under $50K) category recognizes excellence in wedding and social event planning services. Eligible entrants include event planning professionals and other entities that provide planning services. Eligible events in this category include but are not limited to weddings, bar/bat mitzvahs, personal celebrations, and milestone birthdays.

Best Wedding/Social Event ($50-100K)
The Best Wedding/Social Event (between $50-100K) category recognizes excellence in wedding and social event planning services. Eligible entrants include event planning professionals and other entities that provide planning services. Eligible events in this category include but are not limited to weddings, bar/bat mitzvahs, personal celebrations, and milestone birthdays.

Best Wedding/Social Event (over $100K)
The Best Wedding/Social Event (over $100K) category recognizes excellence in wedding and social event planning services. Eligible entrants include event planning professionals and other entities that provide planning services. Eligible events in this category include but are not limited to weddings, bar/bat mitzvahs, personal celebrations, and milestone birthdays.

Best Public Event
Best Public Event honors excellence in planning and implementing public events. Eligible entrants include event planning professionals or other entities that provide these types of public event services. Events in this category may include, but are not limited to, street fairs, parades, festivals, tradeshows, concerts, sporting events.

Best Event with a Legacy
The Best Event with a Legacy honors events that create long-term value for a community or cause. Events may include but are not limited to benefits, charitable fundraising events, dedications and/or ceremonies.

Best Surprise Element
Best Surprise Element honors the accomplishment of a grand reveal that took the Client and/or Guests by surprise. This award is eligible for any type of event (corporate, non-profit, or social). 

Best Team Effort (ILEA Event)
The Best Team Effort (ILEA Event) honors innovation specifically for an ILEA Event. This could include Wedding Luncheon, Educational Intensive, PACE Awards, etc.

REMEMBER: Online entries must be completed by midnight EST February 28, 2018. They may be submitted at any point leading up to the dealine.