Today (4th March 2013) sees the launch of a new set of awards that will recognise the significant role modern technology now plays in organising and hosting events. The Event Technology Awards will honour the use of digital solutions by both suppliers and events. The categories have been carefully selected to cover the broad spectrum of technology deployed in the modern day events industry as well as the various event types that they serve.
The awards categories are:
1. Best Use Of Social Media
2. Best Event Website / Mobile Site
3. Best Technology For Audience Participation
4. Best Mobile App
5. Best Audio Visual Technology
6. Best Digital Marketing Campaign
7. Best New Tech Product
8. Best Hybrid Event
9. Best Virtual Event
10. Best Use Of RFID & Wireless Technology
11. Best Event Software
12. Best Event Infrastructure Innovation
13. Best Use Of Technology For Event Sustainability
14. Best Special Effects Technology
15. Best Use Of Technology At a Charity Fundraising Event
16. Best Admission & Visitor Management Technology
17. Best Use Of Technology To Build Event Attendance
18. Best Use Of Physical Interactive Technology
19. Best Technology Partnership
20. Best Use Of Technology For Brand Activation
Co-founder of the Event Technology Awards Adam Parry explained why they have been created.
“With events now relying on technology for so many aspects of their promotion and production it’s only right we should acknowledge the many hours of R&D and the massive financial investment that has been made to bring these products and services to fruition. Thus far I don’t think the industry has recognised the specific role technology now plays within it, which is why we think the awards are needed.”
Nominations will open on 2nd April and nominees will be required to reference work conducted between 1st January 2012 and 31st March 2013 in order to qualify. Organisations will then have two months to submit their nomination criteria before the industry is asked to vote for their finalists.
As soon as the votes are counted and the category finalists have been announced, a select panel of judges will analyse the entries ahead of the awards ceremony in December. The climax to the ceremony will be the Grand Prix Award, presented to the overall winner from all 20 categories.
About the Organisers
The Event Technology Awards have been created and launched by the same company responsible for www.eventindustrynews.co.uk and www.exhibitionindustrynews.co.uk These digital only media outlets make use of modern methods of communication to provide up to the minute news to their respective industries via dedicated websites, daily email bulletins, twitter feeds, LinkedIn groups and Facebook pages.
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