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Last call for the Conventa Best Event Award

vom 13.07.2023 veröffentlicht über meinMemo

Conventa Best Event Award, the oldest regional competition for the best events, officially opened the call for entries at the start of May. Event and live communication agencies can register their best events until 15 July 2023. The competition will take place during the Conventa Crossover festival between 28 and 29 August 2023.

The annual award for the best events in New Europe, honouring the best events between Helsinki and Istanbul and Milan and Baku, invites event agencies to enter their projects in the esteemed competition. Events that have taken place or will take place between 1 January 2022 and 14 July 2023 are eligible to partake in the competition. Projects will compete in four main categories - B2B Events, B2C Events, B2E Events and Crossover Events. This year’s competition also includes eight sub-categories, including the novel Best in Sustainability and Best in Corporate Social Responsibility categories.

The projects will be evaluated by a distinguished international jury of 19 participating members, who have equal votes in evaluating the submitted entries. Each jury member makes their decision individually on the basis of their expert knowledge, reputation and authority. This year, the Jury President is Ivo J. Franschitz, Managing Director at ENITED.

Evaluation process

The evaluation of registered events follows a unique 80:20 model. The winner is selected based on a weighted average calculated after the live pitching and voting ends. 80% of the votes come from the jury and 20% from the audience, who vote for their favourite project based on live presentations from the finalists. This method has proven to be the most effective and objective method to select the best of the best.

The jury members evaluate each project based on comprehensive criteria divided into nine categories. These include creativity, relevance, innovation, execution, event results, communication, sustainable policies, legacy and the overall final impression. The projects will aim to win the coveted Grand Prix Award, assigned to the event with the highest overall score from the jury.

The finalists will be announced on 21 August 2023. Finalists will have a week to prepare for the live pitching and voting, which will take place on 28 August 2023. The best events will be announced on 29 August 2023 and will receive the prized unicorn trophy.

Award ceremony

This year’s award ceremony will take place at Ljubljana Castle’s Hribar Hall, where the best events will take home the iconic unicorn trophy made from locally sourced wood. The decision to make the unicorn trophy from sustainable material is a nod to the organisers' aim to make the event sustainable.

About the Conventa Best Event Award competition

Established in 2015, Conventa Best Event Award soon became an integral part of the Conventa Crossover festival, with live pitching and the grand finale taking place as part of the event from the outset.