2017 ILEA Minnesota Star Awards Call for Entries

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Make your own luck at the 13th Annual Minnesota Star Awards,
The Unluckiest Bash of the year,
honoring the best and brightest in the industry. 

It is that most fortunate time of the year
when we reach out to give you the opportunity to change your luck
by getting involved as a nominee!


Rules and Regulations to Enter

For detailed information regarding the Minnesota Star Awards 

we've created this handy reference document 
with all the rules, regulations and, categories.

Good luck to all those who enter!


2017 award catagories

CATERING

Best Specialty Item

This award honors excellence and creativity in the use of a specialty item including but not limited to wedding cake, signature menu item, or other single food or beverage item that played a significant part of the event.

Best Menu Innovation

This award honors excellence and creativity in the innovation of an event menu.

Best Off-Premise Catered Event

This award honors excellence and creativity in the use of food and/or beverages at an OFF-PREMISE event through culinary planning, preparation, execution and/or presentation.

Best On-Premise Catered Event

This award honors excellence and creativity in the use of food and/or beverages at an ON-PREMISE event through culinary planning, preparation, execution and/or presentation.

Event Design & Décor

Best Use of Floral

This award is given for originality, detail and creativity using live or silk flowers and/or plants. This could include use of floral designs for overall decoration, centerpieces, bouquets and/or props.

Table Top Design

This award honors excellence and creativity in the design of the event tablescapes.

Best Event Design & Décor – Budget under $25,000

This category honors event design---theme décor, prop, scenery, display design, and balloon artistry.

Best Event Design & Décor – Budget $25,000 and over

This category honors event design---theme décor, prop, scenery, display design, and balloon artistry.

Creative Services

Best Use of Marketing/Graphic Design

This award honors event marketing and its design elements 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 Event Photography – Best Wedding Photography

This category honors excellence in event photography for weddings.

Best Event Photography – Best Non-Wedding Photography

This category honors excellence in event photography.

Best Event Filmmaking

This category honors excellence in event videography. Eligible entrants are videographers or planning professionals who produced a video for business-related purposes.

Support Services

Best Logistics

This category honors excellence in event logistics and overcoming logistical challenges.

Best Rental Support – Non-Tenting

This category honors excellence in providing rental items and equipment for successful event execution.  This category is for event services professionals including transportation, furniture, and/or other specialty items.

Best Technical Production

This award recognizes excellence in sound, lighting, audio-visual, special effects, pyrotechnics, lasers and staging.

Best Tent Installation

The category honors excellence for the execution of tenting for successful event execution.

Best Entertainment Production

The category recognizes the use of entertainment to enhance an event.

Event Planning

Best Corporate Event

The category honors excellence for the production of a corporate special event, meeting, program, conference, incentive event, auxiliary event or other similar event.

Best Non-profit Event

The category honors excellence for the production of a non-profit event including, but not limited to, fundraisers, institutions, campaigns, kick-off events and/or donor events.

Best Public Event

This category recognizes the production of a parade, fair, festival, tradeshow or other public event.

Best Social Event – Non Wedding

This category honors excellence in social event planning such as birthdays, bar/bat mitzvahs, holiday gatherings, galas or other similar events.  Any event that is primarily social in nature can be entered into this category.

Best Wedding – under $50,000

This category honors excellence in wedding events with a total budget of under $50,000 to produce.

Best Wedding – over $50,000

This category honors excellence in wedding events with a total budget of over $50,000 to produce.

Creative Solution

The category recognizes the creativity in finding new and innovative solutions to overcome challenges or enhance an overall event experience.  It may be one piece or idea within an event, a unique or new product, or a demonstration of event know-how to overcome a challenge (limited budget is not considered a challenge in this category).

ILEA Team Effort

This award recognizes a group effort for an entire event or portion of an event that requires a minimum of three team members. The Team Leader is responsible for the entry submission. This entry category requires each entrant to be listed on ileahub.com as an ISES member
on or before Thursday, January 26, 2017.


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