EVCOM London Live Awards

London Live Industry Awards EvcomThe EVCOM London Live Awards takes place annually each November, bringing the best of the corporate and brand events and experiences industry together to celebrate excellence across our industry.

The EVCOM London Live Awards showcases outstanding achievement in the design and execution of live events and experiences by agencies and freelancers internationally. We look to reward the most progressive and creative agencies and creatives working in the professional discipline today.

This year we are really excited to introduce a whole new range of categories that celebrate agency culture and agency initiatives. Agencies don’t always have control over the events that they work on, and whether they can get client permission to enter them. What they do have control of is how they treat their staff, build their culture and champion diversity and inclusion. Agencies are making really exciting strides in these areas and we thought it was time they were rewarded for the work they are doing to support the growth of their agencies and the wellbeing of their staff. Take a look at our full list of categories below.

Shortlisted finalists and their guests are invited to attend the EVCOM London Live Awards ceremony in November, where the winners are announced and their films screened for everyone to enjoy.

Projects, initiatives and events published/ delivered after the 1st May 2024 up until the 28th June 2024, are eligible for entry. Anything within that year span is eligible for entry.

Entry Costs

Freelancer: £125 (+VAT)

Member: £199 (+VAT)

Non-Member: £275 (+VAT)

Early bird freelancer: £100 (+VAT)

Early bird member: £175 (+VAT)

Early bird non-member: £250 (+VAT)

The ‘Agency of the Year’ and ‘Rising Star Agency of the Year’ categories are FREE to enter for members and non-members.

Early bird rates will be available from 23rd May – 6th June so do make the most of them! And remember, you can make changes to your entry up until the entry deadline. So even if you haven’t quite finished answering the entry questions, you can still get the early bird discount!

You can take a look at our 2024 Guide to Entry, which includes details of the entry process and FAQs here.

In 2023, the event was held in the Grand Hall of Goodenough College and was a night of candlelit celebration! Read out writeup of the evening, including a full list of winners, here. Enjoy photos from the evening here.

Should you be interested in sponsoring an award category at the EVCOM London Film Awards please get in touch with Claire Fennelow.

For any other queries please contact coordinator@evcom.org.uk

 

Key Dates

23rd May 2024: Entries Open for the EVCOM London Live and Film Awards
Early bird deadline: 6th June 2024
21st June 2024: Entries Close for the EVCOM London Live and Film Awards
24th September 2024: EVCOM London Live and Film Awards Shortlist Announced
28th November 2023: EVCOM London Live and Film Awards Ceremony

CATEGORIES

Every year we celebrate the best of the best across a whole range of categories that measure creativity, effectiveness and impact. You can find the 2023 categories below.

All categories are open to in person and hybrid events. There is also a dedicated category for virtual events.

Event Awards

Best B2E (Business to Employee) Event

Most creative and effective design and delivery of an internal event. This could include a training event, an incentive event, AGM’s, CSR campaigns, internal conferences and celebratory events. Entries should clearly show the event objectives and measurement on how they were achieved.

Best B2B (Business to Business) Event

Most creative and effective design and delivery of a business-to-business event. This could include a conference, a product launch, exhibitions and industry thought-leadership events. Entries should clearly show the event objectives and measurement on how they were achieved.

Best B2C (Business to Consumer) Event

Most creative and effective design and delivery of a consumer facing event. This could include a product launch, a brand experience and/or an exhibition. Entries should clearly show the event objectives and measurement on how they were achieved.

Best Brand Communication Event

Most engaging and relevant brand messaging and communication to an internal or external audience through an event. Judges want to see how you met the brief and event objectives, what in your eyes makes this a stand-out event as well as evidence of what it did for the brand and how you measured its success.

Event Mechanisms

Best Use of Production and Technology

Whether you’ve used innovative event tech to support your event, used special effects and production technology to make your event stand out, or experimented with AI, this is the category for you. We want to hear about how you used technology to enhance your event. What did you do that was special, how did you execute the solution and what difference did it make to the overall audience experience?

Creativity and Innovation

In recognition of creativity in event design and delivery, from truly creative concepts to innovative solutions. Did you encourage the client to consider a new approach? Did you come up with creative solutions to challenges presented by the brief and/or along the way?

Best Execution

An award that recognises world class delivery. Judges want to see how you approach the delivery of the event, the problems you overcame, the overall approach you took clearly demonstrating how this had a positive impact on things like the overall experience, delivery team, client, audience etc.

Best Accessibility Strategy

This award recognises an event that has a really strong accessibility strategy in place. How did you ensure the accessibility needs of your attendees were met? For example, we want to hear about how you’ve made sure your event is physically accessible and/or neuroinclusive, or perhaps how you’ve ensure your event is accessible to underrepresented groups or people with mental health issues. What was your strategy and how did you put it in place throughout the event? How has the client been involved in building and implementing this strategy?

Best Agency and Client Collaboration 

This award recognises an event that relied upon collaboration between a client and an agency for its success. We want to hear about what both brought to the table and how you worked together to create something brilliant, and what impact this had on your ongoing relationship. This is an opportunity to give a shout out to a brilliant client who enables great work either by their willingness to embrace new ideas or perhaps the supportive nature of their team. Whatever the qualities, demonstrate how working together created something more powerful.

Agency Awards

Best People Engagement Initiative

This category recognises an initiative your agency has started in the last year to support your people. We want to find out what the initiative is, and the story behind it: why you started it and the impact it’s having.

Best DEI Initiative

Creating a diverse and inclusive culture is a core goal for most workplaces. This category recognises an initiative your agency has put in place in the last year to ensure your workplace is more diverse and more inclusive.

Best ESG Strategy Initiative

Delivering sustainable events and meeting corporate ESG standards can’t just be project to project. This category recognises an initiative your agency has put in place in the last year to ensure your agency as a whole is meeting your ESG goals.

 

Best Agency Culture of the Year

In recognition of an agency who has built a culture that its staff and clients want to be a part of. Tell us about your DEI and sustainability initiatives, what you have in place to support the mental health of your staff, and how you keep employees and clients coming back for more.

This category is FREE to enter.

Rising Star Agency

In recognition of a younger agency who has shone this year. We want to hear about your company policies around DEI and sustainability. We want to hear about your growth, financially and as a team. We want to hear about whether you’ve broken new ground or been recognised for anything you’ve done this year. We want to hear about what your team and clients think of you.

This category is open to agencies who are less than 10 years old.

This category is FREE to enter.

 

Agency of the Year

In recognition of an established agency who has excelled this year. We want to hear about your company policies around DEI and sustainability. We want to hear about your growth, financially and as a team. We want to hear about whether you’ve broken new ground or been recognised for anything you’ve done this year. We want to hear about what your team and clients think of you.

This category is FREE to enter.

 

Grand Prix

In recognition of the overall most impressive entry to the EVCOM London Live Awards. From all submitted entries, judges will choose one that stood out above and beyond for this prestigious award.

All entries will be automatically entered into this category at no extra charge.

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