The Realise Award 2024

Presented by EVCOM for young event organisers and aspiring event organisers

In collaboration with Events 101

What is the Realise Award?

The Award will recognise emerging and/ or aspiring event professionals between the ages of 18 – 25 years old. We recognise that the events industry can be hard to break into for young people, especially those from a diverse background. We hope this competition can serve as a way in, a chance to get demonstrable experience and access to the expertise of current event professionals.

Engagement of the next generation of event organisers is an essential part of EVCOM’s work towards a more diverse and inclusive sector. It is important that we understand and hear the voices of the next generation, so that EVCOM can be an association that supports young people in their future careers.

Application is via an application form, for the chance to win mentorship opportunities with top event agencies in the UK.

Find out about our past winners, and hear what they got out of mentorship, here.

Can I apply?

The award is open to anyone who is 18 – 25 years old, whether a professional in the industry, a student or an aspiring events professional. If that sounds like you, we’d love to hear from you!

How do I apply?

Please fill in the application form (please note applications are now closed). In the form, we’ll ask you a couple of questions about yourself and your relationship to events. We want to hear about your dream events, find out about events you’ve been to, and hear about what the future of events looks like to you. You’ll be able to upload a CV within the form too, although this is not compulsory.

We encourage applications from all underrepresented minorities, and we are especially looking to hear the voices of Black event organisers, and event organisers of colour.

What are we looking for?

  • Creativity and imagination
  • A flair for organisation and logistics
  • An understanding of what makes a successful event
  • A fresh perspective on what the events industry could be
  • Passion for the industry

What do I get if I win?

You’ll receive invaluable mentorship opportunities with top event agencies including opportunities to build relationships, ask questions and shadow at events. We will select two winners who will both work with two different event agencies over the course of a six month mentorship period! Shortlisted applicants will also receive access to a mentorship session each.

Meet our shortlist:

Ella Corbin

Georgia Bakers-Timson

Jenna Waggitt

Maryam Sadat Seyedsalehi

Nandi Elewa-Gidado

Nazir Ashraf

We will announce our two winners at the EVCOM Clarion Awards ceremony on 3rd July!

Key Dates

Open for Entry: 1st March

Entry deadline: 2nd April


Judging to take place

Winner to be announced at the EVCOM Clarion Awards ceremony on the 3rd July

What do I do if I have questions about the process?

Get in touch with Amelia via who will be happy to answer any questions you have!

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