The one-week countdown has begun until entries for the Event Production Awards close for the 2017 celebration.
On 30 November, event profs will no longer be able to enter the awards, and the list of nominees will be passed on to the esteemed judging panel.
The awards, which take place on 1 March 2017 at Lancaster London, celebrate the very best of the live events industry.
This year’s event will be on the first evening of the Event Production Show, and will take the form of a black tie gala, complete with drinks reception, entertainment and three-course dinner.
A carefully selected panel of judges, who are being announced on the Event Production Show twitter account, will choose the winners from 18 categories of awards. Confirmed judges include Dick Tee (Enteetainment), Harry Guthrie (Harry Guthrie Production), James Pope (Face Partnership), Kaye Dunnings (Shangri-La Glastonbury), Lee Denny (LeeFest), Gill Tee (Entertee), Selina Donald (The Bulb), Dennis Mills (Major Events International), Claire O’Neill (A Greener Festival) and welfare consultant Penny Mellor.
For 2017, the awards are returning to their roots, and honouring the suppliers without whom the live events industry could not function.