The Event Production Awards (EPAs) 2017, which will take place on 1 March at the Lancaster London Hotel, are now open for entries.

For 2017, the awards will be returning to their roots and shining a spotlight on the unsung heroes of the industry – the suppliers. Entries are free and the full list of categories for 2017 can be found on the Event Production Awards website.

The event, organised by Access All Areas and Event Production Show owner Mash Media, will see the great and good of the events industry come together to celebrate and recognise the people who keep the cogs turning.

Mash Media publishing director Duncan Siegle commented: “UK events suppliers are some of the most skilful and diverse in the world, and this year’s EPAs are all about celebrating their achievements throughout 2016. I’m hugely excited to see all the companies nominated for awards this year.”

Those looking to enter the awards or wishing to nominate a company should download the entry form and send it to before the 30 November closing date.

The qualification period for all work carried out is 1 November 2015 to 31 October 2016, and the shortlist will be announced in December 2016.