The Event Production Awards (EPAs) will return for its fifth outing on 12 February 2016, organiser Mash Media announced today.

The awards, which recognise excellence in the outdoor and indoor events industry, will return for the third time to The Lancaster London Hotel. EPA Logo 2015

New categories have also been announced, with Best Culture/Food (non-music) Event, Best Sustainable Event, Best Indoor Venue and Best Outdoor Venue joining veteran categories including Production Team of the Year, Sporting Event of the Year, Best Technology Provider, Best Ticketing Company and more.

The Access All Areas Editor’s Award will also be handed out at the gala black tie dinner and ceremony.

The awards were first launched in 2012 alongside the Event Production Show (taking place next year on 2-3 March 2016), and became a standalone event for the first time in 2015. The 2015 awards saw 500 event professionals gather for an evening that included a drinks reception, three-course meal and entertainment. The format will remain for the 2016 awards.

“When we first ran the EPAs, we knew exactly where we wanted to take them and I am delighted with their development over the last few years,” said Duncan Siegle, publishing director at Mash Media. “In 2015, the organiser categories were extremely well supported, so for 2016 we have increased the number of categories that organisers can enter, with the aim of covering more of this diverse and creative industry, while also recognising the vital role that venues play.

“Looking at the categories, the EPAs is now the only award ceremony to recognise such breadth within the entire cross section of indoor and outdoor events and all the companies and organisations that play such important roles.”

For more information on how to enter, and on the event itself, visit or call the awards team on 020 8971 8282.