The qualifying period for this year is January 1, 2018, to  October 30, 2019. All entries must refer to activity or milestone, achieved within this time period. The entry portal will be open from September 30, 2019, to November 30, 2019, and winners will be announced on December 15, 2019.

  1. Review the entry requirements in section two on this page and gather together all the materials and information you need for your entry.

  2. When you have everything click here to go to the entry portal.

  3. Once in the portal, complete the registration form, choose the categories you want to enter (you can choose as many as you like) then submit payment for your selections. Make sure your email is correctly entered. or we will not be able to send you your login credentials.

  4. Once you have completed the registration form and payment, you will immediately receive an email with a link to your unique entry portal and a personal PIN. You will use this PIN to access your entry portal and enter your venue. All your chosen categories will be linked and listed in this portal waiting for you to complete. You can start your entry and leave and return as many times as you like. The system will save your work.. You MUST complete the entry and submit it before the deadline. Once the deadline has closed your link will no longer work and you cannot edit any longer.

  5. Once in the entry portal, you will find that each category has a different entry form with questions unique to the category. You will be answering a series of questions for your venue and or work and then submitting attachments to support your entry.

  6. Enter as many categories as you like, however, you must change the title and the 100-word summary to reflect each category and it is suggested but not mandatory that you tailor the entry content to the category to allow for the best judging outcome. All attachments must be renamed to the category name as well.

  7. For detailed category criteria please review the judging and entry criteria listed in the category list found here

TIP:  If you are entering a joint entry (you want two companies entered for one entry)  you need to do at the beginning of the process when you are choosing your categories. Choose the item ” ADD Joint Entry” to your order. Add one for every extra company on your application. So, if you have yourself plus two others, choose 3 joint entries.


Each category has specific requirements for the documents and pieces you need to submit. Please go to the entry form for your category and there you will find the requirements. We also recommend you review the category judging criteria on the main categories list.

The following MAY be useful to support your entry.

  • Description Paragraphs – refer to the entry form for specific questions to answer for each category (Maximum 500 words each)
  • Marketing materials/floorplans/cad drawings/artwork/any extra documentation – if applicable
  • Sales achievements/milestones
  • Number of events hosted in the qualifying period
  • High level event list
  • Menus and catering service outlines
  • HIgh resolution photos and or videos
  • Quotes from clients and superiors/owners.
  • Links to websites if applicable


  • A separate entry must be submitted for each submission. 
  • The full amount of all entry fees for each entrant listed must accompany your entry package.
  • Budgets are not displayed and are kept confidential – if applicable
  • Judges decisions are final
  • DO NOT embed images into a document unless you can keep the doc file size very low. Otherwise, the server will reject it.
  • Name your attachments correctly: Company Name – Award Category If you avoid using your name and category in the file name we cannot sort it.
  • Choose images that make sense.
  • Try to avoid the last-minute rush… it helps our server out.
  • NOTE: Entries become the property of Canadian Special Events Media Group and may be published in Canadian Special Events, or their associated websites.


  • Pricing is $175 for each entrant.
  • Joint entry fees: Every additional entrant (Joint entry) is an additional fee. Example: ABC Venue + ABC Event Company want to enter for Best Marketing Launch. This = two entrants. So when registering Sally Jane Events would