Corporate events

The Key to Successful Awards

  • 21/10/2022

  The Key to Successful Awards


An awards ceremony is a great way to celebrate achievements, success and talents. Whether the ceremony you are planning is industry wide or internal, an awards ceremony is a great way to show appreciation and give recognition.  Keep reading to learn more about the Key to Successful Awards

Awards ceremonies are the perfect way to boost morale and to improve public relations for your organisation and your industry. There are a number of steps you can take to ensure your ceremony is memorable and successful. 


Event Name

The name of your ceremony is very important as should the event be successful it may become an annual affair and therefore the name needs to have longevity. The name should have clear ties to the industry or the theme of the awards ceremony so that people can easily associate it with what it represents. 



Setting a budget is a great way to manage your expectations and determine what is achievable. While your budget will influence the decisions you make in regard to the scale of your event, an awards ceremony can be thrown with even the most modest budget.



A venue can determine the overall success of your event. Choosing the right venue is a key factor to a memorable and successful event. The location of your venue is of high importance as you must take into consideration the demographics of your guests and choose a venue that is convenient and central for all.



In order to ensure awards mean something to the entrants, it is important that your judges are experts in their field. Take the time to create a list of potential judges who are significant players in their field,  have plenty of experience and represent the industry. 


Stage Design

A great way to make a great impression is to have an impressive stage design! Think about how you want your stage to look and how your branding will be displayed. Picture where the host and podium will be and where the awards will be presented. LED screens are a great way to display show graphic and make a great impact!



Another top tip when planning an awards ceremony is the selection of your awards host. A host can make or break your ceremony! Award ceremonies often have a lot of awards to get through in a short space of time so it is important to have a reliable host who can keep the awards moving while engaging with the audience and keeping them entertained.



Award ceremonies can be long so it is important to keep your audience entertained throughout the night. Similarly, to stage design, displaying your show content in a creative way is a great way to keep your audience engaged. But most importantly, your audience is here to celebrate the achievements of their industry and the best way to do that is with a great party! There are plenty of opportunities throughout the night to entertain your guests including the drinks-reception, the after party and the ceremony itself as well as throughout the meal. We hope you enjoyed reading our blog post The Key to Successful Awards

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