Entry evaluation

Eventex Awards are synonymous with complete transparency. Once the winners are officially announced, every entry, vote and comment are made public. The awards webpage becomes an industry showcase of the best working practices, the most original ideas, and the top innovations in the world of events.

Submission Process

When you submit an entry for Eventex Awards, our team checks to see if it meets all requirements to become part of the competition. Once approved, your entry is ready to be evaluated by the panel of judges.

The judges

Each entry is assessed by a jury that we’ve cherry-picked for the purpose. Since this task comes with great responsibility, we invite experts and professionals with years of experience in events – renowned journalists from leading event magazines, heads of associations, representatives of convention bureaus, the most creative minds, the top influencers, and the thought leaders in the industry today.

Each entry in a category is evaluated by 5 to 10 judges. Every judge is assigned a group of categories, in accordance with their field of expertise. Before the judging phase, every member of the judging panel declares if they have affiliations with any of the competing entries. In such cases, the judge does not get to rate any entries in the corresponding category.

The judges do not get to vote for the People’s Choice category. The winner of this category is decided by public voting. The Best Agency award is awarded to the agency that wins the most awards.

What winners get

  • Trophy
  • Official certificate of excellence
  • Featured in “The 20 Best Events from around the world” book
  • Featured in the online ceremony
  • Digital seal

The rating system

For us, the top priority is to make sure every year the most deserving entries get due recognition. Entries are rated based on 3 key criteria:

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Creativity & Innovation
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Effectiveness & Results

The judges evaluate each entry with scores from 1 to 100, where 100 is the best possible score. Judges are required to provide written commentary with regards to the score they have given. Rating the entries is done in 2 stages with the Delphi method applied. After an initial scoring phase, the judges for each group of categories take part in an online session hosted by a facilitator. During these sessions they get to discuss the entries and the reasoning behind their scores. Eventually, they can revise their initial scores, if they wish to do so. In each category, the entry with the highest overall score is awarded first place. The winner must have a minimum average score of 70/100, otherwise no winner is announced for the category. Second and third place are also announced. Our Research and Development team found this process to provide the best structure and the most accurate, fair and balanced method of evaluating each entry in a given category. Just a reminder, the winner of the People’s Choice category is an exception, as it is decided by public voting. Another exception is the Best Agency award, which is awarded to the agency that wins the most awards. If it’s a tie 2nd and 3rd places are added to the equation. If it’s still tied the accumulated rating across 1st 2nd and 3rd place is also added to the equation.

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