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BRAND ACTIVATION & EXPERIENTIAL EVENTS

Brand experiences, creative field marketing, consumer engagement at pop-ups, road shows and other exciting experiential events.

"This is how you do it, lads", Darren Bandoo, 2917

"Chilli Eating Contest", Chris Cooper, 2016

"This time next year, I'll be in the Bahamas", Martin James, 2015

"This is how you do it, lads", Darren Bandoo, 2917

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CHRISTMAS

PARTIES

Whether it's a company or private Christmas party, this category encompasses the moments that make these gatherings special.

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6ce218fbad80-The_Lithuanians_Panayischry

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Behind The Scenes

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Set building, light rigging, AV wiring, staff briefings, kitchen preparation and even the post-event break down and clean-up!

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"Portrait of a Flyman", Miles Willis, 2015

“Pageant Miss Trans Star International”, Luis Tato, 2017

"Election Day", Julian Claxton, 2016

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"Portrait of a Flyman", Miles Willis, 2015

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Corporate Events & conferences

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Includes conferences, product launches and gala events, to corporate hospitality, team building activities and more.

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Cultural Events

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This broad category encompasses anything from community events, fairs and festivals, to theater and dance performances, fashion shows and art exhibitions.

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CULTURAL-BOARDMASTERS-ANDREW WHITTON

Spanish Festival of Fire & Horses", Luis Tato, 2017

"Lift Me Up", Naf Selmani, 2016

"Pride", Dave Bird, 2015

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CULTURAL-BOARDMASTERS-ANDREW WHITTON

Spanish Festival of Fire & Horses", Luis Tato, 2017

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Weddings

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Coverage of the 'event' elements of a wedding, the parts that take real planning and vision. Consider more late night dance floor action rather than dress fittings.

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Steve Grogan-Dads First Look

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Andaz Circles-Owen Billcliffe

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The Last Wish-Panayis Chrysovergis

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Music Events

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Music festivals, concerts and gigs, orchestral or choral performances, of course, but images of live music at private or corporate events are also welcome.

"Backflip", Corinne Cumming, 2017

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"Untitled", Ocean Belcher, 2015

"Backflip", Corinne Cumming, 2017

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Private Events

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Includes all events but weddings! Think birthdays, anniversaries or retirement parties, to bar or bat mitzvahs, and family reunions.

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Sporting Events

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Competitors in action makes for compelling photography, but also think sporting ‘events’ and everything that goes into to organising and enjoying them.

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Snowbombing-ANDREW_WHITTON

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Trade Shows & exhibitions

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Shots that capture 'the essence’ of an exhibition - from wide shots of the floor with stands and crowds, to close interactions between visitors and vendors.

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RUNNER UP 2016

"Hall 1" by Georg Kludsky

WINNER 2017
WINNER 2017

"Defensive" by Dave Bird

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RUNNER UP 2016

"Hall 1" by Georg Kludsky

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BEST OF BRITISH

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VisitBritain promotes Britain as a great place to hold business events. The meeting of minds in Britain led to the creation of the first computer, the splitting of the atom, the invention of the jet engine and the discovery of DNA.

 

Capture the magic of GREAT business events in Britain, showcasing the country’s unrivalled knowledge and expertise and its thriving creativity, imagination and entrepreneurial spirit. Help VisitBritain tell the story why Events are GREAT in Britain.

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CULTURAL-BOARDMASTERS-ANDREW WHITTON

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Banqueting_House__by_MattChung

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Hossegor Bunkers-James North

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CULTURAL-BOARDMASTERS-ANDREW WHITTON

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catering

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This category champions the central role of food and drinks at events and can cover everything from haute cuisine to crazy cocktails.

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CATERING-The art of Plating-Floris Heuer

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Smashing the Ice-Noah Goodrich

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CATERING-The art of Plating-Floris Heuer

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venues

Every event needs a venue, but it takes great skill to show off an empty room enticingly. This category champions a key skill in the events market.

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FASHION

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Whether it is the backstage of a top brand show or a jaw-dropping runway, this new category is devoted to displaying the fantastic world of Fashion Events.

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Magic Dust-Andy Paradise

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Double Face Fashion-Laura_De_Meo

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Magic Dust-Andy Paradise

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overall awards.

Editors'

Choice

Nominated and judged by editors of the event industry’s trade press, this prestigious award was introduced especially for the 5th year anniversary.

People's Choice

Will be voted on by attendees at the Awards night, from a list of all short-listed shots.

Amateur Winner

Chosen from the best amateur entries in each category.

Professional Winner

The best of the best, chosen from all the category winners.