Tuesday, August 23, 2011
Ten Days is delighted to announce that the 2011 Festival is a finalist in two of the Australian Event Award categories. Nominated in both the Best Cultural, Arts or Music Event Award and the Best Regional Event Award, Ten Days faces stiff competition, but we have our fingers crossed for the 6th October, when the winners will be announced at a gala event in Sydney.
The Australian Event Awards is the pinnacle awards program for the events industry in Australia. The programme is guided by ongoing industry consultation to answer the need for cohesiveness across the entire Australian industry, to develop industry identity and to assist Australian operators in cross-development of opportunities between events and event disciplines. The calibre and range of entries have continued to grow since the Awards started in 2009, and co-chairs of the judges Johnny Allen and Sandy Hollway said the more than 70 finalist entries across all categories represented some of the most worthy achievements in an industry brimming with creativity, innovation and professional talent.
“This Awards program now covers accolades for state of the art venues and services through to education and training programs. It celebrates our most talented event entertainers, achievements in design and production, in conferencing and exhibitions through to the most exacting execution of international sporting events. It’s a true reflection of Australian excellence in the events arena,” said Johnny Allen, Foundation Director of the Australian Centre for Event Management.
“The 2011 finalists should all be proud of the invaluable contribution they are making to Australia’s highly successful events industry.”