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The International Live Events Association (ILEA) is the association for event industry professionals that is focused on promoting creativity, inspiration, teamwork, education, and relationships within its membership. ILEA provides an encouraging platform for those accomplished within the event field and those who are branching into the industry, providing monthly educational and networking meetings, focus groups, and special events to promote growth within the different facets of the industry. Members of a local chapter are connected to thousands of cities and professionals around the globe, creating a network of partnerships and knowledge as the event-world moves into the future. The creativity within the membership helps to promote and inspire fellow members and working together to enhance the individual, company, city, and organization. Become a Member of ILEA Houston, where you can build relationships with other event industry professionals and expand your own professional career.


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About this Event

The Texas Star Awards is the pinnacle mark of professional achievement and the highest honor a Texas event professional can earn.


The Texas Star Awards is a globally recognized awards competition designed to honor the exceptional professional achievements of individuals and organizations from the events industry. Awards will honor work done in the special events industry for events produced between November 1, 2018, and October 31, 2019.

The awards program is produced by the Texas Chapters of the International Live Events Association (ILEA). The Dallas Chapter of ILEA manages the process of the award submissions and judging.

The Awards Gala travels from chapter to chapter each year.

In 2020, the Houston Chapter of ILEA will be hosting the Awards Gala.

 

$75 Early Bird Submission Date: January 10, 2020

$100 Extended Deadline Submission Date: January 17, 2020

 

WHO CAN ENTER?

Any person working in the events industry is eligible to enter the Texas Star Awards competition provided the entrant(s) are active members in the Event Industry Associations.

*If you are a member of another event industry association that is not on this list please contact us for confirmation of its acceptability.

ENTRY TYPES

 

1) Single Entry
An entry type for a single entrant. Single entries can be submitted into any TSA category except the Best Team Effort Categories.

2) Joint Entry
An entry type that can be entered when two event professionals were instrumental in the implementation of an event. Each entrant can be from the same or separate companies. Joint submissions can be entered into any category except the Best ILEA Team Effort Categories. Each ILEA entrant must pay the $75.00 USD (or $100.00 extended submission) entry fee.

3) Team Entry
A team category consists of 3 or more team members who participated in planning and executing the event. Team submissions can only be entered in the Best Team Effort Categories. Each entrant must pay the $75.00 USD (or $100.00 extended submission) entry fee.

 

GUIDELINES

For more details concerning the submission process, please visit the awards guidelines. For any additional questions please contact Catherine New at catherine.new@hilton.com or via phone at 214.585.6098

BUDGET

Any category name that includes a monetary element will require a budget. A budget template for each category is available in the Texas Star Awards online portal. The template must be used in the TSA Awards submission.

BUDGET TEMPLATES

 

CATEGORIES

Please see the link below for full details concerning the categories and their criteria.

CATEGORIES & CRITERIA

 

CATEGORIES

Best Catered Event Best Event for A Non-Profit Organization (Under $75,000)
Best Event Filmmaking (Videography) Best Event for A Non-Profit Organization ($75,000 - $150,000)
Best Event Photography Best Event for A Non-Profit Organization (Over $150,000)
Best Marketing | Design Collateral Best Public Event
Best Event Logistics & Support Services Best Social Event (Under $25,000)
Best Event Solution Best Social Event ($25,000 - $75,000)
Best Technical Production Best Social Event (Over $75,000)
Best Event Design | Décor (Under $25,000) Best Wedding (Under $75,000)
Best Event Design | Décor ($25,000 - $75,000) Best Wedding ($75,000 - $150,000)
Best Event Design | Décor (Over $75,000) Best Wedding (Over $150,000)
Best Entertainment Production (Under $25,000) Best Meeting | Conference Program (Under $250,000)
Best Entertainment Production ($25,000 - $75,000) Best Meeting | Conference Program (Over $250,000)
Best Entertainment Production (Over $75,000) Best ILEA Event Volunteer Collaboration
Best Corporate Event (Under $75,000) Best ILEA Team Effort (Under $75,000)
Best Corporate Event ($75,000-$150,000) Best ILEA Team Effort ($75,000 - $150,000)
Best Corporate Event (Over $150,000) Best ILEA Team Effort (Over $150,000)

 

DATES TO REMEMBER

January 10, 2020 Early Deadline for Entries

January 17, 2020 Final Deadline for Entries (Late fee applies)

January 27, 2020 Nominations Announced

February 23, 2020 Awards Gala in Houston





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