2023 Events and Exhibitions Awards

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Events and Exhibitions Awards

The 2023 Events and Exhibitions Awards are now closed. Visit the new Events and Exhibitions Awards page for future entry.

Before You Enter: What You Need To Know

Free entry in all sectors and categories

We know that many small business owners, entrepreneurs and larger organisations don't like to pay up front for awards, where fees range from £99 to more than £250 per category. With us, all your entries are free.

You only pay a fee if you win an award

Unlike other programmes, you only pay a fee if you are selected as a winner. There's only one Award Acceptance Fee to pay regardless of how many awards you win, and 1x personalised Winner trophy is included*!

Publicity Package

As a winner or finalist, you get credible industry recognition & publicity from National press releases, Google and Yahoo! News features, content marketing and case studies.

Social Marketing

Social media marketing is important for all businesses, which is why we announce your accolades on social platforms, and regularly engage with you and your followers.

Interviews & PR

We can create quality, in-depth content with your team, making you a trusted voice in your industry, and highlighting the achievements & success of your business or enterprise**.

Publicity and PR Package


Was £425
Was £425
£375 +VAT
(Award Acceptance Fee)
(Free Forever)
£99 +VAT
(per additional trophy)

* Trophy included: The Award Acceptance Fee includes 1x Winner’s trophy only. If you win multiple awards, additional trophies may be purchased at £99 +VAT.

** Interviews & PR: We will contact you regarding all publicity and PR opportunities based on the options you select in the entry form

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UK Business Experts

Our judging panel are business experts with a wealth of knowledge in various industries. They lend their experience and business acumen to the many award sectors we cover.

Our panel consists of dozens of private & public guest judges; below are a few of our business experts who will be selecting shortlists, winners and finalists in our awards!

Interested in being a guest judge? Contact us here.

Our Judges

Events and Exhibitions Awards Categories

TypeCategoryDescription / Criteria
PrimaryBest Trade Show ExhibitionCommends the trade show that has excelled in showcasing diverse products, fostering business connections, and driving industry advancements.
PrimaryMost Culturally Diverse EventAwards an event celebrating a multitude of cultures, enhancing understanding and appreciation for global diversity.
PrimaryBest Charity EventHonours an event that has successfully raised awareness and funds for a charity while delivering an engaging experience for attendees.
PrimaryBest Sporting EventApplauds an event that has provided a compelling sporting spectacle, promoting fair play and athletic excellence.
PrimaryBest Music EventCelebrates a music event that has showcased stellar performances, excellent organisation, and exceptional audience engagement.
PrimaryBest Virtual EventRecognises an online event that has excelled in delivering an engaging and seamless virtual experience for attendees.
PrimaryMost Innovative Event TechnologyRecognises the use of a piece of event technology that has revolutionised attendee experience, interaction, or event management.
PrimaryBest Use of Social Media for an EventHonours the event that has employed social media most effectively to engage attendees, drive participation and amplify impact.
PrimaryBest Brand Activation EventCelebrates an event that has brilliantly brought a brand to life, creating memorable interactions and deepening customer relationships.
PrimaryBest Public FayreCommends a public fair that has provided a delightful and engaging experience for the community, showcasing local talent and products.
PrimaryBest Themed EventApplauds an event that has masterfully executed a specific theme, enhancing attendee enjoyment and engagement.
PrimaryBest Event Marketing CampaignRecognises a campaign that has effectively driven event awareness and attendance through creative and strategic marketing.
PrimaryEvent Planner of the YearHonours an individual who has demonstrated exceptional skill, creativity and professionalism in planning and executing successful events.
PrimaryBest Sustainability Initiative in an EventCelebrates an event that has significantly incorporated sustainable practices, reducing environmental impact and promoting sustainability.
PrimaryBest Exhibition Stand DesignAwards the exhibitor that has delivered an engaging, innovative, and eye-catching stand at a trade show or exhibition.
PrimaryBest Audience Engagement StrategyRecognises an event that has developed and implemented successful strategies to engage attendees and enhance their experience.
PrimaryBest Event SponsorshipApplauds a sponsor who has provided valuable support for an event, contributing to its success and mutual brand enhancement.
PrimaryBest Corporate EventCelebrates a corporate event that has excelled in delivering an engaging experience, meeting business objectives and leaving a lasting impact.
PrimaryBest Educational Event or SeminarHonours an event that has provided significant educational value, promoting learning and professional development.
PrimaryBest Fundraising EventAwards an event that has effectively raised funds for a cause or organisation, whilst delivering an enjoyable and engaging attendee experience.
PrimaryBest Event CateringRecognises outstanding performance in event catering, enhancing events with memorable, industry-leading catering experiences

Entry Form

Events and Exhibitions Awards

Entries Closed: Deadline Reached

If you need any assistance completing this form, please contact us:

Award winning entries typically provide over 500 words providing meaningful and relevant details related to the categories they have entered. Telling us why you are entering these particular categories tends to help. Be specific: for example, if the category is Fastest Growing Company, provide details of how your company has grown and include basic revenue figures (eg. YoY £/%) so we can get a feel for the business growth you’re experiencing. Where possible and relevant to do so, including links to reviews/testimonials and digital assets to support your entry will also help.

Example Entry in Travel Awards:

Best Travel Company – Adventure Holidays

Excursionists UK is a travel company that specialises in adventure holidays designed to challenge and inspire our customers. Our range of adventure activities, including mountaineering, trekking, skiing, and scuba diving, are carefully curated to offer unique and unforgettable experiences.

At Excursionists UK, we believe that adventure holidays should be about more than just adrenaline-fueled activities. Our approach to adventure travel is to provide immersive and authentic experiences that connect our customers with local communities, cultures, and environments.

One of our standout adventure holiday packages is our Everest Base Camp Trek. This 14-day trek takes you through the stunning Khumbu region of Nepal, with expert guides and porters on hand to help you navigate the challenging terrain. Along the way, you will experience traditional Sherpa culture, visit ancient monasteries, and enjoy panoramic views of the world’s highest mountain.

Another popular adventure holiday package is our Arctic Expedition Cruise. This 8-day cruise takes you on a journey through the icy waters of the Arctic, with opportunities to see polar bears, walruses, and other Arctic wildlife up close. You will also have the chance to visit remote Inuit communities and learn about their way of life.

At Excursionists UK, we are committed to providing high-quality adventure holidays that are safe, sustainable, and responsible. We work closely with local communities and conservation organisations to ensure that our activities have a positive impact on the environment and the people who live there.

Our commitment to providing high-quality adventure holidays has been recognised with previous accolades including the Best Adventure Travel Company award at the 2020 British Travel Awards and the Best Small Tour Operator award at the 2021 Adventure Tourism Awards.

Rising Star Award:

Samantha Jones, Sales Manager at Excursionists UK

Samantha Jones is a dynamic and innovative sales manager who has helped to establish Excursionists UK as a rising star in the travel retail industry. Her commitment to personalised travel planning and sustainable travel has set her apart and made her a strong candidate for the Travel Retailer Rising Star Award.

Samantha’s innovative approach to travel retail, including her personalised travel planning service, has helped to increase revenue for Excursionists UK. By offering tailored travel solutions that meet the specific needs and interests of our customers, Samantha has been able to drive repeat business and attract new customers, ultimately contributing to our bottom line.