2023 Emerald City Applause Awards

When:  Feb 28, 2023 from 06:00 PM to 09:30 PM (PT)
Associated with  Seattle Chapter

Nominations are Open Submit Here!

Award Submission Guidelines are posted here for your review.

The deadlines for submissions are:
Deadline - 5PM Friday, 1/11/23 - $100 ILEA member / $125 guest
Late entry - 5PM Friday, 1/18/23 - $125 ILEA member / $175 guest
Final extended deadline - 5PM Wednesday, 1/25/23 $150 ILEA member / $200 guest

About the Emerald City Applause Awards

The Emerald City Applause Awards (ECAA) was created to acknowledge and honor Washington industry professionals and their finest examples of creativity,
planning, strategic management, resourcefulness and successful event solutions throughout the year.

The awards offer multiple categories that represent the different disciplines within the event industry. Entrants are not required to be an ILEA Seattle member. All members of the event/hospitality industry with a Washington address are eligible. The event must have taken place between December 1, 2022 and December 31, 2022.

Being an Emerald City Applause Award recipient provides the distinct competitive advantage to present your award-winning event or program to customers, potential clients, vendors and colleagues. The award reminds your industry peers of your team’s hard work, creativity, uniqueness, accomplishments and industry expertise.

• It creates marketing opportunities
• Improves staff morale
• Attracts media attention

Don’t miss the opportunity to raise industry awareness of your achievements. If you've entered before... keep entering. If you've never entered before... this could be YOUR year!

Nominations will open on October 25th at our Stranger Things themed Halloween party.

This year's categories for both live and virtual events are:
  • Best Industry Innovation/Pivot
  • Best Creative Solution
  • Best Catered Event
  • Best Event Entertainment
  • Best Designed Event
  • Best Event Support Services
  • Best Technical Production
  • Best Meeting/Conference
  • Best Public Event
  • Best Photography
  • Best Videography
  • Best Event Marketing
  • Best Team Effort
  • Best Non-Profit Event
  • Budget Under $50,000
  • Budget Over $50,000
  • Best Social Event (non-wedding)
  • Budget Under $50,000
  • Budget Over $50,000
  • Best Corporate Event
  • Budget Under $50,000
  • Budget Over $50,000
  • Best Wedding Event
  • Budget Under $50,000
  • Budget Over $50,000


King Street Ballroom
255 S King St,
Seattle, WA 98104
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