Emerald City Applause Awards

And the winners of the 2022 Emerald City Applause Awards Are:

Best Corporate Event Live/Virtual Budget Under $50,000
Best Corporate Event Live/Virtual Budget Over $50,000
Best Meeting/Conference

Best Catered Event
Best Creative Solution
Best Event Marketing
Best Industry Innovation/Pivot
Best Photography
Best Social Event Live/Virtual Budget Under $50,000
Best Social Event Live/Virtual Budget Over $50,000
Best Event Support Services Live/Virtual
Best Non-Profit Event Live/Virtual Budget Under $50,000
Best Public Event Live/Virtual
Best Non-Profit Event Live/Virtual Budget Over $50.000
Best Technical Production
Best Wedding Budget Over $50,000
Best Event Entertainment
Best Team Effort

Live for the Applause and join us for the 2022 Emerald City Applause Awards at the National Nordic Museum in Ballard. A gala created to celebrate the creativity of all event professionals in the Seattle area. This year we’re doing it in fashion. All industry professionals are invited to attend as the 2022 Nominees showcase pieces from the event industry’s 2021 Collection and winners catwalk; their way to the to accept the award.

Chef Navi of Navi's Catering Kitchen will create an award worthy dinner and dessert for you to enjoy while our host and Emcee extraordinaire Jason Cotnior guides us through the entertainment and awards. Put your fashionable foot forward and be runway ready as, Crimson Haze sets the scene for a good time, Orion Entertainment will keep us in the upbeat with their DJ and photobooth entertainment. What good would a party at a Nordic Museum be without ice? We would like to thank Creative Ice for the frosty additions to this event. Tolo Events put their decor talents on full display in partnership with CORT Party Rentals. Every epic moment will be captured by the photo skills of Mike Nakamura Photography.

ILEA Seattle is truly grateful for the partners that are collaborating with us to bring this show to life. A HUGE, "Thank You" to our sponsors.

Here are the answers to almost all your questions! Anything we've missed? Email us at admin@ILEASeattle.com

Where is this event?
National Nordic Museum 
The Museum is located on the corner of NW Market Street and 28th Ave NW, adjacent to Habitude Salon and Western Fire and Safety. 

Will there be parking?
Yes, onsite parking will be free for this event.

Alternative parking options are available along NW Market Street, in the residential neighborhoods surrounding the Museum, 

Are there accessibility considerations?
The National Nordic Museum facility meets ADA certified accessibility standards. For more information about accessibility and visitor experience questions, please call us at 206.789.5707 x7000. More details here.

Can I bring friends?
Yes, this event is open to anyone who wants to attend. All are welcome!

Do I have to be an ILEA member to attend?
You do not need to be a member, just come and enjoy the evening!

What should I wear?
The event theme is "Live for the Applause" ala Lady Gaga. Think fashion show, fun and avante garde creativity!
(avante garde: new and unusual or experimental ideas, especially in the arts, or the people introducing them.) Wear anything that makes you feel fabulous. There is a runway and all winners will be asked to strut their stuff on the catwalk after the win.

When is the last day to buy tickets?
Sales close on Thursday, March 17th. Be sure to get your seats for the show before then? Tickets here.

What are the categories?

  • 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

The 2022 Nominees are:


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