2023 Emerald City Applause Awards

When:  Feb 28, 2023 from 06:00 PM to 10:00 PM (PT)
Associated with  Seattle Chapter

Merci à notre planificateur Wilkinson Events for planning this fancy, French themed evening of celebration!

It's time again to recognize the best in the biz! Join us at the opulent King Street Ballroom, located in the Embassy Suites; Downtown | Pioneer Square.
(Plan to say and play? Book a room for a the special ECAA rate of $129!)

The event community will come together to celebrate the winners in 19 creative, events based categories. Dinner will be provided by the team of elite Chefs from Embassy Suites, with On the Wall providing the perfect pre-show sipper.

Grace your eyes with entertainment from Maison De V as you find yourself surrounded in show stopping graphics from BLUE INK and the floral decor designs of Kinetic Botany Creations

CORT Party Rental will bring this Parisian party together with plates, table settings, soft seating, linens and more while the team  you the upbeat, bright lights. Owner of Orion Entertainment David Schwartz will emcee the evening and provides a Paris perfect photobooth to capture your award winning moments.  Bright lights from Bellevue Lighting and big letters from Seattle Marquee Letters will make light the night. Projection and video will be provided from Adam's DJ Service.  AV will be provided by PNTA.  

Tonight, we let them eat cupcakes! Sophisticated desserts from Trophy Cupcakes will be decadently displayed.

This show is sure to be a bright and brilliant recognition of the most amazing examples of event success from 2022. Cheers to the Nominees.
Wishing you all the best of luck in your categories! 

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 January 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!

 Announcing the 2023 Nominees! 

Agency M & ARF Productions
Bellevue Lighting
CircusWerks Entertainment
CORT Party Rental
DSquared Hospitality Company
Fairmont Olympic Hotel Seattle
Foodz Catering
GFS Events
Hoffwell Living
Kayla Cook Events
Kind + Co Events
MarQuel's Events & Experiences
New Creations Weddings
Next Event Collective
Orion Entertainment
The Great Surprisal
The Workshop Events
Tolo Events 
Wilkinson Events

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
       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

Thank you to the 2023 Sponsors:
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Embassy Suites Pioneer Square
255 S King St
Seattle, WA 98104
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