Categories 2018

Entry deadline is extended to October 12th 2018.

Step 1) View the categories

Step 2) Select those you wish to enter and read the application requirements

Step 3) Complete the online form

Conference News will confirm that nominations meet the eligibility criteria.

A carefully selected panel of industry judges will judge the nominations and decide the winners of each category.

Companies may enter multiple categories but please adhere to the length criteria as overly lengthy entries may be discounted.

Nominating a venue for 3 or more categories automatically earns you a nomination in the prestigious Best Residential Venue of the Year or Best Non-Residential Venue of the Year Awards.

 

Best Accommodation 

 

Best Conference Venue (Over 300 delegates) – Sponsored by 

Best Conference Venue (Under 300 delegates)

 

Best Exhibition Space

 

Best In-house Technology

 

Best Outdoor Space

 

Best Catering Service

 

Best Training Venue

 

Best Wedding Venue

 

Best Sustainability

 

Best Accessibility

 

Best Marketing Campaign

 

Best Event Management Team

 

 

Eligibility

Nominees must fit both of the following criteria:

  1. Any venue, publicly or privately owned and operated, with permanent event space that are available for hire to external event planners.
  2. Organisation or parent institution (If applicable) must fit within at least one of the below criteria
    1. organisations recognised as having Degree Awarding Powers in the UK;
    2. organisations in Wales funded by the Higher Education Funding Council for Wales to provide higher education;
    3. organisations in Scotland funded by the Scottish Funding Council to provide higher education;
    4. organisations in Northern Ireland funded by the Department for the Economy to provide higher education;
    5. other organisations with a permanent physical presence in the UK, with the core purpose of providing high quality higher education, and that have course level designation for the purpose of student support on the register of designated higher education providers held by the Higher Education Funding Council for England or similar designation from any equivalent processes that may be introduced elsewhere in the UK (course level designation is necessary but not by itself sufficient);
    6. further education colleges in England incorporated under the Further and Higher Education Act 1992 and in receipt of Skills Funding Agency or Education Funding Agency funding;
    7. organisations in Wales funded by the Department for Education and Skills to provide further education;
    8. colleges in Scotland funded by the Scottish Funding Council to provide further education;
    9. organisations in Northern Ireland funded by the Department for the Economy or by the Department for Agriculture and Rural Development to provide further education;
    10. organisations in England recognised as sixth form colleges by the Department for Education;
    11. specialist colleges in the UK, which aim to promote opportunities for high quality tertiary education and training in residential or day settings, for students with learning difficulties and/or disabilities;
    12. personal and community development learning (PCDL) centres in the UK delivering tertiary level education and which receive direct funding from their Local Authority;
    13. organisations recognised by the UK government as a Research Council;
    14. organisations with the status of a Learned Society in the UK (including Royal Colleges) that exist to promote an academic discipline or group of disciplines and whose activities typically include holding regular conferences for the presentation and discussion of new research results, publishing or sponsoring academic journals in their discipline, and also in some cases acting as a professional body, regulating the activities of their members in the public interest or the collective interest of the membership;
    15. organisations, including UK registered charities, with a permanent physical presence in the UK, with core activities including conducting publicly funded academic research or funding substantial academic research, where normally the results are placed in the UK public domain;
    16. organisations with a permanent physical presence in the UK, with significant activities publicly funded by UK government or devolved administration government funding bodies and/or members of the FE/HE sector and with a primary purpose to provide support to tertiary level educational establishments or the associated research community;
    17. organisations in Wales funded by the Higher Education Funding Council for Wales to provide higher education;
    18. organisations in Scotland funded by the Scottish Funding Council to provide higher education;
    19. organisations in Northern Ireland funded by the Department for the Economy to provide higher education;
    20. other organisations with a permanent physical presence in the UK, with the core purpose of providing high quality higher education, and that have course level designation for the purpose of student support on the register of designated higher education providers held by the Higher Education Funding Council for England or similar designation from any equivalent processes that may be introduced elsewhere in the UK (course level designation is necessary but not by itself sufficient);
    21. further education colleges in England incorporated under the Further and Higher Education Act 1992 and in receipt of Skills Funding Agency or Education Funding Agency funding;
    22. organisations in Wales funded by the Department for Education and Skills to provide further education;
    23. colleges in Scotland funded by the Scottish Funding Council to provide further education;
    24. organisations in Northern Ireland funded by the Department for the Economy or by the Department for Agriculture and Rural Development to provide further education;
    25. organisations in England recognised as sixth form colleges by the Department for Education;
    26. specialist colleges in the UK, which aim to promote opportunities for high quality tertiary education and training in residential or day settings, for students with learning difficulties and/or disabilities;
    27. personal and community development learning (PCDL) centres in the UK delivering tertiary level education and which receive direct funding from their Local Authority;
    28. organisations recognised by the UK government as a Research Council;
    29. organisations with the status of a Learned Society in the UK (including Royal Colleges) that exist to promote an academic discipline or group of disciplines and whose activities typically include holding regular conferences for the presentation and discussion of new research results, publishing or sponsoring academic journals in their discipline, and also in some cases acting as a professional body, regulating the activities of their members in the public interest or the collective interest of the membership;
    30. organisations, including UK registered charities, with a permanent physical presence in the UK, with core activities including conducting publicly funded academic research or funding substantial academic research, where normally the results are placed in the UK public domain;
    31. organisations with a permanent physical presence in the UK, with significant activities publicly funded by UK government or devolved administration government funding bodies and/or members of the FE/HE sector and with a primary purpose to provide support to tertiary level educational establishments or the associated research community;