During this time of uncertainty, we are currently reviewing our options regarding this year’s EAMC. In doing so, we also realize that a tremendous amount of time and effort goes into submitted awards. With this in mind, we are pausing the 2020 award’s submissions until a decision is made on the future of this year’s conference. If you already entered an award submission, it will still be considered. We will continue to post updates when we have additional information. Thank you for your patience and understanding.
 

EAMC Awards

EAMC will recognize the most innovative, strategic and results-driven professionals in the live entertainment industry with the 6th Annual EAMC Awards Luncheon in Minneapolis.

Award Categories

  • Marketing & Publicity Campaign Of The Year* (under $10,000)
  • Marketing & Publicity Campaign Of The Year* ($10,000+)
  • Most Creative Artist Welcome
  • Most Creative Artist Gift* (under $1,000)
    Submission requirements: ONE photo, a photo caption and budget
  • Most Creative Artist Gift* ($1,000+)
    Submission requirements: ONE photo, a photo caption and budget
  • EAMC Breakthrough Professional of the Year

NEW AWARD! EAMC Breakthrough Professional of the Year

The Breakthrough Professional of the Year Award recognizes a professional in the live entertainment industry who has made an impact or difference in marketing, sponsorship, social media, group sales or publicity over the past year. The recipient must be within their first 10 years in the industry to qualify for this award. The submission should describe how the applicant showed growth and innovation to make a difference in the industry.

Submit a 250 word description of why this professional should be considered.

Submissions are currently paused.

Qualifications

  • Submissions are currently paused due to the uncertainty of this year's conference.
  • All entries must be for campaigns that took place January 1, 2019 - December 31, 2019.
  • Applications for Campaigns of the Year and Artist Welcome: please include a 250 word synopsis, a MAXIMUM of five supporting documents which illustrates the campaign, and budget
  • Applications for the Most Creative Artist Gifts: please submit ONE photo, a photo caption, and budget
  • *Venues, companies and/or promoters may only submit one entry per budget category (either under $10,000 OR over $10,000 / under $1,000 OR over $1,000...not both).

Judging

The EAMC Awards Committee will select seven industry experts as judges who will review award applications and judge on excellence in strategy, creativity, execution and results in achieving objectives. The top 3 finalists per category will be announced in April, and EAMC attendees will be able to vote online. The winners will be announced at the 2020 EAMC Awards Luncheon, held in June in Minneapolis. 

Judging Timeline

  • EAMC Award application submission opens in late January.
  • Deadline for submissions is typically late March.
  • Judges review submissions and narrow down their top 3 late March. 
  • Top 3 finalists per category will be announced in April via social and email and EAMC attendees will vote on the winners.
  • Winners will be announced during the conference Awards Luncheon in June.

Past Winners

2019

  • Marketing & Publicity Campaign Of The Year (under $10,000)
    WWE Easter Egg Hunt - Rupp Arena
  • Marketing & Publicity Campaign Of The Year ($10,000+)
    Scotiabank Arena Venue Naming Rights - Scotiabank Arena/MLSE
  • Most Creative Artist Welcome
    KCAD Fashion Studies Students Welcome Elton John - Van Andel Arena
  • Most Creative Artist Gift* (under $1,000)
    Childish Gambino custom socks - Scotiabank Arena/MLSE
  • Most Creative Artist Gift* ($1,000+)
    Bruno Mars' 24K Magic "XXIVk" Game Boy - Scotiabank Arena/MLSE

2018

  • Marketing: Count Basie Theatre - "Giving Tuesday, Veterans at the Basie"
  • Publicity: Van Andel Arena/SMG - "Thank You Cards for the Troops"
  • Artist Gift of the Year: Air Canada Centre - The Weeknd's Starboy Game
  • Artist Welcome of the Year: STAPLES Center - Ed Sheeran's Very Own British Pub

2017

  • Marketing: Allied Integrated Marketing - “Cirque Dreams Holidaze"
  • Publicity: Maple Leaf Sports + Entertainment - “Drake Night”
  • Group Sales: The Lakeland Center - “The Moscow Ballet: A Great Russian Tea Party”  
  • Sponsorship: State Farm Arena - “Raising Canes Invites you to WWE Live at State Farm Arena!”

2016

  • Marketing: Allied Integrated Marketing - "Rock The Block"
  • Publicity: Nitro Circus - "Ride on Late Late Show with James Corden"
  • Group Sales: The Lakeland Center - From This Seat... Anything Is Possible"
  • Sponsorship: AEG - "The Draftkings Fantasy Sports Bar & Lounge"

2015

  • Marketing: Prudential Center - “Our House Rules” 
  • Publicity: Verizon Center - “40 millionth fan” 
  • Group Sales: The Lakeland Center - “Let It Snow”