It’s almost that time of year again, where we call on you – our network of industry experts – to help us recognise achievement, innovation and leadership in the world of ticketing.
TheTicketingBusiness Awards (previously Ticketing Technology Awards) are the only awards to recognise a whole spectrum of achievements from across the global ticketing industry.
We are working hard planning an amazing evening of celebration to follow our incredible 2017 private Awards ceremony at Croke Park, Dublin.
Below is some useful information if you are considering nominating your team for the 2018 edition…
What are the important dates?
Oct 2017 – Nominations Open
Dec 2017 – Nominations Close
Jan 2018 – Dossier Presented to Judges
Jan 2018 – Shortlists Announced / Voting Opens
Feb 2018 – Voting Closes
Apr 2018 – Awards Ceremony
Can I nominate myself?
Of course! (In fact, we encourage it)
We receive hundreds of nominations from organisations wanting to shout about the great work they have done. And you should too.
We actively encourage your team to put yourselves forward. After all, you’re the most qualified to tell us how amazing your work is and why it’s award-worthy.
You can also nominate a colleague or fellow ticketing organisation, and we do get many nominations from outside parties, but don’t be ashamed to blow your own trumpet!
Is there a fee to nominate?
It’s completely free to nominate, and must be done via our simple online nomination form.
What information do I need to nominate?
You’ll need the following information:
- Owner / Project lead
- One line description of your entry
- Details of all organisations to be credited
- 1,000 word (max) supporting statement
- 2-5 High Res images
- Videos (if applicable)
- Testimonials from senior management
Supporting evidence is strongly encouraged (i.e case studies, stats, figures, client testimonials, news stories etc) as this can greatly assist our Judging Panel and Awards team during their considerations.
Our Awards team will consider all submissions and carry out all the necessary research to qualify before creating our shortlist.
Which categories can I nominate in?
We invite nomination submissions in all open categories (TBA). You may nominate in as many categories as you wish, and you may submit the same nomintaion across different categories.
During the shortlist process, The Awards committee may decide that your nomination is more fitting to a different category and you may be placed in that category instead.
We haven’t announced the categories for 2018 just yet, these will be released in September.
When do nominations open?
Nominations for TheTicketingBusiness Awards 2018 will open in September 2017 (date TBC) and will close at the end of the year. The submissions considered will need to have taken place between January 2017 – January 2018.
How are the winners decided?
There are two ways that winners will be decided for TheTicketingBusiness Awards.
Some of our categories will be open for public voting where the industry can vote online for their chosen winner.
The rest of our categories will be put forward to our international Judging Panel (TBA) who will reach a decision after looking at all the evidence provided.
When will the winners be announced?
The winners will be announced during the private ceremony on 17 April in Manchester, UK (venue TBC).
Winners are required to send a representative on the night in order to be in the running to win.
How do I vote?
We will open an online voting system once the shortlists have been announced. There will be a sharable link that you can pass on to everyone else you know too.
You can, of course, vote for yourself but you’ll only be able to vote once, so if you’re in the running, you’ll need to promote your entry to your own audience to gain support.
Will you let me know if I’ve won before the night?
Despite many requests, we will never reveal winners before the night. You’ll just have to be there to find out.
Who were the winners last year?
You can download the full 2017 Winners Brochure here.
Who is on the Judging Panel?
We haven’t appointed our 2018 Judging Panel yet. But take a look at our 2017 Judges here.
What were the categories last year?
The categories last year (including whether they were open for public nomination or not) are below:
Any questions at all, don’t hesitate to contact our team – best of luck!
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