The race is on for Australia’s Favourite Event as the Australian Event Awards seek to determine the country’s most loved event.
Thirty-one events across the nation are vying to be crowned Australia’s Favourite Event after being selected by the panel of industry experts on the Event Awards judging panel.
Anyone in Australia with an email address can cast a vote for Australia’s Favourite Event by heading to www.eventawards.com.au.
All the nominees are public events held in Australia between 1 July 2014 and 30 June 2015. Nominees include major festivals, charity, community, regional and sporting events, conferences and exhibitions.
Nominated festivals include Vivid Sydney 2015, Glow Winter Arts Festival in Melbourne, WOMADelaide, The Perth International Arts Festival and The Falls Music and Arts Festival, Marion Bay in Tasmania.
Sporting events include Australian Open Tennis 2015 in Melbourne, Santos Tour Down Under 2015 in South Australia, and the Tottenham Hotspur FC International Football Tour in New South Wales.
Other nominated events include Argyle Diamonds Ord Valley Muster in Western Australia, Cisco Live 2015, Australia in Melbourne, the Gold Coast International Marine Expo, La Dolce Italia in Melbourne, the Hawaiian Ride for Youth 2015 in Western Australia and Buskers by the Creek in Queensland.
This is the first year Event Awards judges have been responsible for nominating candidates, lending the traditional public vote a critical seal of approval.
Finalists for Australia’s Favourite Event will be announced on 5 November based on votes cast. The battle for Australia’s Favourite Event will continue for the finalists until voting closes at 9pm on Tuesday, 17 November, with the winner announced at the end of the Australian Event Awards that evening at Doltone House, Jones Bay Wharf, Pyrmont, Sydney.
Australia’s Favourite Event Nominees 2015
Adelaide Writers’ Week
Argyle Diamonds Ord Valley Muster, Ord Valley Events
Australian Open 2015, Tennis Australia
Blues on Broadbeach Music Festival
Buskers by the Creek
Byron Bay Bluesfest 2015
Chelsea FC v Sydney FC – International Football Friendly, ANZ Stadium & Destination NSW
Cisco Live 2015, Australia
Creative Innovation Asia Pacific 2015, Tania de Jong AM and Creative Universe
Double Shot Coffee Fiesta 2015, City of Unley
The Falls Music & Arts Festival, Marion Bay
Freedom Ride 1965 (50th Anniversary), The University of Sydney
Glow Winter Arts Festival, City of Stonnington
Gold Coast International Marine Expo
Grow by ANZ: The Keith Urban Experience & Jam Slam, Belle Laide Events
Handa Opera on Sydney Harbour: Aida, Opera Australia
Hawaiian Ride for Youth 2015, Youth Focus
La Dolce Italia, Eventcepts
Medibank Wave Warriors Junior Challenge
Mumbrella360 & Mumbrella Awards, Focal Attractions
Perth International Arts Festival Presents The Giants
The Royal Agricultural & Horticultural Society of South Australia’s 175th Gala Celebration
SA Hiking Challenge, The Jodi Lee Foundation
Santos Tour Down Under 2015
Taste of Sydney 2015, Brand Events Australia
Tottenham Hotspur FC International Football Tour, ANZ Stadium & Destination NSW
Toyota Oh What A Feeling! Live, George P. Johnson Australia
Vivid Sydney 2015, Destination NSW