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***FEO AWARD SUBMISSIONS ARE NOW CLOSED. WE THANK EVERYONE FOR A TOTAL OF 208 APPLICATIONS IN SEVERAL DIFFERENT CATEGORIES. WINNERS WILL BE ANNOUNCED WEDNESDAY MARCH 8, 2023 AT THE FEO "CELEBRATE" CONFERENCE AWARDS GALA***
This year the FEO Awards Program is FREE to enter if you are a FEO Member in good standing from September 1, 2021 to December 31, 2022.
Also this year we are opening up the Awards Program to Non-Members for a one time opportunity. There is a $100+hst fee for each Award Category you would like to enter.
(next year you will NOT be able to enter in this way, you will need to be a FEO member to apply)
*** NO FESTIVALS OR EVENTS WILL BE AUTOMATICALLY ENTERED INTO THE TOP 100. IF YOU WANT TO BE CONSIDERED YOU MUST GO THROUGH THE APPLICATION PROCESS. ***
Non-Members must pay in order to be considered for an Award
Awards That Are Available To Be Won
The Top 100 Award
Acknowledging industry excellence, this designation provides its recipients with a high visibility profile and marketing benefits unmatched by any other awards program in the province. Don’t miss out! The FEO Top 100 Festivals & Events Program is recognized by festival goers, peers and government officials alike as Ontario’s leading source of quality festivals and events happening across the province.
FEO Achievement Awards
Recognizing the accomplishments and successes of festivals and events by honouring best practices over many different categories within the industry across the Province of Ontario. The Achievement Award Categories include:
Sponsor of the Year
Best Promotional Campaign
Best New Festival or Event
Best Greening of a Festival or Event
Best Social Media Campaign
Best Volunteer Program
The FEO Impact Award **new in 2023**
The FEO Innovation Award **new in 2023**
Municipality of the Year Award
Recognizing the best in Municipal leadership and festival and event partnerships in the Province of Ontario.
Festivals and Events quantitatively create tremendous economic impact within your community and qualitatively engage your citizens on a collaborative level. However, perhaps you did not know that partnership support from your Municipality is a critical input to both the success and sustainability of your existing festivals and events and to the ability of your Municipality to attract new festivals and events. FEO is pleased to recognize those Municipalities that have created a supportive atmosphere for the achievement of successful festivals and events.
Three awards will be judged/presented, one from each of the following three(3) Municipality population categories: Population less than 50,000; Population 50,000- 150,000; Population more than 150,000
Recognizing outstanding commitment to volunteer excellence within the festival and event industry across the Province of Ontario.
The importance of volunteers to festivals and events is immeasurable. Many individuals contribute countless hours of their time to their communities, providing quality and memorable experiences to local residents and visitors alike. FEO is proud to recognize this commitment to volunteer excellence within the festival and event industry across Ontario with our annual Volunteer Awards.
FEO’s commitment to the festival and event industry is reinforced through the recognition of these individuals who have distinguished themselves by virtue of their service to their community through involvement with festivals or events.
Student Leadership Awards
Recognizing Ontario students with exceptional potential, passion and dedication who engage in activity with the aim of bringing communities together for the purpose of celebration.
Festivals and Events Ontario believes students pursuing a career in event management will have a tremendous impact on the growth and future of this budding sector. The Student Leadership Award is designed to recognize student’s efforts
and accomplishments within the scope of festivals and events.
Service Excellence Awards
Recognizing industry suppliers that have gone above and beyond the call of duty to provide exceptional services to festivals and events across the Province of Ontario.
Each year, Festivals & Events Ontario recognizes industry suppliers with the prestigious Service Excellence Awards Program. FEO understands that many suppliers work tirelessly behind-the-scenes supporting festival and event organizers and play a vital part in the success of Ontario’s festivals and events industry. This program celebrates the partnerships formed within the community, showcases creativity and recognizes innovation that suppliers bring to the table every day.
FEO Hall of Fame Award
Since 2000, FEO has inducted 42 people into its Hall of Fame representing festivals, municipalities, organizations and events from across the province. Each individual named to the FEO Hall of Fame is someone who has dedicated their career to the festival and event industry and who has made a lasting contribution to their community, festival, event or organization.
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