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Essential entry criteria

AEO People's Award

  • All entries must be submitted by the deadline of 5:00pm (GMT) on 30th October 2023.
  • Qualifying period is between 1st October 2022 and 30th September 2023. 
  • All entries must be submitted online via this website. No hardcopy entries will be accepted.
  • Only fully completed entry forms will be accepted - word limits are in place.
  • Entry is free of charge for all AEO, ESSA and AEV members.
  • Non-member entries are priced at £499 (+VAT)  for each entry. You will be invoiced on receipt of your entry and payment must be made prior to the entry deadline date.
  • The entry form represents the full and entire official entry. Attempts to further influence the judges by any means outside of, or in addition to, the official entry will result in disqualification.
  • You will receive an email to confirm receipt of your entry, if you do not receive this, please let us know. Unless you have this written or verbal confirmation from us, we cannot guarantee the arrival of your entry.
  • It is essential that we can contact you easily with questions regarding your entry if we need to. Please ensure your contact details are provided in full on the entry form.
  • Individuals will be shortlisted in each category and the shortlist will be published early December. The winners will be announced during the AEO People's Awards evening on 26th January 2024.
  • All shortlisted individuals must be present at the awards ceremony to potentially collect their award, so please ensure you purchase a ticket if you are shortlisted to avoid disqualification. All shortlisted nominees will be contacted by the AEO. 
  • We will publish details of the shortlisted entrants and category winners, including profiles of their projects/technologies/services etc., using the information provided on the entry form.
  • We will not reveal the names of those companies/individuals who are not shortlisted.


  • I think for us to actually champion the amazing people that work in this industry is to be hugely applauded and to be able to recognise the incredible talent that lives and breathes in our world is very important
    Lisa Tyson
    Deputy Managing Director, Aztec Event Services
  • It’s a great honour and an achievement to be nominated, shortlisted and even better to win one.
    Emma Barrett
    Managing Director, Broadway Events
  • I'm a CEO within the industry and it's my responsibility to support associations and talk to some of the new up and coming talent
    Mary Cole
    Owner & CEO, Skyline Whitespace
  • It feels absolutely amazing to be recognised for the work I’ve put in
    Melina Mavoungou
    Winner of Best Newcomer 2023


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