Digital Presence Award

In an industry where many of its clients are based abroad, a strong digital presence cannot be overemphasized. This award goes to the nominee with a good digital media presence on the social platforms. Providing clients with sufficient information to make their basic choice.
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Sound Award

Sound is a key aspect of the day. Flawless sound is a must. Enter this category if you are known for delivering good sound and PA to events.
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Rising Star Award

They may be new to the events scene (under 3years), but they’ve already caught our eye and got us talking… Which of these brands is the rising star of 2019?
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Wedding Cake Provider of the year

From simple and minimalist, to extravagant and show-stopping, we are looking for the best and most creative wedding cake provider around. Design and make wedding cakes? Then you should enter this category. Such is the skill, creativity and artistry of wedding cake makers that the cake is often a very personal signature on a couple's wedding. From cupcake towers to croquembouches, naked cakes to macaroon pyramids – if hitting the right sweet note is your business, you should enter Best Wedding Cake Designer
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MC of the year

The MC is arguably the LIFE of the party! If you help couples create their very own personal, bespoke wedding ceremony and / or reception and then lead them through proceedings on the big day then this is the category for you.
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Floral Designer of the year

Flowers can set the tone for a wedding and are crucial to most themes and schemes. There is endless choice when it comes to wedding flowers, but which of these talented florists make a wedding picture-perfect?
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Photographer of the year

Choosing the right person to capture your big day is one of the key decisions a couple must make. These photographers must be commended for both their creativity and incredibly hard work – they will go to any length to get the perfect picture!
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Choreographer of the year

What is a Zimbabwean wedding without some good dancing! If you are the one in the background behind all the moves we are seeing on the dancefloor and on social media then its your time to shine! Nominate your choreographer of choice.
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Event Design of the year

This category allows event designers / planners / clients to submit a particular design they did for an event (corporate or party) they felt showcased great creativity, style and excellence.
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Wedding Design of the year

This category allows wedding designers / planners / clients to submit a particular design they did for a wedding they felt showcased great creativity, style and excellence.
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Wedding Stationery

An invitation provides the first glimpse of what style/theme a wedding will take – from deeply traditional, to fun and colourful. If you provide stationery from invitations to menu cards, seating plans etc. this category is for you. These days, the options for personalisation are endless.
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Entertainment of the year

Whether you're a band playing during the day or entertainer, dancer, musician in the evening, wedding entertainment can make or break the atmosphere at a wedding. Subtle background music during the drinks reception or party music to get everybody on the dancefloor, such is an entertainers importance at a wedding.
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DJ of the year

The role and skill of a great wedding DJ is often underrated. If you DJ at weddings & events or run a business that provides DJs for events then you need to enter this category. The days of cheesy voiceovers and Greatest Party Anthems mix tapes are long gone: viva la DJ revolution!
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Dressmaker or Designer of the year

Buying a dress off the peg simply isn't the right option for some brides. Instead, they turn to the fairy godmothers of the wedding industry, the dressmakers and designers, to help bring the vision of their dream dress to life. If you design and make bespoke wedding dresses, outfits for other members of the bridal party you should enter this category.
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Hair Stylist of the year

Weddings are the one occasion when you can’t afford to have a bad hair day. Wedding hair stylists are often the first ones to see a bride in all her glory and the last one to wave her off before she sails down the aisle, having perfectly coiffed her hair into that dreamy style she’d always envisaged. If you specialise in wedding hair only or offer wedding hair styling as part of your wider salon business, you should enter this category. If you offer wedding hair and make-up then you may enter both categories separately.
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Make Up Artist of the year

Creating flawless looks for brides, maids and mothers of the bride, wedding make-up artists are calm and unflappable with their arsenal of magic brushes. The transformative effect of their work helps make brides feel like a million dollars. If you specialise in wedding make up only or offer wedding make up as part of your wider beauty business, you should enter this category. If you offer wedding hair and make-up then you may enter both categories separately.
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Planner of the year

If you spend your working hours helping couples or corporates plan and organise their events then you should enter this category. Whether you offer full, partial or on-the-day planning (or a combination of all) then you should have your hard work recognised and rewarded.
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Venue of the year

This category focuses specifically on event venues. So, if you operate or own a venue then you should enter your venue in this category. Please note: One property per entry. If you run or own multiple venues you can enter any number of them but each needs to have it's own account and entry.
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Event Stylist of the year

Event stylists have the creative vision to help couples create the perfect look and feel in their wedding venue. If your business offers a 'hands on' service to work with couples to help design and install their event day vision then this is the category for you. Your services might include a full styling service, table linen and chair covers, props and decoration hire or simply just the chance to create an aesthetic vision for the day. If you physically and actively help couples to enhance, transform or personalise their event space, you should enter this category. Please note that if you offer 'hire only' services then you should enter the Special Touch category.
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Videographer of the year

With ever evolving technology, these filmmakers are not only technically skilled but also see innovative and personal ways to relate the narrative of the event or wedding day. If you shoot event videos on any media, full or part time, then this is your category.
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Stageworks & Lighting

Ambience is everything at an event. Staging, dancefloors and Lighting all fall into this category
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Cake of the year

Submissions can be made for this based of originality, class and world class finish.
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Bride of the year

This award is nominated by planners for brides that not only ravished us all with their look and wedding, but were a breeze to work with.
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Corporate event of the year

This award is nominated by planners or corporates who feel their event teams produced a stellar production.
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Wedding of the year (under $20k)

This is the ULTIMATE AWARD. This goes to the entire team that was involved in the wedding production. This entry is submitted by couples or service providers who feel their events team produced a STELLAR PRODUCTION from the planner to the MC and videographer with a budget of UNDER $20K.
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Wedding of the year (above $20k)

This is the ULTIMATE AWARD. This goes to the entire team that was involved in the wedding production. This entry is submitted by couples or service providers who feel their events team produced a STELLAR PRODUCTION from the planner to the MC and videographer. With a budget of over $20K.
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Caterer of the year

Catering is one of the most important aspects of any Zim event globally! Nominate a provide with outstanding catering record.
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Menswear supplier of the year

Grooms Grooms Groomsmen! Nominate a supplier providing modern, quality menswear.
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Bridal wear supplier of the year

Brides!! Nominate a supplier providing modern bridal wear and outstanding service.
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Award for Customer Service Excellence

This award goes to nominees who have gone above and beyond with their client service provision.
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Diasporan provider Award for Excellence

This award goes to stand out nominees in the diaspora putting Zimbabwean service providers on the map in their respective locations. Providing excellence in service provision and setting standards.
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Best Public Event

This category refers to events produced for a specific city or province, community or public celebration.
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Achievement Award

This award goes to an industry professional who has contributed substantially to the industry over the last 10 years +. In their career, this individual inspires others to achieve event success, stands out from the crowd by having made exceptional contributions to the industry over the past 10 years, and operates their business or career with the highest level of enthusiasm, accomplishment, and professional integrity.
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Event Professional of the year (local)

This award is given to the person who inspires others to achieve event success, who stands out from the crowd by having made exceptional contributions to the industry over the past year, and operates their business or career with the highest level of enthusiasm, accomplishment, and professional integrity. This individual may be professionally involved in the special event industry in any discipline of planning or producing events or meeting, incentives, involved in event design, decor, technical production, coordination, catering or facility management Nominees for this category will have to hand in a submission proving that over the preceding awards period they have shown exemplary performance in their discipline, have contributed to the growth and development of the industry and have gone above and beyond client and peer expectations and have raised the bar for those they work with and/or for. Please submit a review summary, images supporting your entry, a professional headshot, personal bio and 3 notes of reference from colleagues, 2 from clients from 2017/18.
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Event Professional of the year (diaspora)

This award is given to the person who inspires others to achieve event success, who stands out from the crowd by having made exceptional contributions to the industry over the past year, and operates their business or career with the highest level of enthusiasm, accomplishment, and professional integrity. This individual may be professionally involved in the special event industry in any discipline of planning or producing events or meeting, incentives, involved in event design, decor, technical production, coordination, catering or facility management Nominees for this category will have to hand in a submission proving that over the preceding awards period they have shown exemplary performance in their discipline, have contributed to the growth and development of the industry and have gone above and beyond client and peer expectations and have raised the bar for those they work with and/or for. Please submit a review summary, images supporting your entry, a professional headshot, personal bio and 3 notes of reference from colleagues, 2 from clients from 2017/18.
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Wedding Professional of the year (local)

This award is given to the person who inspires others to achieve success in the world of weddings; who stands out from the crowd by having made exceptional contributions to the wedding industry over the past year; who adds to wedding success stories time and time again; who operates their business or career with the highest level of enthusiasm, accomplishment and professional integrity.This individual may be professionally involved in the special event industry in any discipline of planning or producing events or meeting, incentives, involved in event design, decor, technical production, coordination, catering or facility management. The award-winning candidate is innovative and strong is their knowledge, creativity and customer service. Please submit a year in review summary, images supporting your entry, a professional headshot, personal bio and 3 letters of reference from colleagues, 2 from 2017/18 bridal clients.
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Wedding Professional of the year (diaspora)

This award is given to the person who inspires others to achieve success in the world of wedding planning; who stands out from the crowd by having made exceptional contributions to the wedding industry over the past year; who adds to wedding success stories time and time again; who operates their business or career with the highest level of enthusiasm, accomplishment and professional integrity. This individual may be professionally involved in the special event industry in any discipline of planning or producing events or meeting, incentives, involved in event design, decor, technical production, coordination, catering or facility management. The award-winning candidate is innovative and strong is their knowledge, creativity and customer service. Please submit a year in review summary, images supporting your entry, a professional headshot, personal bio and 3 letters of reference from colleagues, 2 from 2017/18 bridal clients
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