HAWAII ‘EKAHI AWARDS

Are you the ONE (‘Ekahi)?

This December, NACE Hawaii will be hosting the first annual Hawaii ‘Ekahi Awards, an awards gala that recognizes the outstanding achievement of wedding/event professionals from all industry categories over the past year. This gala will allow wedding & event professionals to network, celebrate, and foster closer relationships amongst one another which cultivates the spirit of community over competition.

You are creative, resourceful and have delivered some not so shabby events for your clients. You deserved to be recognized as THE ONE who stands out amongst your peers.


Choice Awards Categories - FREE Submission

Businesses are nominated and recognized by other wedding/event professionals and peers. Awards include recognition within each category such as Venue of the Year, Photographer of the Year, or Caterer of the Year; as well as more unique awards such as Company of the Year, Rising Star Award, and more. NO ENTRY FEE. The nominees for this awards are nominated by other wedding/event professionals and peers!

  • ·    VENUE OF THE YEAR

    ·    PHOTOGRAPHER OF THE YEAR

    ·    VIDEOGRAPHER OF THE YEAR

    ·    WEDDING PLANNER OF THE YEAR

    ·    Disc Jockey OF THE YEAR

    ·    EMCEE OF THE YEAR

    ·    FLORIST OF THE YEAR

    ·    CATERER OF THE YEAR

    ·    mobile bar company of the year

    ·    CAKE DECORATOR OF THE YEAR

    ·    BRIDAL BOUTIQUE OF THE YEAR

    ·    MENSWEAR COMPANY OF THE YEAR

    ·    DESIGN COMPANY OF THE YEAR

    ·    HAIR AND MAKEUP COMPANY OF THE YEAR

    ·    STATIONARY COMPANY OF THE YEAR

    ·    PHOTO BOOTH COMPANY OF THE YEAR

    ·    Minister/OFFICIANT OF THE YEAR

    ·    MUSIC ENTERTAINMENT OF THE YEAR

    ·    Transportation Company of the year

    ·    RISING STAR AWARD

    ·    COMPANY OF THE YEAR

    Voting: 
    The top five (5) nominees from each category will move onto the voting round. Voting will begin in October and will be open through end of November. Winners will be announced at the awards gala.

SUBMIT YOUR NOMINATIONS BELOW

One nomination form per person. A minimum of 15 categories must be completed to be a valid counted nomination. RULES: No purchase necessary. You must be 18 years of age or older to nominate. Person nominating must give his/her valid name and contact information. Illegible or questionable entries may not be recognized and/or counted.

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Photo by Nick Pugay Photography

Photo by Nick Pugay Photography

The Hawaii ‘Ekahi Awards recognizes Hawaii individuals that demonstrate one of a kind planning, production, and execution of spectacular events. For each of the categories, NACE award judges select ONE winner, will you be THE ONE?

The winners from the following awards categories locally will have a chance to enter in the national awards (NACE One Awards) held every July!

Awards Categories (Judged)

(Eligible for the national awards, NACE One Awards)

The judges for the following categories are a group of selected NACE Chapter Board Members from other states.

ENTRY FEES:

nace hawaii Members: FREE

General public Entry: $150

Event Photography of the Year

This award recognizes outstanding photography and the photographer’s artistic talents. Award nominations will be split into three subcategories:

  • Wedding Photography

  • Social Event (non-wedding) Photography

  • Corporate Event Photography

Team Event of the Year

This award recognizes outstanding achievement in team effort to execute the event planning and production of a catered event by a group of caterers, event planners, facility venue managers, institutions, production companies, special event designers, décor providers, entertainment companies, and other vendors producing events such as parties, banquets, award ceremonies, festivals, sporting events, and expositions.

Event Production of the Year

This award recognizes outstanding achievement in the overall event planning and production of a catered event by on and off-premise caterers, event planners, facility venue managers, and institutions producing such events as parties, banquets, award ceremonies, fundraisers, festivals, sporting events, conventions and expositions, but excluding weddings.

Catered Event of the Year

This award recognizes outstanding planning and execution for on premise and off-premise events, excluding weddings (see Wedding of the Year award).

Table Presentation of the Year

This award recognizes outstanding design and décor for an event table, including but not limited to guest, buffet or conceptual tables. A conceptual table would be considered a “best of show” display piece where several elements of a table theme would be included to showcase all products; for example, those tables as seen at bridal shows and industry table-top competitions.

Award nominations will be split into two subcategories.  

  • Budget <$200

  • Budget >$200

Wedding of the Year

This award recognizes outstanding planning and execution for wedding events, including ceremony and reception.

Award nominations will be split into three categories:

  • Budget <$50,000

  • Budget $50,000-$100,000

  • Budget >$100,000

For criteria of the categories or any questions, please email us at nacehawaii@gmail.com


Outstanding NACE Members - FREE Submission

Member of the Year

The “Member of the Year” recognizes members whose membership, local and national association participation, contributions, and involvement have made a significant impact on NACE.

Emerging Member of the Year - NEW

The Emerging Member award recognizes relatively new members whose membership, local and national association participation, contributions and involvement have made a significant impact on NACE.

For criteria of the categories or any questions, please email us at nacehawaii@gmail.com


Upcoming Deadlines:

Entries & Nominations Open:

July 2019

Awards & Nominations Deadline:

September 16, 2019

Nominees Announced:

October 1, 2019

Awards Gala & Celebration at the Aulani Disney Resort:

December 10, 2019

Questions? Email us at nacehawaii@gmail.com