Who is responsible for hosting the Zonie Awards Gala?

The Arizona Chapter of ILEA (International Live Events Association).

How many years has the zonie awards program been honoring arizona event professionals?

13 Years.

What are the Zonie Awards?

The ILEA Arizona Zonie Awards is an awards competition designed to and honor the exceptional professional achievements of individuals and organizations from the Arizona events industry.

What is the cost to enter the Awards?

Early-Bird Entrant Pricing (June 21st-June 30th)

  • Member: $50

  • Non-Member: $75

Standard Entrant Pricing (July 1st-July 31st)

  • Member: $75

  • Non-Member: $100

Late Entrant Pricing (August 1st-7th)

  • Member: $100

  • Non-Member: $125


Who can enter the Awards?

Each entrant must be a member of the event/hospitality industry in the state of Arizona. The entrant must be an Arizona-based company, producers or planner. It is not mandatory to be a member of ILEA Arizona.


What are the most common reasons for disqualification?

Entrant names or company names and logos, included in an entry is the biggest cause for entry disqualification.  In close second, an entrant failing to complete the budget or not including budget items outlined in the instructions.


Will my entry information be shared?

No, only the three representative photos will be used for promotional purposes.  Award judges, who are located out of the state of Arizona will view your entry content, but have no means to distribute the material.


Why should I enter the ILEA Arizona Zonie Awards?

Awards help to increase your ability to influence others, gain recognition for your talents and strengthen your personal brand while vastly improving your chances for success. The ILEA Arizona Zonie Awards are a catalyst for personal potential and professional growth. You'll have the recognition platform to earn company and client acknowledgement, increase marketability, gain media access, and receive events industry buzz about you and your company!


What events can I enter?

Any event, event component or event concept that occurred between July 1, 2018 and August 1, 2019. Visit the categories tab to determine the best category.


Who judges the awards?

Highly qualified ILEA leaders and creative event professionals with a broad range of experience and specialization from around the country serve as judges. The ILEA Arizona Zonie Awards judging system was configured to guarantee the entire awards system was completely anonymous. 


What is the submission Deadline Date?

August 7, 2019 at 10pm (MST)


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