Pope's state visit nominated as UK Event Awards Finalist

The Pope’s visit to the UK has been nominated as a finalist for this year’s UK Event Awards.

Nominated within the Best Large Event category, the Pope’s State visit was organised by WRG Creative Communications.

Other finalists for this year’s UK Event Awards are the London Pet Show by QD Event for Best Marketing Strategy, the Eurostar High Speed Theatre in the Best Experiential category and University of Central Lancashire’s UCLan’s Got Talent in the Best Student Event, all facing stiff competition in their categories.

Judging this year’s entries was a panel, chaired by Paul O’Neil from Guinness World Records, including Jackie Boughton of Wembley Stadium, Jan Booth of Sunbaba, Kate Conway of Tesco, Jenny Abbot of MCI, Lucy Gemmell of Rhubarb Food Design, Lee Newton of Media10, Izania Downie of Active Network Events and Lynn Lester of Carnyx Events.

The winners will be revealed at this year’s awards ceremony, due to take place later in the year. The ceremony will be attended by the elite of the events industry and the venue and date will be revealed on Thursday 11 August 11.

For more information about the UK Event Awards visit www.ukeventawards.com or contact Kimberley Baran on 0141 559 6078 or by e-mail: Kimberley.baran@carnyx.com.

Full list of nominees below:

UK Event Awards 2011

Best B2B Conference

NOMINATION

Company: Engage Performance Improvement Ltd

Title: Innovations Live

NOMINATION

Company: Rapport Events

Client: Astellas

Title: Senior Manager’s Meeting 2011

Best Corporate Event

NOMINATION

Company: O2

Title: 2011 6-A-Side Touch Rugby Challenge

NOMINATION

Company: Prestige Scotland

Title: Prestige Produce Market

NOMINATION

Company: Rapport Events

Title: Vision Day 2011 'Can you cut it?'

Best Cultural Event

NOMINATION

Company: UZ Arts

Client: The Ubiqutous Chip

Title: The Ubiqutous Chip

Best Sports Event

NOMINATION

Company: Cycling Scotland

Title: freshnlo Pedal for Scotland

NOMINATION

Company: Eclipse Sports Promotions Ltd

Title: Football Legends World Cup Event

Best Awards Scheme

NOMINATION

Company: ESC Events

Client: The Sun

Title: ESC Events produces A Night of Heroes: The Sun Military Awards 2010

NOMINATION

Company: Midnight Communications

Client: Sky Sports

Title: Using Sport to Inspire Young People - Sky Sports Living for Sport Student of the Year Awards 2010

NOMINATION

Company: RCN Publishing Company

Title: Nursing Standard Nurse Awards 2011

NOMINATION

Company: RoSPA

Title: RoSPA Occupational Health & Safety Awards

Best Exhibition

Company: RCN Publishing Company

Title: RCN Bulletin Jobs Fair 2010

Best In-House Event

NOMINATION

Company: X-Leisure

Title: Xscape – The Ultimate Winter Destination

NOMINATION

Company: VisitScotland

Title: Scotland Means Business, Turnberry November 2010

Best Product Launch

NOMINATION

Company: Chillisauce

Client: Nissan

Title: Nissan LEAF Press Launch

Best Large Event (10,000+ attendees)

NOMINATION

Company: WRG Creative

Client: Catholic Church and FCO

Title: State Visit

Best Small Event (

NOMINATION

Company: Cuffe & Taylor Event Management

Title: Lytham Proms

NOMINATION

Company: The Fresh Group

Client: Santander

Title: Santander Convention 2011

NOMINATION

Company: Rapport Events

Client: Astellas

Title: Senior Managers Meeting 2011

NOMINATION

Company: Savvy

Client: Soreen

Title: Deliciously Squidgy Energy

NOMINATION

Company: VisitScotland

Title: Scotland Means Business, Turnberry November 2010

Best Large Festival

NOMINATION

Company: Celtic Connections

Title: Celtic Connections Festival 2011

NOMINATION

Company: She’s Gott It!

Title: Edinburgh’s Christmas

Best Small Hotel/ Venue

NOMINATION

Company: G1

Venue: Ghillie Dhu

NOMINATION

Company: IET

Venue: IET Glasgow: Teacher Building

Best Unusual Venue

NOMINATION

Company: Elior

Venue: Imperial War Museum Duxford

NOMINATION

Company: G1

Venue: Ghillie Dhu

Best Technical Services / Production Company

NOMINATION

Company: DB Systems

NOMINATION

Company: Lumacoustics

Best Event Services Supplier

NOMINATION

Company: Event Marketing Solutions

NOMINATION

Company: Form

NOMINATION

Company: Gallowglass

NOMINATION

Company: ID&C

NOMINATION

Company: Global Infusion Group

NOMINATION

Company: Table Art

Best Marketing Strategy

NOMINATION

Company: Cycling Scotland

Title: freshnlo Pedal for Scotland 2010

NOMINATION

Company: QD Events

Title: London Pet Show

NOMINATION

Company: RCN Publishing

Title: Nursing Standard Nurse Awards 2011

NOMINATION

Company: Tricker PR

Title: Marketing the Royal Deeside Larder Food Events

NOMINATION

Company: X-Leisure

Title: Xscape: The Ultimate Winter Destination

Best PR Strategy

NOMINATION

Company: Bird Consultancy

Client: The Point: LCCC

Title: Build of The Point at Lancashire County Cricket Club

NOMINATION

Company: Sparklestreet Creative Adventures

Client: Adidas

Title: Adidas Originals Street Party

NOMINATION

Company: LDR London

Client: Eleven Events

Title: Camp Royale: London’s “Big Royal Wedding Sleepover”

NOMINATION

Company: Material

Client: Tennent’s

Title: Tennent’s Flash Football

NOMINATION

Company: Tricker PR

Title: Marketing the Royal Deeside Larder Food Events

Best Use of Sponsorship

NOMINATION

Company: Cycling Scotland

Title: freshnlo Pedal for Scotland 2010

NOMINATION

Company: Material

Client: Tennent’s

Title: Flash Football

The Green Award

NOMINATION

Company: IET Glasgow: Teacher Building

Title: The Green Award

NOMINATION

Company: Maximillion

Title: Maximillion: A Greener Event Business

Best Cause Related / Charity Event

NOMINATION

Company: ESC Events

Client: The Sun

Title: ESC Events produces A Night of Heroes: The Sun Military Awards 2010

NOMINATION

Company: Grass Roots Group

Title: Spirit of Tring 2011

NOMINATION

Company: o2

Title: Think Big Golf Challenge 2010

NOMINATION

Company: RoSPA

Title: RoSPA Occupational Health & Safety Awards

Best Educational Event

NOMINATION

Company: DJCAD, University of Dundee

Title: Dundee Degree Show 2011

NOMINATION

Company: Royal College of General Practitioners

Title: RCGP Annual Primary Care Conference 2010

NOMINATION

Company: Tricker PR

Title: Aberdeen Asset Management Universities Boat Race 2011

NOMINATION

Company: York Conferences

Title: York Conferences

Best Experiential Event

NOMINATION

Company: BEcause

Title: Eurostar High Speed Theatre

NOMINATION

Company: Savvy

Title: Dove Damage Therapy Haircare ASDA Launch Activity

NOMINATION

Company: The Fresh Group

Title: M&S Start

Best Use of Technology

NOMINATION

Company: George P Johnson

Client: IBM

Title: IBM at Infosecurity

NOMINATION

Company: The Fresh Group

Client: Santander

Title: Santander Wall 2011

NOMINATION

Company: Ticketscript

Title: Best Use of Technology Award

NOMINATION

Company: UZ Arts

Client: The Ubiqutous Chip

Title: The Ubiqutous Chip

Best International Event

NOMINATION

Company: Flourish

Client: Castrol

Title: Castrol 2010 FIFA World Cup Celebration

Company: Podegiki

Client: Kraft

Title: >

NOMINATION

Company: Podegiki

Client: Vedis

Title: >

NOMINATION

Company: WRG Creative

Client: Qatar Petroleum

Title: Qatargas and RasGas

Best Student Event

NOMINATION

Company: Leeds Metropolitan University

Title: Challenge 66

NOMINATION

Company: Tricker PR

Title: Aberdeen Asset Management Universities Boat Race 2011

NOMINATION

Company: University of Central Lancashire

Title: UCLan’s Got Talent

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