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Announcing the Finalists for the 2010 BizBash L.A. Event Style Awards

This month, BizBash gathered a group of industry professionals to judge a record number of submissions for the 2010 Los Angeles Event Style Awards. Here is a list of finalists; we’ll announce the winners at the BizBash Expo on June 9 at the L.A. Mart. Meanwhile, you’ll find more information about the show here.

Best Centerpiece/Tabletop Decor
Primetime Emmys Governors Ball
Submitted by LA Premier

Cooking Mama E3 After-Party
Submitted by Event Lab

Alfred E. Mann Foundation “Forbidden City” Gala
Submitted by Poko Event Productions

Best Corporation or Association Event Concept (Budget Over $50,000)
Essence Black Women in Hollywood Luncheon and Awards
Submitted by Caravents

Microsoft/Xbox 360 E3 Media Briefing
Submitted by Zed Ink

Target Bienvenido Gustavo Free Community Concert
Submitted by Caravents

Television Critics Association Press Party
Submitted by Russell Harris Event Group

Virgin Galactic Unveiling of SpaceShip 2
Submitted by Group Delphi

Best New Product
Bar Candy Edible Chocolate Glasses
Submitted by Bar Candy

FancyNap
Submitted by FancyNap

Open Air Photobooth
Submitted by Open Air Photobooth L.L.C.

Photosphere360
Submitted by LA Photo Party

The Small Masterpiece Collection
Submitted by Small Masterpiece: We Set the Table

Best New Venue
Andaz West Hollywood
Submitted by Fifteen Minutes PR

Annenberg Community Beach House
Submitted by Annenberg Community Beach House

The Mark for Events
Submitted by the Mark for Events

Playhouse Hollywood
Submitted by Muse Lifestyle Group

Voyeur
Submitted by Voyeur

Best Nonprofit Event Concept
California Science Center’s Discovery Ball
Submitted by California Science Center Foundation

Los Angeles Police Foundation’s True Blue Gala
Submitted by Special Occasions Event Planning

The National Parks: America’s Best Idea Sneak Preview Celebration
Submitted by KCET Community Television

The Rally for Kids With Cancer Scavenger Cup
Submitted by Solutions With Impact

Puma Soles4Souls Donation Campaign
Submitted by TH Outdoor and Events

Tony Hawk’s Stand Up for Skateparks Benefit
Submitted by Tony Hawk Foundation

Best Overall Catering at an Event
Primetime Emmys Governors Ball
Submitted by Patina Restaurant Group

Broad Stage Opening Night Gala
Submitted by Along Came Mary Events

Film Independent Spirit Awards
Submitted by Along Came Mary Events

“In Bed Together” With LudoBites Event at Royal/T
Submitted by Royal/T

“The Music Center Gets Potted” Dinner
Submitted by Someone’s in the Kitchen

Best Overall Event Decor (Budget Over $50,000)
Academy Awards Governors Ball
Submitted by Sequoia Productions

Elle Women in Hollywood Awards
Submitted by Caravents

People Magazine’s SAG Awards After-Party
Submitted by Event Eleven

Star Trek Premiere After-Party
Submitted by Event Eleven

Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen Premiere Party
Submitted by 15/40 Productions

Best Overall Event Decor (Budget Under $50,000)
DirecTV Holiday Party
Submitted by Firefly L.A.

InStyle Golden Globes Suites
Submitted by Caravents

L.A. Opera Season Opening Gala
Submitted by Special Occasions Event Planning

“Three Apples” Hello Kitty Exhibition at Royal/T
Submitted by Royal/T

Shalhevet School Charity Event
Submitted by Beguiled Events Inc.

Westside Neighborhood School Benefit Event
Submitted by Beguiled Events Inc.

Best Staging/Set Design
Hello Kitty Birthday Party at Royal/T
Submitted by Royal/T

Xbox 360 U.S. Holiday Mall Tour
Submitted by Zed Ink

Best Use of Technology
The Recording Academy’s “Grammy Celebration” After-Party
Submitted by Along Came Mary Events

Kaiser Permanente’s Los Angeles Medical Center Gala
Submitted by Kinetic Lighting

Disney Interactive’s Presence at E3
Submitted by ShowPro

Scion “Shock Value” Campaign
Submitted by TH Outdoor and Events

“The Snow Princess” Tree Lighting Spectacular
Submitted by RPI Entertainment & Media Group

Best Corporate or Association Event Concept (Budget Under $50,000)
BET Awards Giveable Gift Lounge
Submitted by GBK Productions L.L.C.

Latin Music USA Viewing Party
Submitted by KCET Community Television

Long Beach Marriott Residence Inn Grand Opening Extravaganza
Submitted by Fresh Events Company

“Three Apples” Hello Kitty Exhibition at Royal/T
Submitted by Royal/T

U.M.’s Urban Adventure “Grammy Go-Seek” Scavenger Hunt
Submitted by Out of the Box Events

Best Entertainment Program/Concept
Alfred E. Mann Foundation “Forbidden City” Gala
Submitted by Poko Event Productions

Hello Kitty Fashion Show at Royal/T
Submitted by Royal/T

MOCA New 30th Anniversary Gala
Submitted by Bounce

Starlight Children’s Foundation “A Stellar Night” Gala
Submitted by Starlight Children’s Foundation

Xbox Family GameSpace at Legoland
Submitted by Zed Ink

Best Event PR Strategy
7-Eleven Day Strategic Social Media Plan
Submitted by Blaze PR

“Three Apples” Hello Kitty Exhibition at Royal/T
Submitted by Royal/T

Universal Studios Hollywood’s 2009 Eyegore Awards
Submitted by Universal Studios Hollywood

Best Lighting Design
Disney ABC ESPN Television International Upfronts
Submitted by Russell Harris Event Group

The London West Hollywood Meeting Planner Mixer
Submitted by PSAV Presentation Services

Star Trek DVD Launch
Submitted by ShowPro

TED Conference TED Prize Gala
Submitted by Kinetic Lighting

The Women’s Conference 2009
Submitted by Kinetic Lighting

Best Invitation Design
American Friends of Hebrew University Gala
Submitted by Alpine Creative Group

California Science Center’s Discovery Ball
Submitted by California Science Center Foundation

Magic Johnson’s 50th Birthday Celebration
Submitted by Special Occasions Event Planning

L.A. Opera Opening Weekend Celebration
Submitted by Creative Intelligence

Prvcy Premium Denim Lives Inspired Book and CD Launch
Submitted by Card Tricks Designs

Best Gift or Gift Bag
GBK’s Emmy Luxury Lounge
Submitted by GBK Productions L.L.C.

Melrose Place Premiere Party
Submitted by CBS

Best Fresh Idea
BET Awards Giveable Gift Lounge
Submitted by GBK Productions L.L.C.

HBO Big Love Audio Wall
Submitted by TH Outdoor and Events

Photosphere360
Submitted by LA Photo Party

Star Trek Red Carpet
Submitted by 15/40 Productions

This Is It Red Carpet
Submitted by 15/40 Productions

Best Use of Video for an Event
Audi Q5 Tour Dome Projection
Submitted by ShowPro

FIDM Debut Show 2010
Submitted by Bart Kresa Design Inc.

Go West Events and Multimedia Presents Essilor’s Crizal “Scratch”
Submitted by Go West Events and Multimedia

HBO Golden Globes After-Party
Submitted by Bart Kresa Design Inc.

Headdress 2009 at Royal/T
Submitted by Royal/T