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FROM THE EDITORS

Announcing the Finalists for the 2011 BizBash West Event Style Awards

We’ll announce the winners of the 2011 Event Style Awards at the BizBash West Expo on June 14 at the Pasadena Convention Center. But first, here are the finalists. You can learn more about the show here.

Best Overall Catering at an Event
Academy Awards Governors Ball
Submitted by Wolfgang Puck Catering

“The Artist's Museum Happening” Museum of Contemporary Art Gala
Submitted by Along Came Mary Events

“Bollywood Comes to Hollywood” Event for Ameriprise Financial National Conference
Submitted by Along Came Mary Events

Primetime Emmys Governors Ball
Submitted by Patina Restaurant Group

“Sutton Foster Fever” Fund-raiser for Center Theatre Group
Submitted by Someone’s in the Kitchen

Best Corporation or Association Event Concept (Budget Over $50,000)
Emmy Awards Governors Ball
Submitted by Sequoia Productions

Essence Black Women in Hollywood Awards
Submitted by Caravents Inc. Event Production & Design

I.B.M. Pulse Conference
Submitted by Drury Design Dynamics Inc.

The Ultimate Wave Tahiti 3-D Movie Premiere
Submitted by Infinity Events Inc.

“True Colors of Los Angeles” American Society of Association Executives Final-Night Event
Submitted by AOO Events

Best Corporation or Association Event Concept (Budget Under $50,000)

American Wind Energy Association’s Windpower Conference & Exhibition
Submitted by Immersa Marketing

Estée Lauder Sales Conference
Submitted by MGM Resorts Events

Fox Winter Television Critics Association Event
Submitted by Russell Harris Event Group


“Sutton Foster Fever” Fund-raiser for Center Theatre Group
Submitted by Someone’s in the Kitchen

Best Entertainment Program

Adobe Max Bash
Submitted by Special Occasions Event Planning

Amway China's “You Are a Star” Dinner Gala Series
Submitted by EventWorks Inc.

G'Day USA Los Angeles Black-Tie Event
Submitted by Sequoia Productions

University of Southern California's “A Midsummer Night’s Gala” for the Retirement of President Steven Sample
Submitted by University of Southern California, Cultural Relations and University Events

Warner Brothers International Television Distribution Gala
Submitted by Warner Brothers Studios

Best Green Initiative for an Event
Bay Area Maker Faire D.I.Y. Festival
Submitted by Maker Faire

Environmental Media Association Awards
Submitted by Warner Brothers Studios

Opportunity Green
Submitted by Opportunity Green

Rethink: Green Art Exhibit, Organic Tasting, Green Awards, and Charity Event
Submitted by Agents 99

The Community Environmental Council’s “Green Gala: The Enchanted Fairy Forest”
Submitted by Merryl Brown Events

Best Invitation Design
Cedars-Sinai Advanced Health Sciences Pavilion Groundbreaking
Submitted by Marc Friedland Couture Communications/Creative Intelligence Inc.

Cedars-Sinai Medical Center “Discovering for Life” Celebration
Submitted by Marc Friedland Couture Communications/Creative Intelligence Inc.

The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas Grand Opening
Submitted by RedBliss

United Talent Agency Award Season Celebration
Submitted by Marc Friedland Couture Communications/Creative Intelligence Inc.

Valley Performing Arts Center Opening Gala
Submitted by Marc Friedland Couture Communications/Creative Intelligence Inc.

Best Lighting Design
American Idol Finale Party
Submitted by Kinetic Lighting

Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising Debut Runway Show
Submitted by Images by Lighting

I.B.M. Pulse Conference
Submitted by Drury Design Dynamics Inc.

Land Rover Corporate Sales Meeting
Submitted by Kinetic Lighting

Pasadena Museum of History Gala
Submitted by AirDD and Images by Lighting

Best New Product
BidPal
Submitted by BidPal Network

Children’s Portable Toilet
Submitted by National Construction Rentals

LED Lightable Decor
Submitted by Meese Orbitron Dunne Co.

POD Circle Lounge Seating
Submitted by la-Fête Design

Photo Party Upload
Submitted by LA Photo Party

Best New Venue
Chill
Submitted by W Los Angeles—Westwood

Ecosystems at the California Science Center
Submitted by the California Science Center Foundation

Eden
Submitted by DNA Events

Meet Las Vegas
Submitted by Meet Las Vegas

Best Nonprofit Event Concept
“A Night in the Garden of Eden” Fund-raiser for the Hebrew University of Jerusalem
Submitted by Someone’s in the Kitchen

“The Artist's Museum Happening” Museum of Contemporary Art Gala
Submitted by Bounce

Ecosystems Opening Gala
Submitted by the California Science Center Foundation

Environmental Media Association Awards
Submitted by Warner Brothers Studios

University of Southern California's “A Midsummer Night’s Gala” for the Retirement of President Steven Sample
Submitted by University of Southern California, Cultural Relations and University Events

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

Bollywood-Style Incentive Trip Recognition Dinner
Submitted by Destination Concepts Inc.

Elle Women in Hollywood Awards
Submitted by Caravents Inc. Event Production & Design

Essence Black Women in Hollywood Awards
Submitted by Caravents Inc. Event Production & Design

In Style/Warner Brothers Golden Globes After-Party
Submitted by Tomford Design

Best Overall Event Decor (Budget Under $50,000)
Dream Foundation’s “The Journey of 10,000 Dreams” Event
Submitted by AOO Events

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

Teen Choice Awards V.I.P. Tent
Submitted by YourBash! Inc.

Warner Brothers International Television Distribution L.A. Screenings
Submitted by Warner Brothers Studios

Best PR Stunt or Guerrilla Marketing Campaign
Bay Area Maker Faire D.I.Y. Festival
Submitted by Maker Faire

GBK’s 3-D Virtual Gift Lounge in Honor of the MTV Movie Awards
Submitted by GBK Productions

GBK and Tic Tacs Gift Lounge in Honor of the Emmy Awards
Submitted by GBK Productions

Tron Pop-Up Shop
Submitted by Abel McCallister Designs

24 Marathon Challenge
Submitted by Entertainment Fusion Group PR

Best Staging and Set Design
Chevy Cruze Drive-In
Submitted by Precision Event Group

Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising Debut Runway Show
Submitted by Images by Lighting

IBM Pulse Conference
Submitted by Drury Design Dynamics Inc.

MTV Video Music Awards
Submitted by Moss Inc.

Sonic National Convention
Submitted by GO West Events and Multimedia

Best Use of Technology
EZ Engage Kiosk
Submitted by Moss Inc.

Los Angeles County Museum of Art's Resnick Pavilion Gala Opening
Submitted by Brite Ideas and Megavision Arts

Photo Party Upload
Submitted by LA Photo Party

San Francisco Opera’s “Opera at the Ballpark” Public Event
Submitted by AT&T Park

Ubisoft E3 Press Conference
Submitted by ShowPro


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