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Special Event 2001: Gala Winners

January 17, 2001, 12:00 AM EST

Here's a complete list of the nominees for the Gala Awards given at the Special Event 2001 show. In each category, the winner is listed first, in bold.

Lifetime Achievement Award

Joe Goldblatt, George Washington University

Best Fair/Festival
City of Garland, Garland TX
B.A.S.S. Montgomery, AL/Jam Productions, Chicago, IL/Melrose Pyrotechnics, Kingsbury, IN/Tamar Productions, Chicago, IL
Jay Howard Events, Harrisburg, NC
Township of Brick, Brick, NJ

Best Balloon Creation
Fooled Ya!, Rochester, NY/Royal Events and Entertainment, Peabody, MA
Air Dimensional Design, Van Nuys, CA

Best Invitation, Social
Rick Herns Productions, Redwood City, CA
BK Design, Boston, MA
BK Design Boston, MA/David Tutera Inc. New York City, NY

Best Invitation, Corporate
Table Talk, Calgary, Alberta, Canada
Southfork Event & Conference Center, Dallas, TX
Arlene Segal Design Group, North Miami Beach, FL

Best Dining Table Design
Charles Banfield Productions, Los Angeles, CA/Extraordinaire Floral and Event Design, Los Angeles, CA
King Dahl Event Design, Agoura Hills, CA
Nature's Daughter, Basking Ridge, NJ

Best Food Presentation
Harith Productions, Oreland, PA/Mandalay Bay Resort, Las Vegas, NV
Harith Productions, Oreland, PA/Atlantis Paradise Island Resort, Nassau, Bahamas
Steve Kemble Event Design, Dallas, TX/Bifulco's Vanishing Sculptures, Dallas, TX/The Food Company, Dallas, TX

Best Corporate/Company Picnic
The Full Effect, Bedford, England
Matthew David, New York, NY
BT Event Productions, Indianapolis, IN

Best Off-Premise Catered Event
Major the Gourmet, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
Ridgewells, Bethesda, MD
The Moving Venue Caterers, London, England
Good Gracious! Events, Los Angeles, CA

Best Catered Event by a Hotel Catering Department
Harith Productions, Oreland, PA/Mandalay Bay Resort, Las Vegas, NV
Whistler/Blackcomb, Whistler, British Columbia, Canada
Chicago Marriott Downtown, Chicago, IL/The Meetinghouse Companies, Elmhurst, IL

Best Fundraising Event
Alison Silcoff Marketing and Event Planning, Montreal/Logistix, Toronto, Canada
Ann Marie Arzt & Associates, Vernon Hills, IL
Impact Productions, Denver, CO

Event Produced for a Nonprofit Corporation
Bartsch and Trotter, Venice, CA
Famous Firsts, Pompano Beach, FL
Tribble Creative Group, Charlotte, NC

Best Event Photography
LD Systems, Houston, TX
Curtis Dahl Photography, Tarzana, CA

Best Wedding, Budget Under $30,000
Art of the Party, Surrey, British Columbia, Canada
TheLundquist Company, Sacramento, CA

Best Wedding, Budget $30,000 and Above
Zeigler & Company, Nashville, TN/Joseph E. Smith & Co., Nashville, TN
Lundy Special Events, Lexington, KY
Creative Cuisine Catering, Columbus, OH/Garret Hospitality Group, Columbus, OH

Best Multiple-Day Incentive Event
The Special Event Company, London, England
Harith Productions, Oreland, PA
Gerbig Snell/Weisheimer & Associates, Westerville, OH

Best Floral Design
Tribble Creative Group, Charlotte, NC/John Daly International Inc., Santa Barbara, CA
Nature's Daughter, Basking Ridge, NJ
EventWorks, Los Angeles, CA

Best Tent Installation
Tentnology, Surrey, British Columbia, Canada
Abbey Event Services, Burbank, CA
DeBoer Structures, Atlanta, GA

Best Use of Lighting
Southwest Show Tech, San Diego, CA
ShowPro, Los Angeles, CA
LD Systems, Houston, TX

Best Achievement in Technical Support
B.C. Event Management, Burnaby, British Columbia, Canada/Riggit Services, North Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
LD Systems, Houston, TX
Vok Dams Gruppe, Wuppertal, Germany

Best Achievement in Logistics
BT Event Productions, Indianapolis, IN
Charles Banfield Productions, Los Angeles, CA
LD Systems, Houston, TX

Best New, Innovative Event Product/Technology
Transformit, Westbrook, ME
Designs by Sean, Dania, FL
Poko Event Productions, Los Angeles, CA/Ethos Design, Pasadena, CA

Best Event Entertainment Concept and Execution, Entertaining Budget Under $50,000
EventWorks, Los Angeles, CA
Designs by Sean, Dania, FL/Comcor Event & Meeting Production, Fort Lauderdale, FL
Harith Productions, Oreland, PA/Designs by Sean, Dania, FL

Best Event Entertainment Concept and Execution, Entertaining Budget $50,000 and Above
The Full Effect, London, England
Lena Malouf Events, Sydney, Australia
Comcor Event & Meeting Production, Fort Lauderdale, FL/Designs by Sean, Dania, FL

Most Outstanding Spectacle
Ricky Kirshner Productions, New York, NY
BT Event Productions, Indianapolis, IN
LD Systems, Houston, TX
Vok Dams Gruppe, Wuppertal, Germany

Best Event Produced for a Private Individual
Rare Indigo, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada/Eclipse Productions, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
Charles Banfield Productions, Los Angeles, CA
Zeigler & Company, Nashville, TN

Best Theatrical Entertainment Production
The Event Company, Pinegowrie, South Africa
Extraordinary Events, Sherman Oaks, CA
The Full Effect, London, England

Best Theme D?cor, Total D?cor Budget Under $20,000
Designs by Sean, Dania, FL
Charles Banfield Productions, Los Angeles, CA
David Tutera Inc., New York, NY

Best Theme D?cor, Total D?cor Budget $20,000 to $50,000
Nature's Daughter, Basking Ridge, NJ
Lena Malouf Events, Sydney, Australia
Harith Productions, Oreland, PA/Designs by Sean, Dania, FL

Best Theme D?cor, Total D?cor Budget Above $50,000
Lena Malouf Events, Sydney, Australia
B.C. Event Management, Burnaby, British Columbia, Canada/Sensix, Montreal, Canada
Image Three, Walnut Creek, CA
Poko Event Productions, Los Angeles/Ethos Design, Pasadena, CA
Tribble Creative Group, Charlotte, NC/John Daly International Inc., Santa Barbara, CA

Best Event Produced for a Corporation or Association, Overall Budget Under $200,000
Wow! Productions & Public Relations, Pasadena, CA/Synaxis Meetings & Events, Los Angeles, CA
An Original Occasion, Los Angeles, CA
The Event Company, Pinegowrie, South Africa

Best Event Produced for a Corporation or Association, Overall Budget $200,000 to $500,000
Extraordinary Events, Sherman Oaks, CA
B.C. Event Management, Burnaby, British Columbia, Canada
G/M Productions, Chicago, IL/Integrated Communications, Parsippany, NJ
Lena Malouf Events, Sydney, Australia

Best Event Produced for a Corporation or Association Overall Budget Above $500,000
Extraordinary Events, Sherman Oaks, CA
Good Gracious! Events, Los Angeles, CA (tie)
Matthew David, New York, NY

Posted 01.17.01

More about the Special Event 2001:
Special Event 2001: Who Showed Up...
Special Event 2001: The Opening Party
Special Event 2001: Trade Show & Seminars
Special Event 2001: Search's Cabaret Night
Special Event 2001: Experts on the Future
Special Event 2001: The Gala Awards

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