BizBash Announces 2010 New York Event Style Award Winners, Including Targets "Party for Good," mtvU's Woodie Awards, and the Whitney Gala 2009 at the Whitney Museum

New York—October 27, 2010—BizBash, the trade magazine and Web site for the event planning industry, announced the winners of the ninth annual New York Event Style Awards in a ceremony held during the BizBash Expo on Wednesday, October 27, 2010, at the Javits Center. Winners were selected by a panel of event industry professionals that included planners, suppliers, and BizBash editors. Awards were presented in 18 categories, including Best Corporate Event Concept, Best Invitation Design, Best Lighting Design, Best New Venue, and Best Fresh Idea. BizBash will host other award presentations in Fort Lauderdale on April 12, 2011 and Pasadena June 14, 2011.

"We would like to congratulate all of the finalists and winners for submitting their events," said Chad Kaydo, editor in chief of BizBash. "I'd like to thank our judges, presenters, and sponsors for their contributions."

Society Awards created elegant double "B" awards for the event, made of clear crystal against blue glass atop a black marble base.

The award presentation was attended by top corporate event and meeting professionals, as well as marketers and vendors in the event industry, including caterers, audiovisual companies, lighting and sound companies, venue managers, and decor and design companies.

2010 BizBash Event Style Awards Winners

Best Centerpiece/Tabletop Decor: Spring in Flight: Cle De Peau Beauté the Spring 2010 Color Collection, Submitted by EVENTSTYLE

Best Corporate or Association Event Concept (Budget over $50,000):Target's Party for Good, Submitted by Caravents Inc.

Best Corporate or Association Event Concept (Budget under $50,000):Green Halloween, Submitted by Connected Productions L.L.C.

Best Entertainment Program/Concept: Bio International Convention's Target's Party for Good, Submitted by Caravents Inc.

Best Fresh Idea: TLC Summer, Submitted by LeadDog Marketing Group

Best Invitation Design: Chocolats de Provence Invitation, Submitted by Atelier Isabey

Best Lighting Design: Lighting Design for Preston Bailey Book Launch, Submitted by Levy Lighting NYC

Best New Product: Super Planner Mobile App, Submitted by Howard Givner

Best New Venue: Skylight One Hanson, Submitted by The Skylight Group

Best Nonprofit Event Concept: New York Public Library's Library Lions Gala 2009, Submitted by David Monn L.L.C.

Best Overall Catering at an Event: Exhibition Closing Dinner at MOMA, Submitted by Canard Inc.

Best Overall Event Decor (Budget under $50,000): Georgina Chapman for Garrard Editor Preview, Submitted by Van Wyck & Van Wyck

Best Overall Event Decor (Budget over $50,000): Whitney Gala 2009 at the Whitney Museum of American Art, Submitted by Van Wyck & Van Wyck

Best Use of Technology: BidPal Network, Submitted by BidPal Network

Best Staging and Set Design: mtvU Woodie Awards 2009, Submitted by 513

Best Use of Video for an Event: Spotlight Gala 2009, Submitted by the Women's Association of N.J.P.A.C.

Best Event PR Strategy:
Nurse Jackie RX Games, Submitted by Showtime Networks Inc.

Best Gift or Gift Bag:
Super Saturday 12, Submitted by EventStyle

About BizBash
Since its founding in 2000, BizBash Media has become the industry's leading source for inspiration, smart marketing strategies, and useful tools, helping to revolutionize how event professionals get ideas and connect with each other. The company publishes magazines and Web sites and produces trade shows for the event industry in Boston, Chicago, Las Vegas, Los Angeles, Miami/South Florida, New York, Orlando, Toronto, and Washington, D.C.

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