The Australian Event Awards are leaving it to the public to determine the country’s most loved event.
Thirty-one events across the nation have been selected by the panel of industry experts on the Event Awards judging panel. This is the first year Event Awards judges have been responsible for nominating candidates, lending the traditional public vote a critical seal of approval.
All the nominated events must be public and held in Australia between 1 July 2014 and 30 June 2015. Nominees include major festivals, charity, community, regional and sporting events, conferences and exhibitions.
Nominated festivals include Vivid Sydney 2015, Glow Winter Arts Festival in Melbourne, WOMADelaide, The Perth International Arts Festival and The Falls Music and Arts Festival, Marion Bay in Tasmania.
Sporting events include Australian Open Tennis 2015 in Melbourne, Santos Tour Down Under 2015 in South Australia, and the Tottenham Hotspur FC International Football Tour in New South Wales.
Other nominated events include Argyle Diamonds Ord Valley Muster in Western Australia, Cisco Live 2015, Australia in Melbourne, the Gold Coast International Marine Expo, La Dolce Italia in Melbourne, the Hawaiian Ride for Youth 2015 in Western Australia and Buskers by the Creek in Queensland.
Finalists for Australia’s Favourite Event will be announced on 5 November, and the winner is to be announced on 17 November at the end of the Australian Event Awards in Sydney.
Anyone in Australia with an email address can cast a vote for Australia’s Favourite Event by heading to www.eventawards.com.au.