/ FAQs


How are the award winners decided?

The majority of the Awards categories are voted on by the general public through our online platform, the results of which create shortlists for us to present to a diverse panel of industry judges. A carefully balanced combination of the public vote and judges’ decisions determines the winner of each accolade.

In order to create a level playing field for events, no matter what their capacity, voting is weighted based on capacity.

The remaining Awards are decided by specialist panels of renowned industry experts.

For more detail, please check how the awards are decided

Why take part?

Aside from the chance of winning a pre-eminent, internationally recognised distinction, nominating yourself for a Festival Award provides a great pretext to engage with your audience throughout the voting process. Plus, it’s free to enter!

Of course, if your event wins an Award, the fact it’s been given the stamp of approval by festival-goers is something you’ll be able to use on all future marketing. Previous winners have experienced other benefits – from increased revenues through merchandise, tickets and sponsorships to a higher profile with artists, booking agents and other festival fans.

Why attend the event?

The Festival Awards bookends the ceremony with a cocktail reception and after party to allow for attendees to have fun and make new contacts within the industry.

What happens to the data you collect about my event?

The information you provide us with is used so we can communicate with you about the progress of your nomination, to give you information about the Awards, and to weight votes in accordance with your event’s capacity.

We do not pass on your information to anyone outside Festival Awards Ltd.