The E Awards – the annual awards ceremony for the Scottish events and festivals industry – officially launched today (FRI).

Free to enter, the ceremony will take place this year on Thursday, June 13 at the Assembly Rooms in Edinburgh.

Designed to celebrate the very best in events organisation, planning, execution and creativity, the E Awards are open to all events and festivals professionals – whether they are from a corporate, public, third sector, charity, agency, freelance, production, technology or event student background – it’s a platform for all events talent in the country to be recognised for their contribution to a £3.5bn industry.

Judith Wilson, Director of EventIt, the Scottish events show and organiser of the E Awards, said: “We have just hosted our fourth annual edition of EventIt, which was once again a superb showcase for our diverse and talented industry. I am very much looking forward to staging the E Awards as a way of recognising some of the very hard-working and skilled practitioners throughout the national industry and can’t wait to welcome you this year to the Assembly Rooms in Edinburgh, on Thursday, June 13.”

The E Awards are free to enter via the EventIt website, under the following categories:

  • Best in-house/agency event planner/team
  • Rising Scottish event/festival star
  • Best third sector event (fundraising or not)
  • Best association event
  • Best corporate event
  • Best public sector event
  • Best festival or outdoor event (indoor or outdoor, cultural/ music/ sporting/hospitality)
  • Best Scottish events venue & events team
  • Best event supplier (excluding venues)
  • Best use of event technology
  • Best student-led event

There is no limit to the number of submissions you can make or the categories you enter. Just do it before Friday 12 April!

Some of the most senior Scottish and UK events and festivals industry experts make up our judging panel, as follows:

E Awards 2019 Judging Panel


Sponsorship at the E Awards provides a unique opportunity to achieve outstanding exposure to a captive audience of corporate, association and agency decision-makers. It is also an opportunity for superb networking and for entertaining clients.

Sponsors enjoy amazing promotional activity reaching over 5,000 event industry professionals in Scotland via our weekly email newsletter and great brand awareness through EventsBase magazine.

If you are interested in becoming a sponsor of the E Awards please contact

Why enter?

  • Peer recognition
  • Easy online entry form
  • Enhanced branding
  • It’s FREE