Why Organise an Awards Ceremony?

The main reason to organise an Awards Event is to show appreciation for the achievement of specific individuals. Award shows can also be used as a great PR tool.

There are two kinds of awards ceremonies: internal and external.


Internal awards ceremonies are typically held for company employees and collaborators. With titles such as “Employee of the Year Awards” or “Best Service Department Awards”


External awards ceremonies often focus on an entire industry and have titles such as “The Grammy Awards” and “The Golden Globe Awards.”

Let’s have a look at what’s involved in organising a killer awards show, whether it’s for your company employees, charity donors, or your industry.

Why Alive is your go-to awards event organiser

Crucial to a breathtaking ceremony is a highly sought-after awards event organiser that considers purpose, the nature of the awards, how they are to be celebrated and the ability to entertain, inform and engage an audience. Hiring the specialised assistance is integral to providing an amazing experience for guests, employees, clients, and business stakeholders. Alive is the destination specialist Agency in awards event organisation.

Here are a few points to look out for

  • Write a brief                                                       
  • Gather videos and images                       
  • Entertainment                                               
  • Pick the Judges                                                      
  • Promote your event
  • Appoint a ceremony host
  • Pick Awards songs
  • Programme
  • Rehearsals
  • Pick a theme
  • Set Budget
  • Choose a Venue
  • Stage design
  • Create a key floor plan

This is where an Event Agency stands apart!

An experienced Agency should have a wide breadth of knowledge encapsulating both in-person physical award shows as well as virtual award ceremonies. To give an example of what kind of award ceremonies a professional Agency can produce, we’re going to take you through an outstanding production Alive brought to life in 2019. AHA NSW held their annual ‘Awards for Excellence’ for their diverse clientele; as such, Alive designed an event that blended cutting edge production with custom motion graphics content to infuse constant energy and excitement from the stage – into the room! This in-person event was styled and themed creatively by the Alive’s team who also delivered technical production, AV and stage management throughout the entire process. The AHA team rated this award show “the best event AHA NSW has held yet (10-fold).”

In addition to this, Alive’s Team have a wealth of experience in hybrid and virtual event production, making this Australian company a choice for those wanting to reach their audience on a global scale, connecting through creative mediums like live-streamed satellite combined with pre-recorded content. The virtual experience with Alive allows the team to transform a regular awards event into an immersive experience to be enjoyed from the homes of each individual attendee no matter where they are in the world – and thus to be involved in an award celebration from any remote location. More recently, Alive has created custom websites for their clients, in which live activities at one venue can be broadcasted through satellite technology, using platforms like YouTube. Our producers also use their studios to build bespoke stages in which to pre-record award introductions and animated content, to celebrate the achievements of individuals and corporations alike during the ceremony.

The benefits of hiring a reputable Awards Event Organiser.

A team like Alive pride themselves on their creative capabilities and extended industry knowledge. “The experience is everything” and celebrating your people is one of the integral ways in which a corporation can implement high morale among staff and clients, and show that stakeholders are valued. This is where Alive takes the reigns with bespoke ideas that can be catered to your company’s branding and theme, using virtual interactive elements like live award introduction and speech acceptance, physical venue sourcing to accommodate all attendees, all while sticking to a timeline and budget to ensure objectives are met within the given framework.

Everyone loves a good award show, So let’s have a look at how to organise an awards ceremony of your own.

And the winner is…

Now that you know all the things to keep tabs on for your award ceremony, all that’s left is to contact us.

So what are you waiting for?

Let’s talk about your next project.

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