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12th Annual
Ys Award
Submissions Information

Open on: January  3, 2024
Deadline extended to
: March 8, 2024 at 11:59pm

Rules and Information
  • Submissions must be completed via no later than 11:59pm on 3/3/2024

  • Submissions and photos must be text, logo, and watermark-free  

  • Entries, except in Photographer/Videographer -only categories, may be submitted as a collage

  • Submissions will be judged in advance of THE NACEYs Gala by a panel of professionals

  • The event/styled shoot that is the focus of the submission must have taken place between 1/01/2023 and 03/01/2024

  • Submission file-size must be no larger than 100 MB

  • Styled Shoots are not eligible for submission except in the categories of ‘Best Styled Shoot’ category

  • Online entry form, digital image/video upload, and payment must be completed before submission will be confirmed

  • Companies/Individuals may make multiple submissions to the same category and/or submissions to multiple categories

  • NACE Richmond has the right to use THE NACEYs submission photos and information for advertising/marketing purposes

  • NACE Richmond members receive one (1) FREE submissions per paid current membership. (must be a current member by submission deadline (03/03/24)

  • BONUS: one (1) FREE submission with purchase of a ticket for the February 2024 chapter meeting.

  • Each additional submission for NACE Richmond Members is $25.00.  (promo code for member discount will be sent in a separate email)

  • Each submission for Non-Members is $35.00 .


  • Best Food or Sweets Display

  • Most Unique Beverage Display

  • Best Cake Display 

  • Best Bar Display

  • Best Curated Menu

  • Most Creative Stationery Suite

  • Best Hand Lettering Design

  • Best Hair & Make-Up

  • Best Bouquet or Personal Florals

  • Most Creative Floral Design

  • Most Unique Event Centerpiece

  • Best Lighting Design

  • Most Unique Interactive Event Element

  • Most Creative Corporate Event

  • Best Private Residence Event

  • Best Cultural Event

  • Best Portrait Photo

  • Best Candid Photo

  • Best Event Details Photo

  • Best Photobooth Picture

  • Best Styled Shoot

  • Best Highlights Video

  • Most Inclusive Use of Theme

  • Best Vendor Collaboration

  • Best Behind the Scenes 



  • Member's Choice: Best Richmond NACE Chapter Meeting of 2023

    • ​​NACE members vote by 3/15/24

  • Richmond NACE Member of the Year, 2023

    • NACE members nominate by 3/15/24

  • Richmond NACE Partner of the Year, 2023

    • NACE board vote by 3/15/24

  • The deadline for submissions is  Friday March 8, 2024 at 11:59pm. 

  • Judging will be conducted by a third party panel prior to THE NACEYs event 

  • Award Winners will be announced at THE NACEYs on Tuesday, March 26, 2024

If you have any questions about Submissions,

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