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10th Annual NACEYs Award Submissions Information

Rules and Information
  • Submissions must be completed via no later than 11:59pm on Sat. 3/12/22

  • 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 6/1/2020 and 3/6/2022

  • 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’ and ‘Best Portrait’

  • 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 3/2/2020)

  • NACE Richmond member BONUS: additional one (1) FREE submission with purchase of a member ticket for the February 2022, chapter meeting.

  • Each additional submission for NACE Richmond Members is $20.00.

  • Each submission for Non-Members is $30.00 .


  • Best Lighting Design

  • Best Food Display (not sweets)

  • Best Dessert/Cake Display

  • Best Styled Shoot

  • Best Team Collaboration (min. of 3 businesses)

  • Best Hair & Make-up Design

  • Best Event Detail Highlighting Virginia

  • Best Event Menu (provide full menu non-logo text + image/collage of food presentation)

  • Best Interactive Event Element (photo or max 1 min. video)

  • Best Use of Theme

  • Best Bar Display

  • Best Stationery Suite

  • Best Hand Lettering Design

  • Most Creative Use of Rentals 

  • Best Floral Design

  • Best Event Centerpiece

  • Best Bouquet

  • Best Micro Wedding Design (30 people or less) NEW!

  • Best Virtual Event NEW!

  • Most Creative COVID Event Design NEW!


  • Best Portrait Photo

  • Best Candid Photo

  • Best Highlight Film (max. 2 min video) 

  • Best Event Photo Highlighting Virginia

  • Best Photo Booth Photo NEW!

  • Best Masked Photo NEW!


  • Member's Choice: Best Richmond NACE Chapter Meeting of 2021

    • NACE members vote by 3/15/22

  • Richmond NACE Member of the Year, 2021

    • NACE members nominate by 3/15/22

  • Richmond NACE Partner of the Year, 2021

    • NACE board vote by 3/15/2

  • The deadline for submissions is  Saturday, March 12th 2022 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 29, 2022


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