Bea World Festival

Awards & Trophies

The Best Events Awards World feature three levels of prizes: the Bea World Grand Prix and – whenever assigned – the Iconic Award; the Macro Category Awards; the Event Categories and Feature Categories Awards.

Besides, the Jury will have the opportunity to assign Special Awards.

The Winners will receive the trophies and the official digital seal of the Awards. All shortlisted events will be awarded a quality certificate.

Award credits, and associated trophies and certificates, will be given to the entrant company. Other participating parties can purchase duplicate trophies after the Festival.


Bea World Grand Prix

1st place Gold Elephant Trophy / 2nd place Silver Elephant Trophy / 3rd place Bronze Elephant Trophy

Awards assigned to the event that, among all entries, was able to combine all the required features for an outstanding performance and achieve the highest score from the Jury’s whole evaluation.


Iconic Event Award

1st place Gold Elephant Trophy

Award to an “icon” event that shines in its own light and value, not comparable to others, such as the opening of the Olympic Games, of a world championship or a global summit.


Macro Event Categories Awards

1st place Gold Elephant Trophy / 2nd place Silver Elephant Plaque / 3rd place Bronze Elephant Plaque

  1. Best B2B Event – less than €500,000
  2. Best B2B Event – over €500,000
  3. Best B2C Event – less than €500,000
  4. Best B2C Event – over €500,000

(for details, see Categories)


Event Categories Awards

1st place Gold Elephant Trophy / 2nd place Silver Elephant Plaque / 3rd place Bronze Elephant Plaque

  1. BEST BRAND ACTIVATION
  2. BEST CONGRESS/CONFERENCE
  3. BEST CONVENTION
  4. BEST CORPORATE CELEBRATION
  5. BEST CULTURAL EVENT
  6. BEST EDUCATIONAL/TRAINING EVENT
  7. BEST FESTIVAL
  8. BEST INCENTIVE/TEAM BUILDING
  9. BEST INSTITUTIONAL CEREMONY
  10. BEST MEDIA & PR EVENT
  11. BEST MUSICAL EVENT
  12. BEST NON-PROFIT/CSR EVENT
  13. BEST PRIVATE EVENT
  14. BEST PRODUCT/SERVICE LAUNCH EVENT
  15. BEST PUBLIC INSTITUTION EVENT
  16. BEST ROADSHOW
  17. BEST SPORTS EVENT
  18. BEST TRADE SHOW

(for details, see Categories)


1st place Gold Elephant Trophy / 2nd place Silver Elephant Plaque / 3rd place Bronze Elephant Plaque

Feature Categories Awards

  1. BEST USE OF TECHNOLOGY
  2. BEST LOW BUDGET EVENT
  3. BEST PROPRIETARY FORMAT
  4. BEST SUSTAINABLE INNOVATION
  5. BEST HYBRID EVENT

(for details, see Categories)


Special Awards

1st Place Gold Star Trophy / 2nd Silver Star Plaque / 3rd Place Bronze Star Plaque

Special Awards cannot be entered autonomously. All entered events also compete for the Special Awards, regardless of the category they are entered in. It is up to the Jury to finally decide if all Special Awards can be assigned.

Best Bea World Event Agency

Awarded to the agency whose events will have totalled the highest overall score from entered categories.

Awarded to the corporate company whose events will have totalled the highest overall score from entered categories.

Press Award

The Press Award is assigned by journalists from partnering trade media attending the Festival. The Press Jury will cast a first round of votes via an online ballot, based upon the shortlist of entries determined by the main Jury. A second round of votes will take place during the event in Coimbra, during which the Press Jury will evaluate this new “Press shortlist” and choose its winner.

People’s Choice Award

All shortlisted events will be published on the Bea World official mobile app. All registered delegates attending Bea World Festival in Coimbra will have the opportunity to vote for their favourite event. The event with more preferences will be assigned the award.

Special Mention for Best Creativity

The Jury has the power to assign a special mention to the event boasting the best and most original creative idea and technological innovation to reach dedicated business objectives.

Special Mention for Best Business Effectiveness

The Jury has the power to assign a special mention to the event boasting the best ROI and able to achieve the stated objectives at a lowest possible cost.