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Annual Member Conference Awards

UVAMC Awards Criteria

How to Submit:

  • Awards are open to all current Unique Venues Members.
  • Provide a 400 word statement describing the initiatives achieved in the desired category. Include a maximum of three recent supporting examples illustrating the best practices.
  • Submissions that do not meet the entry criteria in full will be disqualified.
  • You can submit a nomination for your venue or nominate another venue.
  • All submissions should be sent to Include a PDF with the statement, links to supporting documents, and your name/venue name.
  • The judges’ panel will be made up of professionals in the marketing and printed media community. Unique Venues personnel will not serve as judges.
  • All decisions by our judges are final and cannot be appealed.
  • The closing date for entries will be August 10, 2015 at 11:59pm EST.
  • Winners are not eligible to win more than one category in one year.
  • Winners will be announced at the 2015 Unique Venues Annual Marketing Conference during the Awards luncheon October 16th. We have invited meeting planners to this luncheon and the winners will be in the spotlight for these planners to discover their venues achievements.
  • Airfare and accommodations will not be provided.
  • Winners from 2014 can be seen here.

Best Online Website

Site should not be a template but rather custom created. Points will be awarded based on design, content, feature functionality, and usability. Websites will also be examined on mobile platforms to make sure the websites are compatible across various browsers. The Unique Venues Certified Member logo should be visible on the website.

Best Social Media Presence/Content

This can be for one social media platform or for multiple platforms. Will look for unique content, engaging posts, consistent branding, viral video, and quality of pictures. Maybe you have an outstanding blog post, an interesting podcast series, or have created a unique contest to drive like’s on your page.

Best Unique Venues Profile

This is for members who have taken advantage of their online profile at or We will look for profiles that are fully involved with pictures, venue viewers, hot deals, meeting room descriptions, and service descriptions.

Best Printed Collateral

Any printed materials that are used for advertising. This could be a brochure, advertisement in a magazine, sales kit packet, lead correspondent materials.


  • Winner of each category will be featured in the “Best of” Unique Venues Magazine Issue (December 2015)
  • Each category will be awarded a $100 gift card
  • A trophy
  • Bragging Rights for the next year