Special Events magazine today announces the nominees for the 2015 Gala Awards, the oldest and most prestigious award in events. This year, the magazine received entries from nine countries; the nominees were chosen by members of the Special Events Advisory Board.

The winners will be named at a gala celebration on Jan. 8 at The Special Event in Anaheim, Calif.

BEST FAIR/FESTIVAL
Eclectic Events International, Toronto, Ontario
"The Ascension"

Horseshoe Bay Resort, Horseshoe Bay, Texas
"Balloons over Horseshoe Bay Resort"

Horseshoe Bay Resort, Horseshoe Bay, Texas
Beer by the Bay Music Festival

BEST INVITATION
Dragonfly Custom Design, Orlando, Fla.
"Dan's 30th Birthday Block Party: Let's Reconnect!

Electric Karma International, Houston, Texas
"Traditions in a Treasure Box"

Jobe and Associates, Dublin, Ohio
"Karl and Bridget and a Big Tree"

BEST DINING TABLE DESIGN
Designing on the Edge, Calgary, Alberta

"Twas the Night"

Hello! Las Vegas, Las Vegas
"Crystal Achievement Awards Dinner"

Venetian/Palazzo Hotel, Las Vegas, and Destinations by Design, Las Vegas
"The Grand Banquet"

BEST OFF-PREMISE CATERED EVENT
A Divine Event, Norcross, Ga.

"A La Carte: An Exclusive Showing"

Extraordinary Events, Sherman Oaks, Calif., and Patina Restaurant Group, Los Angeles
"YPO-WPO Global Leadership Conference 2014"

Someone's in the Kitchen, Tarzana, Calif.
"Steampunk Meets Kosher"

BEST CATERED EVENT PRODUCED BY A HOTEL BANQUET DEPARTMENT
Fairmont the Queen Elizabeth, Montreal

"Contemporary Art Museum Gala"

SAVOR, Long Beach, Calif.
"Long Beach Arena Ballroom Grand Opening"

Venetian/Palazzo Hotel, Las Vegas
"The Chefs Table Reception"

BEST FUNDRAISING EVENT
Alison Silcoff Events, Montreal

"The Daffodil Ball"

Fondation du CHUM, Montreal
"Diner Gastronomique: Romance with Beethoven"

Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra, Pittsburgh
"Once Upon a Time"

BEST EVENT PRODUCED FOR A NONPROFIT ORGANIZATION
Alison Silcoff Events, Montreal

"The Daffodil Ball"

Fifth Element Event Group, Markham, Ontario
"Scotiabank Baycrest Pro-Am"

Merryl Brown Events, Montecito, Calif.
"Pacific Pride Foundation Royal Ball"

BEST WEDDING: BUDGET UNDER $1,000 PER GUEST
AOO Events, Los Angeles

"Carousel Wedding"

Party Designs by Carol, Los Angeles
"Traveling Gypsy Carnival"

Something New, Canfield, Ohio
"Uniquely Yours"

BEST WEDDING: BUDGET $1,000 AND ABOVE PER GUEST
Emerald City Designs, Farmington Hills, Mich.

"Grand Romance in the Golden Age"

Lynn Fletcher Weddings, Calgary, Alberta
"Gilded Glory"

The Precious Moment Beijing Ltd., Beijing
"A Wedding Vow Witness by the Mountains and the Ocean"

BEST MULTIPLE-DAY INCENTIVE EVENT
Fourth Wall Events, New York

"President's Club 2014"

MotivAction, Minneapolis
"Onyx Circle"

PJ Hummel and Co., Tacoma, Wash.
"Come Fly with Peter Plan"

BEST MULTIPLE-DAY EVENT PROGRAM FOR A CORPORATION OR ASSOCIATION
Phenomenon Marketing and Communications, Beijing

"Huawei C199 Launch and Cycling Tour"

Phenomenon Marketing and Communications, Beijing
"Google DigiCamp"

Venetian/Palazzo Hotel, Las Vegas
"MCF World Congress 2014"

BEST EVENT STAGED IN MULTIPLE LOCATIONS
Eclectic Events International, Toronto, Ontario

"SoGo 5: The Ascension"

Global Events, Madrid
"Move: Business Ready"

Good Gracious! Events, Los Angeles
"Life is But a Dream"

BEST FLORAL DESIGN
AOO Events, Los Angeles

"Solid-Gold Celebration"

Designs by Sean, Fort Lauderdale, Fla.
"Classic Elegance"

Lynn Fletcher Weddings, Calgary, Alberta, and Brian Lehodey Designs, Calgary, Alberta
"Gilded Glory"

BEST TENT INSTALLATION
A1 Party, Covina, Calif.

"Fame and Philantrophy Charity Party"

Arena Americas, Oak Creek, Wis.
"Chrome Tent"

Raj Tents, Gardena, Calif.
"Marfa, Texas, Wedding"

BEST USE OF LIGHTING
Bart Kresa Design, Santa Monica, Calif.

"Bhawan Palace"

Images, Los Angeles
"HBO Emmy After-party"

Images, Los Angeles
"World of Light and Fantasy"

BEST ACHIEVEMENT IN TECHNICAL SUPPORT
Blue Danube Productions, Seattle

"The 12th Man Lighting Project"

Global Events, Madrid
"The Cube"

ShowPro, Los Angeles
"Station to Station"

BEST ACHIEVEMENT IN LOGISTICS
Lynn Fletcher Weddings, Calgary, Alberta

"Gilded Glory"

MGM Resorts Event Productions, Las Vegas
"MGM New Year's Eve"

Raymond Ramsay and Associates, Orlando, Fla.
"Three Guinness World Records in 90 Minutes"

BEST ACHIEVEMENT IN EVENT RENTAL SUPPORT
ABC Special Event Rentals by CORT, Mukilteo, Wash.

"Microsoft OneWeek"

A1 Party, Covina, Calif.
"2014 Rose Bowl and BCS Championship Official Alumni Tailgate"

Arena Americas, Oak Creek, Wis.
"Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week"

BEST NEW, INNOVATIVE EVENT PRODUCT/SERVICE
Event Show Productions, Tampa, Fla.

"Tell A Vision"

Global Events, Madrid
"The Cube"

M1 Interactive, Chicago
"iPad Video Wall"

BEST EVENT ENTERTAINMENT CONCEPT AND EXECUTION: ENTERTAINMENT BUDGET UNDER $25,000
CSI-Capitol Services Inc., Falls Church, Va.
"Twilight Polo"

Hello! Florida Destination Management, Orlando, Fla.
"Marriott Association Masters 'Alice in Wonderland After-party"

"Live it Up Productions, Palm Springs, Calif.
"Meet the Museum"

BEST EVENT ENTERTAINMENT CONCEPT AND EXECUTION: ENTERTAINMENT BUDGET $25,000 TO $100,000
Event Show Productions, Tampa, Fla.

"2014 Commonwealth Games Flag Handover Ceremony"

Insglueck, Berlin
"Investment Aktuell 2014"

Joke Event, Bremen, Germany
"DAN Festival"

BEST EVENT ENTERTAINMENT CONCEPT AND EXECUTION: ENTERTAINMENT BUDGET ABOVE $100,000
E=MC2 Events, Calgary, Alberta, and Fuze Entertainment Solutions, Calgary, Alberta

"The Brilliance Ball"

EventWorks, Los Angeles
"The Sky is the Limit"

Live it Up Productions, Palm Springs, Calif.
"Steve Chase Humanitarian Awards: Inspire"

MOST OUTSTANDING SPECTACLE
Charlotte Center City Partners, Charlotte, N.C.

"Novant Health Thanksgiving Day Parade"

Uniplan, Cologne, Germany
"Oasis of Beauty"

Vok Dams, Wuppertal, Germany
"SEAT Press Conference: Auto Salon Geneva 2014"

BEST EVENT PRODUCED FOR A PRIVATE INDIVIDUAL: BUDGET UNDER $1,000 PER GUEST
A Joy Wallace Catering Design and Special Events, Miami

"Chinese New Year: Year of the Horse--Arabian Nights"

Designs by Sean, Fort Lauderdale, Fla., and Sara Renee Events, Parkland, Fla.
"Sports Tailgate Bar Mitzvah"

Wilkinson Rhodes, San Antonio
"It's About Time"

BEST EVENT PRODUCED FOR A PRIVATE INDIVIDUAL: BUDGET $1,000 AND ABOVE PER GUEST
Good Gracious! Events, Los Angeles

"Life is But a Dream"

Plan-it Parties, North Potomac, Md.
"Frozen"

Showtime Events, New Delhi, India
"60th Wedding Anniversary Celebration"

BEST EVENT MARKETING CAMPAIGN
Boom Goes the Drum, Calgary, Alberta, and Anstice Communications, Calgary, Alberta

"Media Launch for 'Twas the Night"

MGM Resorts Event Productions, Las Vegas
"Pandora"

Red Velvet Events, Austin, Texas
"#imenough Campaign"

BEST THEATRICAL ENTERTAINMENT PRODUCTION
Hello! Florida Destination Management, Orlando, Fla., and Bravo Entertainment, Dallas

"An Evening at the International Gallery of the Arts"

Uniplan, Cologne, Germany
"Oasis of Beauty"

Vok Dams, Wuppertal, Germany
"SEAT Press Conference: Auto Salon Geneva 2014"

BEST DECOR: TOTAL DECOR BUDGET UNDER $50,000
AOO Events, Los Angeles

"Carousel Wedding"

Designs by Sean, Fort Lauderdale, Fla.
"Sports Tailgate Bar Mitzvah"

Elias Events, Houston, and Darryl and Co., Houston
"Lucinda's Fabulous 50th"

BEST DECOR: TOTAL DECOR BUDGET $50,000 TO $99,999
Hello! Florida Destination Management, Orlando, Fla.

"Marriott Association Masters 'Alice in Wonderland After-party'"

Insglueck, Berlin
"Investment Aktuell 2014"

Legendary Events, Atlanta
"Pretty in Pink"

BEST DECOR: TOTAL DECOR BUDGET $100,000 TO $250,000
Alison Silcoff Events, Montreal, and Decor and More, Oakville, Ontario

"The Daffodil Ball"

Hello! Las Vegas, Las Vegas
"Innovative Product Launch"

Legendary Events, Atlanta
"Winter Wonderland"

BEST DECOR: TOTAL DECOR BUDGET ABOVE $250,000
Lynn Fletcher Weddings, Calgary, Alberta, and Decor and More, Oakville, Ontario

"Gilded Glory"

MGM Resorts Event Productions, Las Vegas
"An Unforgettable Cultural Celebration"

MGM Resorts Event Productions, Las Vegas
"From Dusk to Midnight"

BEST EVENT PRODUCED FOR A CORPORATION OR ASSOCIATION: OVERALL BUDGET UNDER $100,000
A Divine Event, Norcross, Ga.

"A La Carte: An Exclusive Showing"

Lori Parks Corporate Events, Sunset, S.C.
"Vintage Amazing Race"

POP Kollaborative, Calgary, Alberta
"Nexen: Piece by Piece"

BEST EVENT PRODUCED FOR A CORPORATION OR ASSOCIATION: OVERALL BUDGET $100,000 TO $249,999
CSI-Capitol Services Inc., Falls Church, Va.

"Cirque de Corcoran"

Raymond Ramsay and Associates, Orlando, Fla.
"Three Guinness World Records in 90 Minutes"

Vok Dams, Wuppertal, Germany
"SEAT Press Conference: Auto Salon Geneva 2014"

BEST EVENT PRODUCED FOR A CORPORATION OR ASSOCIATION: OVERALL BUDGET $250,000 TO $500,000
Insglueck, Berlin

"Investment Aktuell 2014"

Russell Harris Event Group, North Hollywood, Calif.
"Beaches of the World"

Russell Harris Event Group, North Hollywood, Calif.
"DMD International Upfront"

BEST EVENT PRODUCED FOR A CORPORATION OR ASSOCIATION: OVERALL BUDGET ABOVE $500,000
E=MC2 Events, Calgary, Alberta

"BC/Vancouver Night"

EventWorks, Los Angeles
"Follow Your Dream"

PurZ Perfection GmBh, Wiesbaden, Germany
"Inauguration Macan Factory"