Entries for the Gala Awards—the most prestigious award in special events—are due Friday, Sept. 14.

This year's competition is open to events that have taken place between Sept. 1, 2011, and Aug. 31, 2012. Events that place after Aug. 31 may be entered in next year's competition.

Entries are $99 each if received by 4 p.m. Pacific Time in the Special Events offices on Sept. 14.

Can't make it by Friday? No worries--the "late-bird" entry deadline is Sept. 21 at a fee of $125 each.

For tips on entering the Gala Awards, click here.

Nominees will be notified by Nov. 23, 2012.

Questions? Send an email here.