At a black-tie gala at the Union Station Marriott in St. Louis, the Esprit Award winners celebrated at ISES Eventworld 2011:

BEST CREATIVE SOLUTION
"Going Big Fast!"
Sara Hunt, CSEP, AT&T Park

BEST EVENT WITH A LEGACY
"Teddy Bear Safari"
Annette McClure, Nationwide Children's Hospital

BEST INDUSTRY CONTRIBUTION
"Special Events Institute"
Jill Moran, CSEP, Jsmoran, Special Event Planning & Management

BEST INDUSTRY INNOVATION
"Mix on Wheels-Music in Motion"
Charles Miles, Mix On Wheels

BEST GREEN SOLUTION
"The Enchanted Fairy Forest"
Merryl Brown, Merryl Brown Events

BEST CATERED EVENT
"Anthology"
Tera Hammonds, Catering By Design

BEST MARKETING/DESIGN COLLATERAL (under $25,000)
"Le Salon at Sunglow Ranch"
Bonny Katzman, BK Design

BEST MARKETING/DESIGN COLLATERAL (over $25,000)
"MINDJAM"
Ken Kristoffersen, CSEP, CEM, CEC, POP Kollaborative Inc.

BEST EVENT SUPPORT SERVICES
"The World Equestrian Games"
Anthony Lyons, Premier Tenting Solutions & Events Rentals

BEST EVENT FOR A NONPROFIT ORGANIZATION (UNDER $75,000)
"Dreambuilder's Ball"
Desiree Wilson, Vangard Inc.

BEST EVENT FOR A NONPROFIT ORGANIZATION ($75,000 - $200,000)
"DCHC 10th Anniversary Donor Dinner"
Sally Webb, CSEP, The Special Event Company

BEST EVENT FOR A NONPROFIT ORGANIZATION (over $200,000)
"Celebrate!"
David Merrell, AOO Events

BEST PUBLIC EVENT
"It's Cool to be a Geek"
Kelley Gillespie, CSI--Capitol Services Inc.
Sue Jeon, CMP, CSI--Capitol Services Inc.

BEST WEDDING (under $75,000)
"Extra, Extra!"
Monica Richard, MBC, Detail + Design

BEST WEDDING ($75,000-$200,000)
"Falling Slowly"
Lynn Fletcher, Lynn Fletcher Weddings Inc.

BEST WEDDING (over $200,000)
"Inspired by Love, Family and Two Memorable Palm Trees"
Sarah Schnell, Total Event Resources
David Merrell, AOO Events

BEST EVENT DESIGN/DECOR (under $25,000)
"Chinoiserie Chic"
Joyce Scardina Becker, CMP, Events of Distinction/Cal State University East Bay

BEST EVENT DESIGN/DECOR ($25,000-$75,000)
"Midnight Love"
Lynn Fletcher, Lynn Fletcher Weddings Inc.

BEST EVENT DESIGN/DECOR (over $75,000)
"CRV Experience"
Ryan Hanson, CSEP, BeEvents

BEST EVENT PHOTOGRAPHY
"A Week of Remembrance"
Kristin Wienold, Event Digital Photography Inc.

BEST VIDEOGRAPHY
"National Museum of American Jewish History Grand Opening Gala"
Dave Williams, CinemaCake

BEST TECHNICAL PRODUCTION
"SOLUTIONS: Spirit Of The Entrepreneur"
Janet Elkins, EventWorks Inc.

BEST SOCIAL EVENT (non-wedding) (under $75,000)
"Celebrate the Miracle: Miracle-on-the-Hudson First Anniversary"
Amy Vecchione, Aventina Events

BEST SOCIAL EVENT (non-wedding) (over $75,000)
"Beach Party Birthday Bash"
James Monroe, CSEP, CMP, J Monroe Designs
Carol Marks, Carol Marks Music Inc.

BEST MEETING/CONFERENCE PROGRAM (under $250,000)
"TEDxAustin 2010: Play Big!"
May Baird-Wilcock, The Simplifiers: Full Service Event Planning
Kelley Burrus, CLINK Events

BEST MEETING/CONFERENCE PROGRAM (over $250,000)
"NFS Leaders Conference"
Rick Jobe, Jobe & Associates

BEST CORPORATE EVENT (under $75,000)
"Crayola Glow Explosion Product Launch"
Paul Wolman, Feats Inc.

BEST CORPORATE EVENT ($75,000-$200,000)
"YPO Chapter Graduation"
Jocelyn Flanagan, CSEP, E=mc2 Event Management Inc.

BEST CORPORATE EVENT (over $200,000)
"Nu Skin Greater China Regional Convention 2010"
Billy Chu, On Stage Production and Consultant Limited

BEST ENTERTAINMENT PRODUCTION (under $25,000)
"Window On The East"
Carolyn Luscombe, CSEP, CSEM, CMP, Eclectic Events International
Stacy & Mark Wyatt, CanadianSpecialEvents.com

BEST ENTERTAINMENT PRODUCTION ($25,000-$75,000)
"ArtPrize 2010"
Debbie Meyers, CSEP, BRAVO! Productions Entertainment Inc.
Alexandra Sliva, New Century Dance Company

BEST ENTERTAINMENT PRODUCTION (over $75,000)
"Opening Ceremony of the X Paralympic Winter Games"
Patrick Roberge, Patrick Roberge Productions Inc (PRP Inc)

BEST ISES TEAM EFFORT (under $75,000)
"Wine Pairing Dinner"
Sally Webb, CSEP, The Special Event Company
Brian Acheson, CSEP, VIP Events Inc.
Janet Elkins, EventWorks Inc.
Paula Hunter, Party Reflections Inc.
Craig Mitchell, Mitchell's Catering & Events

BEST ISES TEAM EFFORT ($75,000-$200,000)
"175th Anniversary Gala--What's Family?"
Jill Moran, CSEP, Jsmoran, Special Event Planning & Management
Dmitriy Dribinskiy, A Dream Picture
Larry Green, Rentals Unlimited
Jennifer McPhee, Swizzle
Rick Morin, The Rhythm Room
Brian Winthrop, CMP, Big Wave Event Productions, LLC

BEST ISES TEAM EFFORT (over $200,000)
"Going Big Fast"
Sara Hunt, CSEP, AT&T Park
Moises Navarro, Hartmann Studios
Anna Spraungel, McCalls
Linda Thompson, CMP, Cappa & Graham Inc.

Eventworld 2012 runs Aug. 2-4 in Dallas; the event will be the 25th anniversary of ISES, which launched in Dallas at The Special Event in 1987.

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