Do I have to be a member of ISES to enter the Gala Awards?
No.

Can I enter my event in more than one category?
Yes. Just make sure to target your description to the category you are entering. For example, if you enter a wedding in both "Best Wedding Budget Under $500 Per Guest" and in "Best Floral Design," you should describe all event elements in your description for "Best Wedding," while sticking to floral elements only in your description for "Best Floral." It's never a good idea to submit the same write-up for different categories.

Do I have to have my entry in by the Sept. 12 deadline?
Yes!