Apia International Sydney nominated for event award
Ethan James Tuesday 4 September 2012 Comments Off
The 2012 Apia International Sydney has been recognised as a leader in its field by being named a finalist in the 2012 Australian Event Awards.
The awards seek to reward innovation, recognise excellence in the industry – in the case of the Apia International Sydney, both on and off the court.
Over 89,000 fans attended Australia’s oldest tennis tournament earlier this year, which was headlined by a star-studded line up including eight of the top ten ranked women players in the world.
Aside from some sensational tennis, the tournament also featured a twilight concert series, MLC Tennis Hot Shots courts and a kids day where the gates were opened to all children aged 16 years on the opening Monday.
Co-chair of the industry judging panel, Sandy Hollway, said there was a “very, very high standard” of entry when it came to selecting finalists.
“In many categories, we were forced to split entries on the finest of details which of course means that all the finalists can afford to be very proud indeed,” she said.
The Apia International Sydney has been nominated alongside events such as MasterChef, the Mother’s Day Classic and Bluesfest 2012 with categories for specific awards to be announced closer to the event.
“This year for the first time, the judging panel chose to release the finalists as a single cohort rather than specifying the finalists in each category,” said John Allen, co-chair of the industry judging panel.
“We want to highlight that these events, individuals, companies and achievements are on-par at the very top of our extremely competitive industry.
“We’ll leave the intense competition in each category for the awards night, but right now we want to celebrate some excellent work.”
The finalists and winners will be celebrated at the Australian Events Industry Night of Nights at Sydney’s ANZ Stadium on September 13.
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