The winners of the Off To Work Event Photography Awards 2019 (EPAs) were recently unveiled at a highly enjoyable awards evening at No.4 Hamilton Place in Mayfair.
Now in its sixth year, the EPAs were founded by Philip Atkins, managing director of staffing agency, Off To Work, and the sold out awards event saw some 250 guests viewing nearly 100 shortlisted photographs across 12 categories, while enjoying superb canapes and bowl food by Blue Strawberry.
The photographs were perfectly printed by exhibition industry stalwarts, Pertons Signs, and mounted on smart trade show kit provided by event production company Visions Group.
Having enjoyed viewing the photos, and the view across Hyde Park from the venue’s fabulous roof terrace, the awards presentation was held in the Bill Boeing Room (No.4 Hamilton Place is home of the Royal Aeronautical Society), which boasts a big screen and state-of-the-art AV, enabling the fun and engaging presentation, hosted by event director Graham Hill, to run smoothly.
The judges were charmed by the overall winner, which came from the Private Events category: Multi-tasking by Andrew Billington. It pipped the two runners-up: Legends Stairway Brief by Deb Porter, from the Behind The Scenes category, which shows waiting staff sat on stairs for a briefing prior to an event in The Long Room at Lords, and Cultural Events category winner, Boardmasters, by last year’s overall winner, Andrew Whitton.
Matt Chung picked up the inaugural Portfolio award for his entries in the highly-competitive Venues category, three of which were shortlisted.
Other categories included Catering (new this year), Corporate Events & Conferences, Experiential Events & Brand Activations, Music Events, Trade Shows, and Weddings. Over 30 event industry luminaries judged the EPAs.