In July, I alerted readers to the call for entries for applying for the BizBash event awards in Chicago.
Congratulations to the finalists. There are several nonprofit and associations listed, even in the traditional categories– huzzah!
Some of them even had a live or silent auction as part of their gala.
Based on my observation of the Washington, D.C. awards, BizBash has traditionally favored event “glitz” over event “financials.” Large glamorous fundraising events seem to earn more kudos than a simple event that makes more net profit.
So if you’re placing bets, I’d lean towards that.
Meanwhile, I’ll be waiting with bated breath.
Winners will be announced at BizBash’s Expo on August 19, 2010 at the Merchandise Mart.