The shortlist for the prestigious National Outdoor Events Association Awards 2016 has been announced.

The 13thannual Convention and Awards Dinner will be held in Bath on November 24 and Susan Tanner, NOEA?s chief executive, said: “This year was a record entry across all categories for the awards and the judges had a hard job to whittle down to the three or four shortlisted today.?

Alistair Turner, head judge and managing director of Eight PR & Marketing, said: “The quality of entries continues to improve, and we?ve seen some amazing events and some outstanding businesses. Its never been harder to win a NOEA award, its fiercely competitive and those that make the shortlist have clearly done exceptional work to gain this level of recognition. We wish them all the very best of luck come 24th November.

Joining Alistair on the judging panel were Andy McNicholl. City Events Manager for Liverpool Council, Gill Tee who is founder and Managing Director of entertee and Director of entertee Hire and Marino Fresch, Head of Marketing UK and Ireland for Eventbrite.

NOEA is the UK?s leading outdoor events trade association fights the events industry?s corner with campaigns ranging from tackling police costs to calling for a ban on Chinese lanterns due to the danger to life, livestock and land.

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Further information Contact Susan Tanner 01749 674531

Best Practice Award

RG Jones, from London, Scottish Chamber Orchestra, The Fair, London

Caterer of the Year Award

Coffee Space Ltd, London; Pubs on Wheels, Winchester; Pyramid Organic, Somerset and The Little Taqueria, Bristol.

Event Innovation of the Year Award

Controlled Events, London, Scottish Chamber Orchestra, The Pop Up Hotel, Mere.

Event of the Year Award

City of Lincoln Council ? Lincoln Christmas Market; Clacton Airshow, Scottish Chamber Orchestra, Lee Denny ? LeeFest

Event Organiser of the Year Award

Continental Drifts Ltd, London, Goose Live Events, Surrey; James Dean Events Ltd, Derbyshire.

Event Supplier of the Year

Gallowglass Health & Safety LLP, London; PKL Group (UK) Ltd, Cheltenham; Wernick Events,  Walsall; Vaspasian Security Ltd, Portsmouth.

Event Team of the Year Award

City & County of Swansea, Lee Denny ? LeeFest, Kent; Loos for Dos, Hampshire; Relevent Ltd, Hertfordshire.

Large Festival of the Year Award

Coventry City Council, Glasgow Summer Sessions, Green Man, Powys; Port Eliot Festival

Medical Provider of the Year Award

ABC Paramedic Services, Edinburgh. Festimed, Birmingham

PR Campaign of the Year

Samphire Festival in Somerset, The Tour of Britain, Wildfire Adventure Camp, Kent.

Production Partnership Year Award

Basingstoke and Deane Borough Council with Basingstoke Live Forum

City of Lincoln Council ? Lincoln Christmas Market and partners

Continuum Attractions, York with Star Events

Small Event of the Year

Glastonbury Abbey, SohoCreate, London, Whirl-Y-Gig London

Small Festival of the Year

Lechlade Festival, Samphire Festival, Strawberries and Creem Festival, Cambridge, Vicars Picnic, Maidstone.

Sporting Event of the Year Award

Silverstone Classic, organised by Goose Live Events, The Tour of Britain, Robert Gordon University.

Student Event of the Year

Robert Gordon University- for Down By The River Outdoor Cinema

Robert Gordon University Student Group for Survive the Wild

Royal Highland Centre for student Sarah M

The NOEA Scotland Tribute Award

Virgin Money Fireworks Concert (Scottish Chamber Orchestra), Glamis Proms (PDF Productions), Royal Highland Show ? Royal Highland Society, Glasgow Summer Sessions (DF Concerts)