Award Criteria

Most Inspiring Artists Awards (Category A)

Deadline for all entries is September 15, 2016

General Information:

The nominees in this category are self-nominated. The first round of judging will be performed by our panel of judges who will choose 4 finalists. The winner will be determined by online voting. The voting period will be open on our website from October 21, 2016 to November 7, 2016.

  • Entry fee is $70 USD. Fee must be paid at the time of entry.
  • You may enter multiple awards in this category.

Awards:

  • Most Inspiring – Trendsetter Award
  • Most Inspiring – Wedding Cake Artist
  • Most Inspiring – Sugar Modelling Artist
  • Most Inspiring – Sculptured Cakes Artist
  • Most Inspiring – Sugar Flowers Artist
  • Most Inspiring – Sugar Paste Artist
  • Most Inspiring – Royal Icing Artist

Judging Process:

The nominees in this category are self-nominated. The first round of judging will be performed by our panel of judges who will choose 4 finalists. The winner will be determined by online voting. The voting period will be open on our website from October 21, 2016 to November 7, 2016.

The winner receives:

  • Cash prize of $1,000 (USD)
  • A prestigious winning trophy presented at the awards ceremony at IBE in Hong Kong
  • Exclusive certificate of achievement
  • Full-page bio (with 4-color images) in collectible post-show awards booklet
  • Awards ceremony tickets for 4
  • Promotion across our website and all of our partner websites, newsletters, and social media pages
  • Authorization to use the EAGA seal in all promotional material, packaging and marketing campaigns
  • Marketing and promotion via international media coverage

Entry Rules:

  • Only materials submitted according to the specified criteria will be judged.
  • Fee must be paid at time of entry.
  • You must complete an official entry form.
  • Deadline for all entries is September 15, 2016.

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Artist of the Year Awards
(Category B)

Deadline for all entries is September 15, 2016

General Information:

  • The winners in this category will be determined by our panel of judges.
  • The entry fee is $70 USD. Fee must be paid at the time of entry.
  • For the region specific awards you must reside in that region. For the international award your region of residence is not considered.

Awards:

  • Artist of the Year  USA
  • Artist of the Year  Asia
  • Artist of the Year Europe
  • International Artist of the Year

Description:

The Artist of the Year Award recognizes an artist who has made an outstanding contribution to the world of the edible arts over the past year.

Judging Process:

The nominees in this category are self-nominated. The winner will be chosen by our panel of judges.

Nominees from the Artist of the Year USA, Asia, and Europe will automatically be entered into the International Artist of the year category. You do not need to complete an additional entry form to be considered for this award.

The winner receives:

  • Cash prize of $1000 USD
  • A prestigious winning trophy presented at the awards ceremony at IBE in Hong Kong
  • Exclusive certificate of achievement
  • Authorization to use the EAGA seal in all promotional material, packaging and marketing campaigns
  • Awards ceremony tickets for 4
  • Full-page bio (with 4-color images) in collectible post-show awards booklet
  • Marketing and promotion of your brand via nationwide media coverage

Entry Rules:

  • Only materials submitted according to the specified criteria will be judged
  • Fee must be paid at time of entry
  • Must complete an official entry form
  • Deadline for all entries is September 15, 2016

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Lifetime Achievement Awards (Category C)

General Information:

The nominees and winners in this category are chosen by the judges so there isn’t an official entry application. If you are being considered for this award the judging committee will contact you.

Awards:

  • Lifetime Achievement fondant
  • Lifetime Achievement baking arts
  • Lifetime Achievement royal icing

Description:

The Lifetime Achievement award celebrates the career of an artist who, among other distinctions, has demonstrated particular commitment to his or her work throughout a long career and has had an important impact nationally and internationally on the industry. These individuals have made a significant contribution to the world of edible arts over a sustained period of time. These contributions may be a new innovation, new knowledge, or ways to improve professional practice.

Judging Process:

The nominees and winners in this category are chosen by the judges.

The winning artists has:

  • at least 25 years, or more, experience
  • an established history of distinguished service
  • made a lasting contribution to the world of cake decorating and sugar art
  • exhibited leadership and provided inspiration to others in the industry
  • positively influenced the cake decorating community on an international level
  • the respect of professional peers
  • general acknowledgement as having reached a pinnacle of their profession

The winner receives:

  • A prestigious winning trophy presented at the awards ceremony at IBE in Hong Kong
  • Exclusive certificate of achievement
  • Full article (including images) detailing your professional journey in the collectible post-show awards booklet
  • Authorization to use the EAGA seal in all promotional material, packaging and marketing campaigns.
  • Promotion across our website and all of our partner websites, newsletters, and social media pages
  • Awards ceremony tickets for 4
  • Full-color advertisement in the collectible post-show awards booklet
  • Marketing and promotion of your brand via international media coverage

Product Awards (Category D)

Deadline for all entries is September 15, 2016

General Information:

The nominees in this category are self-nominated. The winner will be determined by online voting.

  • Entry fee for Most Innovative Product is $70 USD. Fee must be paid at the time of entry.

Most Innovative Product

Description:

The Most Innovative Product award was created to champion new product innovation and provide consumers with a look at the very best new products on the market. This is not only an internationally recognized award but will also boost your marketing efforts and reach.

Judging Process:

The winner will be determined by online voting. The voting period will be open on our website from October 15, 2016 to November 7, 2016.

The winner receives:

  • A prestigious winning trophy presented at the awards ceremony at IBE in Hong Kong
  • Exclusive certificate of achievement with the name and logo of the winning brand
  • Full-page ad space in collectible post-show awards booklet
  • Awards ceremony tickets for 4
  • Use of the winning product in demonstrations at the IBE show
  • Promotion of your company and products across our website and all of our partner websites, newsletters, and social media pages
  • Authorization to use the EAGA seal in all promotional material, packaging and marketing campaigns.
  • Marketing and promotion of your brand via international media coverage

Entry Rules:

  • Only materials submitted according to the specified criteria will be judged.
  • Fee must be paid at time of entry.
  • You must complete an official entry form.
  • Deadline for all entries is September 15, 2016.

Submit an entry to this category