Answers to Frequently Asked Questions About the Awards Banquet

Date and Setting
When and where will the 2017 ABAs take place?
Is there a discounted guest room block available at the Marriott Marquis Hotel in New York?
Are we required to stay at the Marriott Marquis if we come to New York for the event?

Costs to Attend, Deadlines and Benefits
How much will it cost to attend the 2017 ABAs?
How may we purchase tickets for the event?
What will ticket purchasers receive?

Who May Attend
Who may attend the 2017 ABAs?
Will Stevie Award winners receive any complimentary tickets for the event?
Are Stevie Award winners required to attend the event?

Schedule of Activities
What is the schedule for the 2017 ABAs?

June 20 Awards Banquet
What is the attire for the banquet?
Are tickets required for the banquet?
How will we receive our purchased tickets?

Awards to Be Presented
Which awards will be presented in New York on June 20?
Will Stevie winners who are not represented at the event be announced?

How Awards Will Be Presented
How many times will our organization be called to the stage on June 20?
In what order will awards be presented?
How will winners be called to the stage to accept their awards?
What materials will the announcement film about our organization include?
Will films be produced about organizations that cannot attend the event?
Will our organization be able to use the film after the event?
Who will present the awards to us on stage?
Will we be able to make an acceptance speech after accepting our awards?

Silver and Bronze Stevie Trophies
How may Silver and Bronze Stevie Award winners receive trophies on stage in addition to the medals they have won?
May we order other items to be presented to us on stage in New York?

Photography and Videography
Will there be still photographers at the June 20 event?
If we are a Silver or Bronze Stevie winner, and we don't purchase a Silver or Bronze trophy for presentation on stage, will we have an opportunity the evening of June 20 to be photographed with a Silver or Bronze trophy?
When and how will photographs of the event will be made available?
Will the awards presentations be videotaped?
When and how will video clips of the event be made available?
Will the event be broadcast?

If You Cannot Attend
What should we do if our organization cannot attend the June 20 awards gala?
If our organization cannot attend the event to accept our awards, will there be a cost to receive our awards?

Sponsorship and Advertising Opportunities
What sponsorship opportunities are available for the awards gala?
What advertising opportunities are available for the awards gala?

 

Date and Setting
Q: When and where will the 2017 ABAs take place?
A: On Tuesday, June 20, at the Marriott Marquis Hotel, at 1535 Broadway, in Times Square, New York City.

Q: Is there a discounted guest room block available at the Marriott Marquis in New York?
A: Yes, we have arranged for a discounted room block. The reservation deadline for discounted room block is May 28.  You may make your room reservations online. For reservations you may also call 1 800-843-4898 or 212-398-1900 (from outside the U.S.A.).  Be sure to say that you will be attending The American Business Awards.  A credit card is needed to guarantee your room. 

Q: Are we required to stay at the Marriott Marquis if we come to New York for the event?
A: No, you are not required to stay at the Marriott Marquis.

Costs to Attend, Deadlines and Benefits
Q: How much will it cost to attend the 2017 ABAs?
A: Here are the ticket prices and deadlines:

  • Through June 2: $485 per ticket, or $4,750 for a table for 10
  • After June 2: $535 per ticket, or $5,250 for a table for 10
  • Sponsored Table for 10*: $6,900. Reservation deadline for a sponsored table is June 2
  • No tickets will be sold after June 15
  • No refunds will be issued or cancellations accepted after June 13

* Sponsored table includes 10 tickets, corporate branding of your table, corporate branding on the red carpet (so that your logo appears in the video interviews and red-carpet photos, and a full-page ad in the awards banquet program (total distribution of 15,000+).

Q: How may we purchase tickets for the event?
A: Stevie Award winners may purchase tickets for the June 20 awards gala by first logging into their entry-submission account on the ABA website. If necessary we can place an offline ticket order for you - email us at help+winners@stevieawards.com about that.

Q: What will ticket purchasers receive?
A: Each ticket holder will be entitled to attend the pre-dinner reception, the dinner, and the awards presentations.

Who May Attend
Q: Who may attend the 2017 ABAs?
A: Any individual or organization may purchase tickets, but typically only Stevie Award winners and their guests attend.

Q: Will Stevie Award winners receive any complimentary tickets for the event?
A: No, all who wish to attend the event must purchase tickets.

Q: Are Stevie Award winners required to attend the event?
A: No, Stevie Award winners are not required to attend the June 20 awards gala in New York. Winners who cannot attend will be shipped their awards after the event.

Schedule of Activities
Q: What is the schedule for the 2017 ABAs?
A: Here is the complete schedule for the event on June 20

5:45 pm: Cocktails & Networking, Broadway Ballroom Foyer
6:15 pm: Dinner, Broadway Ballroom
7:00 pm: Awards Presentations, Broadway Ballroom

June 20 Awards Banquet
Q: What is the attire for the banquet?
A: The requested attire is business attire.

Q: Are tickets required for the banquet?
A: Yes, all attendees must have purchased tickets for admittance.

Q: How will we receive our purchased tickets?
A: All tickets will be held for pickup from 5:15 pm the day of the event, from the ticketing desk outside the Marriott Marquis ballroom. Tickets will be held by organization name.

Awards to Be Presented

Q: Which awards will be presented in New York on June 20?
A: All awards won by organizations in attendance - Grand and Gold Stevie Award trophies, Silver and Bronze Stevie medals, and People's Choice Stevie Awards for Favorite New Products- will be presented to them. In addition, any Silver and Bronze Stevie Award trophies ordered for presentation on stage will also be presented. See below for more information about this.

Q: Will Stevie winners who are not represented at the event be announced?
A: No. Because all winners will have been announced and published prior to the June 20 awards gala, only those winners in attendance will be recognized at the event.

How Awards Will Be Presented

Q: How many times will our organization be called to the stage on June 20?
A: Each organization will be called to the stage once during the presentations to accept all of their awards.

Q: In what order will organizations be called to the stage?
A: Organizations will be called to the stage in the order in which they purchased tickets for the event.

Q: How will winners be called to the stage to accept their awards?
A: Each organization in attendance will be called to the stage by a short film we will produce about them. Watch an example of such a film here.

Q: What materials will the announcement film about our organization include?
A: On the ticket order form for the awards gala there is a place where you may upload to us your organization's logo and any photographs or video clips we may use in your organization's film. We ask that at the very least you upload your high-resolution logo.
   If you do not have these media assets ready for upload when you purchase your tickets, you will be able to return to your ticket order later to upload them. The confirmation email you will receive after placing your order will contain a link to return to your order.
   The very last day that logos, photographs and/or video clips may be uploaded to us is June 15. No exceptions will be made.
   Note that you will not be given the opportunity to review your organization's film before the event and you will have no editorial control whatsoever over it.

Q: Will films be produced about organizations that cannot attend the event?
A: No, we will produce films only about organizations represented at the event.

Q: Will our organization be able to use the film after the event?
A: Yes. After the awards gala we will publish the films on our YouTube channel and each organization that attended the gala will be given its film to publish and use however it likes.

Q: Who will present our awards to us on stage?
A: Event emcee Cheryl Casone of Fox Business Network will present awards on stage to winners.

Q: Will we be able to make an acceptance speech after accepting our awards?
A: Yes. Each organization will have 30 seconds in which to make an acceptance speech.

Silver and Bronze Stevie Trophies

Q: How may Silver and Bronze Stevie Award winners receive trophies on stage in addition to the medals they have won?
A: Silver and Bronze Stevie Award winners have the option to purchase Silver and Bronze Stevie Award trophies in the Stevie Awards Store at http://stevieawards.myshopify.com. If you will travel to New York to receive your awards on June 20, we will present your Silver and/or Bronze Stevie Award trophies to you on stage there if you order them by June 2, following these instructions.    

Q: May we order other items to be presented to us on stage in New York?
A: Only Stevie Award trophies - Gold, Silver, Bronze - may be ordered in the online store through June 2 to be presented on stage on New York on June 20. All other items in the store, such as wall plaques, certificates, and extra medals - must be ordered for delivery to your offices.

Photography and Videography

Q: Will there be still photographers at the June 20 event?
A: We will have two still photographers at the event. They will take candid photos during the pre-dinner reception and dinner. One photographer will photograph all on-stage awards presentations. The other photographer will work on the red carpet area all evening, photographing Stevie Award winners with their awards.

Q: If we are a Silver or Bronze Stevie winner, and we don't purchase a Silver or Bronze trophy for presentation on stage, will we have an opportunity the evening of June 20 to be photographed with a Silver or Bronze trophy?
A: Yes, this opportunity will be available to Silver and Bronze Stevie winners in the red carpet area.

Q: When and how will photographs of the event will be made available?
A: By Wednesday evening, June 21 the photographs will be uploaded to the Stevie Awards' Flickr page. The photographs will be freely available and may be used however you'd like. When available you'll find a link to the photographs on this page.

Q: Will the awards presentations be videotaped?
A: We will have two videography units at the event. One videographer will record all on-stage awards presentations. The other videographer will work with an interviewer to interview all Stevie Award winners after they leave the stage.

Q: When and how will video clips of the event be made available?
A: The video clips of the on-stage awards presentations will be combined with the short films we produced about the winners represented at the June 20 event. These combined clips will then be published on the Stevie Awards' YouTube channel late the week of June 19. When available you'll find a link to the clips on this page.
   The video clips of the interviews with Stevie Award winners will be published on the Stevie Awards' YouTube channel by Thursday evening, June 22. When available you'll find a link to the clips on this page.

Q: Will the event be broadcast
A: The June 20 awards presentations will be broadcast live via Livestream. Read details of the broadcast here.

If You Cannot Attend

Q: What should we do if our organization cannot attend the June 20 awards gala?
A: If your organization cannot attend the event to accept your awards, please let us know that by emailing katina@stevieawards.com. Your awards will be shipped to you after the event.

Q: If our organization cannot attend the event to accept our awards, will there be a cost to receive our awards?
A: Yes. Per the terms and conditions of entry to the 2017 ABAs, which you agreed to abide by when you submitted entries, Stevie Award winners who are not represented at the June 20 awards banquet in New York to accept their award(s) will be assessed a shipping fee for their award(s).  Only sponsors and honorary nominees will not have to pay shipping fees.

Sponsorship and Advertising Opportunities

Q: What sponsorship opportunities are available for the awards gala?
A: Sponsored Tables (for 10 guests) are available for the awards banquet. Your Sponsored Table will include 10 tickets, corporate branding of your table, corporate branding on the red carpet (so that your logo is included in all video interviews and red-carpet photos), and a full-page ad in the awards banquet program. The cost of a sponsored table is U.S. $6,900. The reservation deadline for a sponsored table is June 2. You may reserve a sponsored table through your entry-submission account.

Q: What advertising opportunities are available for the awards gala?
A: You may place a full-page ad in the program book that will be distributed to all ~400 attendees of the June 20 awards banquet, and to an additional 15,000+ readers nationwide over the ensuing year as a PDF download from the ABA website. The cost of a full-page ad is just $375. The deadline to reserve your ad is June 1. Complete and submit the insertion order form today.