FEO Awards Program

The dedication it requires to successfully organize and execute some of the best festivals and events in the world, takes more than great ideas and collaboration; it takes rolling up your sleeves, digging deep into the community for support, and rounding up volunteers to make it a success!

Each year at the FEO annual conference, we acknowledge our members’ hardwork through our annual Awards Program, highlighting the best in industry practices and commitment of those who make the festivals and events industry in Ontario such a success.

Each year, just before Spring, the FEO conference plays host to our extravagant gala evening where the FEO Awards are presented.  This year’s Awards will be presented on March 3, 2017 at the Quattro Hotel and Conference Centre in Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario.

Click here to view all 2016 FEO Award Program recipients

Top three reasons festivals and events should apply:

1. The FEO Awards Program is recognized by government officials, industry suppliers and festival-goers alike.

2. Being a FEO award winner is a great marketing tool. We will provide you with the appropriate logo to use for promotional materials, media relations and your website and assist you with any questions you may have about how to market your FEO Award. 

3. Winners are featured on our Awards page in our Festivals & Events in Ontario Guide for the following year. This full-colour, digest sized guide has a distribution of 250,000 copies.

 Eligibility Requirements:

All entrants must be a member of FEO for a minimum of one (1) year, with an account in good financial standing. Click HERE for more information on becoming a FEO member.

Note: There are subsequent eligibility requirements associated with each FEO Award submission. Please be sure to read the Award application form in it’s entirety for all the details.

The 2017 FEO Awards SUBMISSIONS ARE NOW OPEN! Award submission deadline is November 18, 2016 at 4:30 PM EST.

This year’s Awards Program submission categories will include:


Having trouble deciding which award is the right fit for you? Check out this flow chart we’ve made to ensure you receive the recognition you deserve! 

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If you have any questions about eligibility, application process or anything else related to FEO’s Award Program, contact Martha