NOEA Awards 2019 - Berghaus Dragon’s Back Race®

2nd Oct 2019

The shortlist for the prestigious National Outdoor Events Association Awards 2019 has been announced.

The Berghaus Dragon’s Back Race® from Ourea Events, has been nominated for the Sporting Event of the Year Award.


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The start of the Berghaus Dragon’s Back Race® - Nominated for Sporting Event of the Year Award ©No Limits Photography 


The shortlist for this year’s National Outdoor Events Association Awards 2019 has been announced. The 16th annual Convention and Awards Dinner will be held in Roman Baths and Pump Rooms, Bath on November 27 and will see the very best in the industry gain recognition from the prestigious awards.

Susan Tanner, NOEA’s Chief Executive, said: “This year again saw an increase in entries, and the quality of the submissions was also very high. Because of this we had a longer finalist list, and it’s been a real challenge for our judges to decide on the three or four shortlisted in each category.”

Alistair Turner, Chair of the Judging Panel and Managing Director, EIGHT PR & Marketing, added: “The entries were again incredibly strong this year and shows our industry in really good health. We’ve been particular impressed by the increase in entries from the public sector, as well as a host of new and innovative supplier businesses.

“It is a huge achievement for those shortlisted today and we look forward to seeing who is named as winners in November.”

NOEA is the UK’s leading outdoor events trade association, representing outdoor event professionals across government, business, and through specialised areas such as policing and local government policy.




Best Practice Award

Aberdeen City Council; We are the Fair: Black Deer Festival eat:Festivals

Caterer of the Year Award

High Steaks: The Mighty Soft Shell Crab: Kinori: Blu Fire Caribbean and Mutton Shack

Event Innovation of the Year Award

Event Genius Ltd, OnePlan, Crest Planning, Voove Ltd

Event of the Year Award – 2 awards Private Sector and Public Sector

Sky Safari, Black Deer Festival, Party at The Palace, West Country Food Adventures

Culture Liverpool with Dream Giant Spectacular , Gloucester Tall Ships and Adventure Festival, Clacton Air show, Armed Forces Day National Event Salisbury

Event Organiser of the Year Award

Exclusive Ballooning, Black Deer Festival, Brad Lister - Glastonbury Abbey, eat:Festivals

Event Supplier of the Year - Infrastructure

Arnold Clark Car & Van Rental, Simpli WiFi, Event Traffic Control, Fineline Lighting Ltd

Event Supplier of the Year - Services

Training 4 Resilience, Security Scotland, Number 8 Events Ltd, Controlled Events

Event Team of the Year Award

Black Deer Festival, eat:Festivals, English Heritage Events, Bournemouth 7s Festival

Large Festival of the Year Award

Bournemouth 7’s Festival, Victorious Festival, Cowal Highland Gathering, Leeds Castle Classical Concert (Heritage Events)

Medical Provider of the Year Award

SportsMedics Ltd, Festimend

Production Partnership Year Award

Limelight Sports with London Triathlon

Redwood Event Solutions with St Paul’s Carnival

We Are The Fair & Simpli WiFi

Streets Kitchen with Haringey Council and Islington Council

Small Event of the Year

Whirligig Festival, The Lord Mayor’s Hot Air Balloon Regatta®, Glastonbury Abbey, Yate Rocks!

Small Festival of the Year

Street Food Warehouse, Underneath the Stars Festival, DadFest, Eilean Dorcha Festival

Sporting Event of the Year Award

The Weston Beach Race, The Leeds Castle Triathlon. Bournemouth 7’s. Berghaus Dragon's Back Race

Best New Event Award

Vibration Festival, Night at the Abbey, Balloons on the Beach, Shrewsbury Wacky Races

The NOEA Scotland Award

Party at The Palace, Fusion Concerts - Vibration Festival ,Gardening Scotland, Trnsmt Festival