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Competition between event pros unlocks a creative streak that everyone can learn from and be proud of.
 The 2015 Conference & Tradeshow once again gives caterers and event professionals a chance to showcase and show off their best work in a variety of fun, informative and exciting contests. Plus: thousands of dollars in cash and prizes will be awarded to this year’s winners!


Bright Idea Contest - Brand new!
The new Bright Idea Contest is your chance to showcase a unique product or service that would benefit the catering and events industry. It could be a new concept or design, or a product idea you’ve thought to create, you name it! Join us at the Trendsetters Luncheon on Monday to view these inspiring displays or join competitors and show off your best bright ideas.

Tablescape Contest

The ever-popular Tablescape Contest returns once again to bring creative ideas to life! You’ll be inspired by the themes, unique use of materials and concepts set up by caterers and event pros in this camera-worthy contest. PLUS: Inspiring designer Preston Bailey will join contestants on the floor to discuss the designs and award the Preston’s Pick Award. Learn how to enter here.

Competitions and Awards

2015 Spotlight Awards

Recognition of the best of the best, the annual Event Solutions Spotlight Awards are an inspiring way to wrap up the 2015 Conference. Enter your team, vendors and partners today for a chance to revel in the spotlight! Click here for more details.

2015 ACE Awards
The Catersource Achievement in Catering Excellence Awards recognize the best of the best in our industry. Winners are chosen by the Catersource Advisory Board and will be announced during the Industry Awards presentation on Tuesday, March 10, 2015. Nominate your team today for this desirable award! Click here for more information on how to enter.

The International Caterers Association will once again present Catered Arts Through Innovative Excellence in conjunction with the 2015 Spotlight Awards and 2015 ACE Awards. Visit www.internationalcaterers.org for more information on how to enter.

LV Culinary Challenge “DICED” Competition
This contest is by invitation only, but all are invited to watch six teams battle it out in a mystery box competition live on the Tradeshow floor on Wednesday. Competitors include two catering teams, two Las Vegas hotel teams and two restaurant teams.

Best of Las Vegas Buffet Contest
The Best of Las Vegas Buffet Contest will showcase some of the most unique ideas in design, style, presentation, food concept and more! The displays of this exciting competition will be featured at the Trendsetters Luncheon on Monday and winners will be selected by attendee vote. $3000 in cash prizes are up for grabs!