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Screen Actors Guild Awards 2017

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Screen Actors Guild Awards 2017

What Are The Screen Actors Guild Awards?

The Screen Actors Guild Awards are awards presented annually to individuals for outstanding work in the film and television industries. The awards debuted in 1995 and have since become one of the most prized honours within the industry. Each year, thirteen awards are presented for actors who have excelled in their roles in either film or television. The awards take both the individual and entire ensemble into account. This is highly important as collaboration is fundamental to the art of acting.

In a similar fashion, the Screen Actors Guild Awards also acknowledge the outstanding work of film and television stunt performers and ensembles. These awards are announced during pre-show webcasts on the Screen Actors Guild Awards red carpet. Another highlight of the Screen Actors Guild Awards is the Screen Actors Guild Life Achievement Award. This is presented to an established individual for fostering the ultimate ideals of the profession.

2017 will mark the 23rd annual rendition of the Screen Actors Guild Awards. The awards will be held on the 29th of January. The Screen Actors Guild represents more than 160 000 actors, journalists, performers, recording artists, singers and other professionals within the film and television industries.

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Golden Globe Awards 2017

What are the Golden Globe Awards?

The Golden Globe Award is an American accolade presented by the Hollywood Foreign Press Association. It recognises excellence in film and television both in the United States and internationally.

The Golden Globe Trophy

The design of the trophy was first established in 1945. It features a globe wrapped in a film strip. The trophy weighs a whopping 2.5 kilograms and is 27.3 cm tall. The statuette was redesigned in 2008 to improve durability and freshen up the aesthetics. The trophy even features a 24 carat gold plated zinc die cast top.

Today, the golden globes recognise achievements in a large array of categories. 14 are awarded to motion pictures and 11 to television series. January 7th will mark the 74th Golden Globe Awards.

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The Ultimate Awards Ceremony Checklist

Are you in the midst of planning an awards event? Here is the ultimate awards ceremony checklist to ensure you’re on the track for a smooth, successful evening.  


One of the most important things to consider when planning an awards ceremony is, of course, the awards. It is a good idea to have these planned early on to ensure they are made with plenty of time to spare.


The budget will have a significant impact on almost every aspect of your event planning process. It will determine the venues you will be able to access and also the food, design and entertainment that follows suite.

Dress Code

Have you decided on a dress code for your awards ceremony? It is crucial to make this clear on the invitations in order to reduce confusion amongst attendees.

Floor Plan

How will you organise the seating arrangement? Will award recipients be seated in close proximity to the stage? Does the stage have easy access from the general seating area? These are all questions to consider when completing the floor plan to ensure the event runs quickly and smoothly. Nobody wants to step over ten other people just to get out of their row of seats and onto the stage!

Guest Speakers & Entertainment

Will you have guest speakers or other entertainment items at your awards ceremony? When will they slot into the program?


A good host forms the backbone of your awards ceremony while it is running. They will help to dictate the mood of the event through their tone and gestures, bringing the attendees together as a whole.


Lighting can make a huge difference to the ambience of a venue.


Will there be media attendees at your event? If so, who will be on the press list?

Post Event

Keep a close eye on social media to gauge people’s reactions to the event. What did they enjoy? What would they change for next time? This is a great way to capitalise on honest feedback.


It’s important to have the final program ready in advance so any bumps can be cleared out. Be sure to allow adequate time for food and transitions.


How will you promote your event? Will you make use of both online and offline strategies?


Practise! Practise! Practise! A well-rehearsed event will run much more smoothly than an event that has never been rehearsed.


Will you need to supply your own furniture? Source your own catering? Make sure you have the answers to these questions early on.


One of the first things you should decide on once you have a budget is the venue of your event.

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How to Choose a Theme for Your Awards Ceremony

Why You Should Have a Themed Ceremony

Having a theme for your awards ceremony is a fantastic way to ensure it is a memorable experience for all attendees. It is also a great way to gain direction for the planning aspect of the ceremony. Once a theme is chosen, it is far easier to design the space, invitations, food and awards.

Consider the Environment

The first thing to do when choosing a theme for your awards ceremony is to consider the environment. Factors such as the age range and interests of the attendees is important to take into consideration. Be sure to choose a theme that is relevant to the audience. This will ensure that attendees get excited about the ceremony and are motivated to come.

Themed Awards

Once you have chosen a theme for your event, it is a great idea to design custom awards that are relevant to the theme. There are plenty of different colours, shapes, sizes and designs to choose from. Themed trophies, plaques or medals are also extremely memorable for recipients.

Themed Dress

Many people will take any excuse to dress up, so a themed dress code is a perfect choice to complement your ceremony.

Themed Entertainment

If you’re thinking of having entertainment items as part of your awards ceremony, it is a good idea to tailor them to your organisation or theme. For example, at a music awards ceremony, it would be appropriate to have a musical item and a music related theme.

Themed Food & Refreshments

There are a plethora of unique food and drink arrangements that can be customised to suit any theme. This adds an excellent touch to the event, giving attendees something to remember.

Themed Music

Themed background music is a great way to tie your whole event together. When chosen carefully, it can provide wonderful ambience for the event.

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3 Unique Ways to Recognise Achievement in Youth Sports Teams

It is extremely important to recognise achievement in youth sporting teams. Participation in sports can help to build teamwork skills, strong work ethic, responsibility, sportsmanship and respect. It is necessary to recognise the achievements of not only the high performers, but also of the dedicated, improving and enthusiastic members of the team. Below are some different ways to recognise the various achievements of different players in youth sports teams.

Player of the Week Trophy

One method of rewarding achievements within a youth sports team is by awarding a ‘Player of the Week’ trophy to a different team member each week. This provides an immediate form of recognition that is consistent each week. This allows players to feel a sense of immediate gratification following their game. It can also play a role in motivating players as it provides them with a consistent goal to work towards each week.

Recognition Program

A recognition program is a unique way to acknowledge the achievement of individuals within youth sports teams. There are endless possibilities to how your program can be run, it is completely up to you. One idea could be where individuals’ names are recorded for small, short-term achievements. Once an individual accumulates 5 or 10 of these small awards, they could be eligible for an entry into a raffle to win a training session with a professional or tickets to see a game. This entire program can be tailored to suit your specific club or organisation.

Annual Awards Ceremony

Annual or seasonal awards ceremonies are always a good way to recognise achievement in youth sports teams. At these large and often prestigious events, a variety of awards are presented to recognise the achievements of members of different sporting teams. This ensures that not only are the high achievers rewarded, but other players are rewarded for their enthusiasm, dedication or improvement.

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7 Ways to Ensure Your Awards Ceremony Runs Smoothly

The day of the awards ceremony can be understandably stressful for the organisers. With months of planning and preparation in the lead up to the big day, here are some things you can do to ensure everything runs smoothly.

Leave Plenty of Travel Time

It may sound quite self-explanatory, however you would be be surprised at the amount of people who don’t leave enough time and end up feeling very stressed and flustered. It is always a good idea to arrive a few hours before the start of the event. This will allow you to get a feel for the venue, do any last minute touch ups and be well rested and prepared. It will also provide padding in case of an unforeseen accident or disruption out of your control.

Have an Emergency Plan

Do you have an emergency plan for your event? What if you are held up in a traffic accident and are late? What if you are too sick to leave your bed? Make sure you have a plan just in case things don’t go according to plan. Yes, you probably (hopefully) won’t need to use it, however it is relieving to have a backup plan just in case.

Know the Running Order

As the event organiser, you should know the running order of your awards ceremony back to front, inside out. This will be extremely helpful on the day as you will be able to know what is happening when, without having to refer to a runsheet. It will provide you with a greater peace of mind as you will feel more in control of what is happening.

Have a Full Rehearsal

This is not always possible in every situation, however it is an excellent idea to have a full runthrough of the event with speakers and award recipients to ensure everything runs according to plan on the real day. Having a rehearsal will allow you to accurately gauge the time required, as well as ensure all the transitions are smooth and hassle free.

Delegate Roles

Another way to ensure your awards ceremony runs smoothly is to delegate roles and tasks to different people. This will hold different people accountable for different tasks, ensuring that things aren’t all reliant on one person to do their job properly. This is especially important in case something goes wrong, as if the roles are split, there will only be minor, easy to fix disturbances to the event.

Sufficient Heating / Cooling

Often overlooked, heating, cooling and ventilation of the event venue is an important factor to ensure the ceremony runs smoothly. Especially relevant in extreme climates, this ensures that attendees are comfortable throughout the duration of the event. Keep in mind the space will heat up rather quickly if there are a large number of attendees. Also take the dress code into consideration – nobody wants to be sitting in 30 degree heat in a full suit when there isn’t enough ventilation or air conditioning.

Keep Your Awards Organised

Keeping your awards organised and ready to be presented may seem like the obvious thing to do, however it can be overlooked in the midst of all the organised chaos that is a large scale event. Custom medals, trophies and/or plaques can be neatly organised in the running order of the event. This will ensure that each recipient receives the correct award, minimizing the need for them to stay back afterwards and try to find the correct award. This is especially important for custom medals as they are personalised and non-interchangeable.

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A Guide to Choosing the Right Awards for Kids by Age

Choosing the right awards for children’s ceremonies can be difficult as children of different ages respond differently to a range of factors depending on individual circumstances, maturity and age. Below is a simple guide to help you choose the right awards that are relevant to each age category.  

0 – 3 years

For this age category, simple is best when it comes to awards. Young children of under 3 years are unlikely to distinguish between different types of awards and their meanings. The safety of the awards should also be considered, as some shapes and materials could potentially be a hazard to young children.

4 – 7 years

Children between the ages of 4 and 7 are often presented with awards for participating in various activities and/or sports. These are often non-exclusive and are presented to each child. This ensures that no child is left out, encouraging everyone to continue participating and rewarding their efforts for doing so. Awards for achievement such as ‘Best and Fairest’ are also beginning to be presented to children in this category.

8 – 11 years

In this age group, the awards presented begin to take on a greater range. Children are often presented with various awards for effort, achievement and improvement. This allows different kids to be rewarded according to their personal strengths. The children can also feel more motivated, using the awards as a goal to work towards throughout the year or sporting season.

12 -15 years

Similarly to the 8 – 11 years age category, children between the ages of 12 – 15 often have the chance to be considered for a range of different awards. In addition to the existing list of awards for effort, achievement and improvement, children of this age range may also be beginning to coach or mentor younger players. They are often rewarded for their efforts in supporting the junior teams.

16 – 18 years

Once children reach the age of 16, it may also be appropriate to present selected individuals with awards for long term commitment or service to the sporting club. These awards recognise the child’s loyalty and commitment over the years.

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How To Make Your Medals Stand Out From The Rest

Make your awards ceremony memorable with medals that stand out from the crowd. Many different companies and organisations have annual awards ceremonies to celebrate the achievement of members, however the awards that are presented are often stock standard, with many lacking a unique factor to differentiate one from the next. Here are some ways to give your medals and subsequently, your awards ceremony that extra touch.

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5 Fun Ideas for Your Next Awards Ceremony

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Awards ceremonies are important and often prestigious events that are held annually in many organisations. They provide an excellent opportunity to reward team members and boost morale, however, if planning is neglected, they can quickly become tedious and uninteresting. This can easily be avoided by planning ahead and following some of the tips below.

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Smart and Effective Ways to Increase Morale in the Workplace

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Employee’s of a workplace can make or break the success of business, so it’s important that you have a great rapport with employees and make sure they are set up for success! Here are some ways to encourage employees and boost their confidence.

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