The Allie Awards were created 29 years ago to recognize local Atlanta event companies performing at a global level of excellence in the areas of design, production and planning. The “Allies” are much more than peer recognition. They showcase the pinnacle of professionalism and creativity in the event industry, as well as educate and inspire the industry’s most talented individuals to continuously raise the bar.

In 1988, when Tim Lundy, CSEP, first envisioned the Allie Awards, he knew the city of Atlanta was fast becoming one of the leaders in the event industry, destined to compete on national and global levels. Today, his dream is a reality, and the Southeast comes together as one on a very special night to celebrate its best-in-class, and foster the dreams of tomorrow’s rising stars.


Friday, January 4, 2019 – Early-bird ENTRY DEADLINE for Allie Awards Entry ends at 5:00 pm.
Tuesday, January 15, 2019 – ON-TIME ENTRY DEADLINE for Allie Awards Entry ends at 5:00 pm.
Friday, January 18, 2019 – FINAL ENTRY DEADLINE for Allie Awards Entry ends at 5:00 pm.

Monday, January 31, 2019 -Deadline to submit nominations for the Dale Riggins Humanitarian Award.

Monday, January 31, 2019 – Deadline to submit nominations for the Tim Lundy, CSEP Rising Star Award.

Monday, January 31, 2019 – Deadline to submit nominations for the Bob Blaesing, CSEP Lifetime Achievement Award.

Friday, February 8, 2019 – Nominees for 2019 Allie Awards will be notified on or before today.

Sunday, March 10, 2019 Allie Awards

When Are The Allies?

2019 Allie Awards are March 10, 2019 at The Hotel at Avalon

  • 5:30 pm Cocktails
  • 7:00 pm Dinner & Awards Presentation
  • Dessert and Dancing to Follow

Who Hosts The Allies?

 The Allie Awards, Inc. is a private, certified 501(c)3 organization run by a Board of Directors who oversees the event and scholarships. The annual event itself is created and executed by a committee of industry members.

Volunteer Opportunities

Become part of the excitement and planning of the Allie Awards. Join us as we create an evening of celebration and entertainment for members of the event industry.

We are also seeking energetic individuals who are self-motivated, eager to learn, and have a positive attitude. In return you will receive hands on experience with event production and the opportunity to network with amazing event industry professionals. Opportunities Include: Event Setup, Greeters, Registration, Production Assistance, Event Strike and much more.

Please contact the 2019 Awards Chair, Irene Tyndale at 407-716-0497 or chair@allieawards.com if you would be interested in becoming part of the Allie Awards team.

Sponsorship Opportunities

In 2019, the 29th Annual Allie Awards will present awards to some of the Southeast’s most talented suppliers, caterers and event professionals in the industry. This year, we offer you the opportunity to support our industry on this very special night.

Sponsorship can be in two forms, In-Kind donation or Cash Sponsorship. We always love to highlight our peers on this night with their donation of decor, lighting, AV, Venue and much more. However, your cash sponsorship is always appreciated as we can offer scholarships to young and upcoming professionals!

Please contact chair@allieawards.com if you would be interested in learning more about cash sponsorship and in-kind donation opportunities.

Sponsorship Opportunities