Returning for its second year at 1st Mandalay Bay on the dazzling Las Vegas strip is the 2018 FestX Awards curated by festival industry leaders Everfest and XLIVE. FestX will honor festival dignitaries across various sectors—from tech to production to experiential—celebrating the visionaries who have helped transform the festival industry into the world-changing community it is today. As a modern entertainment staple across the globe, festivals and those who run them deserve recognition, and the FestX Awards has found a way to survey, judge and honor the leading figures in the industry.

Nominations are now being accepted for festivals across multiple categories of expertise, ranging from Production Design, Esports, Branding, Food, Culture, Green Planning and more. FestX seeks to empower innovators in the festival space and honor some of the key players committed to progress and bold creativity. All current festival nomination categories can be found here.

Continuing last year’s legacy, XLIVE’s FestX will be partnering with Everfest—operators of the world’s first cross-festival ticketing and rewards platform—for the second year in a row. Current judges of this prestigious competition include head of communications for Obscura Digital Will Chase, founder of Nova Han Productions Nova Han and dynamic DGTL duo CEO Reinier Suyderhoud and head of marketing Dave Van Dalen, plus more all-star judges soon to be announced! Last year’s judges have included The Festive Owl, Festival Squad and Billboard along with many other leading authorities in the festival world.

Last year’s winners showcased some of the most iconic festivals in industry such as the legendary Electric Forest Festival for Best Production Design, Coachella + Obscura Digital’s “Antarctic Dome” for Best Use of Technology, Taste of Chicago for Best Food Festival and Lost Lake Festival for Best New Festival, plus much more. This year’s FestX is sure to exhibit some of the world’s most extraordinary festivals spanning myriad sectors of this ever-growing community. Join us in Las Vegas this December as we celebrate the immense creativity, innovation, passion and grit that burns at the heart of these dynamic events.

Submit your favorite festival — Nominations for FestX 2018 – Now Open!

 

About XLIVE:  XLIVE seeks to revolutionize the way festival and live event aficionados share their expertise with the ultimate goal of elevating the experience of attendees, XLIVE provides information, resources and convenes industry titans from each and every sector of entertainment to a synergetic environment for sharing wisdom, visionary concepts, and cutting-edge trends against the alluring backdrop of Las Vegas’ famed nightlife.

XLIVE hosts the most illustrious convention of industry leaders at the intersection of music, film, culinary, beverage, eSports, technology and the experiences and community that culminate at festivals & live events.

About Everfest: Everfest lets you buy tickets and earn rewards at any festival. Fans buy tickets to earn reward points they can redeem for free tickets and upgrades at that festival, future occurrences or entirely different festivals. Premium members earn points faster and get sweet bonus rewards. It’s the world’s first cross-festival rewards program.

Founded in 2014, Everfest is based in Austin, TX, and is backed by investment from Live Nation and ATX Seed Ventures.

 

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