Frequently Asked Questions

We have answers to your most commonly asked Plannie questions.

The Cvent Excellence Awards celebrates customers who are driving innovation in the meetings, events, and hospitality industries in new and inspiring ways. Historically geared toward meeting and event planners, The Plannies now recognizes our partners in the hospitality industry and their invaluable contribution to our shared success. We honor Cvent customers in twelve different categories to showcase innovation.

Any Cvent customer that has demonstrated measurable results in the meetings, events, and hospitality industries may submit for a Plannie Award. However, each category has different submission criteria. Make sure to review the categories and their criteria prior to submitting.

Visit Why Submit to see all of the reasons why applying for a Plannie is important!

No, you do not have to be registered for Cvent CONNECT in order to submit for a Plannie. We do, however, encourage you to be present by awarding ALL finalists with up to two (2) free Cvent CONNECT registrations (Passes that include Training Camp are not included).

If you are identified as a winner and cannot attend, we will require you to submit a 30-second acceptance speech. We want to make sure everyone can revel in your success, live at the event!

Check back for 2019 submission information.

Due to the number of high-quality submissions we receive, we plan to announce three finalists and one winner in each category.

Finalists will be announced by the end of June 2018. Finalists will be posted on the Plannies website and will also be notified via e-mail.

ALL finalists will be compensated for up to two (2) complimentary Cvent CONNECT registrations (Passes that include Training Camp are not included). You will also receive preferred seating at our Plannie Awards ceremony. All finalists will also receive a certificate of excellence.

Award winners will receive a personalized crystal Plannie award and a post-event media kit to publicize their success.

Yes, if a third party would like to submit on behalf of the work they've done for your company, they can do so, as long as they have your approval. Should you win, we just ask that you confirm with your third-party colleague who will come up onstage to accept the Plannie award.

Yes, you can submit for as many Plannie awards as you like. You will simply need to fill out a unique submission form under each category for which you intend to submit.

Absolutely! We would love to see you back again. You cannot, however, submit with the same content or the same example you referenced in your last submission. You must cite an example from a new event or strategy you've implemented.