Although we love to celebrate our team every day, this week we’re celebrating Shelby and Jason in particular for their sweep of the Texas Star Awards! They each took home the respective awards for which they were nominated this past weekend in Dallas. Shelby won Best Meeting/Conference Program for Hello Tomorrow at SXSW 2016, while Jason took home the award for Best Marketing Design Collateral for Navig80’s.

The Texas Star Awards are an annual awards program that commends the best of in our industry. Its categories, the same as the ILEA Esprit Awards, cover all facets of events and allows planners and designers to submit for an award on even the smallest pieces of a program.

Shelby’s award category honors excellence in meeting and/or conference programs, and should include both a meeting and special event component. This is her first award for Best Meeting/Conference Program, and her first Texas Star Award. Jason’s award category honors excellence in the creation and execution of marketing and design materials for an event. To honor the RVE creatives, LeeAnn and Mindy, who could not be in Dallas, Jason brought up photos of them on popsicle sticks as he accepted his award. That’s a genuine team player! This is his first award for Best Marketing/Design Collateral, and his first Texas Star Award. Together, these are Red Velvet Events’ fifth and sixth Texas Star Awards.

Although we don’t aim to produce events simply for awards, we certainly love it when a client trusts us in designing and producing an award-worthy program! Our winners would like to thank ILEA Dallas for managing the award process and judging, the clients and vendors who helped the programs’ successes, and the other talented nominees in their categories. For the full list of Texas Star nominees, click here.