We love to celebrate the hard work and life changing moments that all wedding businesses perform for their couples and that includes, the often forgotten, enormous talents and skills of celebrants. From the moment of the “I do’s” these emotional moments are conducted by celebrants across the land.
So it was a wonderful honour to be asked to Judge the Wedding Awards category for this years 2021 Celebrant Industry Global Awards. The Awards are founded and organised by Jennifer Constant – found of The Celebrant Directory and The Academy of Modern Celebrancy.
The awards are for celebrants from across the globe and all areas of their skills – Wedding, Funeral, Naming Ceremonies and Renewal of Vows. We will share the results of the Wedding Category and if you’d like to find out more about the winners of the other categories click this link
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How does it work?
The awards are based on nominations, votes and then a judging panel. They check out the reviews, websites, branding and overall business visibility and add this to how much love they get from their biggest fans.
First stage of the awards is to get nominated. Once nominated using the form below, you will be entered into the awards. You need to be a member of The Celebrant Directory to go through to the next stage. You can sign up to the Directory HERE
Second stage is to grab some votes from your biggest fans. Shout far and wide and get those votes in. The top 5 celebrants for each category will be chosen and will go through to third stage.
Third stage is the judging panel. Our judges will review your web presence. They will read your reviews, look at your branding and website and will be guided not on how many votes you received but how much love you got in your nomination forms.
Who are the winners?
So let’s get to the good bit – and find out who the Winners are!
The Awards cover Celebrants from across the world and there is one TCIA GLOBAL CELEBRANT OF THE YEAR winner for 2021 and this year the award goes to.. Alison Ann, The Civil Celebrant
Winners for the other categories are;
- Winner Best National Celebrant 2021
- Alison Ann, The Civil Celebrant
- Winner Most Unique Ceremony 2021
- Jessica May, Jess May Special Day
- Winner Best Client Service 2021
- Stewart O’Sullivan, Stewart O’Sullivan Celebrant
- Winner Rising Star 2021
- Dave Octave, Dave Octave Celebrant
- Winner Industry Favourite 2021
- Glenda Procter, Cloud 9 Ceremonies
Who were the judges for 2021?
As well as Tracy Butterfield, Founder and Editor in Chief of The Wedding Industry Journal the 2021 judges were Bernadette Chapman, CEO of UKAWPhttps://www.ukawp.com and Laura Cannon, Founding President of IAPWOhttps://iapwo.org
The Awards Event
As with most events recently the Award Presentation Event was held virtually and the Celebrants gathering from across the globe and at all times of the day and night to hear the awards being announced. The vibe was high energy and the support was wonderful from all the entries, finalist and peers.
The Awards are now closed so to keep updated you can sign up for newsletters – and maybe you will be a 2022 Winner?