Corporate Magic Wins a Gala Award For Gaylord Grand Re-Open
Special Events Magazine, the premier industry publication, honored Corporate Magic with one of its prestigious 2011 Gala Awards in recognition of the production company’s extraordinary work on the Gaylord Opryland’s Grand Reopening.
The awards were presented on January 27 at a black tie gala ceremony at The Special Event 2012 in Tampa. For this year’s competition, the magazine received nearly 340 entries in 35 categories from Canada, China, Denmark, Germany, India, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Russia, Spain and the United States.
Corporate Magic was a finalist in two categories, and won in the category of “Best Theatrical Entertainment Production.”
“It’s a great honor to be recognized by the Gala Awards, which are judged by many of the most respected leaders in our profession,” said Jim Kirk, President and Chief Creative Officer of Dallas-based Corporate Magic. “The grand reopening was a true team effort involving some of the most talented professionals in the business. We’re very proud of the work we did in delivering the inescapable message that the Gaylord Opryland is indeed back, and better than ever.”
Gaylord Opryland Resort & Convention Center hired the messaging architects at Corporate Magic to plan and produce a three-day extravaganza for an elite group of meeting planners and travel industry executives to celebrate the resort’s grand reopening following a devastating flood and $200 million restoration and renovation project.
The festivities included a spectacular outdoor Christmas tree and hotel lighting ceremony to which the public and media were invited; a blockbuster Friday night production in the resort’s Delta Atrium; performances by Trace Adkins, Keith Urban and Sheryl Crow; and more, all enhanced by dramatic video, choreography, staging, lighting and a cast of more than 300 dancers, musicians, singers and other performers.
Over its 27-year history, Corporate Magic has won numerous national honors, including Emmys, Tellys, Quasars, Live Design Awards and others, for major events, films and videos produced on behalf of its corporate and not-for-profit clients. This is the company’s first Gala Award.
For a complete list of winners, visit: http://specialevents.com/news/archive/gala-award-winners-named-at-the-special-event-2012/
About the Gala Awards
The Gala Awards have been given by Special Events Magazine since 1986, when the awards honored the “Top 10 events of 1985.” They recognize the finest work in special events worldwide. Members of the Special Events Magazine Advisory Board, made up of leaders in the event profession, spent two days in October at the magazine’s offices in Pacific Palisades (Los Angeles), California, to select the finalists. Nominated entries went through three rounds of judging. The winners were chosen at The Special Event 2012 in Tampa, Fla., which were held January 24-27.