IWP Photography & Video and The Special Event Company partner to win “Best Event” award

Pro-bono services provided by both firms to enhance entertainment and fundraising efforts for Teen Cancer America

Garner, NC – Wake County-based businesses IWP Photography & Video and The Special Event Company recently won the “Best Event for a Non-Profit Organization” award from the Greater Triangle Chapter of the International Special Event Society (ISES) at the annual Trinity Awards and Gala. The two businesses partnered to submit their nomination for the “Best Event for a Non Profit Organization – Budget over $200,000” award category.

The Triangle chapter of ISES hosts the Trinity Awards and Gala once a year – this year’s event was hosted on June 16th at The Grand Marquis in Garner. The purpose of the gala is to honor professional special event industry members each year and celebrate different aspects of event planning and management.

The event that garnered the ISES win for IWP Photography & Video and The Special Event Company was An Evening with Roger Daltrey & Joan Jett for Teen Cancer America. The event was a benefit concert that aimed to raise funds for the Teen Cancer America (TCA) facility at the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia. TCA is dedicated to improving the lives of teens and young adults with cancer and partners with hospitals to provide strategic guidance.

The event was produced pro-bono and featured Roger Daltrey of The Who and Joan Jett, renowned songwriter. The Special Event Company focused on logistics, developing sponsorships and VIP packages, creating marketing collateral and event scriptwriting, organizing concert collections, and managing artists. IWP Photography & Video’s contribution included pro-bono pre-concert “Meet and Greet” photography, concert photography, and post-concert “Meet and Greet” photography, as event photography plays a crucial role in supporting overall campaign and marketing strategy. IWP Photography & Video also created an online gallery so that those photographed would get the opportunity to share and print the photos, allowing for attendee engagement even after the event officially concluded.

The concept for the event arose from a long-standing relationship between TCA and The Special Event Company, which has spanned over a decade. While expected challenges arose, the event’s purpose in raising funds for the TCA facility was successful as the team worked to develop several ways of contributing funds–both long term and short term, raising the TCA’s profile utilizing press and social media, attracting sponsors, and providing a streamlined experience for artists and Board Members.

For further information about The Special Event Company’s role in this award-winning event, please contact the company by phone at 919-459-8777 or by email at hello@specialeventco.com.

For additional information regarding IWP Photography & Video and the services provided for this organization, please contact Mica Parekh by phone at 919-270-2510.


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