When and Where
The PIEoneer Awards 2019 will be held on Thursday 19th September at:
Entry to the awards is via the Art Gallery entrance – look for the orange carpet as you come into the courtyard! Please don’t follow Google maps as it will take you to the North Wing. For further instructions on how to get to Guildhall, see http://bit.ly/guildhalldirections.
18.45 Drinks reception in the Old Library
19.45 Everyone to be seated in the Great Hall
19.45 Dinner and awards presentation start
22.30 After-party with drinks and dancing in the Old Library
The cloakroom and toilets are located close to the entrance to the Art Gallery, so please leave your coat/bag there before you head to registration and the drinks reception. Our staff will be on hand to direct you.
We are not issuing tickets – please give your name to our team at the registration desk on arrival.
Evening wear/dress to impress. Lots of people will be wearing black tie, but this isn't compulsory - many of you are travelling from overseas and we understand that bringing an extra bag for your DJ/long dress may not be practical. But it will be a very glamorous evening!
Important information for finalists
Should you win an award, your name will be announced by the presenter and you will need to make your way to the stage. Access to the stage will be from the right-hand side (as you face it), but staff will be on-hand to guide you. On reaching the stage, you will be handed your award and congratulated by the presenter. You will then have your photograph taken with the award presenter. Please exit the stage from the same side you walked on, through the side door which is located on the stage. You will then have another photograph taken and will then be shown back to your seat.
Due to time restrictions, only the winners of the 'PIEoneer of the year' and ‘Outstanding contribution to the industry’ awards are able to make 2-minute acceptance speech.
Once the awards ceremony and dinner has finished, all award winners should come to the stage in the Great Hall for a group photograph. We will then take you to the Print Room where we will take a short video of each winner.
To get involved with the event action on Twitter and Instagram in the run-up to the event and on the night itself, please use the #PIEoneers19 hashtag.
The following hotels are all located close to the Guildhall. To book a room, please contact the hotels directly: