A competition set up to give young event professionals exposure has been won by an event graduate who designed an event concept to transport people back to a simpler time.
Kymberley Charlett was named the winner for the Disrupt the V Awards competition set up by micebook. Charlett recently graduated with an event management degree but has struggled to establish a career in the meeting and events industry due to the ongoing pandemic.
The competition asked entrants to conceive a fresh event concept for the V Awards, taking into consideration pressing issues such as sustainability and diversity.
“Ever since I graduated from university, I’ve been keen to pursue a career in events management. However, due to the pandemic, I’ve found there are limited opportunities for industry newcomers. I saw an advert for the competition and knew it would be fantastic to work alongside and learn from industry professionals, gaining valuable experience and connections. I liked that I could get creative with my entry and hopefully add a fresh twist as a newcomer,” Charlett said.
“It still doesn’t feel real that I won the competition. I am so grateful to have been given this opportunity by micebook. I can’t wait to give my all to this project and make it a fantastic night. It’s going to be a good one, you won’t want to miss it.”
Charlett’s idea will be incorporated into the planning for the V Awards and more details about the winning concept will be released as the September awards get closer.
Micebook event director Jessica Charles added: “We have been overwhelmed by the quality of entries with the Disrupt the V Awards competition and I would have loved to work with all of the finalists, who did a phenomenal job of showing creativity and real thought behind their ideas.
“We felt Kym’s concept fit perfectly with what micebook is looking to achieve with the V Awards and we are excited to work with Kym on making her vision a reality, at the live awards ceremony on the 3 September 2021.”
You can buy tickets for the event here.
A desire to travel led Holly Patrick to the business meetings and events world and she’s never looked back. Holly takes a particular interest in event sustainability and creating a diverse and inclusive industry. When she’s not working, she can be found rolling skating along Brighton seafront listening to an eclectic playlist, featuring the likes of Patti Smith, Sean Paul, and Arooj Aftab.