500+ event service providers convene for 3rd edition of Spotlight Awards 2018 in Jaipur

It is said that partners are the backbone of any event and at the heart of a successful event planner is a team of reliable partners. Spotlight Awards is an initiative of the Event & Entertainment Management Association to recognize these event service providers for their specialized expertise and support at events. This year Spotlight Awards attracted close to 500 event professionals at Jaipur’s Jaigarh Fort as part of EEMA’s annual convention EEMAGINE 2018.


Often when glamor appears on the stage, the hard work and efforts of the people responsible for the spectacle is lost in the applause. Very often their hopes of ever getting recognized for their work is forgotten in the preparation of the next event and then the next. Spotlight Awards is an initiative of EEMA that aims to provide a platform to felicitate and honour their outstanding performance and tremendous contribution towards development of the events industry.

Spotlight Awards presents a forum where pioneers, individuals, organisations, old associates and new entrants get together to share their experiences, ideas, accomplishments and achievements together under one roof. Also, a portal to help event managers chose from the country’s best partners to ensure smooth execution/functioning of an event.

In its third edition this year Spotlight Awards upped the ante by hosting the event in Jaipur, out of Delhi’s familiar territory. Incidentally this year’s edition attracted the maximum attendance with close to 500 event professionals who flocked fort Jaigarh for a larger than life celebration.

The quaint and spacious setting of the fort served as the perfect canvas for a grand ceremony with several unique experiential elements including candle-lit passageways, tasteful background theatrics, and a middle-eastern themed pre-function area serving Lebanese entrees served by attendants dressed in fitting attires.

From there guests were directed into the grand ceremony where they were welcomed by a breathtaking panorama of the fortress backdrop, décor, energetic dance routines and ample pageantry.

The entertainment quotient at the event kept energy levels high with multiple acts by several new and renowned talented performers.

Winners of Spotlight Awards were recognized in 33 categories including 'Best Sound Partner', 'Best Light Partner', 'Best Special Effects', 'Best Photography', 'Best Manpower Supplier' etc. Some of the winners included Gitikka Ganju Dhar who won the Gold for Best Female Emcee, Riaz Basha won Best Male Emcee, Aashish Taj Photography won Best Photographer and Videographer, Le Chat Factory won Best Food Partner and DJ Khushi won Gold for Best DJ.

The spectacular event was presided by Vijay Arora, founder of Touchwood Events, a renowned Delhi based wedding management company and Pritesh Sharma of Mapsor, a Jaipur based experiential weddings agency.

Here is a look at the winners from Spotlight Awards 2018:

S.No.Namecompany nameEntry NameTrophy
Most Innovative  Act of the Year
1Ankan Paul ChowdhryITW consulting pvt ltdpantaloons - longest alponaG
2Jasmeet BhasinRed entertainment pvt ltd
3Jayesh ShahGlow Show EntertainmentfrozenS
4Laadi SangeetmakerLaadi Sangeet makergraceful grandeurB

Best Manpower Supplier
1Neeraj AdlakhaBorderrajasthan IT dayG
2Manoj BhattRoyals rajasthan toursyouth presidential organisationS
3Ashish GuptaThe Show - show management solutions pvt ltdthe showS
4Nidhi AnchantaniCrew4eventspremier league live - bangalore 2017B

Best Team Building Company
1Veman PrasadD'Frens management consulting india pvt ltdSiemens - The big pictureG
2Utsav ShuklaTeam builders indiaBIRAS

Best Bar Solution Partner
1Rohit GandhiIndo Fusion cocktail servicesVEDA cocktail partyG
2Jitin MeraniDrinq by Flaming TrioVirat Anushka receptionS
3Gulshan ChawlaThe juice art by Gulshan Chawlaopening of nahar hospital (Bhinmal)B

Best AV Film (Corporate Events)
1Ashish SengerCamlition ProductionsPushkar MelaG
2Ritin KumarCinelove by Luxmi StudioEEMAGINE 2017S
3Raonak HathiramaniRecall PicturesICWFB

Best AV Film (Weddings)
1Ashish PatelAashish taj photographyLove is blindG
2Anand RathiReels & framesAnti wedding trailerS
3Raonak HathiramaniRecall PicturesAdi's MalS
4Megha IsraniIsrani photography(the signature films)DestinationB
5Ritin KumarCinelove by Luxmi Studio#harshikisrishtiB

Best Invitation 
1Puneet GuptaPuneet gupta invitationsFloral fairytaleG
2Puneet GuptaPuneet gupta invitationsworld of versaceS
3Jatish MongiaEffects

Best Dance Company 

S.No.Namecompany nameEntry NameTrophy
Best Production house (Corporate)
1Shraddha BihaniUtssavGravitaG
2Pinkal DandwalaPoojan décor pvt ltdBhoomi PoojanG
3Sahil WadhwaOneup productionsThe Grub FestS
4Davinder WadhwaModern Stage Services Pvt LtdDabbang TourB

Best Production House (Weddings)
1Kusum SuriWedding design hub fnpWedding design hubG
2Amal GandhiGandhi CorporationOnce upon a timeG
3Radhey Shyam GuptaCapital tent & light houseThe grandeur touchS
4Amitesh TalukaTaluka TentsAmber gutka weddingS
5Bindiya ChabbraMaadhyam EventsBanaras - The Spiritual JourneyB

Best Sound Partner 
1Joyce D'SouzaPerformance audioIIFAG
2Sahil WadhwaModern Stage serviceSunburnS
3Felix RemediosReynolds sound & lighting service pvt ltdTimeout 72, GoaB
4Davinder WadhwaModern Stage Services Pvt LtdDabbang TourB

Best Light Partner
1Davinder WadhwaModern Stage Services Pvt LtdKhelo India KheloG
2Pankaj LakhwaniLight designingNew light the cascadeS
3Sahil WadhwaModern Stage serviceViva La PolarisB
4Kinjal BhattacharyaBandedge talent agency pvt ltdFossils Live in concertB

Best Audio Visual Partner
1Joyce D'SouzaVirtual VisionIIFCOG
2Davinder WadhwaModern Stage Services Pvt LtdGateway of IndiaG
3Joyce D'SouzaVirtual VisionGlobal Entrepreneurship SummitS
4Davinder WadhwaModern Stage Services Pvt LtdGST LaunchB

Best Audio Video Content Creator 
1Saina AroraBTOS

Best Sound Engineer
1Joyce D'SouzaPerformance audioIIFAG
2Bhanu AhujaStudio 69Gaana CrossbladeS

Best Special Effects
1Ananth NagStage special FXtime outG
2Akbar ShaikhUnique pyrotechnic22nd asian athletic championshipS
3Akbar ShaikhUnique pyrotechnicpyromusical displayB
4Sohail ZahirNM Fireworks pvt ltdcolour of magicB

Outstanding Achievement for creating Jaipur as an event Destination
Princess Diya Kumari

S.No.Namecompany nameEntry NameTrophy
Best Floral Designer
1Baisakhi GhoshBaisakhi flowers pvt ltdThe Sharma's engagaementG
2Baisakhi GhoshBaisakhi flowers pvt ltdThe todi's receptionS
3Irfan QuraishiFragrance flowersGarden of edenS
4Gopal SainiDiamond floristcreationg heaven inside the boxB

Best Set Designer (Weddings)
1Sushil GuptaConnexionsfairylandG
2Babita JainXtravagantGarden of edenS
3Baisakhi GhoshBaisakhi flowers pvt ltdthe sharma's engagementS
4Shraddha BihaniUtssavthe grandeur touchB
5Reema AgarwalPurle grapes eventsa wonderlust of musicB
6Shikha TharejaWedding concepts

Best Photography 
1Ashish PatelAashish taj photographyfaithG
2Ritin KumarCinelove by Luxmi Studiosaffi & hanish - thailand weddingS
3Amit ChhabraShipra & Amit Chhabra Photography
4Raonak HathiramaniRecall Picturesa bride's taleB

Best Videography
1Ashish PatelAashish taj photographyfaithG
2Lakshya ChawlaShutterdowndubai diariesS
3Raonak HathiramaniRecall Picturesishq ka rangS
4Raonak HathiramaniRecall Picturesbollywood brideB

Best Food Partner
1Gaurav Kumar ChauhanLe Chat Factory Pvt LtdMr Aggarwal weddingG
2Gaurav Kumar ChauhanLe Chat Factory Pvt LtdSunil Aggarwal weddingS
3Sammir S GogiaShakkarCruising aroundS
4Sachin AgarwalALLURE - "THE LUXURIOUS CATERING COMPANY"Baroque culinary experienceB
5Praveen GandhiPaprika Kitchen
6Amit TyagiOrangte Blossomthe grandeur of an eventB

Best Venue (Hotel)
1Varun MehrotraFairmont JaipurfairmontG

Best Set Designer (TV Shows & awards)
1Bhanu AhujaStudio 69royal stag mirchi awardsG

S.No.Namecompany nameEntry NameTrophy
Best Venue (Non-hotel)
1Amitesh TalukaTaluka TentsgulmoharG
2Sanjay PatniCity Palacecity palaceS
3Amit JidaniDEVAMdevamB
4Pinkal DandwalaPoojan décor pvt ltdgreen ymca banquetB

Best Anchor (Male)
1Riaz BashaRiaz Bashaallergan talent conclave 2018G
2AK RahmanBehind the scenes pvt ltdabottS
3Siddharth KannanSiddharth Kannansiddharth kananS
4Mitin UpadhyayMitin Upadhyayakamai 2018B

Best Anchor (Female)
1Gitikka Ganju DharTalk the stagetalent track awards & summit 2018G
2Sonam C ChhabraBeyond Just talkglimpses of 2017-18S
3Amrita AcharyaAmrita Acharya
4Shweta LalwaniShweta Lalwanishweta lalwaniB
5Shivaani SenShivaani Senabhinandan awards 2018B

Best Live Performer (Male)
1Mohit LalwaniMohit Lalwanimohit lalwaniG
2Sumit SethiSumit Sethisumit sethiS
3Ashish ChhabraAshish Chhabraashish chhabraS
4Sahil NagpalMemorastic Events & Entertainmentsahil nagpalB

Best Live Performer (Female)
1Amrita JoshiAmrita Joshiamrita joshiG
2Priyanka Negi22nd avenue talent management pvt ltdpriyanka negiS
3Sagarika DebSagarika Officialsagarika debB

Best Choreographer (weddings)
1Surjeet Bansalsurjeet sir ji dance academykingdom of dreamsG
2Laadi SangeetmakerLaadi Sangeet makerdance, drama & actionG
3Sumit KhetanSumit Khetan Ent Cogrand wedding ramojiS
4Manik BhathejaDance Erasiya ke raamS
5Laadi SangeetmakerLaadi Sangeet makeromj weddingB

Best Choreographer(Awards & TV Shows)
1Amrita JoshiAJ The concept danceone for all, all for oneG

Best DJ
1Khushi SoniSound StationDJ KhushiG
2Sumit SethiSumit SethiDJ Sumit SethiS
3Ashish KumarStudio 69DJ AshishS
4DJ ShadowDreamz Entertainment Pvt LtdDJ ShadowB

Star Performer Of the Year
Modern Stage Services Pvt. Ltd

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