Virtual Awards Night for Victoria Training Awards 2021

Client: Department of Education & Training Victoria
Venue: Virtual, Victoria Pavilion
Date: October 2021

Encore had the pleasure of hosting the 67th annual Victoria Training Awards in 2021. Due to COVID restrictions prohibiting in-person events, the awards night were held completely virtual from the Encore Studio within Victoria Pavilion at Melbourne Showgrounds. The Victorian Training Awards recognise and honour the outstanding achievements of individuals and organisations in the Victorian TAFE and training sector. The prestigious Victorian Training Awards bring together apprentices, trainees, students, teachers, training providers, employers, and industry representatives, sharing in a high-quality training system that meets the needs of all Victorians.

Encore were asked to design a solution where they could stream from a studio for their hosts, and also have somewhere for all viewers to watch the live stream whilst engaging with each other on a virtual platform. Our Melbourne Studio fitted the brief perfectly as well as utilizing our interactive event platform – Chime Live.

The Melbourne Production department started with a blank room. Working from our 2020 Studio design and looking at new technology trends, the team came up with a space that could rival the TV networks. An abundance of Stage and Effect lighting fixtures compliments the giant LED screen which is at the centre of the Studio.  Presenters were supported by a range of fold back monitors and screens, while the event is produced on Encore’s high end audio, lighting and vision systems.  Encore’s multimedia department also assist in the creation of motion animations and keynote presentations.