Iberian Festival Awards 2020 | Applications end tomorrow. Find out which categories you can submit

The 9th edition of Talkfest - International Music Festivals Forum will take place in Lisboa, in parallel and in partnership with BTL – Bolsa de Turismo de Lisboa, between March 11 and 15, 2020. The Iberian Festival Awards gala included in its programme will take place at Grande Auditório FIL on March 14 and the applications for this edition will end tomorrow (Friday). See below all the information to submit of your organization.

The applications for these awards will allow this 5th edition to award: music festivals; festivities; festivals of other cultural aspects (e.g. cinema, theater, gastronomy); professional events; media partners; artists; brands; service providers and photographers. There will be 25 categories in competition with Iberian and national winners, decided by public vote or jury panel (Portugal, Spain and International). Some categories have a Prize Money for their winners. Be part of it! Know all the contest categories, who votes and who can compete here:

01. Best Major Festival powered by SGAE

Music Festivals (PT/ES) | Public Voting


02. Best Medium-Sized Festival

Music Festivals (PT/ES) | Public Voting

03. Best Small Festival

Music Festivals (PT/ES) | Public Voting

04. Best Touristic Promotion powered by BTL

Music Festivals (PT/ES) | Jury Panel


05. Best New Festival powered by SGAE

Music Festivals (PT/ES) | Public Voting

06. Best Line-Up

Music Festivals (PT/ES) | Public Voting

07. Best Indoor Festival

Music Festivals (PT/ES) | Public Voting

08. Best Cultural Programme

Music Festivals (PT/ES) | Jury Panel

09. Best Communication & Marketing Strategy (category with new scope)

Music Festivals (PT/ES) | Jury Panel


10. Best Infrastructure

Music Festivals (PT/ES) | Jury Panel

11. Contribution to Sustainability powered by Copos Reutilizáveis ArtCor Light

Music Festivals (PT/ES) | Jury Panel

12. Best Hosting and Reception

Music Festivals (PT/ES) | Jury Panel


13. Best Service Provider

Companies that offer services at music festivals PT/ES | Jury Panel

14. Best Brand Activation

Companies that promote brand activations at festivals PT/ES | Jury Panel

15. Best Use of Technology

Brands/companies that have technological solutions for music festivals PT/ES | Jury Panel

16. Best Lusophone and Hispanic Festival

Festivals held in Ibero-American and lusophone countries | Public Voting

17. Best Academic & Youth Festival (category with new scope)

Academic, Infantile and Juvenil Festivals (PT/ES) | Public voting

18. Best Festivity

Festivities (PT/ES) | Public voting

19. Best Non-Music Festival

Festivals (PT/ES) | Public voting

20. Best Pro Event (new category)

Professional Events (PT/ES) | Public voting

21. Best Festival Photo (new category)

Photographers (amateurs and professionals) (PT/ES) | Public voting

22. Best Media Partner

Media Partners (PT/ES) | Public voting

23. Best Live Performance (PT/ES)

Festivals, Agencies or Bands (PT/ES) | Public voting

24. Best Live Performance (INT.)

Festivals, Agencies or Bands (PT/ES) | Public voting

25. Excellence Award

Direct Nomination | Aporfest + Jury + associates

All the information, regulation and application can be accessed: HERE. The gala will feature Live Acts, Afterparty, Open Bar and activations so that this moment is also a celebration among the attendees and networking.

APORFEST – Associação Portuguesa Festivais Música provides again free access to its members (all modalities, with a valid share in the event) to Talkfest and applications for Iberian Festival Awards. Talkfest tickets are in Phase 2 at a special price until the end of the year on the official website and See Tickets. Every two weeks we lauch news and side events. Be part of it! All information available at:

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