Frequently Asked Questions
Q. WHAT ARE THE NATIONAL ENTERTAINMENT AWARDS?
A. The National Entertainment Awards is local entertainment’s answer to the Brits!
With five ceremonies rewarding amateur and professional talent every year, the winners from each regional ceremony are invited to attend the national red carpet ceremony in November/December.
Q. HOW CAN I INCLUDE MY ACT AT THE NEXT CEREMONY?
A. We are always on the lookout for male & female solo artists, groups and bands, tribute acts, original songwriters and dance/performing arts schools to perform at one of our prestigious ceremonies or be considered for a nomination!
If your act is interested in this amazing platform then submit your details today!
Q. HOW ARE THE NOMINATIONS JUDGED?
A. Once we have received your details for consideration, your act will then be checked and vetted by our team of industry professionals.
Those who are lucky enough to make the final shortlist will then be added to our online voting polls for the public to decide our official nominations.
Once our official nominees are determined, our dedicated research team collect information and criteria regarding each act and submit it to a panel of independent industry judges who decide the winner before the night of the ceremony.
Q. WHO ARE THE JUDGES?
A. Our judges are industry professionals – ranging from entertainment agents, studio producers, songwriters, qualified dance specialists, TV reality stars, vocal coaches, record labels and many more.
We do not reveal the identity of our judges so they get to work in peace and quiet!
Q. WHAT SHOULD I EXPECT ON THE EVENING?
A. Exclusive performances from the local and national entertainment scene, TV-style award presentations, celebrity appearances and more – as the red carpet and the auditorium comes alive!
Feel the electric atmosphere as each performance is delivered at a high energy pace, whilst our team of professional photographers and videographers capture every second of the action.
Q. HOW CAN I BUY TICKETS TO AN UPCOMING CEREMONY?
A. We have a dedicated ticket platform through ‘Eventbrite’. For all available ticket sales, please see our tickets page within this website. Tickets are NOT sold directly through the venue.
Q. WHAT SETS THE NATIONAL ENTERTAINMENT AWARDS APART FROM OTHER AWARD CEREMONIES?
A. Our inclusion process! We firmly believe that all types of acts from across the country should have the opportunity to showcase their talents and be considered. We are not an agency and therefore the award categories are not consumed by our managed acts. All submissions are considered, from up and coming rising stars to seasoned professionals, our categories are kept fair and open across the board.
Not to mention the highest levels of production on the night of the ceremony, making everyone included feel like a star!
Q. ARE PERFORMERS CHARGED TO PARTICIPATE?
A. Yes. Everyone who attends one of our prestigious ceremonies is required to purchase a ticket. Performers and nominees are charged a reduced rate compared to spectators, except at the main National Entertainment Awards, where your high-quality photographs and HD TV-style footage is included.
All performers occupy a seat on the night of the ceremony and are able to watch the show in its entirety, except for the time they are on stage performing. Our capacity is limited at each event and we try to welcome as many performers as we can possibly include whilst offering an amazing production, therefore we have to charge for each attendee.
Q. WHEN DID THE NATIONAL ENTERTAINMENT AWARDS BEGIN?
A. The awards began in 2013 and were formerly known as the Essex Entertainment Awards.
In 2016, the hype of the ceremony spread across the South East and the SEEA’s were born.
Additional ‘spin-off’ ceremonies were created along the way such as the SEEA Youngstars and SEEA Dancestars to give the younger generation an opportunity to showcase their rising talents.
In 2019, the show was launched on a national level, allowing acts from across the UK to compete for the titles.
So far to date, we have produced eleven red carpet ceremonies, witnessed over 400 live performances and presented over 150 awards.