2018 GOLDEN OWL AWARDS

Rules

  1. All establishments must have been open for at least ONE year, or if they have moved into a new establishment, their previous establishment under the same name must have been open for at least ONE year, EXCEPT for Best New Destination.
  2. Best New Destination must have opened between September 15, 2017 and September 14, 2018
  3. All establishments or businesses must be located within the Greater Vancouver Regional District (GVRD).
  4. All Events must have taken place between September 15, 2017 and September 14, 2018
  5. All Managers, Bar Personalities and Breakout Artist of the Year must live within the Greater Vancouver Regional District (GVRD), and Artists must have performed at least three (3) times within the Greater Vancouver Regional District (GVRD).
  6. Managers and Bar Personalities must have employed between September 15, 2017 and September 14, 2018
  7. Social Event of the Year is not a music based festival or based around a band, DJ or a group of entertainers and had a minimum attendance of 750 people.
  8. DJ Event of the Year is an actual DJ performance, not an overall music festival, though the DJ performance can have taken place at a music festival, night club, or other venue.
  9. Hospitality Group of the Year includes restaurant, pub and nightclub hospitality groups.
  10. All establishment nominees in the following categories: Best Late Night Lounge, Best Hotel Lounge and Best Pub must serve food, beer and liquor.
  11. Best Atmosphere includes restaurants, lounges, pubs, brewery tasting lounges and serves food and/or beer and liquor.
  12. Best New Destination includes restaurants, brewery tasting lounges, hotel lounges and nightclubs.
  13. Best Subculture Venue has a focus on culture, be it music, food or beyond.
  14. Best Live Music Venue can be a multi-function venue, but has a primary focus of booking live music acts to perform that serves beer and/or liquor.
  15. Best Pub does not charge a cover for entry except for special events.