GIWA Guidelines

GIWA Guidelines for Submitting Award Entries

  • Weddings produced (in and outside India) in the year 1st April 2019 – 31st March 2022 are eligible to apply.
  • Only ICWF Registered Delegates are eligible to participate
  • The participation fee for each entry is Rs.6000/- inclusive of 18% tax as per the government regulations at the time of payment
  • More than one entry in an award category is permitted. Provided it is for a different event.
  • Please provide all the possible information regarding the entries according to the criteria given.
  • All questions in the entry form must be answered. Incomplete forms will not be considered.
  • Applications for GIWA 2022 have to be filled through the online application link at
  • The last date for the uploading the entries (which includes declaration and client authorization) and payments is 25th July, 2022
  • Each award entry must be submitted online in the format of a A3 size storyboard (soft copy format).
  • Story Board - The storyboard can include photographs and information about the wedding/other functions. Please refer to the details on the Storyboard in the Storyboard guideline section.
  • Some award entries must be supported with AV film presentations in MPEG/AVI format. Please see the details in the AV Guidelines section. The AV must not exceed 3 minutes. The AV should be uploaded along with the Award entry and Storyboard.
  • Please ensure that the name of the agency does not appear anywhere in the award entry and collaterals like Story Board, AV’s.
  • Also please note that the owner and the key staff of the agency should also not feature in any portion of the entry. This is most critical; any non-adherence to this will result in disqualification of the entry.
  • Please maintain a copy of the application with you for your records.
  • If you have any questions, or require any clarifications, please contact Bhavika ( , ph:- 9929604401)
  • For more information and the full version of the rules and regulations please log on to the web site:

The Story Board needs to be submitted in a soft copy only through the online link on in the GIWA section The Story Board should have the details as per the criteria of the category and also please note important dos and don’ts as below:

  • Please mention the GIWA Category no., GIWA Category Name & the Name of the Wedding Or Wedding title on the Story Board for which the entry is being submitted.
  • Story Board should cover all the possible information regarding the entries according to the criteria given. (Refer to the award categories & descriptions)
  • Please use only New Time Roman font and please don't use less than 10-point size.
  • Please ensure that the name of the agency does not appear anywhere on the StoryBoard.
  • Please ensure that the file size of the StoryBoard should not be more than the 20mb.

  • AV’s play a critical role along with your Story Boards
  • There are certain categories in which AV’s are mandatory and without the AV’s the entries will be considered incomplete and hence will be disqualified. Please see the chart below to see in which categories the AV is mandatory or optional.
  • The AV’s should be submitted online only through the online link on along with the Award entry and Story Board.
  • The size of the AV file to be uploaded along with the form should not exceed 100 MB and duration should not exceed 3 mins (please note that the longer videos might not be played beyond 3 min and hence will have a detrimental outcome)
  • Please see the list below to see which categories have to be accompanied by AV

Category Code Category Name AV
GIWA 110 Wedding on the year (Over all) Mandatory
GIWA 120 Best Wedding Reception Mandatory
GIWA 130 Best Destination Wedding (International) Mandatory
GIWA 140 Best Destination Wedding (India) Mandatory
GIWA 150 Magic Moment in the Wedding Mandatory
GIWA 210 Best Engagement / Ring Ceremony Mandatory
GIWA 220 Best Sangeet Ceremony Mandatory
GIWA 230 Best Mehendi Ceremony Mandatory
GIWA 240 Best Wedding Ceremony Mandatory
GIWA 250 Best Design & Space Decor Mandatory
GIWA 260 Best Use of Flowers Mandatory
GIWA 310 Best Bride & Groom Entry Mandatory
GIWA 320 Best Food Art & Display Mandatory
GIWA 330 Best Wedding Moments (Still) Mandatory
GIWA 340 Best Wedding Moments (Video) Mandatory
GIWA 350 Best Pre Wedding Photo/Shoot Mandatory
GIWA 360 Best Entertainment Design & Execution Mandatory
GIWA 370 Best Use of Technology Mandatory
GIWA 380 Best Digital Invite for a Wedding Mandatory
GIWA 390 Best Hospitality Service in a Wedding Mandatory
GIWA 410 Best Wedding Hotel - India Mandatory
GIWA 420 Best Wedding Venue- Banquet/Backyard Mandatory
GIWA 430 Best Wedding Invites Optional
GIWA 440 Best Wedding Make Up Artist Optional
GIWA 510 Best Trousseau Packaging for a Wedding Optional
GIWA 520 Best Family Sangeet Choreography Mandatory
GIWA 530 Best Wedding Cake Design Optional
GIWA 610 Best Small Wedding with Covid Protocols (Upto 100 Guests) Mandatory
GIWA 620 Best Covid Safety Measures in a Wedding Mandatory
GIWA 630 Best use of Technology in a Covid Wedding Mandatory
GIWA 710 Best use of Social Media for a Wedding Mandatory
GIWA 720 Best use of a #HashTag in a wedding Mandatory
GIWA 810 Best Wedding Entertainer - DJ Mandatory
GIWA 820 Best Wedding Entertainer - Singer/ Band Mandatory
GIWA 830 Best MC for a Wedding Mandatory

Please tick mark in the box next to each deliverable
Deliverable Completed
Story Board
A/V (wherever mandatory)
Client Authorization Details given
Declaration (included in entry form)
Signature & Stamp
Covering Letter (If applicable)