Prizes and awards

Internationally renowned leader in the production of shows, concerts, events, television and cultural broadcasts, L'Équipe Spectra was the first enterprise operating in the cultural sector to be honoured by the Financial Post as one of the 50 best-managed private companies in Canada. It was also ranked 3rd among the most admired companies in Quebec in 2005 by the magazine Commerce. In the past 40 years, the company, its directors, its affiliates and its festivals, have garnered numerous awards and more than 100 distinctions, including the following:

  • 5th Anniversary Award, 2016 Vivats awards, Festival International de Jazz de Montréal
  • Alain Simard and André Ménard inducted in the Canadian Music Industry Hall of Fame (2016)
  • Press Relations Team of the Year 2015, ADISQ, L’Équipe Spectra
  • Prix Coup d’Éclat! 2014, Festivals et Événements Québec and Société des Attractions Touristiques du Québec, Promotional Poster — budget of over $500,000, FrancoFolies de Montréal
  • Patron of Music Award, 2014 Annual SOCAN Awards, L’Équipe Spectra
  • Event of the Year, 2013 Canadian Tourism Awards, Festival International de Jazz de Montréal
  • Prix Or, Grands Prix du tourisme québécois 2013, Festivals and Tourism Events: operating budget of $1M or more, MONTRÉAL EN LUMIÈRE
  • Grand Vivat 2013, Conseil québécois des événements écoresponsables in collaboration with Loto-Québec, Festival International de Jazz de Montréal
  • Event of the Year 2013, ADISQ, MONTRÉAL EN LUMIÈRE
  • Prix Coup d’Éclat! 2012, Festivals et Événements Québec and Société des Attractions Touristiques du Québec, New Product or Original Activity – Festival, MONTRÉAL EN LUMIÈRE
  • Festival of the Year, 2011 Canadian Music and Broadcast Industry Awards (Canadian Music Week), Festival International de Jazz de Montréal
  • Ulysse Trophy 2010, Grands Prix du tourisme québécois, Festivals and Tourism Events: operating budget of $1M or more, Festival International de Jazz de Montréal
  • Ulysee Trophy 2009, Grands Prix du tourisme québécois, Montreal Region, Tourisme Montréal, Sustainable Tourism, Festival International de Jazz de Montréal
  • Ulysee Trophy 2009, Grands Prix du tourisme québécois, Montreal Region, Tourisme Montréal, Festivals and Tourism Events — operating budget of $1M or more, Les FrancoFolies de Montréal
  • Mercuriades Award 2008, Les Mercuriades of the Federation of Quebec Chambers of Commerce (FCCQ), Leisure and Culture, L'Équipe Spectra
  • Special Award 2008, Social and Community Involvement, Les Mercuriades of the Federation of Quebec Chambers of Commerce (FCCQ), L'Équipe Spectra
  • Ulysee Trophy 2008, Grands Prix du tourisme québécois, Montreal Region, Tourisme Montréal, Festivals and Tourism Events — operating budget of $1M or more, Montreal Musical Instrument Show (including the Montreal Guitar Show and the Blues Camp)
  • Special Award 2005, Grands Prix du tourisme québécois, Montreal Region, L'Équipe Spectra
  • World's Largest Jazz Festival 2004, Guinness World Records, Festival International de Jazz de Montréal
  • National Jazz Awards 2004, Best Jazz Festival, Festival International de Jazz de Montréal
  • Mention in the book 1,000 Places to See Before You Die, published in 2004, Festival International de Jazz de Montréal
  • Reader's Choice 2001 — JazzTime Magazine, Best Jazz Fest, Festival International de Jazz de Montréal
  • Listed as one of the "Top 100" Events in North America in 1997, American Bus Association, Festival International de Jazz de Montréal
  • Dozens of Félix awards over the years, for concert, television and album production, for its live performance agency, its press relations team, and for presenting the Event of the Year
  • A number of Prix Ulysse and Grand prix du tourisme québécois for its three festivals
  • Innnumerable prix Gémeaux for its television productions and series, including Rock et Belles Oreilles
Prizes and awards