Helios Awards

The Helios Awards is an biennial celebration that recognizes the internal teams who are innovatively working in line with “the spirit of purpose and invention that is unique to BP”.  From thousands of entries, finalists are chosen based on the corporate values of safety, respect, excellence, courage, one team and advancing low carbon. The 2019 event at the Science Museum’s newest space, Illuminate, combined an exhibition to showcase the shortlisted projects and an award ceremony to celebrate achievement.

The event started on the fourth floor with audience having a chance to explore the Helios exhibition. 18 exhibition stands were designed using a tension fabric system that could be easily transformed to identify the winning entries post ceremony and a mix of plinths and screens showcased details of the shortlisted projects.

The awards dinner took place on the fifth floor that looks out over amazing views of London. The set was designed to cocoon the audience between two curved printed walls and event creative was continued through to the details of the keynote graphics, video idents, table centres and printed elements.

Post ceremony the winners moved back downstairs to celebrate their success. The exhibition was re-lit and winning stands were transformed to celebrate their achievement. The party atmosphere was enhanced with DJ and a saxophonist, dessert buffet and post event drinks so the audience could enjoy the final hours of the evening.