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IAEE 2016 Art of the Show Competition Now Open

June 27, 2016

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DALLAS – The International Association of Exhibitions and Events™ (IAEE) announces that the 2016 Art of the Show Competition is now open and entries are being accepted through 30 September 2016. The IAEE Art of the Show Competition recognizes excellence in the development of promotional and marketing materials for exhibitions and events.  This year, IAEE has expanded the competition to include a new category: Social Media Campaign. The remaining category descriptions have been significantly expanded which in turn brings clarity to the judging criteria.

“It is always exciting to see the innovative ways in which our industry promotes itself,” noted IAEE President & CEO David DuBois, CMP, CAE, FASAE, CTA. “The objective of this competition is to celebrate the important role exhibition and event marketers play in keeping our industry vibrant.”

The competition includes 15 categories for three show sizes: less than 75,000 net square feet (nsf); 75,001-200,000 nsf; and over 200,000 nsf. A first-place winner and an honorable mention, when applicable, will be selected for each category. From the first-place entries, an independent panel of judges may select the top submission for the Best of Show recognition. This entry truly reflects the very best of the annual Art of the Show competition. The categories are:

  • Attendee/Booth Interaction
  • Attendance Promotion Brochure
  • Attendance Promotion Campaign
  • Convention Center Promotion (size categories do not apply)
  • Email Promotion Campaign
  • Exhibit Sales Brochure/Prospectus
  • Industry Promotion
  • Most Innovative Use of Technology
  • Print Advertising Campaign
  • Show Brand Design/Development
  • Show Daily
  • Show Promotion Website
  • Signage/Decor
  • Social Media Campaign
  • Sponsorship Development Program

Exhibition and event promotional materials produced between 1 October 2015 and 31 August 2016 are eligible for entry. Entries must be received by Friday, 30 September 2016. First place winners will be displayed at Expo! Expo! IAEE’s Annual Meeting & Exhibition to be held 6-8 December 2016 in Anaheim, Calif. Click here for more information and to submit your entries.

About IAEE
Trusted since 1928, IAEE provides quality and value to its members through leadership, service, education and strong relationships. IAEE is the largest association of the exhibitions and events industry in the world, with a membership of show organizers, exhibitors and exhibition suppliers. Organizers of more than 20,000 exhibitions and buyer-seller events around the world are members of IAEE, and the organization advocates and promotes the awareness of face-to-face exhibitions and events as the primary medium for business development and growth. IAEE provides relevant, timely and innovative education to its members and the industry. IAEE recognizes its strategic partners: 4imprint, Buttine Exhibition Insurance, Convention News Television (CNTV), Freeman, New Orleans & Company, New Orleans Ernest N. Morial Convention Center, Personify – A2Z Events, Swapcard and Synchronicities (Visit Anaheim, Visit Baltimore and Visit San Antonio). Visit for more information.

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Mary Tucker
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