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Corporate events launched between Jan. 20, 2012, and Jan. 20, 2014, are eligible. A corporate event is defined as a proprietary marketing event at which external customers (other businesses, partners, or consumers) or members of the media are the target audience. Eligible events include but are not limited to: product launches, virtual events, user conferences, loyalty events, VIP events, road-show events, media events, hospitality events, private trade shows, and dealer/distributor events. The following events are ineligible: trade show exhibits and internal events, such as sales-incentive programs, company parties, and recognition programs.
C-level/VIP Event. An event that targets executive customers or partners.
Cost Cutting: An event that has maintained or exceeded expectations despite a marked year-over-year budget reduction. In addition to the summary requirements, indicate the amount or percentage of budget reduction and explain the tactics used to adjust to the reduction and still maintain effectiveness.
Customer-Appreciation Event. An event intended to build or foster relationships with customers or partners.
Dealer/Distributor Event. An educational, recognition, or training event for external dealers, distributors, or franchisees.
Green Event. An event with both corporate objectives and Green objectives/directives to reduce the negative impact on the environment, as realized through sustainability, eco-friendly or recycled materials, and/or a reduction of energy consumption. List all Green elements and practices involved in the entry.
International Event. A corporate or media event held outside the United States.
Media Event. An event at which media are the primary guests and the objective is to generate media coverage for a company and/or its products.
Nontraditional Event. An event for customers, partners, or the media that doesn't fit other categories.
Private Trade Show. An event that includes a trade show floor.
Product Launch. An event used to launch a product to customers, partners, or the media.
Road Show/Multivenue Event. An event presented in multiple locations. The event may or may not be based on a vehicle platform, such as a tractor-trailer.
User Conference. An educational event hosted by a corporation.
Virtual Event. A stand-alone or ancillary virtual event targeting customers, prospects, and/or the media.


The Judges


The competition will
be judged by a highly
esteemed group of
marketing and
design experts.


Click on a photo to view
bios of this year's judges.
   
 
   

Judging


Entries are judged primarily on their measurable results; however, judges also consider the program's level of innovation. Entries must provide measurable, numeric objectives and corresponding measurable, numeric results such as leads gathered, sales made as a direct result of the event, media coverage, or return on investment. Entries without measurable objectives and results will not be considered. Recognition
One Judges' Choice Award is offered, along with multiple Gold and Silver Awards. Awards may not be granted in all categories. Winners will be notified by April 30, 2014.

Winners that provide print-quality visuals will be featured in the August issue of EXHIBITOR magazine.
Entries also are considered for features and columns unrelated to the competition.

>> View articles featuring
past winners.
Step 1: Instructions
Download and read the
Complete Submission Instructions

Step 2: Form/Fee
Fill out the online entry form
and remit payment via credit card.

Step 3: Summary
Provide project information via written summary, and submit it in Word format via Dropbox.com.
>> See Sample Project Summary

Step 4: Art/Visuals
Submit at least five and no more than 25 electronic images of the event, and include any photos of promotional items such as invitations or giveaways.

Videos (optional) — Include any videos related to the event using a format compatible with Windows Media Player. Provide actual video files as opposed to URLs. Submit any videos via Dropbox.com.




Questions?

Contact Linda Armstrong,
larmstrong@exhibitormagazine.com

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