(For biographies, click on jurors' names.)
vice president for exhibition and design,
Miami Science Museum,
Tom Graboski &
Miami Beach, FL
| Maricarmen Martinez
Upstairs Studio Inc. Architects,
| Efrain Osorio
president and creative director,
| Laura Paresky Gould
| Emilio Perez
| Annette M. Piskel
Fort Lauderdale, FL
Michael Wolk Design Associates,
|See the Judges page for details. |
- Before and After — Exhibit refurbishment projects, showing “before” and “after” views. More than 50 percent of “before” exhibits must be reused in “after” projects. List reused components in synopsis, and label images “before” and “after.”
- Excellent Elements — Innovative elements or materials that are part of a larger exhibit. While not subcategories, the following types of elements are eligible. Written summaries should indicate which element you want judges to consider and should include descriptions pertaining to these specific components.
- Experiential Exhibits — Exhibits expressly designed to create an experience for attendees, i.e., an exhibit design that activates attendees' senses and goes above and beyond a static architectural structure.
- Green Exhibits — Exhibits that 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.
- Interactive Exhibits — Exhibits designed to actively engage attendees and provide an environment within which they can interact with the product, the structure, technology, other attendees, staffers, etc.
- International Designer — Exhibits designed by companies located outside the United States.
- International Exhibit — Exhibits designed by U.S. companies for trade shows outside the United States.
- Lighting Design — Lighting design for the entire exhibit.
- Self-Promotion — Exhibits that promote exhibit designers, producers, or manufacturers.
- Small Booths — Exhibits 200 square feet or less.
- Small Budgets — Exhibits designed and built using less than $75 per square foot.
- Use of Storytelling — An exhibit that's specifically designed to tell the story of a product, users, brand, etc.
Awards / Feature Articles
One EDGE Award (for Exhibit Design and Graphic Excellence) and multiple Gold, Silver, and Bronze Awards are offered.
Each winner receives a feature in EXHIBITOR's May issue, read by 30,000 corporate marketing professionals who manage trade show exhibits, corporate events, and meetings. Winning entrants also receive a trophy and recognition at the EXHIBITOR Show.
All entries are considered for use in features and portfolios unrelated to the competition.
View articles featuring winners from the 2012 Exhibit Design Awards.
How to Enter
Download the entry form for complete information about entry requirements (entry form, project summary, visuals, floorplan, and entry fee).
Exhibit designers, fabricators, and their clients may enter.
Deadline / Fees