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Step 1: Submission Instructions
Download the detailed, printable Submission Instructions, which fully explain the following requirements and the entire submission process.

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

Step 3: Summary
Provide project information via a one- to two-page written summary in Word format and submit via Dropbox. (See Submission Instructions for details.)

Step 4: Art/Visuals
Use Dropbox to submit overall and detail images of the completed project in two different formats. Videos and floor plans may be included in your submission. (See Submission Instructions for details.)





Questions?

Contact Linda Armstrong,
larmstrong@exhibitormagazine.com

Eligibility Categories
The competition is open to modular, system, and portable exhibits making their debut in the United States or abroad between Oct. 1, 2013, and Oct. 1, 2015. To be eligible, exhibits must have been designed and constructed for a specific client during the eligibility period. In and of themselves, the products used to create exhibits are ineligible as are design renderings/concepts that have never been constructed/realized. (Winning projects from the 2015 competition are ineligible.)
Unless otherwise noted, modular, system, and portable exhibits can be entered in all categories, and projects may be entered in multiple categories (each category submission will require an additional fee). Reconfigurable exhibits can be entered multiple times in multiple categories as long as photos of each configuration are provided.
Best 10-by-10-Foot Exhibit
Best Fabric Exhibit – An exhibit comprising predominantly fabric components
Best Use of Graphics – Graphics for the entire exhibit and/or individual applications or purposes, such as info graphics, way-finding systems, product-display graphics, overhead-signage design, large-format graphics, etc.
Best In-Line Exhibit (10-by-20s, 10-by-30s, etc.)
International Designer – An exhibit designed and fabricated by a company outside of North America. All projects from international firms must be entered in this category.
Best Island Exhibit Less Than 600 Square Feet
Best Island Exhibit 600 to 1,000 Square Feet
Best Island Exhibit More Than 1,000 Square Feet
Best Reconfigurable Exhibit – An exhibit that can be reconfigured to accommodate various footprints, goals, shows, etc. Entrants must submit photos of the booth in at least two different configurations.

Best Rental Exhibit – A portable, modular, or system exhibit comprising predominantly rented components.
Best Use of Technology – Innovative and effective use of technology within a portable/modular exhibit


The Judges


The competition will
be judged by a panel
of marketing and
design experts.


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

Criteria/Recognition


Criteria
Marketing and design experts will evaluate entries based on their aesthetics, functionality, and innovation. Pending judges' scores, multiple finalists and one winner will be selected in each eligible category.


Recognition
Finalists will be announced online in March and promoted via the Online TOC column in EXHIBITOR magazine. Winners will be announced and honored at the 2016 EXHIBITORLIVE show in Las Vegas, where winning entrants will receive a custom trophy. Winners that provide print-quality visuals will be featured in EXHIBITOR magazine and online at www.ExhibitorOnline.com.
The Zeigler Award
One finalist will also receive The Zeigler Award, the competition's top honor. Named after Ted Zeigler (pronounced Zy-gler), who invented the self-locking pop-up display and some say launched the portable/modular industry. The Zeigler Award is given to the entry earning the top score in the competition regardless of category.
People's Choice
All finalists will also be automatically entered in the People's Choice category. Visitors to www.Exhibitor Online.com will vote to select one winner, which will be announced at the 2016 EXHIBITORLIVE show.

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