Show Your Trade Show Stuff in the Exhibit Design Awards

Awards for the best trade show exhibitsEXHIBITOR Magazine announces that the 27th Annual Exhibit Design Awards is now accepting entries. The Exhibit Design Awards honor the world’s best exhibition designs and present its winners with custom trophies, international coverage in EXHIBITOR magazine, and bragging rights.

If you produce trade show graphics it’s a good idea to get the details (view the entry form here for complete details) and enter. The Exhibit Design Awards are worth their weight in marketing and PR gold. The early bird deadline is Nov. 16, 2012 ($140), and the final deadline is Nov. 30, 2012 ($185).

Categories include:

  • Before and After
  • Double-Deck
  • Excellent Elements/Applications
    • Components
    • Graphics
    • Materials
    • Product/Service Demonstration
    • Technology
  • Experiential Exhibits
  • Green Exhibits
  • In-Line
  • Interactive Exhibits
  • International Designer
  • International Exhibit
  • Island
  • Lighting Design
  • Peninsula
  • Self-Promotion
  • Small Booths
  • Small Budgets
  • Use of Storytelling

The 2013 competition will be judged by eight of the world’s most well-respected designers, including:

  • Sean Duran, vice president for exhibition and design, Miami Science Museum, Miami
  • Tom Graboski, principal, Tom Graboski & Associates Inc., Miami Beach, FL
  • Maricarmen Martinez, AIA, principal, Upstairs Studio Inc. Architects, Miami
  • Efrain Osorio, president and creative director, Designapolis, Miami
  • Laura Paresky Gould, principal, Twain Creative, Miami
  • Emilio Perez, vice president, SB Architects, Miami
  • Annette M. Piskel, founder and creative director, AMPdzine, Fort Lauderdale, FL
  • Michael Wolk, principal, Michael Wolk Design Associates, Miami

An entry form and additional information are available online at Or contact Linda Armstrong, senior writer and program manager, at

Excellence in Trade Show Exhibits: Exhibit Design Awards

Award winning trade show and exhibit designEXHIBITOR Magazine recently announced the winners of its 26th Annual Exhibit Design Awards, which was judged by a panel of professionals from the exhibit design market in Miami earlier this year. Entries came around the world – including Israel, Spain, Turkey and China – and were narrowed down to 17 winners.

This year’s winners came from a variety of industries, from real estate to aerospace, with designs that ranged from simple to eclectic. EXHIBITOR Magazine says that the winning exhibits averaged $125 per square foot, $35 per square foot below the Exhibit Designers & Producers Association’s 2011 average of $160 per square foot for single-tiered island exhibits.

Here are this year’s winners. Click on the link to see the story behind each exhibit and why each was recognized…

EDGE Award (for Exhibit Design and Graphics Excellence)
Brunner GmbH

Gold Awards
Burkhardt Leitner Constructiv GmbH & Co. KG
HTC Corp.
Holtmann GmbH & Co. KG
Formica Group
Blomus GmbH

Silver Awards
Sikorsky Aircraft Corp. LLP
Bugatti Automobiles S.A.S.
Kohlhaas Messebau GmbH & Co. KG
Stepevi Carpet

Bronze Awards
Atelier Damboeck Messebau GmgH
Nitto Tire U.S.A. Inc.
Gulfstream Aerospace Corp.
Sigg USA Inc.
Brookfield Properties Inc.
Comverse Ltd.