The EDTAs recognize outstanding event design and innovative uses of event technology across a wide variety of consumer-targeted and business-to-business event formats. Design categories span décor, content and overall environments, as well as vehicle and exhibit design, and pandemic-era transformations. Technology categories cover innovative applications of a/v, social media, platforms, and digital content. Our panel of brand-side judges will take into account how the overall design and execution, or the technology, helped satisfy objectives and inspire progress.

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Rules & Regulations

Eligibility Rules

The Experiential Design & Technology Awards are open to brand marketers, agencies, partners, properties, and suppliers involved in event and experiential marketing campaigns.

  • Categories span both b-to-c and b-to-b experiential marketing.
  • International entries are welcome.
  • Campaigns must have launched or debuted between February 16, 2021 – August 31, 2022.
  • Entrants may submit as many campaigns into as many categories as they want (easy copy and paste options available!)

Judging Criteria

The Experiential Design & Technology Awards are the only marketing recognition programs scored entirely by brand-side marketers. In each category, a gold, silver and bronze winner will be selected.

Judges will score all entries on:

  • Creative and relevant idea
  • Succinct and deployable strategy
  • Flawless execution
  • Tangible results 

Curious what the judges are looking for? See previous EDTA winners here

Categories

  • Design Categories

      Best F&B Design
      Best Mobile Marketing Vehicle
      Best Outdoor Environment
      Best Overall B-to-B Environment
      Best Overall Consumer Environment
      Best Pandemic-era Design
      Best Pandemic-era Transformation
      Best Retail Design
      Best Stage/Scenic Design
      Best Trade Show Exhibit (50' x 50' and Up)
      Best Trade Show Exhibit (Under 50′ x 50′)
      Best Use of Signage/Décor
  • Technology Categories

      Best Combination of Event Technologies
      Best Event Designed for Content
      Best High-Tech Audience Interaction
      Best Hybrid Event Experience
      Best Measurement or Data Strategy
      Best Metaverse/Immersive Experience
      Best Use of a Single Technology
      Best Use of A/V and Sound
      Best Use of Pandemic-era Event Technology
      Best Use of Social Media
      Best Use of Touch or Gesture Interactives
      Best Virtual Event or Livestream
  • Deadlines & Costs

    Regular Deadline

    September 16 at 11:59 PM ET
    Entries received before midnight ET on September 16 are $295 each.

    Late Deadline

    September 23 at 11:59 PM ET
    Entries received after midnight ET on September 16 are $370 each. 

    Judges

    • Dean Armintrout

      Dean Armintrout

      Director, Event Marketing
      T-Mobile
    • Aaliyah Copeland

      Aaliyah Copeland

      Marketing Manager
      Warner Media
    • Joomi Lee

      Joomi Lee

      Marketing Manager, Multicultural Strategy and Engagement
      McDonald’s
    • Lina Martinez

      Lina Martinez

      Brand Manager
      Johnnie Walker/Diageo
    • Bobby Oliver

      Bobby Oliver

      VP, Head of Marketing
      Ghirardelli
    • Emma Rathe

      Emma Rathe

      Head of Event Marketing
      Reddit
    • Adrian Santos

      Adrian Santos

      Director-Field Marketing
      JUST Egg/Eat Just Inc.
    • Melissa Lapp

      Melissa Lapp

      Senior Director of Brand Strategy
      Comcast Business

    Contact the EDTA Team

    Should you have an inquiry about the categories, rules or eligibility of the EDTAs please contact:

    EMILY MAKADOK
    emakadok@accessintel.com

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