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.


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


  • 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. 

    Contact the EDTA Team

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