Behind every sound event strategy is a feel and functionality that propels an experience from marketing to memorable. The Experience Design & Technology Awards honors the best use of fabrication, exhibit space, overall design, journey-building, immersive event tech, and more, to enhance live experiences. Enter for the chance to join more than a decade’s worth of winning innovators and designers.


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 September 1, 2022 and August 31, 2023.
  • 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 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


  • Build

      Best Overall Trade Show Exhibit (50' x 50' and Up)
      Best Overall Trade Show Exhibit (Under 50′ x 50′)
      NEW! Best Demo Zone
      NEW! Best Reuse of an Exhibit Build or Materials
      NEW! Best Trade Show Transformation
  • Design

      Best F&B Experience
      Best General Session Stage
      Best Mobile Marketing Vehicle
      Best Outdoor Environment
      Best Overall B-to-B Environment
      Best Overall Consumer Environment
      Best Retail Pop-up or Experience
      Best Shareable Event Environment
      Best Use of Signage or Décor
      NEW! Best Overall Sustainability Strategy
  • Technology

      Best Combination of Event Technologies
      Best High-Tech Audience Interaction
      Best Metaverse Experience
      Best Use of A/V
      Best Use of Touch or Gesture Interactives
      Best Virtual Event or Livestream
      NEW! Best Use of an Event App
      NEW! Best Use of Artificial Intelligence
      NEW! Best Use of Drones
  • Deadlines & Costs

    Regular Deadline

    October 6 at 11:59 PM ET
    Entries received before midnight ET on October 6 are $295 each.

    Late Deadline

    October 13 at 11:59 PM ET
    Entries received after midnight ET on October 6 are $370 each. 


    • Sarah Aguas

      Sarah Aguas

      Events Producer
    • Elizabeth Ashrafi

      Elizabeth Ashrafi

      AVP-Brand Communications & Events
    • Matthew Brooks

      Matthew Brooks

      Lead Marketing Communications Manager- Multicultural Programming and Retail Innovation
    • Priya Gupta

      Priya Gupta

      Sr. Manager, Global Events & Experiences
      Unity Technologies
    • Brina Hatcher

      Brina Hatcher

      Senior Event Marketing Manager
    • Douglas Horton

      Douglas Horton

      Group Director, P&G Sport
      Procter & Gamble
    • Melissa Luu

      Melissa Luu

      Event Manager
    • Anita H. Martin

      Anita H. Martin

      VP-Events and Experiential
    • Anna Rendel

      Anna Rendel

      Project Manager
      Kohler Company
    • Tara Swansen

      Tara Swansen

      Senior Director, Special Projects
      Apartment Therapy Media

    Contact the EDTA Team

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

    [email protected]