Winners announced for Brass Ring Best Exhibit Awards at IAAPA Expo 2023
Exhibit design, branding and innovation have been recognised at this year’s IAAPA Expo 2023 with winners announced for the IAAPA Brass Ring Best Exhibit Awards.
Applicants were judged on their booth design, branding, staffing, product in booth, and overall appeal. More than 100 applications were submitted for these awards.
The tradition of the brass ring, a term now synonymous with spectacular achievement, dates to the 1800s when rings were hung on carousels to pose a fun challenge for riders. Successfully grabbing a ring while riding the carousel often earned the rider a prize, often including an additional free ride. Most rings were made of iron, but a few were made of brass, so grabbing the brass ring was a coveted and celebrated treat.
The IAAPA Brass Ring Awards honour this tradition by celebrating achievements of excellence throughout the global attractions industry. These are considered one of the industry’s most prestigious honours.
Michael Shelton, vice president and executive director of IAAPA North America shared “the winners of the IAAPA Expo Brass Ring Best Exhibit Awards this year showcased an unparalleled dedication and creativity.
“Their booths and products embody the very essence of innovation and pushing the boundaries for the future of the global attractions industry. It's awe-inspiring to witness the evolution of our industry through these remarkable exhibits, showcasing cutting-edge technologies and experiences that will undoubtedly shape the way we all create and enjoy attractions.”
Winners from IAAPA Expo 2023 are as follows:
28 square metres or less (300 Square Feet or Less), First Place, Immersive Gamebox
28 square metres or less (300 Square Feet or Less), Second Place, Catalyst Engineering
37 - 58 square metres (400 - 600 Square Feet), First Place, HB Leisure Ltd.
37 - 58 square metres (400 - 600 Square Feet), Square Feet, Second Place, L3DFX
65 - 84 square metres (700 - 900 Square Feet), First Place, Crystal Lagoons
65 - 84 square metres (700 - 900 Square Feet), Second Place, Technifex
93 - 139 square metres (1,000 - 1,500 Square Feet), First Place, Wibit Sports GmbH
93 - 139 square metres (1,000 - 1,500 Square Feet), Second Place, Sandy Creek Mining Company
149 square metres (1,600 and Larger Square Feet), First Place, Gel Blaster
149 square metres (1,600 and Larger Square Feet), Second Place, S&S Worldwide, Inc.
IAAPA Expo is the premier trade show for the global attractions industry. General managers, owners, and CEOs of amusement and theme parks, hotels and resorts, water parks, family entertainment centres, location-based entertainment centres, historic/cultural/tourist attractions, museums and science centres, zoos and aquariums, and cruise lines travel to the show to buy rides, connect with attractions industry experts, and more.
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