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Who’s On Your Crew? Nominate an I&D ACE




Exhibit City News magazine, which celebrated its 25th year in 2019, is proud to honor the men and women on your crew with the first national awards honoring I&D, contractors and laborers who make the tradeshows and events HAPPEN!

ECN’s I&D ACE Awards are for those who bring excellence to the show floors and exhibit houses. I&D Aces are to be recognized for their dedication to company, customer, facility, union and co-workers—for going above and beyond with their hard work, loyalty and dedication. Winners will be announced during ExhibitorLive week in Las Vegas, NV.

Winners (and the company that nominated them) will receive a plaque, editorial coverage in ECN, inclusion in the annual ECN I&D ACE Awards winners booklet and on our website, and a short guest spot on the Don & Mike Show Podcast! The ECN I&D ACE Awards will be streamed LIVE on Facebook.

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Step 1: Select a Category

If you’re nominating someone for more than one category/award, you will be charged a separate entry fee for each category entered. Aces may nominate themselves – or be nominated by their employer, union, facility or by a co-worker.

Regional I&D ACE awardBest Traveling Lead ACE awardBest City or Regional Manager ACE awardRookie of the Year ACE award (less than two years working the show floor)Seasoned Show Floor Veteran of the Year ACE award (more than 20 years in the industry)Firefighter of the Year ACE Award (Best Person to Put Out Those Fires!)William F. Nixon, Sr., Lifetime Achievement ACE award (more than 30 years in the industry)ECN’s Posthumous Hall of Fame I&D ACE award

NEW Categories for 2020 ACE Awards:

* Flooring Installer ACE award

* Graphics Technician ACE award

* Extruded Aluminum System Installer ACE award

 * Double Deck Installer ACE award


Select region where the Ace is based out of:Southwest: Arizona, California, Hawaii, Nevada, New Mexico and UtahInternational: Asia, Arabia/Africa, Australia, Canada, Europe, Mexico/South & Central AmericaNorthwest: Alaska, Idaho, Montana, Oregon, Washington and Wyoming,Central: Arkansas, Colorado, Kansas, Missouri, Nebraska, Oklahoma and TexasMidwest: Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Michigan, Minnesota, North & South Dakota, Ohio and WisconsinSoutheast: Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, North & South Dakota, Tennessee, Virginia and West VirginiaNortheast: Connecticut, Delaware, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island and Vermont

Step 2: Entrant Information

Step 3: Entry Requirements

  • Must submit at least two high-res images of the ACE being nominated – one headshot and a candid photo.
  • Must submit at least one (maximum three) testimonial/letters from satisfied clients (this may be a letter from anytime during their career)
  • May submit a recommendation/commendation (maximum three) from a co-worker/employer/union/ EACA member (this may be from the person or company nominating them or anytime during their career) or use the nominator’s description (if someone other than yourself is nominating you).

Describe how and why your crew’s ACE deserves the ECN I&D ACE award. Please print and then sign the form. You should receive confirmation within 24 hours that ECN has received your entry. Entries must be submitted by 5 p.m. PDT on March 15th, 2020 for consideration.

Nominator should write a few words (or a good story) about how and why your crew’s ACE deserves this award.

Nominators may scan the letter(s), take a photo of the letter(s) (judges must be able to read it) and upload it below or email it to AceAwards@exhibitcitynews.com. Or, they may send a copy of the letter by snail mail to Ace Awards Nominations, 1675 E. Desert Inn Road, Las Vegas, NV 89169. Entries must be postmarked and received by March 15th, 2020.

Step 4: Nominated By

ACES may nominate themselves or be nominated by their employer, union, facility or by a co-worker.

(for high-res headshot and candid pictures and customer commendation letter)

Step 5: Payment Information

Deadlines and Entry Fees

Early bird deadline: Dec. 15, 2019, $125

Extended deadline: March 15th, 2020, $175

Payment is collected via the online form and must be made in U.S. funds via Visa, MasterCard, or American Express.
To be eligible, all entry requirements must be submitted on or before the deadline. Entries submitted without all requirements will not be considered, and entry fees will not be refunded. Failure to provide an interview or significant discrepancies between the entry and information provided after judging could result in forfeiture of the award.



Step 6: Verification


Questions about the nominating or becoming an ACE Awards SPONSOR? Visit our Sponsorship page. Contact Don Svelha, dons@exhibitcitynews.com or Christy DiGiambattista, christyd@exhibitcitynews.com.

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