ESCA Awards Program

ESCA Awards

ESCA announces an annual award program to recognize individuals for both Lifetime Achievement and Outstanding Service. Nominations are being accepted currently through October 10th (forms are downloadable from the ESCA website). Winners will be recognized at the Winter Annual Business Meeting on December 9. Take advantage of an opportunity to recognize industry pioneers and leaders!

ESCA Outstanding Service Award

This award recognizes an individual that made measurable or generally recognizable contributions to the industry during the 12 months prior to the nomination cutoff of November 9th.

Criteria include:

  • Representing the industry through issue advocacy, speaking, or education (Leadership).

  • Through volunteer activities, made a significant contribution to ESCA or the industry at large as a representative of ESCA (Volunteerism).

  • Developed or designed a product, service or procedure that has had significant impact in the industry beyond the scope of the member’s employer during the 12 months prior to the nominating period (Innovation).


  • Must be an employee of an ESCA member company in good standing.

  • Members cannot self-nominate.

  • Can be awarded to more than one member annually.

  • Nominee can be a current member of the Board of Directors.

Lifetime Achievement Award

This award recognizes the individual or individuals for extraordinary contributions over a significant course of time. Over the course of the individual’s involvement in the exhibition industry, nominee should have made generally recognizable contributions to the industry.

Example Contributions:

  • Product development/inventions or pioneering techniques.

  • Design or development of procedures and/or systems that are acknowledged as having advanced the industry.

  • Represented ESCA and/or the cause of ESCA members and the greater industry through issue advocacy, education, and/or though leadership.

  • Was/is a role model for ESCA and the industry at large.


  • Must have a minimum of 20 years of active involvement in the exhibition industry.

  • Must have been an ESCA member for a minimum of 5 years; if still employed in the industry, must be a current member.

  • Nominee can be retired; can also be awarded posthumously.

  • Can be awarded to more than one member annually.

  • Nominee can be a current Board of Director Member.

  • Does not have to be awarded annually.


Please email all nominations to or fax to 972-447-820. If you have any questions about the eligibility of criteria please feel free to contact us.

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