In a news release issued on July 20, 2011, CHA announced the Award Winners from the CHA Summer Conference & Trade Show. Below is the complete release and photos. Kudos to all the winners.
CHA ANNOUNCES THE 2011 SUMMER SHOW AWARD WINNERS
The Craft & Hobby Association (CHA) announces the award winners of the CHA 2011 Summer Trade Show including, the Innovations New Product, the Golden Press Kit, Designer Press Kit and Exhibiting with Excellence Awards. These coveted Show awards represent CHA’s most prestigious trade show recognition for product innovation, trade show exhibition and press kit design. Each award was presented during the awards ceremony on July 20 at the CHA Summer Conference & Trade Show. CHA member companies recognized for their outstanding trade show achievements include the following winners.
INNOVATIONS SHOWCASE WINNERS
The Innovations Showcase brings together the newest ideas and most innovative products from exhibiting companies. Two runners-up and one CHA Innovations winner were selected.
CHA INNOVATION AWARD WINNER – Talking Tags by TalkingTag.com
HONORABLE MENTION – Evelobox Creator by Crafter’s Companion
HONORABLE MENTION – Twistz Bandz by Choon’s Design LLC
EXHIBITING WITH EXCELLENCE
The CHA Exhibiting with Excellence Award is presented to the single exhibitor that is selected by CHA’s trade show consultant as the “gold-standard” of exhibiting. CHA judges recognize the efforts of Die Cuts With A View’s booth featuring a creative Christmas thematic and visuals including upside-down trees; the October Afternoon booth featuring a saloon-front entry and the simple but effective displays in the Magnolia Rubber Stamps booth. CHA judges looked at several criteria including lighting, wow-factor, boothmanship, concept, theme, color, lighting, branding and product display. The competition was incredibly tight. The winner was the company with the best overall displays, merchandising techniques and most inviting staff.
EXHIBITING WITH EXCELLENCE AWARD WINNER – Doodlebug Design Inc.
PRESS KIT AWARD COMPETITION WINNERS
Several exhibiting manufacturers competed for the top award in the Golden Press Kit competition. The competition is judged on design, content, creativity and efficiency of each company’s press kit. CHA Designer members also had a chance to display their press kit as part of the Designer Press Kit competition. Members of the press selected the following winners:
GOLDEN PRESS KIT AWARD WINNER – Sizzix/Ellison
HONORABLE MENTION– Purrs and Pants
DESIGNER PRESS KIT AWARD – Mill Lane Studio, designed by Mylene Hillam
ABOUT THE CRAFT & HOBBY ASSOCIATION
The Craft & Hobby Association (CHA) is an international not-for-profit trade association consisting of thousands of member companies engaged in design, manufacture, distribution and retail sales of products worldwide in the $29 billion U.S.craft and hobby industry. For more information about CHA, membership or its award-winning CHA Conferences & Trade Shows, visit www.craftandhobby.org.