Welcome to MATRA - The Association for the Tenting Professional

For decades, MATRA has been a staple in the tent industry. Connecting its members with The Tent Show as well as a variety of annual events promoting education, innovation, community and safety.


Due to the overwhelming response to last year’s inaugural awards contest, an additional Category has been created for this year’s competition. Current MATRA rental members are invited to submit eligible events installed from January 1, 2019 through December 31, 2019. This year’s categories are: “Excellence in Tenting” and “Best Collaboration of MATRA Members”.

Deadline for submissions is June 30, 2020. Entries are $75 per submission. **Must be a MATRA rental member in good standing and membership dues paid for 2020 outlined under “Eligibility” below. You may enter as many events as you like in each category, however, each submission is $75.

All finalists in each category will be recognized at the MATRA Tent Show, with the winner and recipients of the 2020 MATRA Peak Awards, announced and presented during the Dinner on Wednesday evening.   NOTE: The Tent Show Awards dinner is a separate ticket; can only be purchased with a conference package.  We encourage each entrant to attend The Tent Show. However, if unable to attend, they must assign a designated individual to receive the Award on their behalf. 

All Finalists will be highlighted on MATRA social media sites & newsletter. Award winners will receive additional press releases for your local newspapers and you will receive a logo designation that can be attached to your electronic stationery/marketing collateral. In addition, the judges will select ONE photo from the collateral pieces submitted by the winning entries to grace the cover of the 2021 MATRA Membership Directory. The judges may select the Membership Directory Cover photo from either category.

Full Information and Submission Process: "Excellence in Tenting" Click Here

Full Information and Submission Process: "Best Collaboration of MATRA Members" Click Here

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The Tent Show 2020


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Manufacturers and Tent Renters Association, Inc.
P.O. Box 9826
Wilmington, DE 19809
Phone:302.765.3945 Ext 2
Fax: 302-241-2177
Email: info@MATRAmembers.org

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Mission Statement

The mission of MATRA is to uphold safe practices and promote the professionalism and integrity of the tent rental industry, through education, networking and leadership development.