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MATRA Peak Awards 2020
Submission for: "Excellence In Tenting"

The Board of Directors of MATRA (Manufacturers & Tent Renters Association) is excited to announce the MATRA Peak Awards competition, a MATRA member benefit recognizing the best in tented events, is open for 2020.

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.WAIVED

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.


FAQ’s:
Who can enter?
Must be a MATRA member, in good standing, with dues paid in full for a consecutive two-year period. That member must have paid 2019 membership dues (which is considered year one) and pay the 2020 membership dues by March 1, 2020. Submissions will only be accepted by tent renters. (Manufacturers do not qualify).

What are the dates of submission?
Entries accepted from March 1, 2020 through June 30, 2020.

What are the dates of my tent installation?
The tent must have been installed and event taken place between January 1, 2019 and December 31, 2019.

How will this be judged?
A panel of judges chosen by the Committee will evaluate all entries and be judged based on your written description and photos/collateral of the event. All judges will have industry experience and knowledge.

When will I find out if I won?
Finalists will be notified in mid-October and the winner will be announced at the Tent Show Award Dinner on November 11, 2020.  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.

What is the criteria for judging?
Submissions will be judged based on event challenges and solutions, visual appeal, and overall representation of tenting excellence and or collaboration per each category.  Make sure you address everything described in the category description and each question.

Do I need to attend The Tent Show?
We encourage each entrant to attend The Tent Show. However, if unable to attend, you must assign a designated individual to receive the Award on your behalf.

I have more questions, who should I contact?

Send your questions to The MATRA Peak Award Committee – ATTN: Sue Werb, CSEP via at SWerb@TTeam.org

Lastly... Please be sure you have all your answers ready and any documentation, as you will NOT be able to go back and change or complete your entry once you have started the entry. If you must restart your entry, you will be required to start from the beginning. The answers will not be saved for "later".Your payment will be required at the end of your submission. $75 per entry.WAIVED

This event may be a wedding, backyard celebration, holiday party, company event, athletic event, festival or any event where your tent is a star. Whether it covered 10 guests or 200, if you installed it in 2019, it should qualify in this category!
Each answer must not exceed 250 words. Points will be deducted for exceeding the permitted number of words.

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