World Exhibition Stand Awards Categories 2021

New categories for 2021

Described as the pinnacle of global exhibition design.  The 2021 edition is again a meaningful celebration, promoting the World’s best in exhibition design and experience.  

New categories have been added to the 2021 awards to celebrate  the wave of new innovations and creative digital event activations.  

The qualification period has been extended from 1 October 2018 to 28th February 2021.  (Please note winning stands from previous editions cannot re-enter the same category).

Category by Stand Size
Best Stand up to 24m²Best Stand 25-48m²
Best Stand 49-100m²Best Stand 101-200m²
Best Stand 201-500m²Best Stand 501-1000m²
Best Stand 1000m² +Best Stand Double Decker
New Innovations 
Best digital innovation for a Client 
Best product innovation for a client
Category by Live Event Market Type 
Best Stand at an Automotive EventBest Stand at an Agriculture Event
Best Stand at an Aviation EventBest Stand at a Defence & Security Event
Best Stand at an Energy & Mining EventBest Stand at a Fashion Event
Best Stand at a Finance EventBest Stand at a Food & Drink Event
Best Stand at a Games Industry (e.g. Video games) EventBest Stand at a Gaming Event (e.g. Casino industry)
Best Stand at a Healthcare EventBest Stand at a Logistics Event
Best Stand at a Print EventBest Stand at a Professional Services Event
Best Stand at a Property & Constriction Event Best Stand at a Retail Industry Event
Best Stand at a Sports Industry EventBest Stand at a Technology Event
Best Stand at a Transport EventBest Stand at a Travel & Tourism Event
Category by Digital Event Market Type 
Best Activation at a Digital Automotive EventBest Activation at a Digital Agriculture Event
Best Activation at a Digital Aviation EventBest Activation at a Digital Defence & Security Event
Best Activation at a Digital Energy & Mining EventBest Activation at a Digital Fashion Event
Best Activation at a Digital Finance EventBest Activation at a Digital Food & Drink Event
Best Activation at a Digital Games Industry (Video games) EventBest Activation at a Digital Gaming Event (e.g. Casino industry)
Best Activation at a Digital Healthcare EventBest Activation at a Digital Logistics Event
Best Activation at a Digital Print EventBest Activation at a Digital Professional Services Event
Best Activation at a Digital Property & Construction EventBest Activation at a Digital Retail Industry Event
Best Activation at a Digital Sports Industry EventBest Activation at a Digital Technology Event
Best Activation at a Digital Transport EventBest Activation at a Digital Travel & Tourism Event
Creative Categories – Live Event
Best Use of TechnologyBest Storytelling
Best Modular StandBest Sustainable Stand
Best Reusable StandBest Pavilion
Creative Categories – Digital Event
Best Use of Technology  at a Digital Event
Best Storytelling at a Digital Event
Work for Event Owners
Best Feature Area
Non-Exhibition Experience Live
Best Live Activation at a sporting eventBest Live Activation at a Transport Hub
Best Live Activation ‘on the move’ / Roadshow EnvironmentBest Activation at a Festival
Best Live Activation in a Retail EnvironmentBest Live Activation at a Conference