2004 Rental & Staging Systems Awards Call for Entries

Rental & Staging Systems magazine, together with the International Communications Industries Association, Inc. (ICIA) have announced the 2004 Rental & Staging Systems Awards.

Following on the success of the first annual Awards program that culminated with the presentation of trophies at InfoComm 2003, the 2004 Rental & Staging Systems Awards will once again recognize and reward excellence in the design and production of AV in staged events, and for innovative new products. Rental & Staging Systems magazine will conduct the juried awards program, in cooperation with ICIA and its members, concluding with the presentation of awards at InfoComm 2004 being held the week of June 9-11, 2004 in Atlanta, GA. Awards will be presented for the best staged events of the year (2003), and for the best new products for the rental and staging market introduced in 2003.

Winners of awards for the best staged events of the year will be selected by an independent panel of judges including members of the ICIA Rental and Staging Council and editorial staff of Rental & Staging Systems magazine. Awards for the best new products for the rental and staging market will be made on the basis of a special Rental & Staging Systems magazine readers' poll. Information about the 2004 Rental & Staging Systems Awards will appear in the November 2003 issue of Rental & Staging Systems magazine, and on the Rental & Staging Systems website (www.rentalandstaging.com). Entries for the Events category are due February 6, 2004.

Rental & Staging Systems magazine, with our parent company United Entertainment Media, is very pleased to once again host the Rental & Staging Systems Awards," said David Keene, Rental & Staging Systems executive editor, and the 2004 Awards director. "The program got off to a great start at InfoComm 2003 in Orlando, where we presented 21 trophies to top industry players. We are going to build on that excitement and momentum for the 2004 awards, to recognize and reward all the hard work and creative energy that makes this industry great."

Rental & Staging Systems magazine is a leading industry resource for staging professionals who need to stay informed about the latest technology and business trends, and a valuable resource for producers, meeting planners, and corporate end-users of rental and staging services. Rental & Staging Systems magazine, its sister magazine Systems Contractor News, and parent company United Entertainment Media are the official publishers of the InfoComm Show Daily, the onsite magazine of ICIA's InfoComm conference and trade exposition.

The International Communications Industries Association, Inc. (ICIA) is the premier trade association for the professional audiovisual communications and rental and staging industries. ICIA is the founder of InfoComm, the conference and trade exposition for audiovisual communications professionals who come to learn about the latest technologies and available services as well as new and alternative applications. ICIA serves its worldwide membership as the pre-eminent provider of education, training and certification.

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