2011 Award of Excellence Winners announced

Congratulations to all participating companies of the Tent Rental Division Award of Excellence competition. This competition provides high-visibility recognition and captures the best tent installations in the market. Entries were judged by industry experts, editors, educators and design professionals who were selected for their knowledge in the tent rental market. Tent Rental Division members receive free entries in the competition.

Winners of the three categories are entered into the IFAI International Achievement Awards. Winning projects receive extensive media exposure including: press releases written and distributed to trade and consumer media outlets, features in IFAI's publications, including InTents magazine, an award plaque and permission to use the Award of Excellence logo in business and promotional pieces.

Winners are selected based on complexity, design, workmanship, uniqueness and function. "Award of Excellence" and "Outstanding Achievement Award" category winners are announced every year during Tent Expo or Tent Conference. This year, due to a pending storm at Tent Expo, winners were announced electronically.

The winners are as follows:

Party tent rental

Award of Excellence
A Southern kind of wedding
Mahaffey Fabric Structures
Memphis, Tenn.

Outstanding Achievement Award
White wedding
Chattanooga Tent Company
Chattanooga, Tenn.

Commercial tent rental

Award of Excellence
HMC benefit
Main Attractions
Edison, N.J.

Outstanding Achievement Award
World Equestrian Games
Tentlogix/Premier Party Rental
Stuart, Fla.

Outstanding Achievement Award
UEFA Champions League Final 2010
Röder Zelt-und Veranstaltungsservice
Budingen, Germany

Tent manufacturing

Award of Excellence
Covering the troops
Mahaffey Fabric Structures
Memphis, Tenn.

Outstanding Achievement Award
Haiti base paint classroom project
Armbruster Manufacturing Company
Springfield, Ill.