Best of Show Exhibitor Booth Awards

To acknowledge and recognize exhibitors demonstrating excellence in exhibit design and execution, the National Restaurant Association Show is conducting a Best of Show exhibitor contest.

Best Inline Booth

  • Judging Criteria
  • 2018 Best Inline Booth
  • 2018 Best Medium Booth
  • 2018 Best Large Booth
  • 2018 Standout Exhibitors

Judging Criteria

There is no need to enter as all exhibitors will be considered.

On Saturday, May 18th, during open exhibit hall hours, highly experienced exhibiting experts will walk the entire show floor and select winners in three categories:

  1. Best Inline/Linear Booth
  2. Best Medium Peninsula/Island Booth (up to 1,500 sq. ft.)
  3. Best Large Peninsula/Island Booth (over 1,500 sq. ft.)

The judges will look at every booth in terms of:

  • How effectively the booth grabs attention
  • Communicates a clear value proposition and messaging
  • Has an interactive attendee experience
  • Has proactive and positive exhibit staff behaviors

Winners will receive a plaque from the National Restaurant Association Show along with a photo shoot in the booth, plus at- and post-Show recognition from attendees and exhibitors.

2018 Best Inline Booth

Oil Solutions Group grabbed the attention of attendees and judges with their backlit graphic, clearly communicating a compelling value proposition. A friendly and engaging staff had ample opportunity to lead suitable visitors in a product demonstration.

2018Best Medium Booth

(up to 1,500 square feet)

Weston Foods Foodservice captivated attendees with their large, show-stopping donut wheel, creating the perfect backdrop for social media engagements. Staff was friendly and proactive, guiding visitors through the various experiences in the booth and offering a colorful and fun pair of socks as a reminder of the brand and experience.

2018 Best Large Booth

(more than 1,500 square feet)

Ecolab was selected for their excellent use of space, informative graphics and thought-provoking attendee experiences on all sides of the exhibit space. The staff was easily identifiable in their branded lab coats and positioned as experts in “Ask Me” experiences throughout the booth.  

2018 Standout Exhibitors

In addition to the three 2018 winners, 46 additional booths were highlighted as “standout” exhibitors.

Get inspired by standout exhibitors

For questions, please contact Katie Harrington at kharrington@winsightmedia.com.