IAAPA News - Awards - July 2018


Applications Open for the 2018 IAAPA Brass Ring Awards

by Juanita Chavarro Arias

The IAAPA Brass Ring Awards return this year to recognize achievements throughout the global attractions industry with applications accepted through Aug. 19, 2018. The program received its name from a tradition dating back to the 1800s in which carousel riders were challenged to reach for rings suspended above them. The goal was to grasp one of the few brass rings hanging among those made of iron to receive a prize.

Building on the prestige of this carousel custom, today’s IAAPA Brass Ring Awards honor excellence in a range of categories, including food and beverage, games and retail, human resources, live entertainment, marketing, new products, and exhibits. 

IAAPA presents the awards to members representing a variety of constituencies, such as amusement parks, zoos and aquariums, museums and science centers, manufacturers and suppliers, family entertainment centers, and water parks. To be eligible, applicants must be members of IAAPA, and for the exhibitor awards, eligible companies must be exhibiting at the current IAAPA Attractions Expo.

Applications for the 2018 IAAPA Brass Ring Awards are available to view and submit online through a new, easy-to-apply process. Following a panel review of entries, finalists will be announced in early October, and the winners will be recognized during the IAAPA Brass Ring Awards Ceremony at IAAPA Attractions Expo 2018 in Orlando.

Applications for the 2018 IAAPA Brass Ring Awards are due by Aug. 19, 2018.

For more information, visit www.IAAPA.org/IAAPABrassRingAwards18 or email:brassringawards@IAAPA.org.