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Tabletop Gallery 2009 Competition Opens

Tabletop Gallery 2009 Competition Opens

Are you a great tabletop talent? Special Events Magazine will select the best tabletop designs in two budget categories at The Special Event 2009, Jan. 28-30 in San Diego. The Tabletop Competition--a highlight of the show floor--is the industry's premier presentation of creativity and skill in tabletop design.

To enter, follow these steps:

1) Choose your category:
Category 1: Tabletops Under $1,000
Category 2: Tabletops $1,000 and Above

2) Submit a rendering of your proposed tabletop design. Designs should be realistic for an actual event of 20 tables seating eight each.

3) Include a 50-word description on your interpretation of your theme.

4) List the rental retail cost per tabletop, including the cost of floral, centerpiece, linen, serviceware, flooring (if appropriate), etc.

Judges--who are members of the Advisory Board of Special Events Magazine--rank entries on the following criteria:

  • Originality
  • Creativity
  • Aesthetics (balance, visual unity)
  • Theme consideration: Is the design in keeping with the theme?
  • Execution: What is the overall quality of materials and styling?
  • Appropriateness: Would this tabletop work at an actual special event?
  • Objective: Does the table succeed?

Tabletop Gallery participants will be interviewed for a special feature in our May 2009 issue to describe their creation and execution of their tabletops.

For consideration, send your rendering and supporting materials to:
Tabletop Gallery 2009
Special Events Magazine
17383 W. Sunset Blvd., Suite A220
Pacific Palisades, CA 90272 USA

Note: Participants are responsible for supplying, shipping and assembling all necessary tabletop materials at The Special Event 2009.

Deadline: Oct. 10

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