Are you on the list?

Finalists for the second annual E.X.C.I.T.E. Awards were announced Wednesday, recognizing the year’s top performers across 25 categories of tradeshow, exhibition and conference production.

From apps and virtual components to environmental concerns and international expansion, we know it’s tough to stay on top of such a vast and changing industry—congratulations to those who did.

See Also: Last year’s winners and photos from the banquet.

Along with the Expo Elite and Top 25 Fast-Growth Shows (coming soon) the E.X.C.I.T.E. winners and runners-up will be recognized at an awards banquet (June 19) in conjunction with Expo Next (June 20-21).

We’ll see you in Baltimore!

You can see the full list here, but here’s a few of the finalists:

BEST APPLICATION OF CONTENT/EDUCATION ON THE SHOWFLOOR
• 2012 Annual Session – American Dental Association
• Coverings 2012 – National Trade Productions
• FETC 2013 – 1105 Media
• Retail’s BIG Show 2013 – National Retail Federation

BEST INCORPORATION OF VENUE OR DESTINATION INTO A SHOW
• 2013 Annual Cattle Industry Convention and NCBA Trade Show – National Cattlemen’s Beef Association
• 5K@EASD Run/Walk – Novo Nordisk, A/S.
• Bluebeam eXtreme Conference – Bluebeam Software, Inc.
• Fourth Annual Fenway Park Bridal Festival – Boston Red Sox & Fenway Park

BEST SHOWFLOOR ENGAGEMENT STRATEGIES
• ASTD International Conference and Exhibition – American Society for Training & Development
• Coverings 2012 – National Trade Productions
• Graph Expo – National Association for Printing Leadership
• ISA International Sign Expo – ISA