IDEA is a not-for-profit professional association for organizations in the Game and Event Presentation industry that is governed by an elected Executive Board with day-to-day operations conducted by office staff. The Standing Committees direct and make recommendations to the Board about the various segments of IDEA which they oversee. Members are encouraged to be active in the direction of IDEA by participating on one of the various committees or running for elected office.

Get Prepared for 2024 Awards. Entries for the 2024 Competition will be accepted April 1 - May 1.

Entry guidelines available now
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Past Award Winners

Recognizing Excellence
IDEA recognizes superior achievement throughout the event presentation industry by awarding its Golden Matrix Awards (GMAs) at the annual IDEA Conference. The purpose of the GMAs is to recognize artistic, entertainment and technical excellence in the programming of large screen video and fascia displays.
Sharing Ideas
The GMAs are also intended to provide an opportunity for the event presentation industry to share ideas and to view the wide variety of productions that have been created over the past year.
In order to be eligible, entries must have been produced by an Active IDEA member for display on the member's system to a live audience during an event. The GMAs give members the opportunity to show off their best work to their colleagues and voting for all categories is done by the membership.

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  • April 1 – May 1: Entries Accepted
  • May 1: Entry Deadline
  • May 1: 1st Round Judge Volunteer Deadline
  • May 10 – June 24: First Round Voting
  • June 26 – July 4: First Round Best Overall Voting
  • July 10 – 13: Final Voting @ Annual IDEA Conference
  • July 13: Awards Presented at IDEA Awards Gala