Showcasing the spirit of Innovation

4th – 6th October

About the awards

2020 presented unique challenges worldwide, and we have seen companies within our industry respond with incredible dynamism and imagination. These awards seek to showcase that spirit of innovation.

We were looking for groundbreaking new projects, products, services and more that push the boundaries of what has been done before. We welcomed entries from across the visitor attractions business worldwide. From the design of the next generation of rides and attractions and the very latest exhibitions; to the creation of the transformative technologies and game-changing advances in sustainability, marketing and leadership, the Blooloop Innovation Awards are shining a spotlight on what the industry is doing and where it is going.

You can explore the entries on this site via category.

Awards Organiser

The awards are hosted by blooloop.com, the world’s most read website for visitor attractions professionals.

Presented with

AREA15 is the world’s first purpose-built experiential entertainment district located minutes from the Las Vegas Strip. The complex is designed to be an imagination box and a place of wonder, where creativity and content flourish through best-in-class experiential entertainment companies such as Meow Wolf, Lost Spirits Distillery, Wink World, and Illuminarium.

AREA15 is thrilled to partner with Blooloop in launching the first-ever Blooloop Innovation Awards. This collaboration is rooted in a shared philosophy; to celebrate the projects shaping the future of visitor attractions and immersive experiences.

Winston Fisher CEO ,  AREA15

2021 winners

The winners of the blooloop Innovation Awards 2021 were revealed at the blooloop V-Expo.

Congratulations to the winners. We had more than 130 fantastic entries, which made judging very difficult.

Best in Show, receiving the highest scores (across ALL categories) from our judges was Omega Mart.

Thanks to everybody who entered for making the awards and V-Expo such a success. We’re already planning ahead for 2022.

Categories

The Judges

Our judges, well-known thought leaders and industry experts, were looking for the most innovative products and projects driving the future of the visitor experience. The winners were announced at our virtual Blooloop V-Expo event, 4th–6th October 2021, online, live from AREA15.

  • Steve
    Alcorn

    Role
    CEO
    Company
    Alcorn McBride Inc.
  • Chris
    Lange

    Role
    Creative Executive & Owner
    Company
    Creative Studio Berlin
  • Rachel
    Mackay

    Role
    Interim Head of Hampton Court Palace
    Company
    Historic Royal Palaces
  • Theron
    Skees

    Role
    Founder
    Company
    The Designer's Creative Studio
  • Karen
    Fifield

    Role
    Chief Executive
    Company
    Wellington Zoo Trust
  • Jenefer
    Brown

    Role
    EVP and Head of Global Live, Interactive and Location-Based Entertainment
    Company
    LIONSGATE
  • Paul
    Moreton

    Role
    Group Creative and New Brands Director
    Company
    Merlin Entertainments
  • Brent
    Bushnell

    Role
    Chairman and Co-Founder
    Company
    Two Bit Circus
  • David
    Harland

    Role
    Chief Executive Officer
    Company
    Eden Project International
  • Bart
    Kresa

    Role
    Founder/Master Projection Designer
    Company
    BARTKRESA design
  • Evi
    Sari

    Role
    VP, Location Based Experiences Asia
    Company
    ViacomCBS Networks International
  • David
    Rosenberg

    Role
    Vice President
    Company
    Monterey Bay Aquarium
  • Silvia
    Filippini-Fantoni

    Role
    Deputy Director, Learning and Engagement
    Company
    Newark Museum of Art
  • Keith
    Thomas

    Role
    Chief Executive
    Company
    Petersham Group
  • Alan
    Mahony

    Role
    Director of Design & Operations
    Company
    Pinnacle International
  • Carolyn
    Royston

    Role
    Deputy Director for Engagement
    Company
    Brooklyn Museum
  • Elizabeth
    Merritt

    Role
    VP, Strategic Foresight and Founding Director, Center for the Future of Museums
    Company
    American Alliance of Museums
  • Vince
    Kadlubek

    Role
    Founder and Director
    Company
    Meow Wolf
  • Steve
    Tatham

    Role
    Executive Creative Director
    Company
    Universal Creative
  • Shelby
    Honea

    Role
    Producer
    Company
    Universal Creative
  • PY
    Gerbeau

    Role
    Chief Executive Officer
    Company
    The London Resort Company
  • Juliana
    Delaney

    Role
    Chief Executive Officer
    Company
    Continuum Attractions
  • Ike
    Kwon

    Role
    Chief Operating Officer
    Company
    California Academy of Sciences
  • Dominic
    Hare

    Role
    Chief Operating Officer
    Company
    Blenheim Palace
  • Charlotte
    Coates

    Role
    Editor
    Company
    Blooloop
  • Winston
    Fisher

    Role
    CEO
    Company
    AREA15
  • Rachel
    Read

    Role
    Financial Director
    Company
    Blooloop

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