|Phil Hettema of The Hettema Group|
The Thea Awards, created by the Themed Entertainment Association (TEA), celebrate excellence in the creation of compelling experiences and places. They are considered the "Oscars of the attractions industry."
Nominations for the current judging cycle close July 10, 2013. The slate of recommended award recipients will be announced in late fall 2013, and in spring 2014, the awards will be presented at a formal, black-tie dinner gala.
To be eligible, the project or event being nominated must have opened or taken place between July 1, 2011 and June 30, 2013.