Founded in 1994 by the Themed Entertainment Association, the global membership association for the creators of compelling experiences and places, the annual Thea Awards celebrate excellence and innovation in the international visitor attractions industry and recognize theme parks and attractions, museums and exhibits, world expo pavilions, destination attractions, breakthrough technology, connected immersion, event spectaculars, cultural attractions and brand experiences, as well as deserving individuals. Due to COVID-19, the 26th annual Gala had to be canceled and the award recipients documented in this program are celebrated online in a series of Thea Case Studies produced by TEA.
The impact of COVID-19 on the themed entertainment industry has been wide and deep, affecting students striving to be a part of the industry, as well as long-time industry professionals. Animax Designs is proud to award scholarships to 56 passionate people to help them stay connected with the themed entertainment industry and participate in the TEA Thea Awards Digital Case Studies during these difficult times. Under this scholarship, awardees are granted digital access to a series of case studies and networking opportunities with the Thea award recipients in over 7 digital sessions from August to November 2020.
“When I started 30 years ago, I had nothing but a dream for doing great work, working with great people and making a difference in themed entertainment. Animax has come a long way since those humble beginnings and we are so grateful to be able to help and encourage others to never give up on your dreams, no matter what comes your way.” – said Chuck Fawcett, President & CEO of Animax Designs, Inc.
Congratulations to all of the award recipients. We hope this scholarship opens up more dreams and opportunities for the next generation members of the themed entertainment industry.