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Marketplace Events Opens Talent Search for the Home + Garden Trendsetter of the Year


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The Grand-Prize Winner of This National Search Will Set Out on a 3-Month, Multi-Show Tour to Promote His or Her Creative Talents in Front of Live Audiences

Salt Lake City, Utah (PRWEB) July 08, 2014

Marketplace Events, producer of three Salt Lake Home Shows (Oct. 1012, 2014; Jan. 911, 2015; and March 68, 2015) at the South Towne Expo Center and the largest producer of consumer shows in North America, announces a nationwide search for the Home + Garden Trendsetter of the Year. All DIY, lifestyle, design, cooking, and home and garden bloggers from around the nation are encouraged to apply by July 21, 2014. The competition includes three rounds, where finalists will be selected from each round. The grand-prize winner, who will be presented with a multi-show contract and more, will be announced during the 2014 Orlando Home Show.

The Trendsetter of the Year is an exciting contest for Marketplace Events and an excellent opportunity for talented bloggers to get their creative ideas and expertise out in front of a mass audience, said Brooke Peterson, show manager of the Salt Lake Home Show. Utah, especially, has an abundance of inspiring and unique bloggers who all have valuable content to share with consumers. The Marketplace Events team hopes to foster the talents of an individual and potentially establish his or her name in the national market.

The full competition process involves:

-Round 1Application Process (June 23July 21, 2014)
Bloggers can apply on the Home + Garden Events Facebook page. Marketplace Events will select and contact the top six entries after July 21.

-Round 2Video Competition and Social Voting (Aug. 4Sept. 4, 2014)
The six finalists from Round 1 will create one short video containing home and garden tips or a DIY project. Home + Garden fans will then vote for their favorite videos on social media, and the three bloggers with the most votes will advance to the final round.

-Round 3On Stage Presentation (October 2526, 2014)
The top three finalists from the video/social voting round will be flown to Orlando to present on stage at the 2014 Orlando Home Show. Each presentation will be judged by a celebrity expert, a Marketplace Events team member, and the audience. The winner will be named the Home + Garden Trendsetter of the Year at the Orlando Home Show and will be presented with a multi-show contract and more, worth approximately $30,000.

Marketplace Events hopes to discover talented bloggers who possess a fun, informative, and professional stage presence. For more information about the Home + Garden Trendsetter of the Year Contest or to apply for a chance to win, visit the Home + Garden Events Facebook page at

About Marketplace Events
Marketplace Events creates vibrant expositions connecting enthusiasts with experts, products and services in dynamic face-to-face environments. The company produces 39 consumer shows in the home and garden category (28 in the US and 11 in Canada) as well as the American International Motorcycle Expo (AIMExpo), a new trade and consumer show for the motorcycle industry. AIMExpo is the first event to be produced by the companys new Trade Show Division. The 40 combined events attract 15,000 exhibitors, 1.5 million attendees and another 1.7 million unique web visitors annually. From 14 offices, the 110-person staff produces some of the most successful and longest-running shows in North America, including market-leading home shows in Montreal, Vancouver, Calgary, Minneapolis, Philadelphia and Orlandosome of which have thrived in their markets for more than 75 years.

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