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WHAT: TEA MASTERS OF THEIR CRAFT epitomize the highest standards relative to their respective professional disciplines while also setting the standard for professional conduct within the Themed Entertainment industry. They begin with pure talent and grow it with experience over decades, constantly evolving and maturing their craft to become industry leaders. TEA Masters have built a demonstrable body of work that shows consistency in the quality of work over many projects throughout their career. They lead by example and are mentors to many, inspiring and empowering others while executing their own craft with a spirit of collaboration with the project teams, interns, and students.

WHO: Creators, Managers, Designers, Writers, Producers, Engineers and Craftspeople who have built a body of work over decades with consistent quality and execution – contributors through their imagination, design, craftmanship, leadership and their pure artistry of their craft.  TEA Masters can communicate their craft and are generous with their time and talents, eager to use their knowledge to create new experiences of the highest caliber while always pushing the limits.

WHEN: The time is NOW for submissions! The window is officially open on April 15th and stays available for nominations through June 15th.

HOW: It’s simple and we need your help! To nominate a Master you know, who you have worked with, who you have shared experiences with and whose work has impacted all we do. Share your stories, tell us why you feel they deserve to be honored.

The following are the criteria to qualify for consideration as a TEA Master in 2021:



  • Outstanding performance during 20+ year career within similar fields
  • Experience working on the global stage
  • A role model, well respected and looked upon throughout the industry
  • Having played a distinctive role on several major/signature projects



  •  Exceptional in demonstrating “thinking out of the box”
  • TEA Masters are masters by virtue of what they do and how they do it
  • TEA Masters are consummate professionals in every way, they have the depth of knowledge (patience) to explain to those that do not necessarily understand why they have made a recommendation or practiced their craft in a given way


Industry and subject matter achievements

  • Having developed revolutionary ways of creating/producing within respective fields such as patents, inventions, etc.
  • Instrumental in improving/revolutionizing industry or subject matter means and methods
  • Long track record of improving the quality and efficiency of their product or service


Impact upon the industry

  • Has excelled in mentoring and developing new generation experts within relevant fields
  • Contributed a visible effect on the industry over the years
  • TEA Masters are always going the extra mile to help/teach newcomers/apprentices to their craft
  • TEA Masters empower others to excel in their own skill and bring out the best in a person to help them achieve
  • TEA Masters install confidence in those around them


Willing and able to participate

  •  Participate in the recognition ceremony and be on a panel for TEA Global programming
  •  Allow the TEA to video an interview and the panel presentation for TEA Global programming
  •  Participate in TEA education and/or mentoring programs during the two (2) years following receipt of TEA Master recognition
  • Not currently serving on the TEA International Board, or the TEA Masters Selection Committee



Artisans or designers nominated for a TEA Masters Award may be asked to submit resumes, photos of completed projects, designs, artwork, work samples, graphics or video containing highlights of their craft sufficient to support the selection process.


This year’s honorees will be recognized at the during a special global digital session on November 3, 2021.




If you have any additional questions, please email: [email protected] or call the TEA Global Headquarters: +1 818-843-8497