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Celebrate someone amazing.
Nominate a Master.

They’re the quiet legends. The creators. The solvers. The mentors.

Experts in design, technology, project management, finance – dozens of individual professionals who represent the themed entertainment industry at its best.

These are the TEA Masters.

The TEA Masters of Their Craft program recognizes the achievements of individuals — the artists, writers, producers, engineers and craftspeople with distinguished careers who’ve made significant and enduring contributions to the industry through their innovation, leadership, and expertise.

This program recognizes a small number of individuals each year, whose skills epitomize the highest standards within their disciplines and who have used those skills to advance their field and the themed entertainment industry. Each TEA Master has built a body of work over decades that demonstrates consistent quality and execution. Often unknown except among their peers and collaborators, TEA Masters help create visceral stories, rides, attractions, events, and places that thrill, delight, and educate guests worldwide.

The TEA Masters program celebrates diversity in many forms. Masters come from a wide variety of individual backgrounds and disciplines, with growing international representation.

The selection of TEA Masters is more than an honorary recognition; it’s also an invitation to service. Individuals who receive this honor also agree to participate in a range of mentoring and education projects that help students and fellow professionals grow their skills, advance their careers, and establish international standards of excellence.

If you know someone who represents the highest level of craft and professionalism in their field, we invite you to submit their name for consideration as a TEA Master. Share your stories; tell us why you feel they deserve to be honored. Nominate a colleague you know… who you’ve worked with… shared experiences with… and whose work has impacted our world.

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

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Key Dates (2023)

April 15
Nominations Open

June 15
Nominations Close

2023 TEA Masters Announced

October 2023
2023 TEA Masters Celebration - SATE Kansas City, MO

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Themed Entertainment Association
303 N. Glenoaks Suite 200
Burbank, CA 91502
Phone: +1 818 843-8497
Email:   [email protected]
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