The Show Stopper program

was created to recognize the best of the best on the show floor, everything from improved applications to revolutionary designs. All IFAI Expo 2019 exhibitors are eligible to enter their new and innovative products/services for the chance to be honored as a Show Stopper!

Show Stopper


The International Achievement Awards (IAA)

are an annual competition with a goal to promote awareness of the specialty fabrics used in thousands of products and applications ranging in size and shape. For more than six decades, the awards have recognized innovation, technical skill and design excellence. Entries are judged by industry experts, editors, architects, educators and design professionals who were selected for their knowledge in particular field of study or product area.

Open the IAA Website


The Student Design Competitions

are a great way for students to showcase their talents to industry professionals. There are four competitions, sponsored by four different IFAI divisions:

  • Advanced Textiles
  • Awning and Canopy
  • Fabric Graphics
  • Fabric Structures

Go to the Student Design Challenge


The Industrial Fabrics Foundation (IFF)

offers Innovation Awards in six categories, with one top overall prize. Entries will be evaluated by a jury of experts who serve in the specialty fabrics industry. This panel will select the winners of the IFF Innovation Award.
Read More about IFF