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The  Official  2017  ED's  Awards  Pre-Nominations  Ballot

20th Annual ED's Adult Nightclub & Exotic Dancer Awards Show to be held during 25th Anniversary EXPO at the Hard Rock Casino in Las Vegas

 
Once again, ED Publications will celebrate the best of the best in the multi-billion-dollar adult nightclub industry with its 20th Annual Adult Nightclub & Exotic Dancer Awards Show — the ED's Awards — during the industry's annual, national gathering for the Gentlemen's Club EXPO. This year, the occasion is particularly notable, as the Awards Show celebrates its 20th year while the EXPO is celebrating its 25th Anniversary. The 2017 ED's Awards Show will be held at The Joint Theater inside the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino on Tuesday, August 29th, from 9-11 pm.
 
As has been the case for the past several years, the adult nightclubs, club staff and entertainers who appear on the Final ED's Awards Ballot will be determined in part by this "Pre-Nominations" Ballot. Industry professionals are encouraged to nominate those clubs, staff and entertainers who, they feel, are most deserving of award nomination, and tell us why they're so deserving of this honor. There are three ED's Awards categories:
 
1.) CLUB AWARDS: There are eight "regional" club awards, presented in two categories: Club of the Year and "Small" Club of the Year (which notes clubs that are under 5,000 square feet or are located in smaller cities/markets). There are four regions: East, South, Central and West (please note the map to see which states are contained in which regions). There are also four other club awards presented: "Feature" Club of the Year (for clubs that book feature entertainers regularly); "International" Club of the Year (for clubs outside of the U.S.); "Urban" Club of the Year (a national award for the nation's top "urban" club); and the most prestigious club award, "Overall Gentlemen's Club of the Year," the ED's Award presented to the top club in the nation. In addition, the "Club Chain" of the Year Award is presented to the nation's top adult club chain ("chain" is designated as six or more clubs).
 
2) ENTERTAINER AWARDS: There are five ED's Awards dedicated to touring feature entertainers: Newcomer Entertainer of the Year (a feature who has been "touring" for less than two years); Adult Movie Entertainer of the Year (a feature who is also a popular adult film star); Club Favorite Entertainer of the Year (a feature who is booked and re-booked often, hence, a "club favorite"), Miss ExoticDancer.com, showcasing the 12 top entertainers who were dancers of the month on that website; and the most prestigious feature entertainer award, the "Overall Feature Entertainer of the Year." In 2017, there will be three Entertainer of the Year nominees, and each will perform during the ED's Awards Show at The Joint Theater.  NEW THIS YEAR: There is one NEW ED's Awards for entertainers — "International Showgirl of the Year" — acknowledging successful entertainers from outside of the U.S. (who may or may not tour in the U.S.). 
 
3.) STAFF AWARDS: There are three ED's Awards dedicated to club staff: General Manager of the Year, DJ of the Year and Club Employee of the Year (which includes security staff, waitresses, bartenders, VIP hosts, house moms and floor managers). 
 
PLEASE NOTE: This Pre-Nominations Ballot will be live from May 16th through May 31st. The Final ED's Awards Ballot will be broken up into two final ballots this year: The Final Ballot for clubs and club staff will launch on June 9th, and run through June 26th. The Final Ballot for entertainers will run from June 30th through July 17th. The reason the entertainer ballot will launch later is that some of the entertainer nominees, including Overall Entertainer of the Year, will be decided by who wins the EDI (Exotic Dancer Invitational) Contest at Platinum 84 in Denver, which is being held June 22-24.
 
 
MORE ABOUT THE 2017 ED's AWARDS SHOW
 
It’s the 25th Anniversary EXPO and the 20th Annual ED's Awards Show — and ED Publications is pulling out all the stops!

Whether seen as a finalist on "America's Got Talent" or at their own Vegas show, at the 2017 EXPO, attendees will witness them ignite the stage at the Hard Rock's Joint Theater on Tuesday, August 29th. RECYCLED PERCUSSION is the featured act at this year's ED's Awards Show, and will perform throughout the evening as ED Publications (producers of the Annual EXPO and Awards Show) present Awards to the industry's top adult nightclubs and feature entertainers. Called "flat out bad bass" by the Las Vegas Review Journal and featured on "The Today Show," Recycled Percussion has performed over 4,000 shows and over 400 corporate events in over 15 countries since their smash performance on "America's Got Talent" (2009 season).

"While EXPO and Awards Show guests have seen lots of great acts over the past two decades, they've never seen anything like Recycled Percussion," says ED Publications' Associate Publisher, Dave Manack. "This year's ED's Awards Show will kick off with a bang, and there's no telling where the show goes from there!"  

In keeping with the 25th Anniversary EXPO theme, this year's show at The Joint Theater is a semi-formal affair. Awards Special Presenters will include former ED Hall of Fame inductees and Entertainer of the Year winners, and the show will be co-emceed by the "voice" of the Awards Show, DJ Platypus and the beautiful adult starlet, feature entertainer and Penthouse Pet, Jayden Cole.

"I am so honored & excited to be co-emceeing the adult nightclub industry's biggest night alongside the man behind the voice, DJ Platypus!" says Jayden. "I can't wait to present a great show for everyone and for another fun EXPO in Las Vegas!”

ED's Awards Show tickets are available for $69 each (before the May 31st deadline; tickets are $89 starting June 1st) and can be purchased online at www.TheEDexpo.com or by calling the ED office at (727) 726-3592.


 Complete list of award categories:

Entertainer Award Categories

Overall Feature Entertainer of the Year
Adult Movie Feature Entertainer of the Year
Newcomer Entertainer of the Year
Club Favorite Entertainer of the Year
International Showgirl of the Year
Miss ExoticDancer.com of the Year
 
Club Award Categories
 
Overall Gentlemen's Club of the Year
Club of the Year East
"Small" Club of the Year East
Club of the Year South
"Small" Club of the Year South
Club of the Year Central
"Small" Club of the Year Central
Club of the Year West
"Small" Club of the Year West
"Feature" Club of the Year
"Urban" Club of the Year
International Club of the Year
Club Chain of the Year
 
Club Staff Award Categories
 
General Manager of the Year
DJ of the Year
Club Employee of the Year

 

     Four U.S. Club Award Regions
     
    Beginning in 2014, in an effort to make our adult nightclub awards even more selective, we narrowed our club award regions down from five to four (please see the region map).  Our new award regions are:

    East New England (Maine, Vermont, New Hampshire, Connecticut, Massachusetts, Rhode Island), New York, Pennsylvania, Delaware, Ohio, West Virginia, Virginia, Kentucky
    Central North Dakota, South Dakota, Minnesota, Wisconsin, Nebraska, Iowa, Illinois, Indiana, Missouri, Kansas, Oklahoma, Texas, Kansas, Missouri, Michigan
    South North Carolina, South Carolina, Georgia, Florida, Louisiana, Mississippi, Alabama, Tennessee, Arkansas
    West Washington, Oregon, Montana, Idaho, Wyoming, Colorado, New Mexico, Arizona, California, Utah, Nevada, Alaska, Hawaii
   

Use this map to determine how we divided the clubs into regions.
Each region has two voting categories, one for large clubs and one for small clubs.
A small club is defined as a club under 5000 sq ft.

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the 25-Year Celebration Yearbook!

 
We are very proud to be celebrating the 25-Year Anniversary of the Annual Gentlemen’s Club EXPO this year, which reflects a quarter century of the growth and success of the adult nightclub industry. We think you should be just as proud of the role you have played in the industry reaching this historic landmark!

To memorialize this accomplishment—both the 25th Anniversary of EXPO and a quarter century of the adult nightclub industry—we will be publishing a special 25-Year Celebration Yearbook. This perfect-bound, collector’s item retrospective of both the EXPO and the industry and the clubs that have been a part of it will be a living history and a time capsule of the past 25 years that will be reviewed, referenced and enjoyed for many years to come.

That’s why we want YOU to be a part of this 25-Year Celebration YEARBOOK. There's three ways you can be included: 

(1) Share your favorite EXPO memory with us along with a photo! (email it to ED's Associate Publisher Dave Manack at dave@edpublications.com); 
(2) Tell us who deserves to win such industry "superlatives" as "Class Clown," "Most Likely to be Found Posting on Social Media," "Most Likely to Survive a Zombie Apocalypse," "Industry's Sexiest Man & Woman" and more!; and/or 
(3) Consider running a display advertisement in this special publication to salute the industry for 25 years of a job well done and to promote your club’s involvement in that success story.
 

Tap here to learn more about the 25-Year Celebration Yearbook!

Tap here to fill out our industry Yearbook superlatives!

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