Produced by ED (Exotic Dancer) Publications and established in 2014, the EDI (EXOTIC DANCER Invitational) contests—EDI East and EDI West—will showcase the best of the best in the exotic showgirls arena. These entertainers are honored each year with the presentation of EXOTIC DANCER’s “Overall Entertainer of the Year” Award at the Annual ED’s Awards Show during the Gentlemen’s Club EXPO (the 2016 EXPO will be held in New Orleans, August 7-10). In order to enhance the prestige of this National Award and to insure that the most qualified applicants all have a shot at the title, ED Publications has launched the Annual EXOTIC DANCER Invitationals. The winner of each EDI (East and West) contest’s “Champion” Division will be automatic nominees for the “Overall Entertainer of the Year” Award; the winner of each EDI contest's "Showgirl" Division will be automatic nominees for the "Club Favorite Entertainer of the Year" Award, while the winners of the “Newcomer” Division will be nominees for the ED’s “Newcomer of the Year” Award.
There will be two EDI competitions held at two clubs on different dates.