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Fountain Hills Tourism Program Honored by IFEA

Town Receives Special Event Award Recognition

International Festivals & Events Association (IFEA)

Announces 2016 Pinnacle Award Winners

Boise, Idaho- The International Festivals & Events Association (IFEA) paid tribute to the Town of Fountain Hills – produced by our Experience Fountain Hills Tourism Division in Tucson, Arizona on September 27, 2016 during the IFEA/Haas & Wilkerson Pinnacle Awards Ceremony held at the IFEA’s 61st Annual Convention, Expo & Retreat, presented by Haas & Wilkerson Insurance, in Tucson, Arizona, U.S.A.. Sept 27-29, 2016, where they were presented with NUMBER awards in the prestigious IFEA/Haas & Wilkerson Pinnacle Awards competition.Awards were won in the following categories:





The Town of Fountain Hills is being awarded for the second year in a row in the category of “Best AD Series”Our Fountain Hills Tourism Division members Rachel Goodwin and Grace Rodman-Guetter were in attendance for the conference and the awards reception.Staff is honored to be recipients of prestigious IFEA awards for the second year in a row.Participation and recognition from partners like IFEA work to further promote the Town of Fountain Hills not only on a statewide, but an international level.Among Fountain Hills, other winners included; Cherry Creek Art Festival, Pasadena Tournament of Roses and the Kentucky Derby Festival.Staff looks forward to submitting future advertising, marketing, and event initiatives to the IFEA committee next year.

Sponsored by industry leader Haas & Wilkerson Insurance, the professional competition draws entries from among the world’s top festivals and events.

Awards were handed out in 68 different categories in total including Best TV Promotion; Social Media Site; Commemorative Poster; Overall Sponsorship Program; Green Program; Educational Program, Children’s Programming; Media Relations Campaign; Overall Merchandising Program; Festival & Event Management Degree Programs to the highest award given by the IFEA in recognition of those Festivals and events who have a balance of all the elements necessary to ensure a successful event – the Grand Pinnacle.

“We would like to congratulate all of our Pinnacle winners for their outstanding entries into this year’s competition,” said IFEA President & CEO, Steven Wood Schmader, CFEE.

“The IFEA/Haas & Wilkerson Pinnacle Awards Competition recognizes the outstanding accomplishments and top quality creative, promotional, operational and community outreach programs and materials produced by festivals and events around the world.Striving for the highest degree of excellence in festival and event promotions and operations in every budget level and every corner of the globe, this competition has not only raised the standards and quality of the festivals and events industry to new levels, but also shows how event producers can use innovation and creativity to achieve a higher level of success.”

Fountain Hills Tourism Program Honored by IFEA
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