Luke Wolfard and Jeff CurtisGRAPEVINE, TEXAS (October 18, 2018) – The Grapevine Convention & Visitors Bureau was the recipient of nine creative marketing awards during the International Festivals & Events Association (IFEA) / Haas & Wilkerson Pinnacle Awards Ceremony held at the 63rd Annual IFEA Convention Expo & Retreat in San Diego, California on October 1, 2018.

Awards received include:

  • Gold - Best Miscellaneous Printed Materials (Multiple Page) for GrapeFest® - A Texas Wine Experience, presented by Bank of the West, People's Choice Wine Tasting Classic Reference Guide
  • Gold - Best Press/Media Kit for Main Street Fest - A Craft Brew Experience, presented by Bank of the West
  • Silver - Best Promotional Brochure for GrapeFest® - A Texas Wine Experience, presented by Bank of the West
  • Silver - Best Pin or Button for Main Street Fest - A Craft Brew Experience, presented by Bank of the West
  • Silver - Best Miscellaneous Printed Materials (Multiple Page) for New Vintage Wine & Gallery Trail, sponsored by Audi Grapevine
  • Bronze - Best Cover Design for Main Street Fest - A Craft Brew Experience, presented by Bank of the West
  • Bronze - Best Street Banner for Main Street Fest - A Craft Brew Experience, presented by Bank of the West, Lone Star State of Mind / Go Texan, Street Banner
  • Bronze - Best Miscellaneous Clothing for Main Street Fest - A Craft Brew Experience, presented by Bank of the West, Raglan T-Shirt
  • Bronze - Best New Event for Main Street Fest - A Craft Brew Experience, presented by Bank of the West, Go Texan, Lone Star State of Mind Pavilion

Sponsored by industry leader Haas & Wilkerson Insurance, the professional competition draws entries from some of the world’s top festival and event cities such as Scottsdale, Arizona; Philadelphia, Pennsylvania; West Palm Beach, Florida; Washington, D.C.; Louisville, Kentucky; Vancouver, BC, Canada; Songpa-gu, South Korea; Sydney, Australia; Dublin, Ireland and Rotterdam, Netherlands among many others.

“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.”

“We are excited to receive these awards, which are a true testament to the talent and creativity of the Grapevine Convention & Visitors Bureau team,” added Gayle Hall, Director of Festivals & Events for the Grapevine Convention & Visitors Bureau.

Awards* were handed out in 69 different categories in total including Best TV Promotion; Social Media Site; Commemorative Poster; Sponsorship Program; Parade; Educational Program, Accessibility Program; Children’s Program; Social Media Campaign; Merchandising Program in addition 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.

About International Festivals & Events Association (IFEA)

Headquartered in Boise, Idaho, the International Festivals & Events Association (IFEA) is The Premier Association Supporting and Enabling Festival & Event Professionals Worldwide. In partnership with global affiliates under the umbrellas of IFEA Africa, IFEA Asia, IFEA Australia, IFEA Europe, IFEA Latin America, IFEA Middle East (MENASA), and IFEA North America, the organization's common vision is for "A Globally United Industry that Touches Lives in a Positive Way through Celebration." The Association offers the most complete source of ideas, resources, information, education and networking for festival and event professionals worldwide.

Please visit www.ifea.com/p/industryawards/pinnacleawards/pastpinnaclewinners for a complete list of Pinnacle winners. For more information on the IFEA, go to www.ifea.com. For additional information about Grapevine, please call the Grapevine Convention & Visitors Bureau at 817-410-3185 or visit www.GrapevineTexasUSA.com.

*All winners are selected from those Festivals and Events who specifically enter the competition. Each category is separated into four separate budget categories. Each entry is judged within those budget categories, against the criteria and requirements of the specific category.