South Florida Fair honored with 10 statewide awards and director’s award
The South Florida Fair was among the big winners at the Florida Festivals & Events Association’s (FFEA) annual SUNsational Awards during its 23rd annual convention and tradeshow. The program recognizes members’ innovation, individuality and creative collaboration.
The fair won three first place awards for its website, sponsor program and advance fair tickets; four second place awards for an event photo, the fair’s Facebook page and radio ad, and Yesteryear Village’s education program; and three third place awards for the fair’s Instagram, Spookyville’s Facebook page and the fair’s Event Guide (daily schedule).
In addition, FFEA CEO Suzanne Neve presented Rita De Mier, the fair’s director of marketing & creative services, with the first director’s award for consistently going above and beyond with her FFEA volunteer support.
“The branding and design that you see throughout the conference and leading up to the event would not be possible without her,” said Neve. “Her marketing and design expertise has helped FFEA reach new heights in membership, conference registration and overall branding. She has been a leader in her organization and her industry as well as a leader for FFEA and several other nonprofit organizations.”
FFEA accepted nominations in nine categories: Printed Materials, Outdoor Advertisement, PR/Media Campaign, Photo, Promotional Item, T-shirt, Broadcast Media, Multimedia Marketing and Programming. Each category included three budget levels. A total of 130 events submitted their materials for consideration.
Nominations were judged by a blue ribbon panel representing media outlets, printing companies, website designers, photographers, promotional marketing professionals and social media experts. For a complete list of winners, visit www.ffea.com/sunsational-
“The SUNsational Awards have recognized and celebrated the talents of our members for more than two decades,” said FFEA Executive Director Suzanne Neve. “We’re proud of our members and their events – and excited to recognize them in this way each year.”
About the Florida Festivals & Events Association (FFEA)
Celebrating 23 years, FFEA is a not-for-profit association dedicated to supporting and promoting more than 3,500 festivals, events, and fairs in the state of Florida through education, networking and dissemination of information and the cultivation of high standards. For more information about FFEA, visit www.ffea.com.
About the South Florida Fair: Produced by the South Florida Fair & Palm Beach County Expositions, Inc., a nonprofit organization, the next fair will be held from Jan. 12-28, 2018 at the fairgrounds, 9067 Southern Boulevard, West Palm Beach. For more information, call (561) 793-0333 or visit the website, http://www.southfloridafair.