GHF took an 11 total awards at the annual Texas Festivals and Events Association awards and 8 at the annual International Festivals and Events Association awards in 2016.

“We are pleased to receive this international recognition for the programs and events we host in Galveston,” states GHF Executive Director Dwayne Jones. “These are highly competitive awards that recognize only the highest achievement in creativity and design execution.”

The TFEA Marketing & Communications Awards program recognizes excellence in event promotional and communication campaigns. This year over 430 entries were submitted from across the state of Texas. The contest was judged by a panel of festival and event professionals and college / university level staff and students.

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

“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,” said IFEA President & CEO, Steven Wood Schmader, CFEE. “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.”

 

International Festivals and Events Association Awards received were:

Silver:

  • Best TV Promotion (Dickens on The Strand)
  • Best Radio Promotion (Dickens on The Strand)
  • Best Social Media Site
  • Best Event Program (Galveston Historic Homes Tour)
  • Best Promotional Brochure (Galveston Historic Homes Tour)
  • Best Single Newspaper Ad (Dickens on The Strand)

Bronze:

  • Best Promotional Brochure (Dickens on The Strand)
  • Best Single Magazine Ad (Dickens on The Strand)

Texas Festival and Events Association Awards received were:

Gold:

  • Best RV Promotion (Dickens on The Strand)
  • Best Radio Promotion (Dickens on The Strand)
  • Best Organization Website
  • Best Promotional Brochure (Galveston Historic Homes Tour)
  • Best Promotional Brochure (Dickens on The Strand)

Silver:

  • Best Newspaper Insert (Dickens on The Strand)
  • Best Social Media
  • Best Event Program (Galveston Heritage Festival)
  • Best Event Web Site (Dickens on The Strand)

Bronze:

  • Best Radio Promotion (Galveston Historic Homes Tour)
  • Best Event Program (Galveston Historic Homes Tour)

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