International Festivals & Events Association (IFEA), Announces 2014 Pinnacle Award Winners

The International Festivals & Events Association (IFEA) paid tribute to the Hero INSOLITO – produced by SHOWTIME EVENTS (I) PVT. LTD. in NEW DELHI, INDIA

01 OCTOBER 2014, NEW DELHI, INDIA
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Headquartered in Boise, Idaho, the International Festivals & Events Association (IFEA) is The Premiere 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.

Boise, Idaho- The International Festivals & Events Association (IFEA) paid tribute to the Hero INSOLITO – produced by SHOWTIME EVENTS (I) PVT. LTD. in NEW DELHI, INDIA on September 29, 2014 during the IFEA/Haas & Wilkerson Pinnacle Awards Ceremony held at the IFEA’s 59th Annual Convention & Expo, presented by Haas & Wilkerson Insurance, in Kansas City, Missouri, U.S.A.. Sept 29 – Oct 1, 2014, where they were presented with ONE award in the prestigious IFEA/Haas & Wilkerson Pinnacle Awards competition.The award was won in the following category:

SILVER-BEST NEW EVENT

Sponsored by industry leader Haas & Wilkerson Insurance, the professional competition draws entries from among the world’s top festivals and events.Winning entries came from organizations as diverse as Bumbershoot in Seattle, Washington; Boulevardia in Kansas City, MO; Denver Comic Con in Denver, CO; Philadelphia Flower Show in Philadelphia, PA; Temecula Valley Balloon & Wine Festival in Temecula, CA; National Cherry Blossom Festival in Washington, DC and Luminato Festival in Toronto, ON, Canada.

International contenders included such diverse event organizations as the North Sea Jazz Festival in Rotterdam, Netherlands; Misteria Paschalia Festival in Krakow, Poland; Hero Insolito in New Delhi, India; World Gourmet Summit, Singapore; Festival Lent, Maribor, Slovenia and the Seoul Cartoon & Animation Festival in Seoul, South Korea.

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.”

Headquartered in Boise, Idaho, the International Festivals & Events Association (IFEA) is The Premiere 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.

For a complete list of winners and more information on the IFEA, go to www.ifea.com.

About Showtime Events

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