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IFEA Award Programs Return in 2022!

We can’t thank you enough for your ongoing patience and support over the past couple of years while the IFEA Awards Competitions paused during this historic and incredibly challenging time for our world and the festivals and events industry. But we are excited to let you know that all of the IFEA Award Programs will be return in full force in 2022, so get ready! We've been hard at work making some updates to the programs, so they are ready to recognize all the amazing and spectacular things you have been doing over the past few years! Take a look at each program, paying close attention to all required elements, then make a start on your entries today!


Professional recognition by your peers can help to establish your event and take it to the next level. As the professional body for the festivals and events industry, the IFEA provides a number of awards that recognize quality, creativity, excellence, service and achievement in our business.

The IFEA/Haas & Wilkerson Pinnacle Awards

Each year, the International Festivals & Events Association recognizes outstanding accomplishments and top quality creative, promotional, operational and community outreach programs and materials produced by festivals and events around the world, with the Haas & Wilkerson Pinnacle Awards Competition.

The IFEA World Festival & Event City Award

Recognizing those cities and markets who have openly encouraged, supported and learned from positive local environments for festivals & events, this prestigious award honors those cities and markets who successfully embrace their festivals and events. Learn More

The IFEA Hall of Fame Award

Known as the association's most prestigious honor, the IFEA Hall of Fame recognizes those outstanding individuals who, through their exceptional work and achievements, have made a significant contribution to the Festivals and Events Industry and a profound difference in the communities they serve, both locally and internationally.

The IFEA Volunteer of the Year Award

The IFEA Volunteer of the Year Award recognizes those outstanding event volunteers whose unselfish and dedicated service to a member festival or event has made a significant difference in their community and mirrors the commitment to success in our professional ranks.

IFEA Leadership Legacy Recognition Program

The IFEA Leadership Legacy Recognition Program recognizes individuals who have made a significant impact through their work and accomplishments in the festivals and events industry within their local community. Learn More


For questions on any of the IFEA Awards Programs, contact: Nia Hovde, CFEE, Vice President/Director of Marketing & Communications, at Email:
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