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2020 IFEA Award Programs Move to 2021

With the 65th Annual IFEA Convention, Expo & Retreat, presented by Haas & Wilkerson Insurance moving to 2021, we have also made the difficult decision to move all of our IFEA Award Programs to 2021. Please select the links to the right to direct you to specific information regarding each of IFEA’s Awards Programs for 2020.


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 +1-208-433-0950 ext:8140 or email: nia@ifea.com
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