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IFEA/Haas & Wilkerson Pinnacle Awards Competition

Gain the recognition your event deserves . . .

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 IFEA/Haas & Wilkerson Pinnacle Awards Competition.

This prestigious awards competition strives for the highest degree of excellence in festival and event promotions and operations, and in doing so, has raised the standards and quality of the festivals and events industry to new levels. From events large or small, cities, festivals, chambers, universities, parks & recreation departments, vendors & suppliers, and everything in between, events and promotions of nearly every type and size will have the opportunity to be recognized, as entries are categories into organizations with similar sized budgets. From best Event Poster, T-Shirt, Hat, Promotional Brochure, Website, TV Promotion and Social Media site to best Volunteer Program, Environmental Program, Sponsor Follow-Up Report and Media Relations Campaign, there's a place for almost every element of your event to be recognized. The IFEA/Haas & Wilkerson Pinnacle Awards have provided many outstanding examples of how event producers can use innovation and creativity to achieve a higher level of success.

One of the goals of IFEA is to promote the professionalism of our members and the festivals and events industry as a whole. Therefore, to add further impact to winning organizations, the IFEA will provide your organization with a press release template for you to distribute to your media list explaining the award and the competition. Your organization will be recognized for taking part in raising the level of professionalism in the industry while at the same time improving your community.

So what are you waiting for, gather your items, fill out the entry form, and send them off to be judged against the best in the festivals and events industry. Then get ready to hear your organization’s name announced at the Annual IFEA Convention & Expo as we say . .

“And the Winners are . . . “


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

Haas & Wilkerson Insurance, Sponsor of the Pinnacle Awards

Haas & Wilkerson Insurance is proud to sponsor the IFEA/Haas & Wilkerson Pinnacle Awards Program – raising the standards and quality of festival and event media promotions, industry-wide.

For 80 years Haas & Wilkerson Insurance has been one of the largest providers of insurance representation to the entertainment industry. The agency is national in scope, with approximately 100 associates providing technical expertise and quality insurance representation at a competitive price. Beyond the standard price quotation, services include coverage analysis and recommendations at no additional cost. Our clients include fairs, festivals, carnivals, amusement parks, rodeos and special events throughout the United States. For more information, visit them at
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