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2022 IFEA/Haas & Wilkerson Pinnacle Awards Competition

WE’RE BAAAAAACK!!


We are so excited to once again be able to say . . .

It’s Time for the IFEA/Haas & Wilkerson Pinnacle Award Competition!

Over the past few years, the festivals and events industry has been faced with challenges that we never could have imagined, let alone prepared for. Those unprecedented challenges called for unprecedented responses so we adapted, we ‘pivoted’, we went virtual, we postponed and sometimes, we had to cancel. Through it all though, the past few years have reminded us of the critical importance that festivals and events play in our communities, countries and across the globe.

Throughout all the adaptations that your festivals and events have gone through over the past few years, we know there has been some absolutely amazing creativity taking place in your promotions and programming to not only support your festivals and events, but to also keep your community engaged during this time. We are so excited to once again be able to recognize and share those amazing achievements with the 2022 IFEA/Haas & Wilkerson Pinnacle Awards Competition!

NEW THIS YEAR

Just like your festivals and events went through some changes over the past few years, so have the IFEA/Haas & Wilkerson Pinnacle Awards Competition! As the world took giant leaps in the virtual world, we took a big jump ourselves and made the decision to take the IFEA/Haas & Wilkerson Pinnacle Awards Competition virtual too!

What does that mean? It means:

  • All entries will now be submitted in digital format only.
  • No more printing out your entries.
  • No more sending in your last merchandise item.
  • No more 3 ring binders. And . . .
  • No more shipping your entries to the IFEA Offices by the final deadline!

Simply create digital versions of all your entries, enter them through our online entry form, and pay for them all at one time!* (*If wishing to pay for your Pinnacle Entries by Check or need to be invoiced, please contact Nia Hovde, CFEE, BEFORE you start your entry process.)

For more details on specific format types accepted, how to name the file names of your entries and how to submit online, see complete details in the Pinnacle Brochure

So, what are you waiting for? Start creating your entries TODAY! Complete the online entry form, upload or provide a link to your entries and then click SUBMIT, so they can be judged against the best of the best, in the fes­tivals and events industry. Then get ready to hear your organization’s name announced at the next Annual IFEA Convention, Expo & Retreat when we once again get to say . . . “And the winners are . . . !”

Questions?

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

2022 PINNACLE ENTRY BROCHURE

BEFORE you start getting your entries ready, be sure to download and thoroughly read through the 2022 IFEA/Haas & Wilkerson Pinnacle Entry Brochure! There have been a lot of updates and changes to all of the categories, in addition to adding quite a few new ones!
DOWNLOAD PINNACLE ENTRY BROCHURE HERE

IFEA MEMBERS ENTER HERE

Entering the IFEA/Haas & Wilkerson Pinnacle Awards Competition is an IFEA Member Benefit. IFEA Members, log in below to access the Online Pinnacle Entry Page.

LOG IN HERE TO SUBMIT ENTRIES ONLINE

2022 Pinnacle Entry Deadlines

EARLY BIRD ENTRY DEADLINE: 5:00 p.m. (MST), MONDAY, MARCH 7, 2022

Entries received on or prior to 5:00 p.m. (MST), Monday, March 7, 2022 will receive the Early Bird rate of $35 per entry or $125 per Grand Pinnacle Entry.


WITH TIME TO SPARE ENTRY DEADLINE: 5:00 p.m. (MDT), MONDAY, MAY 2, 2022

Entries received between Tuesday, March 8, 2022 and 5:00 p.m. (MDT), Monday, May 2, 2022 will receive the "With Time to Spare" entry rate of $40 per entry or $150 per Grand Pinnacle Entry.


FINAL ENTRY DEADLINE: 5:00 p.m. (MDT), MONDAY, JUNE 27, 2022

Entries received between Tuesday, May 3, 2022 and 5:00 p.m. (MDT), Monday, June 27, 2022 will receive the Final Entry rate of $45 per entry or $200 per Grand Pinnacle Entry.

Eligibility Period

July 16, 2019 – June 27, 2022

Entries must have been produced and / or used for the first time between July 16, 2019 and June 27, 2022. If you produced an event each year between July 16, 2019 and June 27, 2022, you are able to enter your events for each year with the understanding you will compete against yourself if you entered in the same category.

2022 IFEA/Haas & Wilkerson Pinnacle Budget Categories Include:

All Pinnacle entries are not only separated in to 73 individual categories, but also into four individual budget categories within each category. This is to ensure that like size festivals & events compete against like sized festivals and events. A Gold, Silver and Bronze winner is then awarded within each budget category within each specific entry category. Therefore, there could ultimately be four Gold winners, four Silver winners and four Bronze winners within an individual Pinnacle Category. Judges may combine budget categories within a specific entry, if the number of entries warrants it.

The specific budget category you enter is based on your organization's event expense budget. Budget categories are as follows:

Budget #1: Under $100,000
Budget #2: $100,000 to $750,000

Budget #3: $750,000 to $2 Million
Budget #4: Over $2 Million


2022 IFEA/Haas & Wilkerson Pinnacle Entry Categories Include:

Complete descriptions for each category along with requirements, judging criteria and instructions on how to submit your entry for each category can be found in the 2022 IFEA/Haas & Wilkerson Pinnacle Awards Brochure.
BEFORE you start getting your entries ready, be sure to download and thoroughly read through the 2022 IFEA/Haas & Wilkerson Pinnacle Entry Brochure! There have been a lot of updates and changes to all of the categories, in addition to adding quite a few new ones!
DOWNLOAD PINNACLE ENTRY BROCHURE HERE

1. Grand Pinnacle
2. Best TV Promotion
3. Best Full-Length TV Program
4. Best Video Promotion
5. Best Radio Promotion
6. Best Mobile Application
7. Best Multimedia Component
8. Best Event Website
9. Best Organization Website
10. Best Facebook Site (NEW)
11. Best Twitter Site (NEW)
12. Best Instagram Site (NEW)
13. Best Single Digital/Social Ad
14. Best Digital/Social Ad Series
15. Best Event / Organization E-Newsletter
16. Best Event Program
17. Best Newspaper Insert / Supplement
18. Best Promotional Brochure
19. Best Printed Materials (Multiple Page)
20. Best Printed Materials (Single Page)
21. Best Cover Design
22. Best Single Newspaper Display Ad
23. Best Single Magazine Display Ad
24. Best Ad Series
25. Best Promotional Poster
26. Best Commemorative Poster
27. Best Promotional Photograph
28. Best Outdoor Billboard
29. Best Invitation
30. Best Street Banner
31. Best On-Site Décor
32. Best T-Shirt Design
33. Best Pin or Button
34. Best Hat
35. Best Festival / Event Merchandise
36. Best Sponsor Gift
37. Best Give-Away Item
38. Best Overall Merchandising Program
39. Best Targeted Sponsor Solicitation Proposal
40. Best Individual Sponsor Follow-Up Report
41. Best Sponsor Partner
42. Best Sponsor Activation (NEW)
43. Best Sponsorship Program for Individual Sponsor
44. Best Overall Sponsorship Program
45. Best Volunteer Program
46. Best Green Program
47. Best Parade
48. Best Educational Program
49. Best Accessibility Program
50. Best Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Plan (NEW)
51. Best Children’s Programming
52. Best Overall Entertainment Program
53. Best Community Outreach Program
54. Best Event / Program Within an Event to Benefit A Cause
55. Best Event (Within an Existing Festival)
56. Best Emergency Preparedness & Risk Management Plan
57. Best Health & Safety Plan (NEW)
58. Best Food & Beverage Program
59. Best New Festival or Event
60. Best New Promotion Activity
61. Best Virtual Festival / Event (NEW)
62. Best Hybrid Festival / Event (NEW)
63. Best Festival / Event Adaptation (NEW)
64. Best Press / Media Kit
65. Most Creative / Effective News Stunt
66. Best Media Relations Campaign
67. Best Social Media Campaign
68. Best Event Management Certification Program
69. Best Online Event Management Training Program
70. Best Event Management Associate Degree
71. Best Event Management Bachelor’s Degree
72. Best Festival & Event Management Master’s Degree
73. Best Festival & Event Management PhD Program

Sponsor of the IFEA Pinnacle Awards 

Haas & Wilkerson Insurance has proudly supported the IFEA and festivals and events industry for more than nearly three decades. As the presenting sponsor of the 65th Annual IFEA Convention, Expo & Retreat, and the title sponsor of the IFEA/Haas & Wilkerson Pinnacle Awards Program, they have helped to raise the quality and standards of excellence for festivals and events around the globe.

With over 80 years of entertainment industry experience behind them, they provide insurance programs designed for each event’s specific needs and have a long list of clients that includes festivals, fairs, parades, carnivals and more. Learn more about them at www.hwins.com.
“At Haas & Wilkerson Insurance, we’ve stood by festival and event professionals for over 80 years, and despite the unprecedented challenges of the past year and a half, we’ll continue to do the same for many years to come, as we all look to the future together. Haas & Wilkerson is proud to be the long-time presenting sponsor of the IFEA Annual Convention, Expo & Retreat, and the Haas & Wilkerson Insurance Pinnacle Awards. Alongside the IFEA, we look forward to the pleasure of reuniting with all of you and to celebrating the continued success of your individual events and our common global industry, in person again, in 2022.“
Ryan Wilkerson
President & CEO
Haas & Wilkerson Insurance
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