2022 Pinnacle Winner Information
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You are a IFEA/Haas & Wilkerson Pinnacle Award Winner!

Many congratulations on your recent award(s) received at the 65th Annual IFEA Convention, Expo & Retreat, presented by Haas & Wilkerson Insurance! The competition was certainly strong this year, so you definitely have much cause for celebration on your win!

What do you do now you ask!?

Well, there are a number of steps to take from here to know more about the award(s) that have been won, and also to promote your win to everyone you know! Here’s how . .

Confirm What You Won

In all of the excitement of the Pinnacle Awards Presentation, you may have missed an award that you won, not able to jot it down quick enough or you may not have been able to make the Awards Presentation and you're just finding out now what you won! Not a problem. Below you will find lists of all of the winners both in Category Order and in Organization Order.

Pinnacle Award Winners – Category Order

Pinnacle Award Winners – Organization Order

View Pinnacle Presentation PowerPoint

View the Winning Entries

Interested in taking a look at all of the Pinnacle Winners - the actual entries – well you’re in luck! All Gold, Silver and Bronze winners are able to be viewed online! Viewing the winners is a great way to get event ideas . . . and ideas for next year's Pinnacle Award Entries!

View This Year's Pinnacle Winning Entries

Pick Up Your Silver/Bronze Certificates

While the Gold Pinnacle Awards were handed out during the Pinnacle Awards Presentation, Silver and Bronze Pinnacle Award must be picked up from the IFEA Registration Desk during the Convention. (Please mention the Organization Name that you entered your awards under and you will receive an envelope with your Certificates.)

If you forget to pick up your certificates while you’re at the Convention, they will be mailed out a few weeks after the Convention . . but we’d rather you take them home with you!)

Important Note

For all entries, each winning festival/event receiving a Gold, Silver or Bronze award is selected from those festivals and events who enter the IFEA/Haas & Wilkerson Pinnacle Awards Competition and are judged on the overall excellence of a festival / event based on the specific criteria and requirements of the specific category(ies) being entered, within each of the four separate budget categories. Festivals / Events recognized as an “IFEA/Haas & Wilkerson Award Winner”, are entitled to use that specific language in sharing the news about a Pinnacle win, for the specific category(ies) won. Language declaring a Festival / Event / Parade / Program etc., as the “Best in the World by the IFEA”, is not correct or in line with the nature of the competition and will not be supported or endorsed by the IFEA.

Shipping of Awards

If you are not able to be present at the IFEA Awards Presentation to accept your award(s), ALL Awards will be mailed to you 3 weeks after the IFEA Annual Convention. Awards will be shipped via the United States Postal Service (USPS) and may take up to 4 weeks to arrive at their final destination, once shipped (depending on location).

If you would like the IFEA to ship your awards via UPS or FedEx, in order to arrive faster, please contact Nia Hovde, CFEE at nia@ifea.com, so we can coordinate the shipment of your awards. You will be responsible for all shipping fees.

Find Your Photo(s)

During the awards presentation, photographs were taken of all the Gold Pinnacle winners as they came up to the stage to accept their award(s). Photos will be posted the evening of September 19, 2022. View and/or download all of the photos taken of you and your team below.

View This Year's Pinnacle Winner's Photos

Send a Press Release

Share the news of your 2022 IFEA/Haas & Wilkerson Pinnacle Award win with your community, city, state, and the rest of the world by sending out a press release! For your convenience, we’ve provided a sample press release which you can update with all the news of YOUR Pinnacle Win and send out to your media right away!

Download Pinnacle Press Release

Share on Social Media

Be sure to share your news all over your social media too! You’re welcome to use the below sample social post, or create your own!

Sample Social Media Post

We’re so excited to announce that [Enter Your Org/Event Name] just won a [Gold, Silver, Bronze] IFEA/Haas & Wilkerson Pinnacle Award for Best [enter category name]!

Pinnacle Images

As you’re sharing the news, be sure to use any of the below images on your website and other promotional items.

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IFEA/Haas & Wilkerson Pinnacle Logo More>
2022 Award Winner
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2022 Award Winner - Facebook
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2022 Award Winner - Instagram
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Order Duplicate Plaques

A great way to thank your sponsors, volunteers, staff and other contributing organizations of your IFEA/Haas & Wilkerson Pinnacle Award win, is to provide them with their own Pinnacle Plaque!

Order Additional Plaques Here

  • If you won a Silver or Bronze Certificate and would like a plaque version instead, you can do that!
  • If you’d like to add additional text to the award to share with a specific vendor/sponsor/person, you can do that!
  • Details that must remain the same as the original award include: Award Designation; Budget Category; Award Category; Event Name

Share Your Thoughts

Do you have any ideas and comments on the Pinnacle Awards program for 2023; feedback from the 2022 program; categories you’d like to be created; comments on the entry process; questions about the criteria and requirements?

Please share your feedback with Nia Hovde, CFEE, Vice President/Director of Marketing & Communications at nia@ifea.com by Monday, October 31, 2022.

Start Thinking About the 2023 Competition

Although we’ve just presented the 2022 Pinnacle Awards . . . 2023 will be here before we know it and so will another round of Pinnacle Awards! As you’re working on your festivals/events over the next year, be sure to check out the Pinnacle Awards Brochure for ideas on categories to enter for the 2023 IFEA/Haas & Wilkerson Pinnacle Award Competition.

Download Pinnacle Brochure

  • The brochure linked above is the 2022 entry brochure provided for your reference – NOT the 2023 brochure. The 2023 Entry Brochure will be available at the beginning of 2023 or hopefully sooner!
  • The eligibility period for entry will return to a one-year period, June 28, 2022 to the end of June 2023 (exact date TBA).
  • All entries in 2023 will once again be submitted online.

2023 Pinnacle Entry Deadlines

Make a note of the entry deadlines for the 2023 IFEA/Haas & Wilkerson Pinnacle Awards Competition:

1st Early Bird Entry Deadline – Wednesday, March 1, 2023
2nd Early Bird Entry Deadline – Wednesday, May 3, 2023
FINAL Entry Deadline – Wednesday, June 21, 2023

Thank you for your participation in this year’s 2022 IFEA/Haas & Wilkerson Pinnacle Awards Competition. We look forward to another successful year in 2023!


Please contact:
Nia Hovde, CFEE
Vice President/Director of Marketing & Communications E: nia@ifea.com

Haas & Wilkerson Insurance

Sponsor of the Pinnacle Awards. For more information on Haas & Wilkerson Insurance, go to: www.hwins.com
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