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IFEA World Festival & Event City Award to Return in 2022

Thank you for your interest in the IFEA World Festival & Event City Award. We can’t thank you enough for your ongoing patience and support while we continue to navigate through this historic and incredibly challenging time for our world and the festivals and events industry.

The IFEA World Festival & Event City Award recognizes those cities and markets that have successfully provided an environment conducive to successful Festivals and Events. During the past few years, cities across the globe have gone above and beyond to not only support their Festival & Event community, but their entire community, more than ever and we cannot wait to recognize all the efforts that cities have made to support the Festivals & Events within their communities in 2022 with the return of the IFEA World Festival & Event City Award!

Stay tuned as we make all the necessary updates to the program to recognize all the additional efforts your city has taken over the past few years. We should have the updated 2022 Entry Brochure ready for you in January, 2022!

2022 Entry Deadline

5:00 p.m. MDT, Monday, July 18, 2022

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

Is Your City Supportive of Festivals & Events?


Does your city openly encourage, support, learn from and recognize positive local environments for festivals & events? If the answer is YES, then it is time for your city to consider entering the IFEA World Festival & Event City Award!

Festivals and events have such a tremendous impact both on the community and the economy within the cities they serve, but the partnership with and support from the local community is critical to the success and sustainability of existing festivals and events, as well as the ability to attract and encourage new events.

IFEA is pleased to recognize those cities and markets that have successfully embraced and worked to provide an environment conducive to successful festivals and events with the IFEA World Festival & Event City Award.
With past winning cities such as Sydney, Australia; London, England; Johannesburg, South Africa and Shanghai, China to Philadelphia, Pennsylvania; Louisville, Kentucky; Maribor, Slovenia; Reykjavik, Iceland; Nice, France; Rotorua, New Zealand and many more . . . we look forward to adding your city to the list!

For each year's selected cities, the IFEA World Festival & Event City Award provides:
  • A strong platform from which to recognize the success of current and on-going efforts by every component of your community;
  • A clear positioning statement to encourage continued infrastructure, policy and process enhancement and expansion; and
  • A powerful marketing statement for use in recruiting and encouraging new festivals, events and businesses.
The IFEA is currently accepting entries for the 2020 World Festival & Event City Award.

Encourage Your City To Enter Today!

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