Sugar Land’s Star Spangled Spectacular wins Gold
The International Festivals & Events Association (IFEA) paid tribute to the Star Spangled Spectacular event produced by the City of Sugar Land during the IFEA/Haas & Wilkerson Pinnacle Awards Ceremony held Sept. 16.
The City was honored with a Gold Medal Award for best new event. The City also came home with six other awards in the prestigious competition. The City of Sugar Land won in the following categories:
• Best New Event – Star Spangled Spectacular
• Best Printed Material – Star Spangled Spectacular
• Best Printed Material – Eggstravaganza
• Best Company Image Piece – Star Spangled Spectacular
• Best Emergency Preparedness Plan for an Event – New Year’s Eve on the Square
• Best Sponsor Follow-up Report – New Year’s Eve on the Square
• Best TV Promotion – Memorial Day Ceremony
“It’s definitely an honor to accept the gold award for Best New Event for the City’s Star Spangled Spectacular,” said Sugar Land Event Production Manager Teresa Preza. “We are proud to bring this award home to our residents that continuously support City events and all the various departments that diligently work for the success of each event.”
The professional competition draws entries from among the world’s top festivals and events.
Other winning entries came from organizations as diverse as the Kentucky Derby Festival in Louisville, Ky.; Memphis in May International Festival in Memphis, Tenn.; 500 Festival in Indianapolis, Ind.; Des Moines Arts Festival in Des Moines, Iowa; Cherry Creek Arts Festival in Denver, Colo.; Pasadena Tournament of Roses in Pasadena, Calif.; and the Burlington Sound of Music Festival in Burlington, Ontario, Canada.
International contenders included such diverse event organizations as the Seoul Lantern Festival in Seoul, South Korea; World Gourmet Summit in Singapore; Grolsch Artboom Festival in Krakow, Poland; Stichting Rotterdam Festivals in The Netherlands; Festival Lent in Maribor, Slovenia; and the Sentosa Leisure Management in Sentosa, Singapore.
For a complete list of winners and more information on the IFEA, go to www.ifea.com.
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