Best Children’s Programming and or Children’s Event

 

The Bronze goes to:

Annual Butterfly Festival

Oak Grove Tourism Commission

Oak Grove, KY

 

And the Silver goes to:

Trail of Tears Pow Wow School Days

Visit Hopkinsville Kentucky

 

And the Gold for the Best Children’s Programming and or Children’s Event goes to:

Howl on the Green

City of Duluth

Duluth, GA

 

Best Creative Idea:

 

The Bronze goes to:

Beer Garden

Spring into Summer Salutes Fort Campbell

Oak Grove Tourism Commission

Oak Grove, KY

 

And the Silver goes to:

Parkers Sculpt Tour

City of Suwanee

Suwanee, GA

And the Gold for Best Creative Idea goes to:

Ignite Your Heart With Art

Shrink Wrap Murals

City of Duluth

Duluth, GA

 

Best Selfie Station:

 

The Bronze goes to:

Hoptown Summer Salute

Visit Hopkinsville KY

 

And the Silver goes to:

Jekyll Island Shrimp & Grits Festival

Jekyll Island Authority

Jekyll Island, GA

 

And the Gold for Best Selfie Station goes to:

A Night at the Mosaic

Jekyll Island Authority

Jekyll Island, GA

 

Best Event Within an Event:

 

The Bronze goes to:

Glow in the Park

City of Suwanee

Suwanee, GA

 

And the Silver goes to:

Pickle Beer Garden

Pickletown Lager

North Carolina Pickle Festival

 

And the Gold for Best Event Within an Event goes to:

Lady Houdini Escape Artist

The 38th Annual Conyers Cherry Blossom Festival

Georgia International Horse Park

 

Best T-Shirt

 

The Bronze goes to:

The 38th Annual Cherry Blossom Festival

Georgia International Horse Park

 

And the Silver goes to:

North Carolina Black Bear Festival

 

And the Gold for Best T-Shirt goes to:

The North Carolina Seafood Festival

 

Best Event Photograph:

 

The Bronze goes to:

Alive in Roswell

City of Roswell

Roswell, GA

 

And the Silver goes to:

Music on Main

Portland Chamber of Commerce

Portland, TN

 

And the Gold for Best Event Photograph goes to:

New Year’s on the Square

City of Knoxville Special Events

Knoxville, TN

 

Best Marketing Campaign:

 

The Bronze goes to:

Discover Downtown Duluth

City of Duluth

Duluth, GA

 

And the Silver goes to:

Jekyll Island Shrimp & Grits Festival

Jekyll island Authority

Jekyll Island, GA.

 

And the Gold for Best Marketing Campaign goes to:

Tennessee Soybean Festival

Martin, TN

 

Best Print Ad:

 

The Bronze goes to:

North Carolina Black Bear Festival

 

And the Silver goes to:

Duluth Fall Festival

Duluth, GA

 

And the Gold for Best Print Ad goes to:

Tennessee Soybean Festival

Martin, TN

 

Best Promotional Poster:

 

The Bronze goes to:

The North Carolina Seafood Festival

 

And the Silver goes to:

Suwanee Fest

City of Suwanee

Suwanee, GA

And the Gold for Best Promotional Poster goes to:

Jekyll Island Shrimp & Grits Festival

Jekyll Island Authority

Jekyll Island, GA

 

Best Event Program or Brochure:

 

The Bronze goes to:

Tennessee Soybean Festival

Martin, TN

 

And the Silver goes to:

South Carolina Festival of Flowers

And the Gold for Best Event Program goes to:

Trail of Tears Pow Wow

Visit Hopkinsville, KY

Best Vendor or Supplier:

The Gold goes to:

Performance Race Services

Suwanee Half Marathon

City of Suwanee GA

 

Best Merchandise:

 

The Bronze goes to:

South Carolina Festival of Flowers

And the Silver goes to:

Hoptown Half Marathon & 5k

Visit Hopkinsville KY

And the Gold for Best Merchandise goes to:

ChristmasVille

Rock Hill SC

Best Social Media Facebook:

 

The Bronze goes to:

Tennessee Soybean Festival

Martin, TN

And the Silver goes to:

Roswell Special Events

City of Roswell, GA

And the Gold for Best Social Media Facebook goes to:

North Carolina Black Bear Festival

Best Social Media Twitter:

 

The Gold goes to:

Tennessee Soybean Festival

Martin, TN

Best Social Media Instagram:

 

The Silver goes to:

Hoptown Summer Salute

Visit Hopkinsville KY

And the Gold goes to:

Tennessee Soybean Festival

Martin, TN

Best TV Ad or PSA:

 

The Gold goes to:

Tennessee Soybean Festival

Martin, TN

Best Festival or Event Website:

 

The Bronze goes to:

Duluth Fall Festival

Duluth, GA

And the Silver goes to:

Alive in Roswell

City of Roswell GA

And the Gold for Best Festival or Event Website goes to:

Tennessee Soybean Festival

Martin, TN

Best Festival or Event Video:

 

The Bronze goes to:

Alive in Roswell

Roswell Special Events

And the Silver goes to:

ONE Music Fest

Georgia World Congress Center Authority

 

And the Gold for Best Festival or Event Video goes to:

The Be Duluth Show

City of Duluth GA

Best Volunteer:

 

The Bronze goes to:

Ann Johnson

Jekyll Island Shrimp & Grits Festival

Jekyll Island Authority

And the Silver goes to:

Kate Fanale (Fin-al-ee)

Suwanee Fest

City of Suwanee

And the Gold for Best Volunteer goes to:

Lynne P Williams

North Carolina Pickle Festival

Best Sponsor:

 

The Bronze goes to:

University of Mount Olive

North Carolina Pickle Festival

The Silver Goes to:

Alive in Roswell

City of Roswell

Gate City Brewing Company

And the Gold goes to:

Duluth Fall Festival

Nominated by City of Duluth GA

Best New Event:

 

The Bronze goes to:

A Night at the Mosaic

Jekyll Island Authority

And the Silver goes to:

Margarita & Taco Festival

City of Duluth GA

And the gold for Best New Event goes to:

Dia de Los Muertos

City of Roswell GA

Event Director of the Year:

 

The Bronze goes to:

Cie Cie McGhee

City of Stockbridge GA

And the Silver goes to:

Tom Harrison

North Carolina Black Bear Festival

And the Gold for Director of the Year goes to:

Amy Doherty

City of Suwanee GA

Best Festival or Event With a Budget Under $75k:

 

The Bronze goes to:

Jekyll island Turtle Crawl

Jekyll Island Authority

And the Silver goes to:

Hoptown Summer Salute

Visit Hopkinsville KY

And the Gold for Best Festival or Event With a Budget Under $75k goes to:

Taste of Chamblee

City of Chamblee GA

 

 

For Best Festival or Event With a Budget Over $75k:

 

The Bronze goes to:

Ocala Christmas Parade

Ocala, FL

 

And the Silver goes to:

The 38th Annual Conyers Cherry Blossom Festival

Georgia international Horse Park

And the Gold for Best Festival or Event With a Budget Over $75k goes to:

Tennessee Soybean Festival

Martin, TN