Winner of Two IFEA Pinnacle Awards!

Kathy Nave Felder September 25, 2013 0
Winner of Two IFEA Pinnacle Awards!

The International Festivals & Events Association (IFEA) paid tribute to the SC FESTIVAL OF FLOWERS on September 16, 2013 during the IFEA/Haas & Wilkerson Pinnacle Awards Ceremony held at the IFEA’s 58th Annual Convention & Expo in Pittsburgh, PA.

The SC FESTIVAL OF FLOWERS Executive Director, Ellesor Holder, was presented with two awards in the prestigious IFEA/Haas & Wilkerson Pinnacle Awards competition.  The following awards were won in the category for Budgets under $250,000:



Sponsored by industry leader Haas & Wilkerson Insurance, the professional competition draws entries from among the world’s top festivals and events.  Winning entries came from organizations as diverse as the Kentucky Derby Festival, Louisville, KY; Memphis in May International Festival, Memphis, TN; 500 Festival, Indianapolis, IN; and Pasadena Tournament of Roses, Pasadena, CA. International contenders included such diverse event organizations as the Seoul Lantern Festival, Seoul, South Korea; World Gourmet Summit, Singapore; Stichting Rotterdam Festivals, The Netherlands; and the Sentosa Leisure Management, Sentosa, Singapore.

Awards were handed out in 68 different categories in total including Festival & Event Management Degree Programs to the highest award given by the IFEA in recognition of those Festivals and events who have a balance of all the elements necessary to ensure a successful event – the Grand Pinnacle. “We would like to congratulate all of our Pinnacle winners for their outstanding entries into this year’s competition,” said IFEA President & CEO, Steven Wood Schmader, CFEE.  “The IFEA/Haas & Wilkerson Pinnacle Awards Competition recognizes the outstanding accomplishments and top quality creative, promotional, operational and community outreach programs and materials produced by festivals and events around the world.

Striving for the highest degree of excellence in festival and event promotions and operations in every budget level and every corner of the globe, this competition has not only raised the standards and quality of the festivals and events industry to new levels, but also shows how event producers can use innovation and creativity to achieve a higher level of success.” Headquartered in Boise, Idaho, the International Festivals & Events Association (IFEA) is The Premiere Association Supporting and Enabling Festival & Event Professionals Worldwide. The Association offers the most complete source of ideas, resources, information, education and networking for festival and event professionals worldwide.

For a complete list of winners and more information on the IFEA, go to

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