Serri Ayers and Dianna Lawrence
This year Cottonwood Art Festival was honored to receive 13 awards from the Texas Festivals & Events Association (TFEA) and the International Festivals & Events Association (IFEA).  The prestigious IFEA/Haas & Wilkerson Pinnacle Awards competition winners were formally announced at the 62nd Annual IFEA Convention, Expo & Retreat held September 14-16, 2017 in  Tucson, Arizona.  The TFEA Kaliff Marketing Awards were presented at the TFEA Convention & Trade Show on Saturday, July 29, 2017 in Fort Worth, Texas. 

"It is an honor for the City of Richardson and staff to be recognized by the IFEA as leaders in the festival world. Each of these awards is a true representation of the hard working staff , volunteers and supporters that make Cottonwood Art Festival such an exceptional event," says Dianna Lawrence, Community Events Manager with Richardson Parks and Recreation Department.

2017 Gold Awards presented to Cottonwood Art Festival at the IFEA Convention
The list of awards include both IFEA and TFEA within the budget categories applicable to each according to the entry guidelines:

Best Social Media Site (IFEA)
Best Outdoor Billboard (IFEA)
Best New Merchandise (IFEA)
Best Social Media Campaign (IFEA)
Best T-Shirt Design (TFEA)


Best Event/Organization E-Newsletter  (IFEA)
Best Single Magazine Display Ad (IFEA)
Best Commemorative Poster (IFEA)
Best Event Invitation (IFEA)
Best Community Outreach Program (IFEA)
Best Social Media Site (TFEA)
Best Promotional Brochure (TFEA)


Grand Pinnacle (IFEA)

Serri Ayers Accepting Gold Award
at the 2017 IFEA Convention
A complete list of the IFEA/Haas & Wilkerson Pinnacle Award winners is available:
Read the full press release distributed by the City of Richardson on September 15, 2017:

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