Cottonwood Art Festival Receives International Recognition and Five Pinnacle Awards

Dianna Lawrence at the 63rd IFEA Convention in San Diego, California

Cottonwood Art Festival is honored to have been recognized at the 63rd Annual International Festivals & Events Association Convention, Expo & Retreat in San Diego, California. The City of Richardson Parks & Recreation accepted five prestigious IFEA/Haas & Wilkerson Pinnacle Awards for the Festival. Awards were presented in 69 different categories and Cottonwood Art Festival won in the following categories:


Gold - Best Event Invitation
Bronze - Best Social Media Site
Bronze - Best Social Media Campaign
Bronze - Best Commemorative Poster
Bronze - Best Other Merchandise

"We would like to congratulate all of our Pinnacle winners for their outstanding entires 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." 

The full press release is available:

International Festivals & Events Association (IFEA) and Haas & Wilkerson Insurance Announce Cottonwood Art Festival a 2018 Pinnacle Award Winner

For a complete list of Pinnacle winners go to:   www.ifea.com/p/industryawards/pinnacleawards/pastpinnaclewinners

In 2017, Cottonwood Art Festival received 10 Pinnacle Awards at the IFEA Convention and three awards at the Texas Festivals & Events Association Convention.  More information is detailed in this article featured on our blog:

CITY OF RICHARDSON PRESENTED 13 AWARDS FOR COTTONWOOD ART FESTIVAL