• Bronze Pinnacle Awards: Best Educational Program (500 Festival and Indianapolis 500® Education Program, presented by Indiana University Health); Best Community Outreach Program (Princess Program); Best Full Length TV Program (Parade- National Broadcast on NBC Sports Network); Best Pin or Button (American Family Insurance 500 Festival Community Day); Best Individual Sponsor Follow-up Report (IPL for Parade); Best Street Banner (500 Festival and Indianapolis Motor Speedway Downtown Pole Banners); Best Media Relations Campaign.
Winning Pinnacle entries came from organizations as diverse as The Kentucky Derby Festival, Louisville, Ky.; The Tournament of Roses, Pasadena, Calif., and Cherry Creek Arts Festival, Denver, Colo.
International contenders included such diverse event organizations as Geumsan Insam Festival, Geumsan-gun, South Korea and World Gourmet Summit, Singapore.
Entries included posters, merchandise, websites, print and broadcast ads, volunteer programs, community outreach programs, and many other categories.
Each year, the IFEA recognizes outstanding examples of quality and creativity in the promotional programs and materials produced by its 2,400 member festivals and events around the world. More than 1,500 entries were submitted this year from the world’s top festivals and events.
Headquartered in Boise, Idaho, The International Festivals and Events Association (IFEA) is a non-profit membership organization with members spanning 40 countries and five continents, and offers the most complete source of ideas, resources, information, education, and networking for festival and event professionals worldwide.
The 500 Festival, a non-profit volunteer organization, was created in 1957 to organize civic events celebrating the greatest race in the world. Over the past 57 years, the festival has grown to become one of the largest festivals in the nation. The mission of the 500 Festival is to advocate and celebrate the spirit, heritage and legacy of the Indianapolis 500.