Scottsdale Arts Wins International Awards

Canal Convergence and Scottsdale Arts Festival are recognized by the International Festivals & Events Association

Canal Convergence and the Scottsdale Arts Festival have won a combined total of 10 awards for excellence in event creation and execution from the International Festivals & Events Association.

The awards were presented in Tucson on Sept. 14 during the IFEA/Haas & Wilkerson Pinnacle Awards Ceremony, part of the 62nd Annual IFEA Convention, Expo & Retreat. The professional competition draws entries from among the world’s top festivals and events.

“Scottsdale Public Art is delighted that IFEA has recognized the strength and quality of Canal Convergence 2017 with seven Pinnacle awards,” says Kim Curry-Evans, director of Public Art at Scottsdale Arts. “The distinction of multiple awards is an honor that we take very seriously.”

Here is a list of the awards:

Canal Convergence 2017

Gold – Best Single Magazine Display Ad
Silver – Best Event Program
Silver – Best Misc. On-Site Décor (Canal Convergence Magnum Benches)
Silver – Best Event Within an Existing Festival (Night Light Bike Ride)
Bronze – Best Video Promotion (The Making of Canal Convergence 2017)
Bronze – Best Misc. Printed Materials (Single Page)
Bronze – Best Sponsor Partner (Salt River Project)

Scottsdale Arts Festival 2017

Gold – Best Volunteer Program
Silver – Best Newspaper Insert/Supplement
Bronze – Best Event Program

Awards were given in 71 categories and recognize outstanding accomplishments and quality creative, promotional, operational and community outreach programs and materials produced by festivals and events around the world.

Sixth Canal Convergence | Water + Art + Light 2018
Feb. 24 – 25  and March 3 – 4, 2018
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48th Scottsdale Arts Festival
March 9 – 11, 2018
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