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PrintCalFest Celebration Award Winners Announced

During the recent 22nd Annual CalFest Convention, held in Burbank, California, 27 CalFest Celebration Awards were presented in 15 categories.  The Awards recognize organizations for their innovation, individuality, excellence and creativity.  It allows the winners to showcase their ideas to their peers and the entire festival industry and to celebrate their success through their local media, and promotes increased sponsorships and renewals.

The awards are presented in classes by budget.  The classes are as follows:   Class 1 Under $50,000; Class 2 $50,001-$150,000; Class 3 Over $150,001

The 2016 CalFest Celebration Awards winner are:

Promotional Piece Program or Schedule of Events
Class 1:  No entries Class 1:  Murrieta’s Field of Honor
Class 2:  Mountain Mandarin Festival Class 2:  Mountain Mandarin Festival
Class 3:  Gilroy Garlic Festival Class 3:  Gilroy Garlic Festival
Commemorative Poster Promotional Poster
Class 1:  Palm Springs VillageFest Class 1:  Greater Palm Springs Pride
Class 2:  Mountain Mandarin Festival Class 2:  EZ Events Inc. – The Gold Country Fair
Class 3:  Sausalito Art Festival Class 3:  Sausalito Art Festival
TV Commercial or PSA Event Photo
 Class 1:  No entries Class 1:  No entries
Class 2:  Fresno State Vintage Days Class 2:  Mountain Mandarin Festival
Class 3:  Sausalito Art Festival Class 3:  No entries
Website Promotional or Souvenir Item
Class 2:  Murrieta’s Field of Honor Class 1:  No entries
Class 2:  No entries Class 2:  No entires
Class 3:  No entries Class 3:  Gilroy Garlic Festival
T-Shirt Media/Press Kit
Class 1:  No entries Class 1:  No entries
Class 2:  Mountain Mandarin Festival Class 2:  No entries
Class 3:  California Strawberry Festival Class 3:  Temecula Valley Balloon & Wine Festival
Newspaper/Magazine – Special Section Best New Event
Class 1:  No entries Class 1:  No entries
Class 2:  Mountain Mandarin Festival Class 2:  No entries
Class 3:  No entries Class 3:  Temecula Valley Balloon & Wine Festival
Radio Campaign Digital Marketing Campaign
Class 1:  No entries Class 1:  No entries
Class 2:  Mountain Mandarin Festival Class 2:  No entries
Class 3:  Sausalito Art Festival Class 3:  Temecula Valley Balloon & Wine Festival
Newspaper Ad Magazine Ad
Class 1:  No entries Class 1:  No entries
Class 2:  Mountain Mandarin Festival Class 2:  Mountain Mandarin Festival
Class 3:  Sausalito Art Festival Class 3:  No entries

Please note there are numerous categories and classes with no entries.  We encourage you to gather your programs, t-shirts, ad copy, posters, souvenir items, etc. as you go through your festival season so it’s ready to send off for judging at the 2017 CalFest Convention.  Questions?  Call 530-583-5605 or email info@calfest.org.

WANTED!  YOUR EVENT!
The Event Friendly City of San Rafael is seeking to supplement its Downtown Events Program with new and invigorating events, and they invite you to consider San Rafael as a potential host for your event.

San Rafael, a progressive community at the hub of Marin County, is full of over 55,000 active, entertainment-bound residents of all ages.  It has significant potential for any festival or event, whether it’s crafts, music, food, sporting events, car shows or cultural celebrations.  It’s street are filled with fun-loving-creative-activity-seeking adults, families and kids.

If you have a potential event, contact Brian Auger,  City of San Rafael Events Coordinator at 415-485-3465 or brian.auger@cityofsanrafael.org

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