Flower Show Wins Eight International Festival Awards

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The Philadelphia International Flower Show received eight international festival awards for excellence for the 2010 presentation, “Passport to the World,” at ceremonies Wednesday, Sept. 15, in St. Louis, Missouri.

The Flower Show, produced by the Pennsylvania Horticultural Society, was honored in a variety of programming and promotional categories. The prizes for PHS included a Gold award for its community outreach program, City Harvest, which raises fresh produce for distribution to underserved residents, trains prison inmates in green job skills, and supports urban farmers.

The professional competition, presented by the International Festivals & Events Association, draws entries from around the world. Winners were announced at the IFEA/Haas & Wilkerson Pinnacle Awards Ceremony held during the association’s 55th annual convention in St. Louis.

The Flower Show awards were for the following categories (for events with budgets over $1.5 million):

BEST COMMUNITY OUTREACH PROGRAM, CITY HARVEST – GOLD

BEST CHILDREN’S PROGRAMMING – GOLD

BEST FULL-LENGTH TV PROGRAM – GOLD

BEST EVENT VIDEO – SILVER

BEST TV PROMOTION — SILVER

BEST MEDIA RELATIONS CAMPAIGN – BRONZE

BEST POSTER – BRONZE

BEST HAT – BRONZE

Among the organizations and festivals from throughout the world that competed in the 2010 Pinnacle Awards were the Indianapolis 500 Festival; Centennial Olympic Park, Atlanta, Ga.; Cherry Creek Arts Festival, Denver, Colo.; Baekje Cultural Festival, South Korea; Dublin Irish Festival, Ireland; San Jose Holiday Parade, Calif.; The Hague Festivals, The Netherlands; Edmonton Heritage Festival Association, Canada; Kentucky Derby Festival, Louisville, Ky.; Singapore Garden Festival; Pacific National Exhibition, Vancouver, B.C.; Pasadena Tournament of Roses, Calif.; Portland Rose Festival, Ore.; Rotterdam Festivals, The Netherlands; and Sausalito Art Festival; Calif.

Entries included programs, merchandise, print and broadcast ads and media campaigns, posters, and many other categories.

PHS’s Philadelphia International Flower Show is America’s premiere horticultural event, providing exceptional inspirational and informative displays, educational programs and live entertainment for hundreds of thousands of people from around the world each March.

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One Response to “Flower Show Wins Eight International Festival Awards”

  1. caravan holiday park Says:

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