CITY OF SUWANEE PUBLIC ART FUNDRAISER EVENT BRINGS HOME THE HARDWARE
The City of Suwanee's public art fund- and awareness-raising event, Guess Who's Coming to Cocktails, was honored with multiple Kaleidoscope Awards at the Southeast Festivals and Events Association's (SFEA) Annual Conference in Lexington, KY on February 21, 2017.
The giant cocktail party at Suwanee City Hall won the silver prize for Best New Event, a silver for Best Event Video, and a bronze award for Best Print Ad. The city also won a bronze award for Most Creative Idea for its collaboration with the Suwanee Youth Leaders and Suwanee Fest transportation.
Designed to recognize the marketing, programming, and overall event, the SFEA Kaleidoscope Awards acknowledge the highest level of achievement in the festival and event industry throughout the southeast United States. This year, 22 organizations submitted 119 entries for the top prizes.
"The quality of submissions continues to increase each year, making it more difficult for the judges to select the winners," noted Brenda Pierce, executive director of the Southeast Festivals and Events Association.
The Southeast Festivals & Events Association is a membership based organization comprised of festival and event planners, venues, and industry service providers. A panel of experts in event planning, marketing, and tourism review entries from states across the southeast. Judging is based on originality, creativity, media impact, volunteer programs, and the overall impact to the community.
"I'm so proud of our staff and volunteers for continuing to make our events award- winning memory makers for those that attend," said Suwanee Events & Outreach Manager Amy Doherty.