The town’s Parks and Recreation Department took home some hardware at the 2017 International Festivals & Events Association annual convention and expo. The department received three awards in the prestigious IFEA/Haas & Wilkerson Pinnacle Awards competition.
Loudoun Now’s newspaper insert for the 2017 Flower and Garden Festival won a bronze award in the Best Newspaper Insert/Supplement category. The 2017 Flower and Garden Festival rack card won a bronze award in the Best Miscellaneous Printed Materials (Single Page) category. The 2016 Leesburg Airshow T-shirt won a bronze award in the Best T-shirt Design category.
Each year, the IFEA/Haas & Wilkerson Pinnacle Awards recognize outstanding accomplishment and top quality creative, promotional, operational and community outreach programs and materials produced by festivals and events around the world. Sponsored by Haas & Wilkerson Insurance, the professional competition draws entries from among the world’s top festivals and events. Awards are presented in 71 different subject categories, each divided into four budget categories. Leesburg competed in the “Under $100,000” budget category.