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Wellington Awarded 7 SUNsational Media Awards at Florida Festivals & Events Association Annual Convention

Post Date:09/06/2018

The Wellington Parks & Recreation Department is proud to again receive recognition from The Florida Festivals & Events Association (FFEA) for its work in event marketing and promotion. Winners were announced during The Florida Festivals & Events Association 24th annual convention and tradeshow held in Bonita Springs, FL. The Program recognizes members' innovation, individuality, and creative collaboration.

 2018 SunSational Award Winner Logo

Nominations were accepted in nine categories, including Printed Materials; Outdoor Advertisement; PR / MediaCampaign; Photo; Promotional Item; T-shirt; Broadcast Media; Multimedia Marketing and Programming. Each category included three budget levels. A total of 140 events submitted their materials for consideration.

Nominations were judged by a blue ribbon panel representing media outlets, printing companies, website designers, photographers, promotional marketing professionals and social media experts.

Wellington brought home a total of 4 awards in the following categories:

  • 1st place in the PR Campaign category for the Lakeside Family Fun Event Series
  • 1st place in the Program/Brochure category for the Summer Parks & Recreation Program Guide
  • 1st place in the Tickets and Invitations category for the Father Daughter Dance
  • 2nd place in the Promotional Poster category for the Father Daughter Dance

    Wellington and the Bacon & Bourbon Fest were also recognized for their event partnership, with the Wellington Bacon & Bourbon Fest receiving awards in the following categories:
  • 1st place Facebook Page
  • 1st place Outdoor Banner
  • 2nd place Website

For a complete list of winners, visit

“The SUNsational Awards have recognized and celebrated the talents of our members for more than two decades,” said Suzanne Neve, Executive Director of the FFEA. “ We’re proud of our members and their events – and excited to recognize them in this way each year.”

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