SUNSATIONAL awards

The Florida Festivals and Events Association’s mission is to promote and strengthen the festival, event and fair industry in Florida through education, networking, dissemination of information, and the cultivation of high standards for the industry.

We strongly feel that we do this through the FFEA SUNsational Awards Program, which recognizes its member’s innovation, individuality and creative collaboration.  SUNsational Award applications are available in January each year and awards are announced and distributed at the Annual Convention and Tradeshow during an evening dinner and social.

Congratulations to the 2014 Award Winners! View winning entries here.

Vendor of the Year: Complete Ticket Solutions
Volunteer of the Year: Heidi Taulman, ArtFest Fort Myers
Most Innovative Project: City of West Palm Beach, "Sandi"
Emerging Leaders:Cody Gray, Blue-Grey Army & Sarah Vallely, Festival Management Group
Category Budget Place Organization Name Event Name
Brochure / Postcard / Direct Mail $250,000 and Over 3rd City of Miami Gardens Jazz in the Gardens
Brochure / Postcard / Direct Mail $250,000 and Over 2nd ArtFest Fort Myers  
Brochure / Postcard / Direct Mail $250,000 and Over 1st City of Jacksonville-Office of Special Events Jacksonville Jazz Festival
         
Brochure / Postcard / Direct Mail $50,000 - $249,999 3rd Delray Beach Marketing Cooperative 100ft Christmas Tree
Brochure / Postcard / Direct Mail $50,000 - $249,999 2nd Redevelopment Management Associates Heart & Soulfest
Brochure / Postcard / Direct Mail $50,000 - $249,999 1st Community Hospice of Northeast Florida Halloween Doors and More
         
Brochure / Postcard / Direct Mail $49,999 and under 3rd Redevelopment Management Associates Farm 2 Chef
Brochure / Postcard / Direct Mail $49,999 and under 2nd Downtown Development Authority Of West Palm Beach Downtown Development Authority Of West Palm Beach
Brochure / Postcard / Direct Mail $49,999 and under 1st Visit Sarasota County Savor Sarasota Restaurant Week
         
Promotional Poster $250,000 and Over 3rd Miami Design Preservation League Art Deco Weekend
Promotional Poster $250,000 and Over 2nd Bobby Rodriguez Productions, Inc./Florida Renaissance Festival Florida Renaissance Festival
Promotional Poster $250,000 and Over 1st Winterfest, Inc. Winterfest Boat Parade
         
Promotional Poster $50,000 - $249,999 3rd City of West Palm Beach 4th on Flagler
Promotional Poster $50,000 - $249,999 2nd Visit Panama City Beach Panama City Beach Mardi Gras and Music Festival
Promotional Poster $50,000 - $249,999 1st City of Clearwater, Parks & Recreation Sea Blues
         
Promotional Poster $49,999 and under 3rd Village of Wellington Tribute Music & Food Trucks
Promotional Poster $49,999 snd under 2nd Lake County Economic Development & Tourism Wings & Wilfdlowers
Promotional Poster $49,999 snd under 1st Boynton Beach CRA Catch a Free Event
         
Commemorative Poster $250,000 and Over 3rd Northern Palm Beach County Chamber of Commerce ArtiGras Fine Arts Festival
Commemorative Poster $250,000 and Over 2nd Miami Design Preservation League Art Deco Weekend
Commemorative Poster $250,000 and Over 1st Coconut Grove Arts Festival Coconut Grove Arts Festival
         
Commemorative Poster $50,000 - $249,999 3rd Redevelopment Management Associates Dania Beach Arts & Seafood Celebration
Commemorative Poster $50,000 - $249,999 2nd Festival Management Group, Inc. Delray Affair
Commemorative Poster $50,000 - $249,999 1st Spirit of Suwanee Music Park Wanee Music Festival 10th Anniversay
         
Program or Event Guide $250,000 and Over 3rd Festival Miami, University of Miami Frost School of Music Festival Miami
Program or Event Guide $250,000 and Over 2nd Coconut Grove Arts Festival Coconut Grove Arts Festival
Program or Event Guide $250,000 and Over 1st City of Jacksonville-Office of Special Events Jacksonville Jazz Festival
         
Program or Event Guide $50,000 - $249,999 3rd Blue-Grey Army, Inc. Battle of Olustee Festival
Program or Event Guide $50,000 - $249,999 2nd Community Hospice of Northeast Florida Halloween Doors and More
Program or Event Guide $50,000 - $249,999 1st Morikami Museum & Japanese Gardens Oshogatsu: A New Year's Celebration
         
Program or Event Guide $49,999 and under 2nd City of Palm Beach Gardens Green Market
Program or Event Guide $49,999 snd under 1st Village of Wellington Wellington Idol 2014
         
Tickets & Invitations $250,000 and Over 3rd City of Miami Gardens Jazz in the Gardens
Tickets & Invitations $250,000 and Over 2nd Palm Beach Broadcasting Our Kids World Family Fun Fest
Tickets & Invitations $250,000 and Over 1st South Florida Fair & Palm Beach County Expositions, Inc. South Florida Fair
         
Tickets & Invitations $50,000 - $249,999 2nd City of Miami Gardens State of the City Address
Tickets & Invitations $50,000 - $249,999 1st Delray Beach Marketing Cooperative 100ft Christmas Tree
         
Tickets & Invitations $49,999 and under 2nd City of Miami Gardens Memorial Day Breakfast
Tickets & Invitations $49,999 snd under 1st Village of Wellington Father Daughter Dance 2014
         
Annual Report $250,000 and Over 1st South Florida Fair & Palm Beach County Expositions, Inc. South Florida Fair
         
Outdoor Advertisement $250,000 and Over 3rd City of Jacksonville-Office of Special Events Jacksonville Jazz Festival
Outdoor Advertisement $250,000 and Over 2nd South Florida Fair & Palm Beach County Expositions, Inc. South Florida Fair
Outdoor Advertisement $250,000 and Over 1st Florida State Fair Authority Florida State Fair
         
Outdoor Advertisement $50,000 - $249,999 3rd City of West Palm Beach 4th on Flagler
Outdoor Advertisement $50,000 - $249,999 2nd City of Clearwater, Parks & Recreation Sea Blues
Outdoor Advertisement $50,000 - $249,999 1st City of West Palm Beach GreenMarket
         
Outdoor Advertisement $49,999 and under 3rd City of North Miami North Miami Independence Day by the Bay
Outdoor Advertisement $49,999 snd under 2nd O'Ryan Cordes, Inc. Modernism Museum Mount Dora Grand Opening
Outdoor Advertisement $49,999 snd under 1st City of Gainesville "Free Fridays" Concert Series
         
Pr / Media Campaign $250,000 and Over 2nd Palm Beach Broadcasting Our Kids World Family Fun Fest
Pr / Media Campaign $250,000 and Over 1st Coconut Grove Arts Festival  
         
Pr / Media Campaign $49,999 snd under 2nd Village of Wellington Wellington Fourth of July Celebration 2014
Pr / Media Campaign $49,999 snd under 1st Village of Wellington Wellington Kids Triathlon 2014
         
Photo $250,000 and Over 3rd Bobby Rodriguez Productions, Inc./Florida Renaissance Festival Florida Renaissance Festival
Photo $250,000 and Over 2nd Florida State Fair Authority Florida State Fair
Photo $250,000 and Over 1st Leesburg Partnership Leesburg Bikefest
         
Photo $50,000 - $249,999 3rd Morikami Museum & Japanese Gardens Lantern Festival
Photo $50,000 - $249,999 2nd Blue-Grey Army, Inc. Battle of Olustee Festival
Photo $50,000 - $249,999 1st Delray Beach Marketing Cooperative Delray Beach July 4th Celebration
         
Photo $49,999 and under 3rd City of Gainesville Jest Fest!
Photo $49,999 snd under 2nd City of Coral Springs Once Upon a Dream
Photo $49,999 snd under 1st Town of Orange Park Kids Fest
         
Promotional Item $250,000 and Over 3rd Festival Management Group, Inc. Garlic Fest
Promotional Item $250,000 and Over 2nd Florida State Fair Authority Florida State Fair
Promotional Item $250,000 and Over 1st Winterfest, Inc. Winterfest Boat Parade
         
Promotional Item $50,000 - $249,999 3rd Redevelopment Management Associates Art & Wine Promenade
Promotional Item $50,000 - $249,999 2nd City of West Palm Beach Patriotism in Paradise
Promotional Item $50,000 - $249,999 1st Blue-Grey Army, Inc. Battle of Olustee Festival
         
Promotional Item $49,999 and under 3rd Lake County Economic Development & Tourism Wings & Wilfdlowers Festival
Promotional Item $49,999 snd under 2nd Leesburg Partnership, Inc. Leesburg Craft Beer & Food Festival
Promotional Item $49,999 snd under 1st Pompano Beach CRA Light Up MLK
         
T-Shirt $250,000 and Over 3rd ArtFest Fort Myers, Inc. ArtFest Fort Myers
T-Shirt $250,000 and Over 2nd Leesburg Partnership, Inc. Leesburg Bikefest
T-Shirt $250,000 and Over 1st Coconut Grove Arts Festival Coconut Grove Arts Festival
         
T-Shirt $50,000 - $249,999 3rd Delray Beach Marketing Cooperative 100ft Christmas Tree
T-Shirt $50,000 - $249,999 2nd Festival Management Group, Inc. 52nd Annual Delray Affair
T-Shirt $50,000 - $249,999 1st City of West Palm Beach 4th on Flagler
         
T-Shirt $49,999 and under 3rd City of Tamarc Turkey Trot 5K
T-Shirt $49,999 snd under 2nd Panama City Downtown Improvement Board Oktoberfest
T-Shirt $49,999 snd under 1st Panama City Downtown Improvement Board Friday Fest
         
Television $250,000 and Over 3rd Winterfest, Inc. Seminole Hardrock Winterfest Boat Parade
Television $250,000 and Over 2nd South Florida Fair & Palm Beach County Expositions, Inc. South Florida Fair
Television $250,000 and Over 1st Northern Palm Beach County Chamber of Commerce ArtiGras Fine Arts Festival
         
Television $50,000 - $249,999 3rd City of Clearwater, Parks & Recreation Sea Blues
Television $50,000 - $249,999 2nd City of West Palm Beach 4th on Flagler
Television $50,000 - $249,999 1st Delray Beach Marketing Cooperative 100ft Christmas Tree
         
Television $49,999 and under 2nd Pompano Beach CRA ArtHall
Television $49,999 snd under 1st Downtown Development Authority Of West Palm Beach Downtown Development Authority Of West Palm Beach
         
Radio $250,000 and Over 3rd Florida State Fair Authority Florida State Fair
Radio $250,000 and Over 2nd South Florida Fair & Palm Beach County Expositions, Inc. South Florida Fair
Radio $250,000 and Over 1st Palm Beach Broadcasting Our Kids World Family Fun Fest
         
Radio $50,000 - $249,999 1st City of West Palm Beach Sand & Sea-Sun's Greetings
         
Radio $49,999 and under 2nd Spirit of Suwanee Music Park Suwanee River Jam
Radio $49,999 and under 1st O'Ryan Cordes, Inc. Jazz Concert in the Key of Christmas
         
Website $250,000 and Over 3rd Palm Beach Broadcasting Our Kids World Family Fun Fest
Website $250,000 and Over 2nd Festival Management Group, Inc. 15th Annual Delray Beach Garlic Fest
Website $250,000 and Over 1st ArtFest Fort Myers, Inc.  
         
Website $50,000 - $249,999 3rd River District Alliance Fort Myers River District Events
Website $50,000 - $249,999 2nd South Florida Fair & Palm Beach County Expositions, Inc. Bluegrass & Bar-B-Que
Website $50,000 - $249,999 1st Visit Panama City Beach Panama City Beach Mardi Gras and Music Festival
         
Website $49,999 and under 3rd Lake County Economic Development & Tourism 3rd Annual Lake County Wings & Wilfdlowers
Website $49,999 snd under 2nd Delray Beach Marketing Cooperative On the Ave
Website $49,999 snd under 1st Visit Sarasota County Savor Sarasota Restaurant Week
         
Mobile app $250,000 and Over 1st Bobby Rodriguez Productions Florida Renaissance Festival
         
Mobile app $50,000 - $249,999 1st Festival Management Group, Inc. 52nd Annual Delray Affair
         
Social Media $250,000 and Over 3rd Florida State Fair Authority Florida State Fair
Social Media $250,000 and Over 2nd Coconut Grove Arts Festivals Coconut Grove Arts Festival
Social Media $250,000 and Over 1st Festival Management Group, Inc. 15th Annual Delray Beach Garlic Fest
         
Social Media $50,000 - $249,999 3rd Delray Beach Marketing Cooperative 100ft Christmas Tree
Social Media $50,000 - $249,999 2nd South Florida Fair & Palm Beach County Expositions, Inc. Bluegrass & Bar-B-Que
Social Media $50,000 - $249,999 1st Redevelopment Management Associates Art & Wine Promenade
         
Social Media $49,999 and under 3rd Redevelopment Management Associates Farm 2 Chef
Social Media $49,999 snd under 2nd Spirit of Suwanee Music Park Spirit of Suwanee Music Park
Social Media $49,999 snd under 1st Panama City Downtown Improvement Board Friday Fest
         
Sponsor Program $250,000 and Over 1st City of Miami Gardens Jazz in the Gardens
         
Sponsor Program $50,000 - $249,999 2nd City of Coral Springs 50th Anniversary Celebration
Sponsor Program $50,000 - $249,1000 1st Spirit of Suwanee Music Park Wanee Music Festival 10th Anniversay
         
Sponsor Program $49,999 snd under 2nd Pompano Beach CRA Passport to Pompano
Sponsor Program $49,999 snd under 1st City of Palm Beach Gardens Green Market
         
Community Outreach Program $250,000 and Over 2nd South Florida Fair & Palm Beach County Expositions, Inc. South Florida Fair
Community Outreach Program $250,000 and Over 1st Palm Beach Broadcasting Our Kids World Family Fun Fest
         
Community Outreach Program $50,000 - $249,999 1st South Florida Fair & Palm Beach County Expositions, Inc. Spookyville
         
Community Outreach Program $49,999 and under 3rd Pompano Beach CRA Art Hall
Community Outreach Program $49,999 snd under 2nd Spirit of Suwanee Music Park Soap for Soldiers
Community Outreach Program $49,999 snd under 1st Palm Beach County Public  Afffairs Palm Beach County Day
         
Green Program   1st Spirit of Suwanee Music Park  
         
Volunteer Program   1st Pompano Beach CRA VNO with Vino
         
Educational Program   1st Coconut Grove Arts Festival