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Sunsational Collegiate Challenge


The Florida Festivals & Events Association invites students enrolled in Florida colleges and universities to enter our Inaugural Sunsational Collegiate Challenge.

This challenge encourages students to showcase their knowledge of festival and event planning and understanding of the industry by creating an event and accompanying vendor application.


Teams of 2-4 students will assemble to create a fictitious festival application in the Eventeny Event Management Platform using the outlined guidelines below.

A committee of industry professionals will score the proposals and select the winning team.

The winning team will be recognized at the FFEA Sunsational Awards Ceremony, held Wednesday, August 23rd at the Hyatt Regency Coconut Point in Bonita Springs, FL. In addition, FFEA will coordinate with the University to host a presentation of the award on campus. All award winners will receive a complimentary one-year membership to FFEA.


  • January 15 – Registration Opens
  • April 1 – Deadline for submission of applications
  • May 30 – Winning team and University notified
  • August 23 – Award Presentation at FFEA Annual Conference

Tips & Best Practices:

Think beyond the basics! The process gives you plenty of room for creativity so take advantage of that and really showcase your event and your knowledge of what goes into consideration when planning an event.

Is sustainability important to your festival? If yes then provide a list of eco-friendly food packaging options on your food vendor application. Is your focus on DEI? If yes then ask questions in your application that would measure demographics. Do you want to preview an artist or food vendor booth before accepting them to your event? Then make an upload with a photo of the booth a requirement. The possibilities are endless – just show us your creativity!

Sample applications:


Eventeny Video Tutorials:


Tools – all of these have free student versions:

  • Canva.com (graphic design or logo creation)
  • Pexels.com (royalty free photos)
Monday.com (team collaboration/project management software)

Examples & Tips from Eventeny

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