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Des Moines Arts Festival® Wins Gold Grand Pinnacle Award from the International Festival & Events Association

October 2, 2018

DES MOINES, IA  October 2, 2018 – The International Festivals & Events Association (IFEA) paid tribute to the Des Moines Arts Festival® on October 1, 2018 during the IFEA/Haas & Wilkerson Pinnacle Awards Ceremony held at the IFEA’s 63rd Annual Convention, Expo & Retreat, in San Diego, California, where they presented the Festival with the Gold Grand Pinnacle Award for Best Festival in the World. In total, the Festival won 27 awards in the following categories:


Grand Pinnacle Award
Best Single Digital/Social Ad
Best Digital/Social Ad Series
Best Company Image Pieces
Best Ad Series
Best Street Banner
Best Targeted Sponsor Solicitation Proposal
Best Individual Sponsor Follow-up Report
Best Overall Sponsorship Program
Best Green Program
Best Children’s Programming
Best Food & Beverage Program
Best Overall Merchandising Program 
Best Social Media Campaign


Best Event Program
Best Single Newspaper Display Ad
Best Event Invitation
Best Volunteer Program
Best Educational Program
Best Community Outreach Program
Best Media Relations Campaign


Best Digital/Social Ad Series
Best Cover Design
Best Single Magazine Display Ad
Best Commemorative Poster
Best T-shirt Design
Best Hat

For a complete list of winners and more information on the IFEA, go to www.ifea.com.