2020 Honorary Chair Nomination
September 10, 2019
Awards
October 4, 2019

Dublin Irish Festival Honored as Pinnacle Award Winner at International Festivals and Events Association Annual Conference

News Facts:

  • The Dublin Irish Festival was honored at the 64th Annual International Festivals and Events Association (IFEA) Convention and Expo with 19 IFEA Haas & Wilkerson Pinnacle Awards.
  • Awards were received in all three categories: Gold, Silver and Bronze.
  • Held in Williamsburg, Virginia, Sept. 25 – 27, the IFEA recognizes outstanding accomplishments and top quality creative, promotional, operational and community outreach programs and materials produced by festivals and events around the world.
  • Entries for the IFEA Haas and Wilkerson Pinnacle Awards were judged on creativity, clarity of message, design, overall appeal and measurable results. Dublin Irish Festival winners are as follows:
 

GOLD

BEST MISCELLANEOUS MULTIMEDIA
Screen Savers

BEST FESTIVAL/EVENT MOBILE APPLICATION
Festival App

BEST AD SERIES
Let Your Shamrock Shine

BEST MISCELLANEOUS CLOTHING
Tank Shirt

BEST GIVE-AWAY ITEM
Lip Balm
 

SILVER

BEST NEWSPAPER INSERT/SUPPLEMENT
Irish Music Magazine 16-page Festival Preview Guide

BEST MISCELLANEOUS PRINTED MATERIALS (MULTIPLE PAGE)
Annual Report

BEST HAT

BEST NEW PROMOTION ACTIVITY
Zoofari Emerald Isle

BEST SOCIAL MEDIA CAMPAIGN
#Illustrate Ireland

BRONZE

BEST MISCELLANEOUS PRINTED MATERIALS (SINGLE PAGE)
Pocket Panel

BEST SINGLE MAGAZINE DISPLAY AD
Memorial Tournament Ad

BEST MISCELLANEOUS ON-SITE DÉCOR
Stage Back Drops

BEST T-SHIRT DESIGN

BEST NEW MERCHANDISE
Old Fashioned Glass

BEST GIVE-AWAY ITEM
5K Race Medal

BEST-TARGETED SPONSOR SOLICITATION PROPOSAL
Challenge Butter Celtic Cooking Pavilion

BEST INDIVIDUAL SPONSOR FOLLOW-UP
Challenge Butter Activation Report

BEST SINGLE NEW SPONSORSHIP OPPORTUNITY Dublin Irish Festival App Powered by EASE Logistics
  • The Dublin Irish Festival competed with other international events with budgets between $1 – $3 Million.
  • The Dublin Irish Festival was the recipient of several other awards in 2019 including:
 

American Marketing Association Achievement in Marketing Awards

In all, there were nine divisions, 24 categories and nearly 100 entries submitted by professional marketing and communication teams across central Ohio. The City of Dublin Division of Community Events Team won the following awards:
  • Mary Jo DiSalvo was selected as the 2018 Marketer of the Year by the Columbus Chapter
  • Division/Platinum Award in the Video Category: Commercial: 2018 Dublin Irish Festival Broadcast Spot
  • Gold Award in the Video Category: Commercial: 2018 Dublin Irish Festival Broadcast Spot
  • Silver Award in the Advertising Category: Print: Dublin Irish Festival Supplement in Irish Music Magazine
 

City Scene Magazine’s “Best of the Bus” Awards

  • Best Ethnic Festival
 

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About Us:

  • ­Irish attitude is all you need to experience the Dublin Irish Festival in Dublin, Ohio, USA. For 33 years, the first weekend in August has been reserved for what is now the world’s largest three-day Irish Festival. More than 104,000 guests are expected next year July 31, Aug. 1 – 2. With seven stages, 80 acts and more than 600 performers, there is truly something for everyone. For more information, please visit dublinirishfestival.org.
 

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