Designed to recognize the marketing, programming and overall event, the SFEA Kaleidoscope Awards acknowledge the highest level of achievement in the festival and event industry throughout the southeast United States.

Here’s your chance to gain the recognition your event, volunteers, staff and sponsors deserve.

The SFEA Kaleidoscope Awards honor the best of the best.

 

Best Festival – with a budget over $75,000

Gold        Fayetteville Dogwood Festival, Fayetteville, NC

Gold        ChristmasVille, Rock Hill, SC

Silver        Riverfest, Clarksville, TN

Bronze     Conyers Cherry Blossom Festival, Conyers, GA

Bronze     Tennessee Soybean Festival, Martin, TN

Best Festival – with a budget under $75,000

Gold             North Carolina Black Bear Festival, Plymouth, NC

Silver            Remembering WW II, Linden, TN

Bronze          Paducah Dragon Boat Festival, Paducah, KY

Best New Event

Gold             Smores ‘N Snores, Duluth, GA

Silver            Glow in the Park, Suwanee, GA

Silver            Merry Shrimpmas, Jekyll Island, GA

Bronze          Tennessee STEAM Festival, Murfreesboro, TN

Best Sponsor

Gold             Prairie Farms, National Banana Pudding Festival,  Centerville, TN

Silver            Crosswind Church, Discovery Park of America, Union City TN

Bronze          Times-Journal Newspaper, Boom Days Heritage Festival,  Fort Payne, AL

Best Volunteer

Gold             Thomas Wilson, Remembering World War II, Linden, TN

Silver            Dr. John Oelrich, TN Soybean Festival, Martin, TN

Bronze         Suwanee Youth Leaders, Suwanee Fest, Suwanee, GA

Best TV Ad or PSA

Gold            Tennessee Soybean Festival, Martin, TN

Silver          Winterfest Blacktie Invite, Winterfest, Fort Lauderdale, FL

Bronze        Conyers Cherry Blossom Festival, Conyers, GA

Bronze        Winterfest  Boat Parade, Fort Lauderdale, FL

Best Website

Gold           Tennessee Soybean Festival, Martin, TN

Silver          Fayetteville Dogwood Festival, Fayetteville, NC

Silver          North Carolina Black Bear Festival, Plymouth, NC

Bronze        Merry Shrimpmas, Jekyll Island, GA

Best Social Media Marketing

Gold           Tennessee Soybean Festival, Martin, TN

Silver         North Carolina Black Bear Festival, Plymouth, NC

Bronze       ChristmasVille – Winter Wonderland, Rock Hill, SC

Best Other Merchandise

Gold          Thimble, Mountain Quiltfest, Pigeon Forge, TN

Silver          Mug, Foodtruck Rollout & Railfest, Greer, SC

Bronze        Socks, Boom Days Heritage Festival, Fort Payne, AL

Best Vendor/Supplier

Gold           Union City Coca Cola, TN Soybean Festival, Martin, TN

Silver          Little Caesars of Union City, Discovery Park of America,  Union City, TN

Bronze       Classic Tents & Events, Suwanee Fest, Suwanee, GA

Best Event Program

Gold              Wilderness Wild Life Week, Pigeon Forge, TN

Gold             Mountain Quiltfest, Pigeon Forge, TN

Silver            Tennessee Soybean Festival, Martin, TN

Bronze          ChristmasVille, Rock Hill, SC

Bronze          Remembering WW II, Linden, TN

Best Promotional Poster

Gold             Boom Days Heritage Festival, Fort Payne, AL

Silver            Winterfest Boat Parade, Fort Lauderdale, FL

Bronze          Remembering WW II, Linden, TN

Best Print Ad

Gold            Tennessee Soybean Festival, Martin, TN

Silver          World’s Longest Yard Sale, Gadsden, AL

Bronze        North Carolina Seafood Festival, Morehead, NC

Bronze       Butterfly Festival, Oak Grove, KY

Best Festival or Event Video

Gold          Boom Days Heritage Festival, Fort Payne, AL

Gold          Remembering WW II, Linden, TN

Silver         ChristmasVille – Winter Wonderland, Rock Hill, SC

Bronze        North Carolina Seafood Festival, Morehead, NC

Best Marketing Campaign

Gold             Tennessee Soybean Festival, Martin, TN

Silver             Conyers Cherry Blossom Festival, Conyers, GA

Bronze           Bugs Traveling Exhibition, Discovery Park of America, Union City TN

Best Event Photograph

Gold              Conyers Cherry Blossom Festival, Conyers, GA

Silver            Civil War Days, Discovery Park of America, Union City, TN

Bronze          Dining Downtown, Clarksville Parks & Recreation  Department, Clarksville, TN

Best T-Shirt

Gold            North Carolina Black Bear Festival, Plymouth, NC

Silver            North Carolina Seafood Festival, Morehead, NC

Bronze         North Carolina Pickle Festival, Mount Olive, NC

Best Event within an Event

Gold              Kids’ Noon Year’s Eve Party, Discovery Park of America,  Union City, TN

Silver            Home Grown Harvest Sponsor Appreciation Dinner,  Tennessee Soybean Festival, Martin, TN

Bronze          Silent Quilt Auction, Mountain Quiltfest, Pigeon Forge, TN

Best Creative Idea

Gold             Merry Shrimpmas, Jekyll Island, GA

Silver            Remembering WW II, Linden, TN

Silver           Tennessee Soybean Festival, Martin, TN

Bronze        Escape Room, Discovery Park of America, Union City, TN

Best Children’s Program

Gold             Tennessee Soybean Festival, Martin, TN

Silver            Suwanee Fest, Suwanee, GA

Bronze          Butterfly Festival, Oak Grove, KY

Get ready for 2019!

To submit your information see the links below.

Early-bird deadline: December 14, 2018 (save $20 per nomination)
Regular deadline: January 11, 2019

Start saving materials (articles, photos, ads and collateral) to back up your submission for 2019’s awards.