HOF Enshrinement Festival wins IFEA Pinnacle Award
CANTON, OH (October 18, 2010) – The Pro Football Hall of Fame Enshrinement Festival was recently recognized by the International Festivals & Events Association (IFEA) with a Gold Pinnacle Award for “Best Event Video” in the category of events with budgets over $1.5 million. Awards were presented in 69 different categories, and winners were announced Sept. 15 at the IFEA/Haas & Wilkerson Pinnacle Awards Ceremony during the IFEA’s 55th Annual Convention & Expo in Saint Louis, Mo. Joanne Murray, director of the Pro Football Hall of Fame Enshrinement Festival, expressed her appreciation to Larry Schock of PYEcom Home Video, who developed the promotional video from hundreds of hours of footage shot by his PYEcom team. “The Enshrinement Festival is fortunate to work with such creative and talented people who help us share our message – that the Pro Football Hall of Fame Enshrinement Festival is indeed a one of a kind celebration!” noted Murray. [youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i2U8r800U1E] The professional competition drew entries from among the world’s top festivals and events with winning entries coming from organizations as varied as the Cherry Creek Arts Festival, Denver, Colo.; Kentucky Derby Festival, Louisville, Ky.; Saint Louis Art Fair, Saint Louis, Mo. and International VSA Festival, Washington, DC. International contenders included organizations such as Ludwig Van Beethoven Easter Festival, Krakow, Poland, and Rotterdam Festivals, Rotterdam, The Netherlands. Entry categories included commemorative posters, merchandise, educational programs, social media site, event programs and media relations campaigns. “The IFEA/Haas & Wilkerson Pinnacle Awards represents the hallmark of excellence in the festivals and events industry. Entries in every budget category, from every corner of the globe, allow us to recognize the best in our business while raising the standards and quality of media promotions and events across the board,” said IFEA president & CEO Steven Wood Schmader, CFEE. Headquartered in Boise, Idaho, the IFEA is the premiere association supporting and enabling festival & event professionals worldwide. In partnership with global affiliates, the organization's common vision is for "A Globally United Industry that Touches Lives in a Positive Way through Celebration." The Association offers the most complete source of ideas, resources, information, education and networking for festival and event professionals worldwide and can be accessed via www.ifea.com. The Pro Football Hall of Fame Enshrinement Festival entertains nearly 700,000 people at 18 diverse events over a 10-day period as they honor the induction of football heroes into the Pro Football Hall of Fame in Canton/Stark County Ohio. Professional staffs at the Canton Regional Chamber of Commerce and Pro Football Hall of Fame and team of more than 4,200 extraordinary community volunteers and sponsors support the summer festivities. Visit www.profootballhofef.com for more information.