DANIA BEACH, Fla. /Florida Newswire/ — The Dania Beach CRA was a big winner this year at the 22nd Annual Florida Festivals & Events Association (FFEA) convention and trade show, taking home 11 SUNsational Awards. Dania Beach won the most awards in South Florida for its 4th annual Arts and Seafood Celebration and PATCH Urban Farm and Market.
FFEA’s program recognizes members’ innovation, individuality and creative collaboration. According to its website for over 20 years, “Florida Festivals & Events Association has been promoting and strengthening the festival, event and fair industry in Florida. FFEA currently supports more than 500 event industry professional members who collectively represent 3,500 events.”
“We are beyond humbled to win these awards and to showcase all of the hard-work and dedication the CRA puts behind everything we do!” states Rachel Bach, DBCRA Executive Director.
Nominations for awards were accepted in nine categories, including Printed Materials; Outdoor Advertisement; PR / Media Campaign; Photo; Promotional Item; T-shirt; Broadcast Media; Multimedia Marketing and Programming. Each category included three budget levels. A total of 130 events submitted their materials for consideration and they were judged by a blue ribbon panel of professionals.
South Florida was well represented with FFEA Members in the area receiving 131 total awards, with the Dania Beach Redevelopment Agency (DBCRA) winning a total of 11 awards.
“The SUNsational Awards have recognized and celebrated the talents of our members for more than two decades,” said Suzanne Neve, Executive Director of the FFEA. “We’re proud of our members and their events – and excited to recognize them in this way each year.”
The following is a list of South Florida winners — for a complete list of winners visit http://www.ffea.com/sunsational-awards.
Alpha Media USA (4)
Bobby Rodriguez Productions, Inc. (3)
City of Boynton Beach (1)
City of Boynton Beach CRA (9)
City of Boynton Beach Parks & Recreation (2)
City of Coral Springs (3)
City of Hialeah (3)
City of North Miami Parks & Recreation (1)
City Of Palm Beach Gardens (3)
City of Pompano Beach (1)
City Of Tamarac (1)
City Of West Palm Beach Community Events (7)
Coconut Grove Arts & Historical Association (8)
Dania Beach CRA (11)
Delray Beach Marketing Cooperative (5)
Festival Management Group, Inc. (6)
Lion Country Safari (2)
Margate CRA (2)
Palm Beach County Public Affairs (1)
Palm Beach North Chamber of Commerce (4)
Pompano Beach CRA (5)
Schmidt Family Centre for the Arts (2)
Solid Waste Authority of Palm Beach County (2)
South Florida Fair & Palm Beach County Expositions, Inc. (8)
Village of Wellington (5)
West Palm Beach CRA (3)
West Palm Beach DDA (7)
Winterfest, Inc. (8)
For more information on the DBCRA’s events, call 954-924-6801.
DBCRA on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/DaniaBeachCRA.org/
For more information about FFEA, visit http://www.ffea.com/.