The Temecula Valley Balloon and Wine Festival earned seven first place Celebration Awards for the 2012 event Feb. 8 at the California/Nevada Festivals and Event Association (CalFest) Convention in San Diego California, it was announced.
The first place awards were for “Best Website,” “Best Marketing Campaign,” “Best Press Kit,” “Best Commemorative Poster,” ” Best New Idea,” “Best Promotional Poster,” and “Best Television Commercial.”
Celebration Awards are given each year to events for outstanding accomplishments in a variety of areas.
Over 200 members belong to the organization including cities, chambers and fairs. Collectively the organization represents more than 5,000 events in California and Nevada.
The Temecula Valley Balloon and Wine Festival — which welcomes 38,000 guests annually — competes against events like the Miramar Air Show, Fairplex and the Gilroy Garlic Festival.
The Festival’s website was created by Conveyor Group, out of El Centro, Ca.
Conveyor Group also creates the Festival’s annual program and has won numerous Webby awards.
The Festival’s marketing campaign, press kit, and promotional poster were created by Melody’s Ad Works, Inc., the public relations agency hired for the Festival. The marketing campaign included broadcast, print, internet and social media.
The television commercial was produced by Endeavor Production Group of Murrieta and the commemorative poster was created by Heather Pilapil, a local artist who won the 2012 Poster Contest with her design.
The Best New Idea award was given to the Festival for its wine barrel races held at the Promenade in Temecula.
The 2013 Temecula Valley Balloon & Wine Festival is May 31, June 1-2 at Lake Skinner in Temecula.
Campsites go on sale at 8 a.m. on March 5.
To learn more, visit www.tvbwf.com.