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Rivers & Spires named Best Festival in the Southeast

Event received two Gold Awards from SFEA

The Rivers & Spires Festival was the recipient of two Gold Awards at the Southeast Festivals and Events Association (SFEA) Conference. / CONTRIBUTED

 

CLARKSVILLE, TENN. — The Rivers & Spires Festival recently announced it was the recipient of two Gold Awards at the Southeast Festivals and Events Association (SFEA) Conference this past week in Auburn, Ala.

According to a press release from Robin Burton with Clarksville Montgomery County EDC, the Festival won Gold Awards for being the “Best Festival With A Budget Over $75,000” and for the “Best Creative Idea.” The 2012 Festival Media Kit was submitted for the creative award.

“For the past 11 years, Ajax Distributing and Coors Light have proudly supported the Rivers & Spires Festival. We know what a great community event the festival is, and we’re thrilled the rest of the Southeast has recognized the hard work of the festival staff, sponsors and volunteers,” Paul Turner with Ajax Distributing said in the release.

According to Burton, these two awards were given based on presentation and a list of criteria the festival had to meet, including impact on the community, marketing and promotion efforts, community involvement and budget of the 2012 Festival. The team submitted a thorough proposal, as well as a complete media kit to SFEA in December in order to be considered for the awards, Burton said. Rivers & Spires was one of 250 other festivals present, some with much larger budgets, she said. The judges were impressed, not only by the professional appearances of the pieces, but also by the quality of the event, she said.


Rivers & Spires named Best Festival in the Southeast
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