South Florida Garlic Fest brings home the gold – again

The Florida Festivals & Events Association (FFEA) recently announced the winners of its annual SUNsational Awards during their 23rd annual convention and tradeshow. The Program recognizes members’ innovation, individuality and creative collaboration.

“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.”

2017 Garlic Fest brought home ($250,000+ budget category)….

1st Place for Best Commemorative Poster

Credits to Artist Rebecca Loveless, Delray Beach, FL


1st Place Best Radio Spot

Credits to iHeart Media, Riviera Beach, FL

3rd Place Best Website

Credits Real Time Marketing Group, Delray Beach, FL

Nominations were judged by a blue ribbon panel representing media outlets, printing companies, website designers, photographers, promotional marketing professionals and social media experts. Nine categories of award nominations were accepted, 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.

South Florida was well represented with FFEA Members in the area receiving 131 total awards. For a complete list of winners, visit