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Awards and Recognition

The following detail some of the awards and recognition earned by the Glendale Office of Special Events.

  • Glendale’s Office of Special Events wins four Arizona Talent in Event Concepts (AzTEC) awards
    AzTEC recognizes the best in local recreation and event professionals and organizations throughout the state. Glendale won three gold awards for the Glendale Glitters festival: for the Best Social Media Program (a social media lounge concept), the Best Event Problem Solved (a video spoofing the GEICO Hump Day ad with a Black Friday spin) and the Best Event Poster (the 20th anniversary commemorative poster.) Glendale staff also received a silver award for the Glendale Chocolate Affaire in the category of Best Food or Beverage Element (a Sweet Tooth contest for the best chocolate confection.) All of Glendale’s awards were presented in the category of festivals with attendance over 20,000. Read more

  • Glendale Glitters Chosen as 'Best Kid Event' in State by AZCentral.com for 2012
    No one does holiday magic for children like Glendale Glitters year after year, as is evidenced by the event recently being named the 2012 Critics’ Choice Winner for Best Kid Event by azcentral.com. Read more

  • Glendale's Office of Special Events Wins Three International Awards
    The Office of Special Events was recognized for excellence by the International Festival and Events Association. Read more

  • Glendale Receives Four Arizona Festival Industry Awards
    Glendale’s Office of Special Events received four Arizona Talent in Event Concepts (AzTEC) awards at the group’s annual conference. Read more

  • Glendale Recipient of Prestigious International Festival Awards
    Glendale’s not considered the home of Arizona’s Best Festivals® without merit, as is evidenced by the announcement that the Office of Special Events received a total of six awards at the 2010 International Festival and Events Association (IFEA) annual conference. Read more

  • Glendale Receives Three Arizona Festival Industry Awards
    Glendale’s Office of Special Events won three Arizona Talent in Event Concepts (AzTEC) awards at the group’s annual conference recently. AzTEC recognizes the best in local recreation and event professionals and organizations throughout the state. Read more
  • 2008 International Festival and Events Association Awards
    Glendale’s Office of Special Events won two gold awards and one silver award at the 2008 International Festival and Events Association. Read more

  • Certified Festival and Event Executive Designation
    Martin Dickey, Glendale’s division manager for the Office of Special Events, received professional designation as a Certified Festival and Event Executive (CFEE) at the recent convention of the International Festivals & Events Association (IFEA). Read more

  • Critic's Choice Award from AZCentral.com
    One of Glendale’s signature festivals that attract hundreds of thousands of visitors to the city’s downtown has been recognized as the Valley’s best by one of the state’s top online news services. (Glendale Glitters) Read more

  • Best Fair/Festival by the Arizona Chapter of the International Special Events Society
    Glendale’s Office of Special Events has received the award for Best Fair/Festival by the Arizona Chapter of the International Special Events Society for the Glendale Chocolate Affaire. Read more

These honors are among the many accolades the Glendale Office of Special Events has garnered, including having events named to the top 100 events in North America by the Washington Post, the Seattle Times and the American Bus Association as well as honors from the 2003 Governor’s Tourism Awards.

 

 

 

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