International honors for WPB City community events

4th on Flagler wins several awards in a world-wide INTERNATIONAL competition

WPB GreenMarket receives international honors

West Palm Beach (October 1, 2012) – When it comes to putting on events for the public, no one does it better than the West Palm Beach Community Events Division!

The City of West Palm Beach has received nine…YES NINE…awards from the International Festivals & Events Association (IFEA) for it’s work on:

4th on Flagler

The WPB GreenMarket

Sand & Sea-Sun’s Greetings

Sunday on the Waterfront – Battle of the Decades

The City of West Palm Beach was not only judged against events from across the United States, but also countless international events as well. These included the Hanseong Bakje Cultural Festival in Seoul, South Korea, the Krakow Festival in Krakow Poland, the Rotterdam Festivals in the Netherlands and the Shambhala Music Festival in British Columbia, Canada just to name a few!

Four Gold awards, three Silver awards, and two Bronze awards were given to West Palm Beach in the following categories:


4th on Flagler:    Most Effective News Event

4th on Flagler:    Best TV Promotion

Sand & Sea-Sun’s Greetings:    Best New Event

4th on Flagler:    Best T-shirt Design


GreenMarket:    Best Street Banner

Sunday on the Waterfront:    Best Event (within existing festival)

GreenMarket:    Best Other Merchandise


GreenMarket:    Best Misc. Printed Materials

4th on Flagler:    Best New Promotion

“Working on these events is a true labor of love,” said Mary Pinak, Community Events Manager at the City of West Palm Beach. “Providing world-class entertainment and events for our residents and visitors is part of the fabric that makes West Palm Beach such a desirable place to live and play. These awards are a nice feather in the cap, but our true reward is watching the hundreds of thousands who enjoy City events every year.”

The IFEA recognizes the outstanding accomplishments by festivals and events around the world. The awards were announced during the IFEA’s 57th Annual Convention in Denver, Colorado.