Kaleidoscope Awards

Designed to recognize the marketing, programming and overall event, the SFEA Kaleidoscope Awards acknowledge the highest level of achievement in the festival and event industry throughout the southeast United States. Gain the recognition your event, volunteers, staff and sponsors deserve.

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nomination form by clicking here.


Early-bird deadline: December 9, 2016 (save $20 per nomination)
Regular deadline: January 13, 2017

Start saving materials (articles, photos, ads and collateral) to back up your submission for 2017’s awards.



Duluth Fall Festival, Duluth, GA


Mountain Makins Festival, Morristown, TN


Big Cheesy Festival, Suwanee, GA


Remembering WWII, Linden, TN


McDonald's Pumpkin Village, Discovery Park of America, 
Union City, TN


Tennessee Soybean Festival, Martin, TN

2016 Winners

Best Festival – with a budget over $75,000

Gold            Duluth Fall Festival                                     Duluth, GA

Silver           Conyers Cherry Blossom Festival           Conyers, GA

Bronze         Owl-O-Ween, KSU Sports & Entertainment Park                            Kennesaw, GA

Best Festival – with a budget under $75,000

Gold            Mountain Makins Festival                     Morristown, TN

Silver           Remembering World War II                     Linden, TN

Silver           Spring into Summer-Salute Fort Campbell                                      Oak Grove, KY

Bronze         Duluth Celebrates America                        Duluth, GA

Best New Event

Gold            Suwanee’s Big Cheesy Festival             Suwanee, GA

Silver           The Great American Airshow, Discovery Park of America                                                             Union City, TN

Bronze         Sugar Rush                                           Sugar Hill, GA

Best Digital Media

Gold            Remembering World War II                    Linden, TN

Silver           National Banana Pudding Festival     Centerville, TN

Bronze         Libation Station, Discovery Park of America                                                                                                       Union City, TN

Best Sponsor

Gold            Moon Pie, National Banana Pudding Festival                                                                                                         Centerville, TN

Silver           Southern Eagle Distributing, Jekyll Island Shrimp & Grits                                                                                                    Jekyll Island, GA

Bronze         94.9 The Bull, Conyers Cherry Blossom Festival                                                                                                                      Conyers, GA

Best Volunteer

Gold            The Dubois Family, Remembering World War II                                                                                                                           Linden, TN

Silver           Suwanee Fest Volunteer Planning Committee                                                                                                                        Suwanee, GA

Bronze         Joye Montgomery, Secret City Festival             Oak Ridge, TN

Best Event Program

Gold             Fountain Pen, Centennial Olympic Park                Atlanta, GA

Silver           Barefoot in the City                                  Duluth, GA

Bronze         Remembering World War II              Linden, TN

Best Promotional Poster

Gold            The Great American Airshow, Discovery Park of America                                                                                                    Union City, TN
Silver           Jekyll Island Shrimp & Grits Festival               Jekyll Island, GA

Bronze         Tennessee Soybean Festival         Martin, TN

Best Marketing Campaign

Gold            McDonald’s Pumpkin Village, Discovery Park of America                                                                                                      Union City, TN

Silver           Conyers Cherry Blossom Festival, GA International                                        Horse Park                                                Conyers, GA

Bronze         Owl-O-Ween, KSU Sports & Entertainment Park                                                                                                                  Kennesaw, GA

Best Event Photograph

Gold             Sweetwater 420 Festival, Centennial Olympic Park                                                                                                                Atlanta, GA

Silver           International Dogwood Festival                        Winchester, TN

Bronze         Deep Roots Festival                        Milledgeville, GA

Best T-Shirt

Gold            Cardboard Boat Regatta, Discovery Park of America                                                                                                            Union City, TN

Silver           Sugar Rush                                                Sugar Hill, GA

Bronze         Suwanee’s Big Cheesy Festival           Suwanee, GA

Bronze         International Dogwood Festival       Winchester, TN

Best Event within an Event

Gold             McDonald’s Pumpkin Village, Discovery Park of America                                                                                                       Union City, TN

Silver           NC Seafood Smart! Education Day, NC Seafood Festival                                                                                                Morehead City, NC

Silver           Battle of Normandy Reenactment, Secret City Festival                                                                                                          Oak Ridge, TN

Bronze         Owl-O-Ween Oktoberfest              Kennesaw, GA

Bronze         National Banana Pudding Festival Cook-Off                                                                                                                           Centerville, TN

Best Creative Idea

Gold            French Fronts, Remembering WW II                      Linden, TN

Silver           Beach Night, Summer Stage Concert Series          Duluth, GA

Bronze         Libation Station, Discovery Park of America      Union City, TN

Bronze         NBPF Cookbook, National Banana Pudding Festival                                                                                                            Centerville, TN

Best Children’s Program

Gold            Tennessee Soybean Festival             Martin, TN

Silver           Butterfly Festival                                      Oak Grove, KY

Bronze         Suwanee Fest                                              Suwanee, GA


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