Destination New South Wales Wins ‘Pinnacle Awards’ For ‘Vivid Sydney’

Destination New South Wales (NSW) has won 12 accolades at the 2016 International Festivals & Events Association (IFEA) Pinnacle Awards for its marketing & promotion of Vivid Sydney – the world’s largest festival of light, music & ideas.

NSW Minister For Trade, Tourism & Major Events, Stuart Ayres, said the promotion of Vivid Sydney generated Australia’s largest event with 2.31 million attendees experiencing the spectacular festival.

“This is the 2nd time Vivid Sydney has been recognised in the IFEA Pinnacle Awards, with nearly twice the number of accolades compared to last year” Mr Ayres said.

Destination NSW Chief Executive Officer & Vivid Sydney Executive Producer, Sandra Chipchase, said “Vivid Sydney is firmly established as one of the world’s leading festivals & is now Australia’s largest event. These awards are testament to Destination NSW’s strategic marketing & partnership initiatives, which drive visitors from across the globe & enable us to break new ground each year”

Destination NSW was presented with 12 IFEA Pinnacle Awards for Vivid Sydney, including the coveted Grand Pinnacle Award.

  • Grand Pinnacle – Gold
  • Best Event Website – Gold
  • Best Social Media Site – Gold
  • Best Festival/Event Mobile App – Gold
  • Best Newspaper Insert/Supplement – Gold
  • Best Cover Design – Gold
  • Best Overall Sponsorship Program – Gold
  • Best Promotional Brochure – Silver
  • Best Outdoor Billboard – Silver
  • Best Street Banner – Silver
  • Best Event Program – Bronze
  • Best Event Promotional Photograph – Bronze

The IFEA Pinnacle Awards recognise the outstanding accomplishments & high quality creative, promotional, operational and community outreach programs and materials produced by festivals & events around the world.

Vivid Sydney is owned, managed & produced by the NSW Government’s tourism & major events agency, Destination NSW.

Media Release: Destination NSW