Sunday, September 20, 2020

Double Decker Fest Named Best Public Event Globally

International panel of judges honors Oxford’s arts and music festival

Photo by Mike Stanton, www.fairtrade-photos.com.
Photo by Mike Stanton, www.fairtrade-photos.com.

By Tad Wilkes, Nightlife & Lifestyles Editor

tad.wilkes@hottytoddyarchive.com

The Association of Destination Management Executives International has selected the Double Decker Arts Festival Presented by C Spire Wireless as “Best Public Event” among Best Creative Events globally.

The ADMEI Achievement Award winners for 2013 were announced February 9 at a gala event at the end of the ADMEI’s conference in Montreal, Quebec, Canada. A global panel of judges reviewed more than 90 entries received for events held between September 1, 2011, and August 31, 2012.

“Our event partner Leo Events, that helps us with staging, booking, etc., nominated us, and we won,” said Mary-Kathryn Herrington, director of tourism and marketing for the Oxford Convention & Visitors Bureau. “Many very large destinations were honored at these awards, so this is quite an honor for Oxford and the Double Decker Festival.”

The festival draws 55,000 people to Oxford annually for food, music, and art.

The full list of the ADMEI award winners is as follows:

Best Creative Events – Best Recreational Activity

Arrangers, a DMC Network Company: No Water… Now What?

Best Creative Events – Corporate Social Responsibility

Hosts Chicago: Sprint on State

Best Creative Events – Best Public Event

LEO Events: Double Decker Arts Festival 2012

Best Creative Events – Best Teambuilding Activity

Arrangers, a DMC Network Company: Outdoor Games

Best Creative Events – Best Tour Program

Destination Tahoe Meetings & Events: Custom African-American Cultural Tour

Best Logistics – Best Logistics – Transportation

Hosts Las Vegas: Dinner in a Dash- Dine Around Shuttle

Best Innovative Events – Best Innovative Events under $50,000

FM&A Events (Faith Moore and Associates, LTD.): Back to College: Field Trip to the Aquarium

Best Innovative Events – Best Innovative Events $50,000 – $100,000

Destination Nashville: MINI Launch with Maximum Results

Best Innovative Events – Best Innovative Events $100,001 – $200,000

MAC Meetings & Events: MPI Opening Reception

Best Innovative Events – Best Innovative Events $200,000 and above

CSI-Capitol Services, Inc., a DMC Network Company: A Passion for Food

Best Innovative Events – Best Destination Marketing

Hosts New Orleans: New Orleans Wine & Food Experience

Best Creative Events – Best Overall Program

Arrangers, a DMC Network Company: Project 50

Photo by Mike Stanton, www.fairtrade-photos.com.
Photo by Mike Stanton, www.fairtrade-photos.com.