The goal of the Achievement Awards Program is to recognize excellence and share successful ideas and programs amongst members. Achievement Award winners serve as inspiration to the industry, demonstrating innovation worthy of replication.
There are three Featured Programs for 2016. Featured programs are marked with an asterisk (*) in the list of winners below.
Entries were judged by a special panel of industry experts; winners presented their results at the WFA Convention in Reno January 15-18, 2017.
Feature Program: Media & Marketing
Fairtime Innovative Marketing Strategy or Concept – Describe how your fair used a marketing strategy to increase attendance at your annual fair. Include examples of visuals such as artwork, promotional pieces and/or advertisements used. Explain the impact and the results. Judging Criteria: creativity, originality, impact, design, results.
Featured Programs: Innovations & Management Excellence
Agricultural Programming – Tell us about a unique program your Fair did in the area of agriculture education, livestock programs, consumer awareness or any of the above. Explain how the program was planned and executed, what partners may have been involved, and what the outcome or results were.
Celebrating Partnership Success – The Achievement Awards Committee would like to recognize strong, unique and innovative partnerships between fairs and the service member community. Promotions, programs or projects where the fair and a business partner (both must be members of WFA) share risk, development and reward. Entries may be fair time or interim.
There are 33 separate divisions in which fairgrounds can be recognized.