Shambhala took several awards at an industry expo in Pittsburgh last month

Shambhala nabs four awards

The Shambhala Music Festival nabbed four awards last month during the International Festival and Events Association’s annual convention.

The Shambhala Music Festival nabbed four awards last month during  the International Festival and Events Association’s annual convention and expo in Pittsburgh.

The festival, which takes place on the Salmo River Ranch each August, took honours in the following categgories:

• Bronze in Best Miscelleneous Media, for the On the Road to Shambhala promotional video edited by Ricardo Hubbbs with music by Clyphs.

• Silver in Best Event Photograph for The Village Stage by Novus Photography.

• Gold in Best Miscellaneous Decor for The Night Owl by Copper Chris, Wendy Watkin, Cassia Barrett and the Farm Dec team.

• Gold in Best Hat for Shambhala 2013 hat by Grassroots California.

Sponsored by industry leader Haas & Wilkerson Insurance, the professional competition draws entries from among the world’s top festivals and events. Awards were handed out in 68 different categories.

Other winning entries came from organizations as diverse as the Kentucky Derby Festival, Memphis in May International Festival, and Indianapolis 500 Festival.

International contenders included organizations such as the Seoul Lantern Festival, Signapore World Gourmet Summit, and Grolsch Artboom Festival of Krakow, Poland.

The association also recognized Shambhala executive director Corinne Zawaduk, a graduate of the certified festival and event executive program, which recognizes professionals in the festivals and events industry who have attained the highest level of competency in their field.

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