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Kelby's "Wesleyan College Chapel" Painting is Award Winning!

December 3, 2018

I was the official artist for Macon, Georgia's International Cherry Blossom Festival of 2018.  My painting and poster design won the Cherry Blossom Festival and Organization a Bronze Award!  I am so honored to be a part of Macon's CBF during 2018, and too continue to holdd the title for being the Official Artist and Pin Designer of 2019.  

Go to the "SHOP" link to purchase Kelby's Cherry Blossom Scarf and Official Print Stationary!

 

Macon, Georgia’s International Cherry Blossom Festival was awarded 21 awards from IFEA (The International Festival and Events Association) for the 2018 Cherry Blossom Festival’s programming, merchandise, media campaigns, and sponsorships. The awards that the Festival won are listed below. 

 

GOLD
• BEST FESTIVAL/EVENT MOBILE APPLICATION - Macon, Georgia's International Cherry Blossom Festival's mobile app, created by The Park Group.
• BEST SINGLE DIGITAL/SOCIAL AD – Digital ad for Macon, Georgia's International Cherry Blossom Festival's annual Bed Race event, created by The Park Group.
• BEST PIN OR BUTTON – The Crown of Flowers pin for the 2018 Festival.
• BEST SINGLE NEW SPONSORSHIP OPPORTUNITY – Middle Georgia State University's School of Aviation partnered with the Cherry Blossom for its Easter Egg Hunt.
• BEST COMMUNITY OUTREACH PROGRAM – Led by Antonio Lewis-Ross, South Macon Arts Revitalization Technology’s (SMART) Gospel Extravaganza united all residents, specifically South Macon.
• BEST NEW EVENT – The Hanami Bridge Dinner set on the Pedestrian Bridge at Mercer University.

SILVER
• BEST ORGANIZATION WEBSITE – https://cherryblossom.com/
• BEST MISCELLANEOUS MULTIMEDIA – 13WMAZ posted Cherry Blossom Festival ads on the homepage of its website for the duration of the Festival.
• BEST SPONSOR GIFT – Highball glasses with the Cherry Blossom Festival’s logo were presented to sponsors.
• BEST MEDIA RELATIONS CAMPAIGN – In-kind Media Campaign in partnership with The Telegraph and macon.com, Cumulus Broadcasting, WDEN, Joy FM, 13 WMAZ, Cox Communications, 41NBC, WGXA, EGXA, Visit Macon, Macon Magazine, Que Pasa, The Middle Georgia Black Pages, The 11th Hour, The Creek 100.9, and Gateway Macon.

BRONZE
• BEST TV PROMOTION – 13WMAZ created and aired an advertisement for the 2018 Street Party.
• BEST EVENT WEBSITE – https://cherryblossom.com/
• BEST SOCIAL MEDIA SITE – Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/cherryblossomfestivalmacon
• BEST DIGITAL/SOCIAL AD SERIES – Digital Ad Series for Festival programming, created by The Park Group.
BEST COMMEMORATIVE POSTER – Art print of Wesleyan College Chapel created by Kelby Haugabook.
• BEST OTHER MERCHANDISE – Cutting Board in the shape of Georgia with the Cherry Blossom Festival logo.
• BEST NEW MERCHANDISE – Growler with Cherry Blossom Festival logo.
• BEST SPONSOR PARTNER – Drew Expositions incredible support of Macon, Georgia's International Cherry Blossom Festival.
• BEST PARADE – 2018 Cherry Blossom Parade.
• BEST FOOD AND BEVERAGE PROGRAM – The Cherry Blossom Festival's Food Truck Frenzy featured food trucks representing a variety of cuisines.
• BEST NEW PROMOTION ACTIVITY – The Preview Party at Central City Park was a thank you to all city employees elected officials, sponsors and board members.

 

 

Go to the "SHOP" link to purchase Kelby's Cherry Blossom Scarf and Official Print Stationary!

 

 

 

 

 

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