Tennessee Valley Fair receives international recognition

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L to R: Sarah Thompson, Scott Suchomski, Shanna Wilhite, Kim Harbin and Lindsey Hensley

KNOXVILLE (press release)—The Tennessee Valley Fair has received five Awards of Distinction in the Competitive Exhibit and Communications categories from the International Association of Fairs and Expositions headquartered in Springfield, Missouri.

The fair was recognized in four Competitive Exhibit categories and one Communications category:

  • Best of Divisions and 1st Place: Outstanding New or Unique Single Class of Competitive Exhibits

– 2014 Medal of Honor Student Art and Photography Competition – Showcased works of art and photography representing the core values of the Congressional Medal of Honor Character Development Program: Courage, Commitment, Integrity, Sacrifice, Citizenship and Patriotism.

  • 1st Place: Outstanding Unique Contest

– 2014 Diaper Cake Competition – Baby shower inspired arts and crafts competition. All entries and proceeds from this competition were donated to Helen Ross McNabb Center.

  • 1st Place: Outstanding Single Photo of a General Display

– 2014 Pick Tennessee Products Display

  • 1st Place: Outstanding Printed Promotional Material

– 2014 Tennessee Valley Fair Guidebook

The purpose of the IAFE Awards of Distinction is to foster creativity amongst fairs across the globe and provide recognition for fairs that continually improve and innovate. The IAFE represents 3,200 fairs nationwide and exists to promote the development and improvement of agricultural fairs, shows, and expositions. The awards were presented on December 10 at the 124th annual IAFE convention held in Las Vegas, Nevada.

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