On Monday, October 3rd, 2011, Shambhala Music Festival was awarded the IFEA / Haas & Wilkerson Gold Pinnacle Award for Best Event Website at the 56th Annual International Festival & Events Association (IFEA) Convention & Expo in Fort Worth, Texas.
The IFEA website reads, “This prestigious awards competition strives for the highest degree of excellence in festival and event promotions and operations, and in doing so, has raised the standards and quality of the festivals and events industry to new levels.” Each award has a Gold, Silver and Bronze level.
Shambhala has been a member of the International Festival & Events Association since 2008.
The Shambhala website (http://www.shambhalamusicfestival.com) is a collaborative effort, with programming and support by Andy Chute of Funktion Design (http://www.funktiondesign.com/), graphic design by Rob Campbell, art by KSA graduate Meghan Hildebrand (http://www.meghanhildebrand.com/), and content maintenance by Shambhala Social Media director, Britz Robins. The Pinnacle Award is the second international award Shambhala has received in 2011, following the “Best Large Event” award won by the festival at the Breakspoll International Breakbeat Awards in March.