Issaquah Salmon Days takes home seven awards

April 2, 2013

The Washington Festivals and Events Association honored Issaquah’s annual Salmon Days festival not just once, but seven times March 19.

The Salmon Days Festival theme presented to the Washington Festivals and Events Association was “Thrills and Gills.” The Salmon Days festival received silver in the Grand Summit Award category, along with three gold awards for Best Event Program, Best T-shirt, Best Other Merchandise and three silver Summit Awards, for Best Commemorative Poster, Best Promotional Brochure and Best Website within its budget category of $150,000 and over.

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Salmon Days nets state festival honors

April 10, 2012

The iconic Salmon Days Festival continues to spawn awards.

The annual event earned seven awards March 27 in a state ranking of top festivals.

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Salmon Days nets awards for promotion of 2010 festival

March 22, 2011

The iconic Salmon Days Festival earned eight awards March 15 in a state ranking of top festivals.

Salmon Days received the top honor — a Gold Summit Award — for Best Overall Promotional Campaign, Best T-shirt, Best New Green Program and Best Other Merchandise for the punny Fishlips Fish Balm.

In the next tier, the festival received Silver Summit Awards for Best Pin and Best Community Program; and Bronze Summit Awards for Best Promotional Poster and Best Events Program.

The Issaquah Press produces the Salmon Days Ohfishal Program for the festival organizer, the Issaquah Chamber of Commerce.

The professional competition from the Washington Festivals and Events Association attracts entries from festivals and event producers in the Evergreen State.

Salmon Days competed against festivals in the $150,000-and-more budget category. The awards honored the 2010 festival and the theme “Something up our leaves.”

Organizers received the awards at the Northwest Festivals and Events Conference in Bellevue.

The festival last October attracted more than 180,000 people to downtown Issaquah and the Issaquah Salmon Hatchery. Salmon Days returns for a 42nd year Oct. 1-2.

Salmon Days receives international honor

September 21, 2010

Judges ranked the Salmon Days Festival as the No. 2 festival in the world for 2009, the Salmon Days Festivals Office announced last week.

Salmon Days received the Silver Pinnacle Award for Best Overall Festival Presentation from the International Festivals & Events Association, after taking the top prize in the category last year. The fish-centric festival picked up 12 other awards at the ceremony, held in St. Louis.

Salmon Days received Gold awards for Best Sponsor Solicitation Program, Best Program, Best Pin or Button, and Best Hat.

The Issaquah Press produces the Ohfishal Festival Program for Salmon Days.

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Salmon Days Festival receives international honor

September 15, 2010

NEW — 3:40 p.m. Sept. 15, 2010

Judges ranked the Salmon Days Festival as the No. 2 in the world for 2009, the Salmon Days Festivals Office announced Wednesday.

Salmon Days received the Silver Pinnacle Award for Best Overall Festival Presentation from the International Festivals & Events Association, after taking the top prize in the category last year. The fish-centric festival also picked up 12 other awards at the ceremony, in St. Louis.

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Salmon Days team releases 2010 theme, logo

April 27, 2010

Salmon Days Festival organizers adore puns, and the theme for the 2010 nods to dry land with a bit of wordplay: “Something up our leaves!”

The team behind the four-decade-old festival unveiled the theme April 23. The wordplay and accompanying logo — rendered in earthy greens and eye-popping reds — will appear on festival signs, artwork and merchandise.

Salmon Days returns for its 41st year Oct. 2-3.

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Festival organizers unveil Salmon Days theme

April 23, 2010

NEW — 6:43 p.m. April 23, 2010

Salmon Days Festival organizers adore puns, and the theme for the 2010 event nods to dry land with a bit of wordplay: “Something up our leaves!”

The team behind the four-decade-old festival unveiled the theme Friday. The wordplay and accompanying logo — rendered in earthy greens and eye-popping reds — will appear on festival signs, artwork and merchandise.

Salmon Days returns for a 41st year Oct. 2-3.

Like she has for the past 16 festivals, Issaquah designer Robin Dale Spicer created theme and logo.

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Salmon Days named top festival in Washington

March 16, 2010

For the second consecutive year, the Salmon Days Festival reeled in — pardon the puns — a boatload of awards, including the top festival honor in the state, event organizers announced last week. Read more

Salmon Days earns top festival honor in state

March 9, 2010

NEW — 2:59 p.m. March 9, 2010

For the second consecutive year, the Salmon Days Festival won the top festival honor in the state, event organizers announced Tuesday.

Salmon Days earned eight Summit Awards from the Washington Festivals and Events Association, a group dedicated to promoting activities throughout the Evergreen State. The group named honorees at a conference held in Seaside, Ore.

The festival hauled in a first-place Gold Summit Award in the highest category at the conference: Best Overall Promotional Campaign. Honorees receive the award for outstanding promotion, including marketing, media and merchandizing.

In all, Salmon Days received four first-place Gold Summit Awards, two second-place Silver Summit Awards and two third-place Bronze Summit Awards within the $150,000 and more budget category.

Organizers emphasized the long history of Salmon Days with the 2009 event theme — “Celebrating 40 Years of Great Returns. Still fresh. Still fun. Still free.”

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