Awards & Honors

The National Lentil Festival has won over 70 awards from the International Festivals & Events Association and the Washington Festivals & Events Association. See for yourself!

Washington Festivals
& Events Association Summit Awards

2013

Gold, Best Photography, photography by Jerry Prout
Silver, Best Event Program
Bronse, Best Website
Bronze, Best Merchandise – “Chili Paddle” Key Chain

2012

Gold, Best Promotional Program
Gold, Best Other Merchandise – Cookbook
Silver, Best TV Commercial/Radio
Silver, Best T-shirt
Bronze, Best Community Partnership Program

2011

Gold, Best Media-TV Commercial
Gold, Best T-shirt
Gold, Best Promotional Poster

2010

Gold, Best Poster-Art Collectable
Gold, Best Brochure
Gold, Best T-shirt
Silver, Overall Media Campaign

2009

Gold, Best Overall Advertising Campaign
Silver, Best Merchandise Piece
Silver, Best Newspaper Insert
Bronze, Best Poster-Art Collectible

2008

Gold, Best Overall Promotional Campaign
Gold, Poster-Art Collectible

2007

Gold, Best Overall Promotional Campaign
Gold, Poster-Art Collectible
Gold, Merchandise Items- Wooden Spoon
Silver, Festival Promotional Brochure
Silver, Website
Silver, T-shirt Design
Silver, Merchandise- Apron

2006

Gold, Best Overall Promotional Campaign, budget under $100,000
Silver, Best Newspaper Insert, budget under $100,000
Bronze, Best Other Merchandise-notecards, budget under $100,000
Volunteer of the Year: Tim Marsh

2005

Gold, Best Overall Promotional Campaign, budget under $50,000
Gold, Best Radio Ad, budget under $50,000
Gold, Best Website, budget under $50,000
Silver, Best Brochure, budget under $50,000

2004

Gold, Best Overall Promotional Campaign, budget under $50,000
Gold, Best Radio Advertising, budget under $50,000
Gold, Best Festival Website, budget under $50,000
Silver, Best Festival Poster, budget under $50,000
Silver, Best Festival Brochure, budget under $50,000
Bronze, Best Festival T-Shirt, budget under $50,000

2003

Gold, Best Community and/or Children’s Program, budget under $50,000
Gold, Best Poster, budget under $50,000
Silver, Best Brochure, budget under $50,000
Bronze, Best T-shirt, budget under $50,000

2002

Gold, Best Poster, budgets under $50,000
Gold, Best Festival Schedule, budgets under $50,000
Gold, Best Overall Promotional Campaign, budget $50,000 to $250,000
Gold, Best Newspaper Insert, budgets under $50,000

2001

Silver, Best T-shirt, budgets under $50,000
Gold, Best Overall Promotional Campaign, budgets under $50,000
Gold, Best Radio Ad, budgets under $50,000
Gold, Best Other Merchandise – Notecards, budgets under $50,000
Silver, Best Newspaper Insert, budgets under $50,000

2000

Gold, Best Event Poster, budgets under $50,000
Gold, Best Radio Ad
Silver, Best Festival Brochure
Silver, Best Festival Schedule
Bronze, Best Newspaper Insert, budgets under $125,000

1999

Gold, Best Festival Schedule, budgets under $50,000
Gold, Best Newspaper Insert, budgets under $50,000
Silver, Best Poster, budgets under $50,000
Silver, Best Radio Ad, budgets under $50,000
Silver, Best T-shirt, budgets under $50,000

1998

Gold, Best T-shirt, budgets under $50,000
Gold, Best Poster, budgets under $50,000
Silver, Best Promotional Merchandise, budgets under $125,000

1997

Gold, Best Radio Ad

1996

Gold, Best Radio Ad
Gold, Best T-shirt

International Festivals
& Events Association Pinnacle Awards

2005

Gold, Best Radio Promotion, budgets under $250,000

2003

Gold, Best Promotional Brochure (3 colors or less), budgets under $250,000

2002

Silver, Best Newspaper Insert, budgets under $250,000
Silver, Best Miscellaneous Printed Materials, budgets under $250,000
Gold, Best Radio Promotion, budgets under $250,000
Gold, Best Promotional Brochure (3 colors or less), budgets under $250,000

2001

Bronze, Best Promotional Brochure, budgets under $250,000

2000

Bronze, Best Promotional Brochure, 3 colors or less, budgets under $500,000

1999

Silver, Best Poster, budgets under $250,000

1997

Gold, Best Radio Ad, budgets under $500,000