The L.A. County Fair has been recognized with an assortment of awards at the Western Fairs Associationís 79th annual Meeting and Convention, held earlier this month in San Diego.
The 2002 L.A. County Fair, held in September at Fairplex in Pomona, garnered a total of 22 awards, including seven first place awards. Among the first place awards were: Agricultural program, Excellence in Livestock Education for the General Public, Newspaper Advertising, and Posters.
Second place awards included Media Kit, Theme Program and Community Outreach.
Western Fairs Association is a professional non-profit trade association serving the fair industry throughout the United States and Canada. The Associationís primary purpose is to assist in maintaining the highest professional standards within the fair industry through a voluntary network of individuals and organizations.
Last year, the 2001 L.A. County Fair was awarded the Merrill Award, the highest honor accorded by WFA, for its overall marketing campaign. Named after WFA founder Louis S. Merrill, the award is given to entries that clearly demonstrate leadership, vision and excellence. This is the second time the Merrill Award has been bestowed upon the Fair. In 1985 the Fair won for display advertising.
For a complete list of the 2002 award results, contact Fairplexís Communications Dept or visit the Web site at www.fairplex.com. For more information on the Fair or Fairplex, call (909) 623-3111. chinabnr.