For Immediate Release
August 15, 2013
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Bernadette Morris
Sonshine Communications
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(BPRW) City of Miami Gardens Takes Top Honors at Florida Festivals and Events Association SUNsational Awards Presentation

(BLACK PR WIRE) – City of Miami Gardens, FL – Competing with events and media planning professionals from around the state, the City of Miami Gardens has taken top honors in four distinct categories during the Florida Festivals and Events Association SUNsational Awards event held August 1st, 2013 during the association’s 19th Annual Convention and Trade Show held in Bonita Springs, Florida.

The City of Miami Gardens is proud to announce claiming awards in four categories. The creation of the 2013 Jazz in the Gardens website, in conjunction with ADMARDE Marketing, earned a 2nd place award, and the ongoing media partnership resulted in a 3rd place award for the creation of promotional items for the City’s 10th Anniversary Celebration. Partnering with award-winning Circle of One Marketing, the City of Miami Gardens claimed 3rd place recognition for the 2013 social media associated with the City’s signature event, the annual Jazz in the Gardens music festival, which draws thousands of visitors from around the country to Miami Gardens. Rounding out an impressive awards celebration, the City of Miami Gardens also earned a 3rd place award for a Jazz in the Gardens photo created in partnership with Nate Veal of Memories N Focus photography.

“We are extremely excited to be recognized by colleagues from around the state for the products and events we have created to promote the City of Miami Gardens,” explains Tamilla Mullings, an Events Specialist. “As a still young city and the largest black city south of Atlanta, we are especially proud to share our work and to be recognized for excellence throughout the state. We hope to serve as an inspiration for other municipalities to showcase their talents.”

Over 250 representatives of events, event suppliers and associations entered their programs in a variety of categories to be considered for nomination, with the City of Miami Gardens submitting photos, graphic designs, website and social media content for the competition. A Blue Ribbon Panel of judges representing radio, print media, television, magazines, printing companies, website designers, photographers, promotional marketing professionals and experts in the arenas of social media chose the resulting nominees.

For more information on the FFEA Awards and the Events & Media Department with the City of Miami Gardens, contact Julia Yarbough at