Red Brick Nights earns Best New Event by Oklahoma Travel Industry Association

Red Brick Nights earns Best New Event by Oklahoma Travel Industry Association

At the May 16 Red Bud Awards Gala, Guthrie was recognized by the Oklahoma Travel Industry Association (OTIA) with a Merit award for “Best New Event” – Red Brick Nights.

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The application, which was prepared by City of Guthrie staff and submitted earlier this year featuring the 2016 Red Brick Nights series, was judged by a team of tourism professionals on value, reach, creativity, marketing, customer service and more.

The Red Bud Awards are an annual event hosted by OTIA as part of the Oklahoma Conference on Tourism.

The awards recognize tourism activities and organizations throughout Oklahoma that were top performers during the previous calendar year in 18 different categories, including events, attractions, marketing, publications and media in the State of Oklahoma.

The winners include:

Outstanding Agritourism Attraction
RedBud: Wild Things Farm
RedBud: Mowdy Ranch

Best Social Media Campaign
RedBud: Chickasaw Cultural Center
Merit: American Banjo Museum

Best Brochure or Publication – Tri-fold or single sheet
RedBud: City of McAlester Tourism

Best Brochure or Publication – 10 pages or less
RedBud: Choctaw Country

Best Brochure or Publication – 11 pages or more ($25,000 or less budget)
Redbud: Great Plains Country

Best Brochure or Publication – 11 pages or more ($30,000 – $50,000 budget)
RedBud: Tulsa Regional Tourism

Best Overall Marketing Campaign
RedBud: Visit Stillwater
Merit: Riverwind Casino

Best Website
RedBud: Visit Stillwater
Merit: Visit Claremore

Best Partnership
RedBud: City of Pauls Valley 17th Annual Okie Noodling Tournament
Merit: Will Rogers Memorial Museum/Will Rogers Days

Outstanding Media Coverage – Online
RedBud: Cherokee Heritage Center
Merit: Choctaw Country

Outstanding Media Coverage – Print
RedBud: Oklahoma City Convention & Visitors Bureau
Merit: Tulsa Regional Tourism

Outstanding Media Coverage – Overall
RedBud: Chickasaw Cultural Center

Outstanding Attraction
RedBud: Chisholm Trail Heritage Center
Merit: Woolaroc Museum & Wildlife Preserve

Outstanding New Attraction
RedBud: The Pioneer Woman Mercantile
Merit: Heart of Route 66 Auto Museum

Outstanding Temporary Exhibit
RedBud: The Sherwin Miller Museum of Jewish Art, State of Deception: The Power of Nazi Propaganda
Merit: Philbrook Museum, Native Fashion Show

Outstanding Event
RedBud: City of McAlester Tourism / Italian Festival
Merit: National Indian Taco Championship

Outstanding New Event
RedBud: Winstar Golf Course & Academy, World Long Drive Championship
Merit: City of Guthrie / Red Brick Nights Event

Outstanding Lodging Property 
RedBud: Chickasaw Nation / Chickasaw Retreat & Conference Center
Merit: Hyatt Regency Tulsa

Tourism Organization of the Year
RedBud: Choctaw Country

In addition to the RedBud Awards the prestigious Lifetime Achievement Award was presented to Sandy Price of the Oklahoma City Convention & Visitors Bureau. The award is presented annually by AAA Oklahoma and is designed to recognize a tourism professional who has spent decades working in and improving Oklahoma’s travel industry.

“Sandy is a true professional who has worked for over 25 years to grow Oklahoma City’s visitor travel market,” said Debra Bailey, President & CEO of the Oklahoma Travel Industry Association. “Many in the industry have benefited from her wealth of knowledge and we are proud to name her the recipient of the 2017 AAA Oklahoma Lifetime Achievement Award.”

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