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MPL EARNS TEXAS LIBRARY ASSOCIATION BRANDING IRON AWARD (2022)


McAllen Public Library has received the Best in Show Award from the prestigious Texas Library Association's (TLA) Branding Iron Awards! The award was presented to MPL for the 2021 Wild West Casino Fundraiser, which directly supported the South Texas Book Festival (STBF) and was hosted by the McAllen Public Library Advisory Board.

   

MPL WINS 20 TEXAS FESTIVALS & EVENTS ASSOCIATION AWARDS FOR STBF (2021)


McAllen Public Library brought home the gold at the Texas Festival and Events Association’s Marketing Awards, including the prestigious Best in Texas Award for the 2020 South Texas Book Festival! 

Gold: Best in Texas Award, Best Organization Website, Best Organization e-Newsletter, Best Miscellaneous Printed Material, Best Event Invitation, Best Sponsor Proposal, Best Sponsor Follow-Up, Best Sponsor Partner, Best Community Outreach Program, Best Social Media Campaign

Silver: Best 30-Second Ad, Best Promotional Brochure, Best Miscellaneous Printed Material, Best Company Image Piece, Best Cover Design, Best Children’s Program

Bronze: Best Promotional Brochure, Best Giveaway Item, Best New Event, Best Overall Virtual Event

   

MPL RECEIVED 12 AWARDS FROM THE TEXAS ASSOCIATION OF FAIRS & EVENTS (2020)


McAllen Public Library received 12 Ray Cammack Shows Awards of Excellence from the Texas Association of Fairs & Events (TAFE) for the 2019 South Texas Book Festival! Those awards included:

  • 1st Place: Best Premium Book, Best Miscellaneous Multi-Page Materials, Best Specialty Video, Best eNewsletter, Best Community Program/Event, Best New Program, Best Overall Sponsorship Program

  • 2nd Place: Best Website, Best Social Media Campaign, COVID19 Best Re-Imagined Event, COVID19 Best Announcement

  • 3rd Place: Best Flyer

   

MPL WINS 22 TEXAS FESTIVALS AND EVENTS ASSOCIATION AWARDS FOR STBF (2020)

The Texas Festival & Events Association (TFEA) has awarded the City of McAllen 92 Marketing Awards, and we are thrilled to announce MPL’s South Texas Book Festival won 22 awards! Among those was the prestigious Zenith Award, TFEA’s highest overall award category in the Kaliff Marketing Awards Competition!

  • Gold: The Zenith Award, Best Organization Website, Best Event Program, Best Promotional Brochure, Best Miscellaneous Printed Material Multiple Pages, Best Miscellaneous Printed Material Single Page, Best Company Image, Best Cover Design, Best Event Invitation, Best Street Banner, Best Sponsor Partner, Best Volunteer Program, Best Children’s Programming, Best Community Outreach Program, Best Event Within an Event to Benefit a cause, Best Social Media Campaign

  • Silver: Best Miscellaneous Multimedia, Best Event Promotional Photograph, Best New Festival or Event

  • Bronze: Best Social Media Site, Best Miscellaneous Printer Material Single Page, Best T-Shirt Design

     

MPL WINS 3 INTERNATIONAL FESTIVALS AND EVENTS ASSOCIATION AWARDS FOR STBF (2019)

 

McAllen Public Library has won our first ever International Festival and Events awards for the 2019 South Texas Book Festival! Amongst those awards is a Gold Award for Best Invitation for the Murder Mystery Fundraiser.

     

MPL WINS 11 TEXAS FESTIVALS AND EVENTS ASSOCIATION AWARDS FOR STBF (2019)

 

Your McAllen Public Library won 11 awards at this year’s Texas Festivals & Events Association Annual Conference! Among those awards were the following for STBF:

  • Gold: Best Event Program (South Texas Book Festival), Best Educational Program (Spirit Week, South Texas Book Festival), Best Event Within an Event to Benefit a Cause (Masquerade Murder Mystery Fundraiser), Best Social Media Campaign (South Texas Book Festival)

  • Silver: Best Social Media Site (South Texas Book Festival), Best Program Cover Design (South Texas Book Festival), Best Event Invitation (Masquerade Murder Mystery Fundraiser)

  • Bronze: Best Street Banner (South Texas Book Festival)

     

REBRANDING OF STBF RECEIVES A 2019 TLA BRANDING IRON AWARD 
 

The Texas Library Association (TLA) has awarded a 2019 Branding Iron Award to MPL. This award honors the creative work libraries do to promote their programs, resources, and events. MPL received recognition in the Rebranding Category for the promotional campaign that revamped the McAllen Book Festival to the South Texas Book Festival.

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