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Recent Recognition

TEXAS ASSOCIATION OF CONVENTION AND VISITOR BUREAUS

The Visit Lubbock Team took home three awards at the 2020 TACVB Idea Fair. The team received first place in the categories of Sports Marketing and Video, as well as third place in the category Website/Mobile site/App.The awards ceremony was held in a virtual conference in August for 2020 due to COVID-19 restrictions.

LUBBOCK ADVERTISING FEDERATION ADDY AWARDS

The Marketing & Communications Team took home the People’s Choice Award at the 2017 Lubbock Advertising Federation ADDY Awards for the Visit Lubbock Leisure Campaign. The team received a number of other awards, including two Gold ADDYs and four Silver ADDYs for their work on a variety of projects for each of the organizations.

2017 DMA WEST BEST IDEA PROGRAM OUTSTANDING ACHIEVEMENT AWARD

The Marketing & Communications Team recently received an Outstanding Achievement Award from DMA West for the National Travel & Tourism Week campaign. Representatives from the team were invited to present their entry during the 2017 Education Summit & Vendor Showcase along with three other cities. The Destination Marketing Association of the West (DMA West) is a regional membership organization of more than 145 destination marketing organizations.

2017 READERS’ CHOICE AWARD FROM SPORTSEVENTS

For the third time, Lubbock Sports received a Readers’ Choice Award from SportsEvents Media Group. SportsEvents Media Group is the leading industry publication focused exclusively on helping sports event planners produce excellent competitions in the United States and Canada. Sports event professionals were asked to name the sports commission, convention and visitors bureau or sports events venues that they believe display exemplary creativity and professionalism toward the groups they host.

TEXAS ASSOCIATION OF CONVENTION & VISITORS BUREAUS (TACVB) IDEA FAIR AWARDS

The Visit Lubbock Team took home ten awards at the 2017 TACVB Idea Fair, including the Judge’s Choice for the Best Overall Project for the second year in a row. The team received three Judge’s Choice Awards for Cooperative Marketing, Sports Marketing and National Travel & Tourism Week and six People’s Choice Awards in the Tourism Promotion, Local Awareness Campaign, Cooperative Marketing, Sports Marketing, National Travel & Tourism Week and Video categories. The awards ceremony was held during the organization’s annual conference in August 2017.

CHAMPION OF ECONOMIC IMPACT IN SPORTS TOURISM BY SPORTS DESTINATION MANAGEMENT MAGAZINE

In late 2016, Sports Destination Management magazine recognized Lubbock Sports as a Champion of Economic Impact. The Lubbock Sports Team was honored for their efforts in recruiting and hosting the National Junior College Athletic Association’s (NJCAA) Division I Women’s Basketball Championship, which was held in Lubbock in March 2016 and again in March 2017. Sports Destination Management magazine established these annual awards to recognize strong players in the sports tourism industry that continue to make great strides in driving revenue into host cities. The Lubbock Sports Team was one of 15 groups to be recognized as a Mid- to Large Market Champion.

READERS’ CHOICE AWARD FROM CONVENTIONSOUTH MAGAZINE

In November 2016, Visit Lubbock received ConventionSouth magazine’s coveted 2016 Readers’ Choice Award. The magazine is the national multimedia resource for planning events in the South and is circulated to more than 18,000 meeting professionals located across the country. This is the second time that Visit Lubbock has received the award.

BEST WESTERN COWBOY TOWN FOR 2016 FROM TRUE WEST MAGAZINE

The editors and writers of True West Magazine meet once per year to determine the Best Western Cowboy Town in America. Lubbock won the 2016 title based on the city’s western-themed events, heritage attractions and much more.

2014 IDEA FAIR AWARDS FROM TEXAS ASSOCIATION OF CONVENTION & VISITORS BUREAUS (TACVB)

In 2014, Visit Lubbock was the recipient of four honorable awards at the TACVB Idea Fair during the organization’s annual conference. Visit Lubbock took home People’s Choice Awards for the National Travel & Tourism Week Campaign and Local Awareness Campaign. They also took home the Judges’ Choice Awards for Website and National Travel & Tourism Week Campaign.

2014 READERS’ CHOICE AWARD FROM SPORTSEVENTS MEDIA GROUP

Lubbock Sports was the recipient of a 2014 Readers’ Choice Award from SportsEvents Media Group. SportsEvents Media Group is the leading industry publication focused exclusively on helping sports event planners produce excellent competitions in the United States and Canada.

2014 EDITORS’ PICKS LIST OF CONVENTIONSOUTH’S “THE SOUTH’S BEST DESTINATION APPS AND MOBILE SITES”

The editors of ConventionSouth, a national multimedia resource for planning events that are held within the South, named Visit Lubbock one of “The South’s Best Destination Apps and Mobile Sites.”

2013 IDEA FAIR AWARDS FROM TACVB

In 2013, Visit Lubbock was the recipient of four honorable awards at the TACVB Idea Fair during the organization’s annual conference. Visit Lubbock took home People’s Choice Awards for Advertising Campaign and Local Awareness Campaign. They also took home the Judges’ Choice Awards for Local Awareness Campaign and National Travel & Tourism Week Campaign.

2013 READERS’ CHOICE AWARD FROM CONVENTIONSOUTH

Throughout the year, ConventionSouth asked meeting professionals to nominate the meeting sites they believe provide exemplary service for group events. The nominated sites were then compiled onto an online ballot where meeting professionals and fans were asked to vote for the best of the best. More than 6,500 voters participated in the 2013 selection process – the highest vote count ever recorded.

2013 READERS’ CHOICE AWARD FROM SPORTSEVENTS MEDIA GROUP

Lubbock Sports received a Readers’ Choice Award from SportsEvents Media Group in 2013. Nominations consisted of sports commissions, convention and visitors bureaus or sports events venues. Winners were chosen by online voters who believe these organizations display exemplary creativity and professionalism toward the groups they host. SportsEvents Media Group is the leading industry publication focused exclusively on helping sports event planners produce excellent competitions in the United States and Canada.