Frontier Country Marketing Association, members win top tourism awards - Central Oklahoma Frontier Country

Frontier Country Marketing Association, members win top tourism awards

Posted by Katie Puckett on 05/14/2012

OKLAHOMA CITY – Frontier Country Marketing Association and several of its members were honored May 8 at the annual RedBud Awards during National Tourism Week (May 5-13). Lt. Gov. Todd Lamb and Discover Oklahoma host Jenifer Reynolds presented the prestigious awards to the tourism industry at the Oklahoma History Center in Oklahoma City.

"We are extremely proud of our area members that received awards at the annual RedBuds," said Sherri Rogers, Executive Director of Frontier Country Marketing Association. "We all work hard to promote our outstanding events, attractions and communities in central Oklahoma Frontier Country, and it’s great to be recognized.”

The 2012 RedBud Awards included top honors in 16 categories. Entries were evaluated by out-of-state judges based on criteria including customer service, marketing effectiveness, media relations, variety of audiences reached, value and overall creativity.

Frontier Country Marketing Association along with its members took home 10 of the 32 RedBud and Merit Awards in a variety of categories. 2012 RedBud Award winners located in Frontier Country are:

Best Brochure/Publication: 11 Pages or More
RedBud: Frontier Country Marketing Association for the 2011 Group Tour Operator Guide

Outstanding Agritourism Attraction
RedBud: Country Cottage Primitives and Lavender Farm, Shawnee

Best Social Media Campaign
RedBud (Tie): American Banjo Museum / Oklahoma City National Memorial & Museum

Best Website
Merit: Norman Convention & Visitors Bureau

Outstanding Attraction
RedBud: Oklahoma City Zoo
Merit: Centre Theatre, El Reno

Outstanding Event
Merit: World Sitting Volleyball Championship, Edmond Convention & Visitors Bureau

Outstanding New Event
RedBud: Legends Weekend, Stillwater Convention & Visitors Bureau

Tourism Organization of the Year
Redbud: Oklahoma City Convention & Visitors Bureau

For more information about Oklahoma’s travel and tourism industry and to see a complete list of 2012 RedBud Awards winners and photos visit or

Frontier Country Marketing Association, a 501 c-6 organization, promotes the economic growth of the tourism industry in the 12 central counties of Oklahoma. For more information about Central Oklahoma Frontier Country and to request brochures, coupons and more visit or call (405) 232-6552.