Frontier Country members win state tourism awards - Central Oklahoma Frontier Country

Frontier Country members win state tourism awards

Posted by Emily Reagan, public relations director on 10/14/2008

(OKLAHOMA CITY) - Frontier Country Marketing Association members took home 12 of the 28 RedBud Awards presented last night during the Governor's Conference on Tourism, including ┬ top honors for Tourism Organization of the Year, Outstanding Centennial Project and Best Marketing Campaign.

┬ ┬ ┬ ┬ ┬ ┬ ┬ ┬ ┬ ┬ ┬ The annual awards represent the highest honor given in the Oklahoma tourism industry and included entries in 13 categories that 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.

┬ ┬ ┬ ┬ ┬ ┬ ┬ ┬ ┬ ┬ ┬ "There is no better way to showcase the diversity of travel opportunities in Oklahoma than by┬ honoring┬ the best each year and bestowing them with this award," said Hardy Watkins, Oklahoma Tourism and Recreation Department executive director.

Frontier Country 2008 RedBud award winners are:

Tourism Organization of the Year

RedBud: Stillwater Convention & Visitors Bureau

Best Overall Marketing Campaign

RedBud: Red Earth, Inc.

Merit: Stillwater Convention & Visitors Bureau

Outstanding Centennial Project

RedBud (tie): Guthrie Centennial Committee

RedBud (tie): Sam Noble Oklahoma Museum of Natural History

Outstanding Agritourism Attraction

RedBud: Shawnee Maze & Pumpkin Patch

Outstanding Temporary Exhibit

RedBud: Gaylord-Pickens Oklahoma Heritage Museum

Merit: Sam Noble Oklahoma Museum of Natural History

Outstanding Attraction

Merit: National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum

Best Web site

RedBud: Chickasha Festival of Light

Merit: Red Earth, Inc.

Best Brochure/Publication

Merit: Oklahoma City Convention & Visitors Bureau

A complete list of 2008 RedBud Award winners is available at the Oklahoma Travel and Recreation Department's Web site at www.travelok.com. ┬ ┬

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 Frontier Country, visit www.oktourism.com or call (800) FUN-OKLA.

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For Immediate Release: Oct. 14, 2008┬ ┬ ┬ ┬ ┬ ┬ ┬ ┬ ┬ ┬ ┬ ┬ ┬ ┬ ┬ ┬ ┬ ┬ ┬ ┬ ┬ ┬ ┬ ┬ ┬ ┬ ┬ ┬ ┬ ┬ ┬ ┬ ┬ ┬ ┬ ┬ ┬ ┬ ┬ ┬ ┬ ┬ ┬ ┬ ┬ ┬ ┬ ┬ ┬ ┬ ┬ ┬ ┬ ┬ ┬ ┬ ┬ ┬ ┬ ┬ ┬ ┬ ┬ ┬ ┬ ┬ ┬ ┬ ┬ ┬ ┬ ┬ ┬ ┬ ┬ ┬ ┬ ┬

Contact: Emily Reagan, public relations director

Telephone: 405-232-6552

E-mail: [email protected]