ACCOLADES

Valley Forge Tourism and Convention Board

From public relations to patriotism, we are grateful for the national and local recognition for our support of Montgomery County. Here at Valley Forge Tourism and Convention Board, our awards are Montco's awards.

2018 AWARDS

  • AMA Philadelphia Rising Star Finalist, Justine Garbarino
  • 2018 AVA Digital Gold, Digital Marketing Campaign, Army-Navy Game
  • PR News, CSR Award Finalist, Freedom from Hunger Food Drive
  • PR News, Nonprofit Branding/Re-Branding Award
  • 2018 Best Cultural Tourism Advocacy - Pennsylvania & LUX Excellence Award for Cultural Heritage Tourism
  • AVA Digital Gold Award, Army-Navy Game Digital Marketing Campaign
  • Hermes Creative Awards, Platinum, Montco’s Best Pizza Tournament Social Media Campaign
  • Hermes Creative Awards, Gold, Arts Montco Marketing
  • 2018 MUSE Gold Award, Snap Montco Social Media Campaign
  • 2018 MUSE Rose Gold Award, Meeting Planner Toolkit
  • 2018 Communitas Excellence in Community Service for Freedom from Hunger Food Drive
  • AMA Movers & Shakers Nominee/Finalist, Edward Harris
  • 2018 ILEA Best Catered Event, 2017 Annual Luncheon 
  • 2018 Videographer Award of Distinction, Monty the Mascot Video Series
  • 2018 Platinum dotComm Award for Arts Montco website
  • 2018 PR News Agency Elite Agency Team of the Year
  • Global Trend Quest Winner for Monty the Mascot Video Series
  • Greater Montgomery County Chamber of Commerce Business of the Year
  • DMN 40 Under 40, Edward Harris
  • PR News Top Best Places to Work in PR
  • PR News Digital Awards Video Finalist, Monty the Mascot Video Series
  • PR Daily CSR Finalist, Freedom from Hunger Food Drive
  • MarCom Gold, Montco Makers App

2017 AWARDS

  • 2017 Tourism Award Lux
  • 2017 Nonprofit Organization of the Year Tri-County Area Chamber of Commerce
  • 2017 Community Achievement Award Eastern Montgomery Chamber of Commerce
  • 2017 Hospitality Award King of Prussia District
  • “Honorable Mention” 2017 Marketing Team of the Year Award PR News Awards
  • 2017 Excellence in Community Outreach Montgomery County Chamber of Commerce
  • Online Video: Destination Shop Montco Vega Digital Awards
  • Promotions/Contests: Montco’s Best Pizza Tournament Vega Digital Awards
  • “Gold” Social Media Campaign, Montco’s Best Pizza Tournament AVA Digital Awards
  • “Platinum” Marketing Campaign: Travel, Destination Shop Montco AVA Digital Awards
  • “Platinum” Social Media Campaign: PokeMontco AVA Digital Awards
  • “Platinum” Marketing Campaign: Experience Valley Forge AVA Digital Awards
  • “Bronze” Game/Contest & Online Content Muse Creative Awards
  • “Gold” Marketing/PR Campaign, Video, Web & Content Muse Creative Awards
  • “30 Under 30” Destination Marketing Association International
  • “40 Under 40” Edward Harris Philadelphia Business Journal
  • “Member of the Year” Lindsay Ancarrow Montgomery County Development Corporation Young Professionals Group
  • “Rising Star” Taylor Tropea Movers & Shakers Awards
  • Simpleview W3 Silver for website
  • 2017 Gold Award Social Media, SnapMontco Campaign MarCom
  • Honorable Mention Best Blog PR News Digital Awards
  • Honorable Mention NFL Draft Campaign, Location-Based Digital Marketing Campaign of the Year PR News Digital Awards
  • Centauri (2nd Place) Vega Digital Award, National Dog Show Contest & Promotion
  • Best Cultural Tourism Advocacy - Pennsylvania & LUX Excellence Award for Cultural Heritage Tourism

2016 AWARDS

2016 APEX AWARDS FOR PUBLICATIONS EXCELLENCE
From: Communications Concepts

  • Award of Excellence: Magazines, Journals & Tabloids - Print - 32+ Pages, 2016 Visitors Guide
  • Award of Excellence: Websites - New, Montco 360

2016 COMMUNITY OUTREACH AWARD
From: King of Prussia District

Megan Tomlinson, Director of Event Services and Membership, Valley Forge Tourism & Convention Board

  • Recognition to Tomlinson for her ongoing and enthusiastic support of the business community in King of Prussia, Pa.

2016 PUBLIC RELATIONS CAMPAIGN, NONPROFIT
From: PR News Group

Recognition for efforts welcoming the World Meeting of Families and the visit of Pope Francis, September 2015, under the branding "Home Away from Rome." The tagline encapsulated the Pontiff's overnight stay in the Wynnewood section of the county. 

2016 PATRIOT AWARD
From: Friends of Valley Forge

Kirsten Tallman, Visitor Services Liaison, Valley Forge Tourism & Convention Board

  • Subsequent recognition to Tallman by the Board of Directors of the Valley Forge Tourism & Convention Board for her overall excellence and dedication to improving the visitor experience in Montgomery County, Pa.

2015 AWARDS

2015 PEPPERPOT AWARDS
From: Philadelphia Chapter of the Public Relations Society of America

  • Ladle Winner, Marketing and Communications - New Product or Service, Patriot Trails
  • Frank X. Long Award for Excellence in Writing, Dan Weckerly, Communications Manager

2015 HERMES CREATIVE AWARDS
From: Association of Marketing Communications Professionals

  • Platinum Winner, Website Landing Page
  • Gold Winner, Blog Writing: The Pursuit, Stories Made in Montco
  • Gold Winner, Nonprofit Website
  • Gold Winner, Microsite, Patriot Trails