Tilted Earth Festival nets trio of AzTec Awards

Cottonwood City Manager Doug Bartosh, Page Springs Cellars Winery Manager and Off-Site Events Coordinator Luke Bernard and Mayor Diane Joens.Courtesy photo

Cottonwood City Manager Doug Bartosh, Page Springs Cellars Winery Manager and Off-Site Events Coordinator Luke Bernard and Mayor Diane Joens.Courtesy photo

The Titled Earth Music and Wine Festival in Cottonwood, organized by Eric Glomski of Page Springs Cellars, received three prestigious AzTec Awards.

Friday, Sept. 11, Luke Bernard, off-site events coordinator and winery manager for Page Springs Cellars, Cottonwood City Manager Doug Bartosh and Mayor Diane Joens attended the awards ceremony where the Tilted Earth Festival competed against nominations for other events throughout the state of Arizona and was presented with three awards for the second annual Tilted Earth Festival. These wins included Best Poster, Best Kids Element and Best Beverage Element.

AzTEC is the Arizona Talent in Event Concepts who began providing awards to outstanding events in 1994. This tradition continues through the efforts of event professionals with the support of APS as a title sponsor.

AzTEC has indicated, "A critical component of successful events are their abilities to distinguish themselves in the most attractive and innovative ways possible."

The Tilted Earth Festival continues to show it is an outstanding event through these nominations. The captivating poster was created by Janice Cordner of "Design Studio Sedona," using vibrant colors and a logo showing the earth in a tilted wine glass.

The Best Kids Element was provided by Prescott Creeks (prescottcreeks.org) and included a hands on 3-D display to educate participants in how water arrives to the Verde River, and how it flows through our rivers and tributaries.

This display is typically used as an educational tool for adults, however, at the Titled Earth Festival, it was targeting our youth and their voracious curiosity to learn how important water is to our valley. \

The nomination itself was a one page entry and was required to be produced in crayon, a lighthearted take on the children's element.

And finally, the Best Beverage Element was received for a special wine produced by Page Springs Cellars, representing the Festival, along with the incredible array of wines available to attendees.

Mayor Joens said, "I am so proud of all the work and devotion Eric Glomski has devoted to this event and though it is only in its second year, the Tilted Earth Music and Wine Festival continues to showcase our beautiful valley and the amazing talent we have."

Eric Glomski said, "To me, these awards have less to do with us, meaning Page Springs Cellars, and say more about the community we are part of. Tilted Earth is a collaboration of the City of Cottonwood the people of our valley and all of the wineries and artists that came together to make this an amazing cultural event. We are honored to be part of making this happen and we're honored to receive these awards."


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