Gig`n The Bann Poster Wins national Award
At the recently held annual conference of The Association of Irish festival Events (AOIFE) incorporating the 'Carlton Best of Festival Marketing Awards' Gig`n The Bann Festival was awarded the ‘Best Poster 2012'. In addition to the poster winning in its category the flyer was also shortlisted to the final three in the 'Best Flyer' category. Colm Croffy, Executive Director of AOIFE noted that 120 festivals had been considered for awards.
The poster centered around a painting by Kilrea artist Conor Larkin depicts Sharon Shannon playing in a session at the new dancer and piper sculptures by Billy McCaughern in Portglenone town centre.
Early in the year the festival chairperson Ryan Graham and festival secretary Siobhan McCormack met with Conor to develop a poster with artwork that reflected the changing townscape of Portglenone and the high caliber of artists performing at the festival.
This award is just recognition of the hard work that the festival committee do each year to stage a quality event that has become one of Ireland's foremost festivals
The committee are sincerely grateful to Conor Larkin for donating and sharing his art work with us over the last few years and permitting us to use it on our publicity material. His art work adds a new and unique dimension to the festival flyer and poster.