Visit Enid wins RedBud Award for Best Brochure

Posted by Rob Houston, Visit Enid Communications Coordinator on 05/22/2015

Visit Enid, the official destination marketing organization for the City of Enid, came away with one of the state’s highest honors given in the Oklahoma tourism industry when it was named the winner of the 2015 RedBud Award for Best Tri-Fold or Single Sheet Brochure or Publication.

Red Bud AwardsThe award honors the brochure featuring Ruth Monro Augur’s murals at the Garfield County Courthouse. It was handed out at the Oklahoma Travel Industry Association (OTIA) RedBud Awards Gala on May 19, 2015 at the Oklahoma History Center in Oklahoma City.

The murals’ brochure was the brainchild of Garfield County District Court Clerk Margaret Jones and made possible thanks to grants by Outhier and Caruthers, and the Enid Arts Council. Designed by Enid’s Kevin Friesen of Friesen Design, the brochure provides the visitor with a self-guided tour of the murals thanks to the brilliant photography of renowned Enid photographer Mike Klemme, and text that gives a historic background of each of the six murals. A short biography of the artist is also included in the brochure, which was released in August, 2014. The murals depict life in this region from the time Indians lived off the land through the Great Land Run of 1893.

“Margaret wanted all Enid visitors to know what fabulous artwork was inside the courthouse. It was a tremendous opportunity to give potential visitors another choice when they come to Enid so we were happy to help make the brochure happen,” said Marcy Jarrett, Visit Enid director. “The RedBud Award not only gives the murals even more statewide publicity, it also honors all the partners that joined together to create the brochure.”

The RedBud Awards recognize Oklahoma’s top tourism attractions, events, programs and organizations for outstanding efforts to serve and promote Oklahoma’s tourism industry. Competition entries must have been produced, published, broadcast or held in 2014. All entries were evaluated by a slate of tourism professionals on specific criteria including customer service and experience, marketing effectiveness, media relations, variety of audiences reached, value, and overall creativity.  

The brochure is available free of charge at the Garfield County Courthouse and at the Enid Welcome Center, 201 W Garriott. It is also available at the 12 Oklahoma Travel Information Centers.

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