FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE—March 24, 2016
FINAL MEDIA ALERT
LONG BEACH “SANDY AWARD” WINNERS
WALK THE RED CARPET TONIGHT
WHAT: The Long Beach Convention & Visitors Bureau hosts the 2nd Annual Sandy Awards for the 2016 “Show Us Your Long Beach” video and photography contest
WHEN: Thursday, March 24, 2016
5 p.m. Doors Open
6 p.m./7 p.m. Sandy Award Ceremony
WHERE: The Pacific Room at the Long Beach Arena
Long Beach Convention & Entertainment Center
300 E. Ocean Blvd., Long Beach, CA 90802
The 2015 video contest and Sandy Awards were so successful the Long Beach CVB has made the contest an annual event and expanded it to include still photography as well as videos. For this year’s Sandy Awards, 25 videos and 187 images have been submitted.
Two sets of prizes will be awarded: one set from an online FAN vote and one set from a CVB staff vote. Winners will receive unique trophies and cash prizes.
VIP award presenters include: Long Beach Mayor Robert Garcia, Police Chief Robert Luna, Fire Chief Mike DuRee, City Auditor Laura Doud, MOLAA Executive Director Stuart Ashman, Long Beach Museum of Art Executive Director Ron Nelson, Queen Mary Commodore Everette Hoard, Aquarium of the Pacific curator Dudley Wigdahl, and Community Activist Justin Rudd.
Arriving contestants and guests will walk the red carpet into the Pacific Room for a gala evening of food, fun, games and music. Prior to the awards ceremony guests can view video and photo entries in lounge-style galleries while enjoying complimentary In & Out burgers, plus appetizers, popcorn, candy and other snacks by Premiere SMG Catering. DJ Ron will provide musical entertainment.
About the Long Beach Convention & Visitors Bureau
The Long Beach Convention & Visitors Bureau is the official entity contracted by the City of Long Beach to promote the city as a meetings and tourism destination. The LBCVB is a professional sales and marketing organization comprised of three main departments: Convention Sales/Services, Marketing/Membership and Digital Communications/Public Relations. Managed by a board of directors comprised of Long Beach business and community leaders, the LBCVB is a membership organization with more than 400 members, including hospitality partners, businesses, community organizations and individuals.