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Best Theme Category: “Don’t Let Go!”
Best in-store display or educational material used to promote NEVER releasing balloons.

  • 1st Place: Mayflower Distributing Company (Mendota, MN)

“It’s great to be recognized for creating educational material everyone can benefit from. Mayflower is working hard to keep our commitment to responsible use while enjoying balloons and keeping the environment healthy with a focus on sustainability in any way possible.”  — Annemarie Gasser, Communications Manager

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Best Theme Category: “Don’t Let Go!”
Best promotion of the Smart Balloon Practices

  • 1st Place – Ascent by Loretta (Naples, FL)

“Be full-blown fabulous and keep your balloons tied down! Let’s protect our planet together!” — Loretta Spezio, Owner & Balloon Artist

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Best Theme Category: “Don’t Let Go!”
Best creative ways to “weight” and tether balloons so they don’t escape.

1st Place – burton + BURTON (Bogart, GA)

“burton + BURTON® is thrilled to have won a first-place spot in the #liftupsomebody contest hosted by The Balloon Council. Continuous balloon education is crucially important in our industry, and our company is so pleased to be involved in yet another year of celebrating International Balloon Month.” — Chapell Jackson, Marketing Specialist

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Best Child/Family/Pet Photo “Don’t Let Go!”

  • 1st Place: Aerial Bouquets – An SRP Company (Chesterfield, MO)

“We’re excited to once again participate in the #LiftUpSomebody campaign! Enjoying balloons responsibly is one of the most important things to communicate, and sharing smiles during the process is an added bonus! We look forward to celebrating International Balloons Month every year!” — Hilary Schobert, Web and Sr. Marketing Designer

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“Lift Up” Your Community  – Individual Category

  • 1st Place: Balloon Boutique & Party (Hayes, VA)

“I feel so honored! I just love bringing joy to others with BALLOONS!” — Eileen Davis, Owner/Lead Designer

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“Lift Up” Your Community  – Community Heroes

  • 1st Place – San Diego Balloons & More (Vista, CA)

“We are honored to be recognized for doing something that brings us joy and to see how happy our balloons bring joy to others.” — Debbie Medrano, Owner,  San Diego Balloons and More

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“Lift Up” Your Community  – Community Heroes – Honorable Mentions

  • Aerial Bouquets
  • burton+Burton
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