In February of this year, Southwick’s Zoo’s 2021 Festival of Illumination Brochure was awarded two top design awards: Named first place in New England and fourth place Internationally for 2021 Best Brochure Design, International Association of Visitor Information and the CTM Media Group.
Scores of nominees were submitted from thousands of eligible designs from around the world including South Africa, Indonesia, Europe and North America. The original design and elements of the 2021 Festival of Illumination brochure were created by Belinda Mazur of Images by Belinda Mazur, Sutton, MA.
Southwick's Zoo hosts the Festival of Illumination in partnership with the Zigong Lantern Group, who create the stunning custom and handmade Chinese Lanterns. As we work together to bring an all-new exhibit for 2022, we are very excited about this years' theme, "Once Upon a Time", featuring stories of legends, myths and fairytales. The Zigong Lantern Group's breath-taking displays have been featured world-wide including Dublin Zoo, Edinburgh Zoo, UK's Longleat House, Nashville Zoo, Magnolia Plantation, South Carolina and more.