Zone 4 MVP-Annual Convention Grant Sponsored by Spectrum Weather & Specialty Insurance, Inc.,

Zone 4 MVP Convention Grant

Sponsored by:

Manitoba, Minnesota, North Dakota, Saskatchewan, South Dakota, Wisconsin, and the portion of Ontario more than 85 degrees longitude west of Greenwich

Rules and Guidelines

This grant is designed to enable an individual from IAFE Zone 4 to attend the 2024 International Association of Fairs and Expositions Convention in Phoenix, AZ, December 1-4, 2024. The grant will be awarded to a recipient from the state/province of this Zone. The grant will provide up to $500 towards each recipient’s trip for expenses, including hotel and travel costs. Zone 4 will pay for convention registration. Recipients will be asked to briefly report their experience of the convention (up to that point) at the Zone 4 meeting during the Convention. *A copy of paid items must be submitted to the IAFE Office after the Convention for reimbursement: hotel registration and travel arrangements.

One (1) Grant to be awarded in 2024

Guidelines and Eligibility

  1. Must be 39 years of age by the first day of the Annual Convention
  2. Must be from a fair that is in Zone 4 (board member, staff members, or volunteer)
  3. The Fair representing the nominee must be a current International Association of Fairs and Expositions member.
  4. Grants are not transferable.
  5. Funds received are for the 2024 IAFE Annual Convention. Any unused funds will be returned to the Zone for general use.
  6. *Travel expense receipts will be submitted to the IAFE after the event for reimbursement. Expenses include lodging, air travel, vehicle rental, and mileage for personal vehicles (at the federal reimbursement rate). Lodging and other rental(s) require the name of the grant recipients to be identified on the manifest/rental agreement(s)


  1. Applications are due by August 31. (See below)
  2. Provide a letter from the organization’s CEO or Board President supporting applicants’ participation in the IAFE Annual Convention.


  1. Applications will be “blind” when delivered to grant selection committee members and will be given “blind judging.”
  2. Judging will be based on an individual score. Each judge will review each application individually and on its merit, assigning a score to the individual application.


  1. Evidence of leadership & involvement – 3 points
  2. Service to the community and fair – 3 points
  3. Outstanding character – 3 points
  4. Essay – 3 points
Zone 4 MVP Convention

Zone 4 MVP Convention

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Have you been to the IAFE convention?
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Have you attended State and/or Provincial Association Meetings?
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