UMD Nominated for Two 2020 Unique Venues "Best Of" Awards

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Monday, September 14, 2020

The University of Maryland is proud to announce that they have been nominated in two categories in the 2020 "Best Of" awards competition sponsored by Unique Venues. The University of Maryland appears on the ballot in the category "Best Venue for Youth Retreats & Camps" as well as Best Venue for Weddings" and potential voters are encouraged to visit and cast their votes in these two competitive categories.

The "Best Of" Awards, sponsored by Unique Venues, recognizes the standout campuses, conference and business centers, sports arenas, historical and cultural venues, camps and retreat centers, and other special event venues that made a lasting impression on guests. Last year, more than 55,000 planners that regularly use the services provided by Unique Venues to connect with non-traditional spaces voted in a total of 22 categories.

The nomination statements can be reviewed at and a comprehensive "Get Out the Vote" campaign will continue through September 18, 2020, when balloting will end.

So far, the Conferences & Visitor Services department has brought ten "Best Of" Awards to the University in just five years. In 2015, the "Most Easily Accessible Venue" award and a "RunnerUp" nod in the "Best Venue for Tradeshow/Exhibits" category was received, followed by the "Best Suburban/Rural Venue" and "Best Venue for Youth/Sports Groups" in 2016, and the "Best Venue for Unique or Locally Sourced Catering" award plus the second "Best Venue for Youth/Sports Groups" award in 2017, a third "Best Venue for Youth/Sports Groups" award plus another "Runner-Up" award in the "Best High Tech Venue" category in 2018, and a fourth " Best Venue for Youth Retreats & Camps " award plus another "Runner-Up" award in the " Best Venue for Weddings" category in 2019.