IDville has a long history of charitable and community involvement. Some of our products have even been used by the crew at Extreme Makeover: Home Edition! This month, our identification products are being put to use by a large event in our backyard of Grand Rapids, Michigan.
This year, the world’s largest art prize event is identifying key participants to improve the event experience for thousands of expected visitors. In 2010, ArtPrize will bring together over 1,700 artists and 1,500 volunteers. New this year, the staff at ArtPrize will use ID Maker software to create name badges for all of the participating artists and volunteers. Each group also has their own custom lanyards.
The ArtPrize staff believes the identification will encourage increased interaction among volunteers, staff, artists and visitors, making the event more memorable for all involved.
As part of their official uniform, ArtPrize volunteers will wear a lanyard with their name prominently displayed in a badge holder. Amelea Pegman, ArtPrize Volunteer Services and Community Development, expects the identification will help to improve the experience for both volunteers and visitors by making volunteers more approachable.
“It will be wonderful and helpful for our volunteers to be identifiable - by name - when they are out working with visitors and representing ArtPrize. IDs will also help to create that special feeling of importance and involvement that we want for our volunteers!”
The badges and custom lanyards will be especially useful identifying volunteers at the many ArtPrize events. “There will be hundreds of people at each of the events that I manage, so having our volunteers, staff, and interns clearly marked with their ID badges and custom lanyards will help our guests identify those individuals who can best enhance and better their event experience,” said Noddea Skidmore, ArtPrize Event Producer.
ArtPrize artists, who exhibit their work in venues throughout downtown Grand Rapids, will also wear clear identification. “The badges and lanyards will be a great way to increase the visibility of artists at the event. Direct interaction between artists and the audience is one of the joys of ArtPrize, and with the artists wearing easily identifiable badges, it'll happen even more this year,” said Kevin Buist, Artist Relations.
While you may not realize it, identification is an important part of successful events outside the office. ID cards serve as a communication tool to identify staff, guests, and participants, and they can improve visibility and approachability of key staff members.
For more information on using ID cards and identification in your events, visit our Reference Library for our Event ID Guidelines. Read more about our involvement with ArtPrize in the Baudville, Inc. Newsroom.
David is an IDville Identification Specialist with over seven years product and sales experience. Around IDville, David is known for his new product ideas, sports knowledge and experience as a catalog model (you may have seen him in a recent IDville catalog!).