The Municipality of Loulé, the organizer of the Festival MED, has already been recognized and awarded several times for the work carried out in the area of events, in particular with regard to the Festival MED. Since the first edition of the Iberian Festival Awards, in 2016, this event has received 40 nominations, having won the following awards:
• Best Medium Size Festival in the Iberian Peninsula, in 2017 and 2018;
• Best Tourism Promotion (Portugal), in 2018 and 2020;
• Contribution to Sustainability in the Iberian Peninsula, in 2019;
• Best Lusophone and Hispanic Festival in the Iberian Peninsula, in 2020.