The 2013 Awards of Excellence Winners were announced on Thursday, June 6. The competition showcased outstanding communications work from throughout the country. Eighteen entries received Best of Class recognition for being the best in their category or subcategory, while dozens of other entries were judged Superior, Excellence or Meritorious designations from the judges.
"The awards competition continually showcases the best communications and public relations projects from public information professionals throughout the country," said NACIO President Todd McGee, the Public Relations Director for the North Carolina Association of County Commissioners. "I know the judges had a difficult time in selecting the winners, and that is a testament to the great work that is being done to help citizens better understand what county governments do."
Prizes were awarded in nine categories, including video, publications, electronic communications, social media, special projects and others. Kiara Jones, the Director of Media Relations for Pitt County, N.C., served as chair of the awards program for 2013.
The winners will be recognized July 21 during the annual NACIO Awards Reception, held during the NACo Annual Conference. This year's event is in Fort Worth (Tarrant County), Texas. The reception is scheduled for 5:30 p.m. at the Omni Hotel, Ballroom 1-3.
- Click here for a list of winners.
- Click here to view a recording of the Webinar.