Once again, it is evident that Public Information Officers around the nation are creating some wonderful work. The 2014 NACIO Awards of Excellence Competition wrapped up with the official awards webinar announcement on Wednesday, June 18.
- Click here for a PPT with the list of winners.
This year's competition featured more than 325 entries (an increase of more than 20 percent from last year). One of the perks of being president is that I get to see a lot of the entries as they come in, and I can attest to the high quality of creative work that is being done out there.
This year's contest features a new twist - we are going to ask our members to vote on the Best of Show winner from among the nine Best of Class winners listed below. Please peruse the award winners and review their applications. To vote, fill out the survey at the bottom of the page. Each NACIO member will be allowed one vote. Voting will close July 3.
Best of Class Winners
Category A (Annual Reports): Montgomery County (Va.) Annual Report | Application – Ruth Richey
Category B (Brochures): Be Prepared Hurricane brochure – Tristan Babin, St. Charles, La.
Category C (Publictions): Greater Fort Lauderdale (Broward) Vacation Planner | Application – Nicki E. Grossman, Broward County, Fla.
Category D (Writing): The Poor Roads of the Oil Boom – Maria Sprow, Texas Association of Counties
Category E (Graphic Design): Lake Sidney Lanier Graphics & Graphics 2 | Application – Heather Sawyer, Gwinnett County, Ga.
Category F (Photography): Animal Shelter Photos Dog 1 | Dog 2 | Application – Sarah Williamson-Baker, Wake County, N.C.
Category G (Videos): Forever Free | Application – Kathy Hughes, Buncombe County, N.C.
Category H (Special Projects): Bernco Bernie website & Twitter | Application – Tia Bland, Bernalillo County, N.M.
Category I (Electronic Communications): sunny.org | Application – Nicki E. Grossman, Broward County, Fla.