APPA announces Excellence in Public Power Communications Awards winners

October 21, 2015

Press Release

Arlington, Va., Oct. 21, 2015 – Twenty-four public power electric utilities earned awards from the American Public Power Association for their most recent communications materials. The awards were presented today at the association’s Customer Connections Conference in Austin, Texas.

APPA conducts the Excellence in Public Power Communications awards to encourage and recognize excellence in communications. This year’s entries were judged within a newly expanded awards format, featuring four separate entry categories: print, social media, video, and web. Awards were given to utilities that showed ingenuity and creativity in copy, design, financial data, graphics, organization, social media interaction, video editing, web layout and interactivity, as well as in communicating the utility’s special story.

The winners are:

Class A – entrants with gross revenues of $400 million or more

Print

  • Award of Excellence – New York Power Authority
  • Award of Merit – Sacramento Municipal Utility District o Award of Merit – Nashville Electric Service

Video

  • Award of Excellence – Chelan County PUD
  • Award of Merit – Snohomish County PUD Social Media
  • Award of Excellence – Chelan County PUD o Award of Merit – Snohomish County PUD o Award of Merit – Nashville Electric Service

Website

  • Award of Excellence – Snohomish County PUD
  • Award of Merit – Florida Municipal Power Agency

Class B – entrants with gross revenues of $200 million-$399,999,999

Print

  • Award of Excellence – Riverside Public Utilities Financial Report
  • Award of Merit – Garland Power and Light Annual Report
Video
  • Award of Excellence – Riverside Public Utilities
Social Media
  • Award of Excellence – Greenville Utilities Commission o Award of Merit – Kansas City Board of Public Utilities

Class C – entrants with gross revenues of $75 million-$199,999,999

Print

  • Award of Excellence – Roseville Electric Utility Annual Report o Award of Merit – Missouri River Energy Services Annual Report o Award of Merit – Platte River Power Authority Annual Report

Video

  • Award of Excellence – Kissimmee Utility Authority
  • Award of Merit – Keys Energy Services

Social Media

  • Award of Excellence – Kissimmee Utility Authority
  • Award of Excellence – Conway Corporation

Website

  • Award of Excellence – Bryan Texas Utilities
  • Award of Merit – Heartland Consumers Power District

Class D – entrants with gross revenues of less than $75 million

Print

  • Award of Excellence – Idaho Falls Power Annual Report
  • Award of Merit – Bay City Electric Light and Power Summer 2015 Newsletter

Video

  • Award of Excellence – Waverly Utilities
  • Award of Merit – Idaho Falls Power

Social Media

  • Award of Excellence – Mason PUD
  • Award of Merit – Waverly Utilities

Website

  • Award of Excellence – Columbia River People’s Utility District o Award of Merit – Tullahoma Utilities Board

This year’s awards judges were: Paige Dearing, Principal & Digital Communications Specialist at Squiid in Washington D.C.; Mark Johnson, VP of Content at Energy Central in Aurora, Colorado; and James Ylisela, president of Duff Media Partners in Chicago, Illinois.

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