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Thirty-eight public power electric utilities and utility organizations earn Public Power Communications Awards

Thirty-eight public power electric utilities and utility organizations earned Excellence in Public Power Communications Awards from the American Public Power Association. The awards were presented this week at APPA’s Customer Connections Conference in Scottsdale, Arizona.  

The annual awards recognize excellence in communications. The entries are judged in three categories: print/digital, web/social media, and video. Awards were given to those that showed ingenuity and creativity in telling their stories through outstanding copy, design, financial data presentation, graphics, social media engagement, video editing, and web layout and interactivity.

This year’s awards were judged by Jeff Beddow, Independent Public Relations Consultant; Steve Mitnick, Executive Editor at Public Utilities Fortnightly; and Dianne Vance, Director of Business Development and Sales at the American Occupational Therapy Association. 

The winners are:

Class A: Gross revenues of $400 million or more

Print/Digital

  • Award of Excellence – ElectriCities of North Carolina, Inc.
  • Award of Excellence – WPPI Energy
  • Award of Merit – Anaheim Public Utilities
  • Award of Merit – Knoxville Utilities Board
  • Award of Merit – Orlando Utilities Commission
  • Award of Merit – Snohomish County PUD 

Video

Web/Social Media

  • Award of Excellence – MEAG Power 
  • Award of Excellence – Orlando Utilities Commission 
  • Award of Merit – Long Island Power Authority 
  • Award of Merit – SMUD 

Class B: Gross revenues of $200 million-$399,999,999

Print/Digital

  • Award of Excellence – Burbank Water and Power 
  • Award of Excellence – Turlock Irrigation District 
  • Award of Merit – Chelan County PUD
  • Award of Merit – Grant PUD
  • Award of Merit – Massachusetts Municipal Wholesale Electric Company

Video

Web/Social Media

  • Award of Excellence – Chelan County PUD
  • Award of Excellence – Burbank Water and Power 
  • Award of Merit – Grant PUD 
  • Award of Merit – Lincoln Electric System

Class C: Gross revenues of $75 million-$199,999,999

Print/Digital

  • Award of Excellence – Kissimmee Utility Authority 
  • Award of Merit – Beaches Energy Services 
  • Award of Merit – Muscatine Power and Water 
  • Award of Merit – New Braunfels Utilities 

Video

Web/Social Media

  • Award of Excellence – Loveland Water & Power 
  • Award of Excellence – Muscatine Power and Water 
  • Award of Merit – New Braunfels Utilities 

Class D: Gross revenues of less than $75 million

Print/Digital

  • Award of Excellence – Conway Corporation
  • Award of Merit – Central Minnesota Municipal Power Agency 
  • Award of Merit – Kerrville Public Utility Board  
  • Award of Merit – Mason County PUD 3

Video

Web/Social Media

  • Award of Excellence – Kerrville Public Utility Board 
  • Award of Excellence – City of St. George 
  • Award of Merit – Clarksdale Public Utilities