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News Release
FOR RELEASE - July 2, 2007
Contact: Aaron Ellis, aellis@aapa-ports.org
703-706-4714

American Association of Port Authorities
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Phone: (703) 684-5700
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31 Seaports Selected for Honors in AAPA's Annual Communications Awards Program

Port of Tacoma Wins Top Award For Second Straight Year

ALEXANDRIA, Va. (July 2, 2007) - The leading organization representing public ports in the Western Hemisphere-American Association of Port Authorities (AAPA)-has selected 31 seaports to be recognized for exemplary public relations at its 41st annual Port Awards luncheon on Oct. 3.  The awards luncheon, which recognizes achievements in communications, environmental improvement, information technology and facilities engineering, will be held in conjunction with AAPA's 2007 Annual Convention in Norfolk, Va., Sept. 30-Oct. 4. 

Winners of AAPA's environmental improvement, facilities engineering and information technology awards programs will be announced later this summer.

This year's communications awards competition attracted 194 entries from 38 ports in the United States and Canada.  Thirty-two public relations professionals from the Washington, D.C.-area spent a combined 150 hours judging the entries at AAPA headquarters in Alexandria, Va.  In total, the judges marked 82 entries for honors, including 17 for an Award of Excellence, 42 for an Award of Merit and 23 for an Honorable Mention.

To acknowledge the most outstanding performer in the competition, each year AAPA presents a trophy in the form of a large glass globe to the port that earns the most award points from the independent public relations judges.  For the second year in a row, the Dan Maynard Communications Award for Overall Excellence will be presented to the Port of Tacoma, which was selected for winning four Awards of Excellence - in the categories of videos, annual reports, periodicals and special events - and three Awards of Merit - in the categories of periodicals, promotional literature and miscellaneous.  The award was renamed by AAPA's Public Relations Committee in 2004 after the late Dan Maynard, the committee's former colleague and communications director for the Port Authority of New York & New Jersey.

A complete list of all the Communications Awards Program winners and titles of their entries follows.

2007 AAPA Communications Awards Program Winners

Dan Maynard Communications Award for Overall Program Excellence
Port
of Tacoma

Advertising - Individual

Awards of Merit:
Port Canaveral -
        Cruise to Your Cruise Ad
Port of Los Angeles -
         Port Police Recruitment Ad
Port of Los Angeles -
         World's Largest Hybrid Vehicle

Advertising - Series

Award of Merit:
Port of Vancouver, USA -
         Port Tenant Ad Series

Honorable Mention:
Port of Portland (OR) -
         Brand Ads (Marine, Sports Apparel
            & Titans of Trade)

Annual Reports

Awards of Excellence:
Halifax Port Authority -
         Connecting People, Commerce
            and Opportunity
Port of Stockton, CA -
         2006 Annual Report:  Creating
            Family-Wage Jobs
Port of Tacoma -
         2006 Annual Report:  The Tacoma
            Advantage

Awards of Merit:
Georgia Ports Authority -
         Redefining the Pace of Trade:
            2006 Annual Report
Port of Houston Authority -
         2005 Annual and Environmental
            Reports
Port of Portland -
         Portfolio
Port of Shreveport-Bossier -
         The Port Works
Quebec Port Authority -
         2005 Annual Report

Honorable Mentions:
Jacksonville Port Authority -
         JAXPORT's 2006 Annual Report
Port of South Louisiana -
         Port of South Louisiana 2006
            Annual Report

Audio & Visual Presentations

Award of Merit:
Port of Shreveport-Bossier -
         The Port Works

Direct Mail

Awards of Merit:
Port Freeport, TX -
         JOC's 17th Annual Breakbulk
            Conference & Exhibition
               Invitation

Port Authority of New York and New
   
Jersey -
         All Water Service

Directories/Handbooks

Award of Excellence:
Port of San Diego -
         2007//2008 Cruise Ship Schedule

Awards of Merit:
Georgia Ports Authority -
         GPA Ports Guide and Directory
            2007
South Carolina State Ports Authority -
         Port of Charleston Handbook

Honorable Mention:
Fraser River Port Authority -
         Technical Specifications
            Handbook

Miscellaneous

Awards of Merit:
Port Manatee -
         Port Manatee Public Tram Tours
Maryland Port Administration -
         The Great Port of Baltimore:  Its
            First 300 Years
Port of Tacoma -
         Supply Chain Security Poster

Honorable Mentions:
Port of Long Beach -
         Port of Long Beach Crisis
           Communications Plans
Port of New Orleans -
         "Against the Wind:  Board
           Employees Triumph Over
             Hurricane Katrina"

Overall Campaign

Awards of Excellence:
Port Canaveral -
         Port Canaveral Branding
            Campaign
Port of Long Beach -
         Port of Long Beach Harbor Tours
Port of New Orleans -
         Cruise Ships Return to New
            Orleans

Award of Merit:
Port of San Diego -
         Port of San Diego Decade of
            Public Art Campaign

Periodicals

Awards of Excellence:
Port Manatee -
         Deepwater
Port of Tacoma -
         Pacific Gateway
Virginia Port Authority -
         The Virginia Maritimer                              


Awards of Merit:
Port of Everett -
         Port Beat
Port
of Houston Authority -
         The Port Report
Port of Long Beach -
         Re: Port
Port of Los Angeles -
         What's New, Crew?
Maryland Port Administration -
         Dockside
Port of Portland (OR) -
         Portside
Port of Portland (OR) -
         Port Dispatch
South Carolina State
     Ports Authority
-
         Port Charleston Magazine
Port of Tacoma -
         Pierce County's Port Report

Honorable Mentions:
Port Canaveral -
         Port Canaveral Magazine
Port of Houston Authority -
         The Port of Houston

Promotional Literature

Awards of Excellence:
Port Everglades -
         Protecting the Balance
Port of San Francisco -
         Maritime Calendar 2007

Awards of Merit:
Port of Long Beach -
         Cargo Movement: In Focus
Port of Longview (WA) -
         Marine Marketing Brochure
Port of Los Angeles -
         2007 Port of Los Angeles
            Centennial Calendar
Port of Miami -
         2007 Port of Miami Cruise Guide
Port of Portland (OR) -
         Container Barging Brochure
Port of Tacoma -
         Breakbulk: A Commitment to Our
            Customers

Honorable Mentions:
Port of Everglades -
         Port Everglades Cruise Guide
            2007
Port of Houston Authority -
         Welcome to the Port
Port of Los Angeles -
         2007 Mariners Guide
Maryland Port Administration -
         Port of Baltimore Tricentennial
            Celebration Brochure 

Special Events

Awards of Excellence:
Port of Los Angeles -
         Port of Los Angeles Rail Festival
Port of Seattle -
         Port 101 Series
Port of Tacoma -
         Kaiser Smokestack Demolition

Awards of Merit:
Port Canaveral -
         Eukor Arrival
Port of Long Beach -
         Green Port Open House          
Port of New Orleans -
         94th Annual AAPA Convention:
            "Rollin' on the River"
Port of Portland (OR) -
         Celebrating Connections:  Carrier 
            Appreciation Lunch

Honorable Mention:
Port of Houston Authority -
         Opening of Bayport Container
            Terminal

Videos

Award of Excellence:
Port of Tacoma -
         Pierce County Port Report TV
            Show

Honorable Mentions:
Port Canaveral -
         Employee Brand Training
Port of Long Beach -
         Sustainability Video
Virginia Port Authority -
         Ride the Tide
Virginia Port Authority -
         Port to the New World

Websites

Award of Excellence:
Port of Everett -
         www.portofeverett.com

Awards of Merit:
Port Freeport, TX -
         www.portfreeport.com
Port of Hueneme -
         www.portofhueneme.org
Port of Los Angeles -
         www.portoflosangeles.org
Port Manatee -
         www.portmanatee.com
Port of Portland -
         www.portofportland.com
Port of New Orleans -
         www.portno.com

Honorable Mentions:
Port Canaveral -
         www.portcanaveral.org
Halifax Port Authority -
         www.portofhalifax.ca
Ports of Indiana -
         www.portsofindiana.com
Port of Long Beach -
        www.polb.com
Maryland Port Administration -
         www.portofbaltimore.org

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