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News Release
FOR RELEASE - June 19, 2008
Contact: Aaron Ellis, aellis@aapa-ports.org
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22 Seaports Selected For Honors In AAPA’S 2008 Communications Awards Program

Port of Los Angeles Claims Top Award

The leading trade association representing public ports in the Western Hemisphere-American Association of Port Authorities (AAPA)-will present communications awards to 22 seaports for exemplary public relations at its 42nd annual Port Awards luncheon on Wednesday, Sept. 24.  The awards luncheon, which recognizes AAPA-member port authorities for achievements in various aspects of their operations, will be held in conjunction with AAPA's 2008 Annual Convention in Anchorage, Alaska, Sept. 21-25. 

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

This year's communications awards competition attracted 156 entries from 33 ports in the United States and Canada.  Thirty-three public relations professionals from the Washington, D.C.-area spent a combined 136 hours judging the entries at AAPA headquarters in Alexandria, Va.  In total, the independent panel of judges scored 68 entries for recognition, including 16 for Awards of Excellence, 38 for Awards of Merit and 14 for Honorable Mentions.

To acknowledge the most outstanding performer in the communications 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 public relations judges.  This year, AAPA's Dan Maynard Communications Award for Overall Program Excellence will be presented to the Port of Los Angeles, which was selected for winning three Awards of Excellence - in the categories of special events and miscellaneous - and five Awards of Merit - in the categories of overall campaign, promotional materials, videos and miscellaneous.  The port also earned two Honorable Mention recognitions - in the categories of special events and ad series. The top communications 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.

Below is a complete list of all Communications Awards Program winners and entry titles.


2008 AAPA Communications Awards Program Winners

Dan Maynard Communications Award for Overall Program Excellence
PORT OF LOS ANGELES

Advertising - Individual
Awards of Merit:
Port Freeport, TX -
     "Our Land Is Your Land"
        Foreign-Trade Zone #149
Maryland Port Administration -
     We Take Security Seriously
Port Authority of New York and
  
New Jersey -
     Chart The Right Course
Honorable Mentions:
Port of Stockton, CA -
     Port Stockton Has All The Options For
        Project Cargo
Port Everglades -
     "A City That Never Sleeps"
Advertising - Series
Award of Merit:
Port of San Diego -
     Cruise San Diego Electronics
        Advertisements
Honorable Mentions:
Port of Los Angeles -
     "We Put the Go in Cargo" &
        "Express Cargo" Ads
St. John's Port Authority (NL) - 
    
Energy Efficient


Annual Reports
Awards of Excellence:
Georgia Ports Authority -
     GPA's Annual Report FY2007: Gateway
        to American Commerce
Port of Stockton, CA -
     California's Heartland Port
Awards of Merit:
Port of Tacoma -
     Vision: Port of Tacoma 2007 Annual
        Report
Port of San Diego (2) -
     Protecting the Region's Greatest Natural
        Resource - San Diego Bay
     We Can See for Miles - A Vision for Five
        Waterfronts
Honorable Mentions:
Port of Long Beach -
     "A Giant Leap Forward" 2006 Annual
        Report
Port Authority of New York and
  
New Jersey -
     The Port Authority of New York and
        New Jersey 2006 Annual Report
Port of Portland (OR) -
     Portfolio

 
Videos
Award of Excellence:
Port Canaveral -
     Cruise Terminal 10 Video: Welcome to
        Port Canaveral
Awards of Merit:
Georgia Ports Authority -
     Gateway to American Commerce DVD
Port of Los Angeles -
     Oral History Project
Port of Long Beach -
     Pulse of the Port
Port of Tacoma -
     Pierce County Port Report TV Show
Honorable Mention:
Port of Portland (OR) -
     An Environmental Journey


Miscellaneous
Awards of Excellence:
Port of Los Angeles -
     Port of LA - An Illustrated History
        1850 to 1945
Port of Long Beach -
     Port of Long Beach Brand Identity
        System
Port of Portland (OR) -
     Port Brand Book
Port of Vancouver USA -
     Happy Holidays from the Port of
        Vancouver
Awards of Merit:
Port of Everett -
     Strategic Plan
Port of Los Angeles -
     Commemorative Centennial Poster
Port Manatee -
     Port Manatee 2007/2008 Public Tram
        Tour Season
Port of San Diego -
     The Working Waterfront Tour Script
Port of Tacoma -
     New Terminal Development - Business
        Announcement
Honorable Mention:
Port of Tacoma -
     Web Streaming Initiative

 
Overall Campaign
Awards of Excellence:
Georgia Ports Authority -
     GPA's Statewide Outreach Campaign
Port of Long Beach -
     "Let's Talk Port"
Awards of Merit:
Port of Everett -
     Branding
Port Everglades -
     SUNsational Training for Professional
        Porters
Port of Los Angeles (2) -
     Port of Los Angeles Centennial
        Celebration
     Tree Planting & Give-Away Program
Port of Oakland -
     Health Risk Assessment Communications
        Campaign


Special Events
Awards of Excellence:
Port of Los Angeles (2) -
     Clean Future Fair
     100th Birthday Party
Port of Long Beach -
     Green Port Fest
Port of Portland (OR) -
     Seaport Celebration
South Carolina State Ports Authority -
     "Groundbreaking for New Terminal
        Unites Community"
Awards of Merit:
Port Canaveral
     Employee Appreciation Day
Port of Tacoma (2) -
     Annual Free Boat Tour Event
     Focus on the Future: Port Update 2007
Virginia Ports Authority -
     The 96th Annual American Association
        of Port Authorities Convention
Honorable Mentions:
Port of Houston Authority -
     Clean & Green Program Kickoff
Port of Los Angeles -
     "LA By Design"


Periodicals
Award of Excellence:
Virginia Port Authority -
     The Virginia Maritimer
Awards of Merit:
Georgia Ports Authority -
    
GPA AnchorAge
Port of Houston Authority -
     Port of Houston Authority Port Report
Port of Portland (OR) (2) -
     Portside
    
Port Dispatch
South Carolina State Ports Authority -
     Port Charleston Magazine
Port of Tacoma -
     Pacific Gateway
Honorable Mentions:
Port of Houston Authority -
     The Port of Houston
Port of Tacoma -
     Pierce County's Port Report
Port of Vancouver USA -
     Community Re:Port

Websites
Award of Excellence:
Ports of Indiana -
     http://www.portsofindiana.com/
Awards of Merit:
South Carolina State Ports Authority -
     http://www.port-of-charleston.com/
Port
Miami -
     http://www.miamidade.gov/portofmiami/ 


Promotional Material
Awards of Merit:
Port Freeport -
     2007 Hurricane Preparedness Guide
Port of Los Angeles -
     2007 Port of Los Angeles Centennial
        Calendar
Port of Miami -
     2007 Port of Miami Cruise Guide
St. John's Port Authority (NL) -
     Right on Course

Directories/Handbooks
Award of Merit:
Port Authority of New York and New Jersey -
     The Port Authority of New York and
        New Jersey 2008 Port Guide
 

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