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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)
Awards of Excellence: HalifaxPort 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: GeorgiaPorts 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 QuebecPort Authority - 2005 Annual Report
Honorable Mentions: JacksonvillePort 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
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
Award of Excellence: Port of San Diego - 2007//2008 Cruise Ship Schedule
Awards of Merit: GeorgiaPorts Authority - GPA Ports Guide and Directory 2007 South CarolinaState Ports Authority - Port of Charleston Handbook
Awards of Merit: Port Manatee - Port Manatee Public Tram Tours MarylandPort 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"
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
Awards of Excellence: Port Manatee - Deepwater Port of Tacoma - Pacific Gateway VirginiaPort 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? MarylandPort Administration - Dockside Port of Portland (OR) - Portside Port of Portland (OR) - Port Dispatch South CarolinaState 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
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 MarylandPort Administration - Port of Baltimore Tricentennial Celebration Brochure
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
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 VirginiaPort Authority - Ride the Tide VirginiaPort Authority - Port to the New World