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 MarylandPort 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'sPort Authority (NL) - Energy Efficient
Annual Reports Awards of Excellence: GeorgiaPorts 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: GeorgiaPorts 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 VancouverUSA- 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: GeorgiaPorts 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 VirginiaPorts 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: VirginiaPort Authority - The Virginia Maritimer Awards of Merit: GeorgiaPorts Authority - GPA AnchorAge Port of Houston Authority - Port of HoustonAuthorityPort 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 - PierceCounty's Port Report Port of VancouverUSA - Community Re:Port
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