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2018 AAPA Communications Awards Program Winners

Congratulations to all of the ports that submitted winning entries into the 2018 AAPA Communications Awards Program competition!

The recipients of the 2018 Overall Award of Communications Excellence trophies - the top awards in AAPA's Communications Awards Program - are Southern California's Port of San Diego (Category 3); Southwest Washington's Port of Longview (Category 2); and Washington's Pacific Coast Port of Grays Harbor (Category 1).  The three categories are based on the size of the port's public relations/advertising/marketing budget.  Links to the entry summaries are provided below.

All of the winners in this year's competition will have their awards mailed to their ports and be recognized in a narrated PowerPoint presentation that will appear as an AAPA 2018 Communications Competition webinar. 

Overall Awards of Communications Excellence

Category 1 - Port of Grays Harbor, Port of Grays Harbor Business Report (Special Events)
Category 2 - Port of Longview, 2017 Summer Tour Series (Directories/Handbooks)
Category 3 - Port of San Diego, Welcome to the Port of Land and See (Advertisements)

Awards of Excellence, Distinction and Merit (alphabetized first by classification and then by port)


Awards of Distinction

Port of Galveston, Port of Everything
Port of Palm Beach, Import. Export. Your Port.
Port of Stockton, Port Proud Stockton Proud
The Port of Virginia, IP-Targeted General Assembly Advertising

Awards of Merit
Maryland Port Administration, Making Improvements
Maryland Port Administration, A True GreenPort 

Annual Reports    

Awards of Excellence
Georgia Ports Authority, FY2017 Annual Report
Port of Stockton, Annual Report 2016

Awards of Distinction
Port of Albany, New York, Annual Report/Year in Review
The Port of Virginia, Fiscal Year 2017 Annual Report

Audio-Only Presentations

Award of Excellence
Port of Stockton, 2017 Port of Stockton Boat Tour Narrative

Community/Education Outreach

Awards of Excellence
Port of Green Bay, Ice Breaking Awareness Outreach
Port of San Diego, Port Master Plan Update

Award of Distinction
Port of Los Angeles, Youth Leadership Conference


Award of Excellence
Ports of Indiana, 2017 Logistics Directory

Awards of Distinction
Port of Brownsville, 2017 Port of Brownsville Directory
Georgia Ports Authority, GPA CY18 Ports Guide and Directory
Port of Los Angeles, 2018 Mariners Guide

Award of Merit
The Port of Virginia, Chassis Availability Directory


Awards of Excellence
Georgia Ports Authority, Above the Water Line
Port of Los Angeles, 2018 Calendar Tribute to Michael Justice
Port of Stockton, San Francisco Bar Pilots Commemorative Coin
Port of Vancouver USA, Virtual Holiday Greeting 2017

Awards of Distinction
Georgia Ports Authority, Georgia: #1 State in the Nation to Do Business
Georgia Ports Authority, Benefits Brochure
Maryland Port Administration, Port of Baltimore Mobile App
The Port of Virginia, Bringing The Port of Virginia to You: Augmented Reality Experience

Overall Campaign

Awards of Excellence
Georgia Ports Authority, Mason Mega Rail Campaign
Montréal Port Authority, The Port of Montréal at the Heart of History
Port of New Orleans, Maritime Month Campaign
Port of Oakland, Growth with Care
Port of San Diego, Discover Your Wonderfront

Awards of Merit
Port Everglades, Mobile Passport Control Launch @ Port Everglades
Port of Hueneme, Committed to the Environment & Committed to Community


Award of Excellence
Port of Stockton, Storm Water Update

Awards of Distinction
Georgia Ports Authority, AnchorAge Magazine
Port of Vancouver USA, Community Report
The Port of Virginia, Open Channels - A quarterly colleague newsletter
The Port of Virginia, Legislative Update

Awards of Merit
Port of New Orleans, Port Record
The Port of Virginia, Economic Development Newsletter


Awards of Merit
The Port of Virginia, FY17 Sustainability Report
The Port of Virginia, Federal Spending One-Sheeter

Social/Web-Based Media

Awards of Excellence
Port of Palm Beach, Community Connections
Port of Los Angeles, Social Media Program
Port of Los Angeles, #1 in 9 Video Series

Awards of Distinction 
Port of Galveston, Crisis Communication: Hurricane Harvey
Port of Los Angeles, Maritime Minute Video Series
North Carolina State Ports Authority, #countdowntocranes
Port of Vancouver USA, Connecting with the Community 

Special Events

Awards of Excellence
Port of Gulfport, Youth Green Night
Port of Los Angeles, STEM Funshop

Awards of Distinction
Port of Gulfport, State of the Port Address 2017
Montréal Port Authority, Port of Montreal: History of Ships Exhibition

Awards of Merit
Port of Galveston, Community Open House
Maryland Port Administration, Grande Baltimora Event


Awards of Excellence
Georgia Ports Authority, Georgia Ports Mason Mega Rail Video
JAXPORT, JAXPORT's Growth Supports Local Maritime Professional's Family Creativity
Port of Coos Bay, "Oregon's Seaport" and "Oregon's Bay Area"
Port of San Diego, Brand Video

Awards of Distinction
Port Everglades, Mangrove Habitat Grows at Port Everglades
Georgia Ports Authority, Port of Savannah Sizzle Reel
Georgia Ports Authority, Super-Sized Cranes Arrive in Savannah
JAXPORT, JAXPORT: The Future Starts Now
Port of New Orleans, Just Getting Started Video
Port of Stockton, San Francisco Bar Pilots - Video
Toledo-Lucas County Port Authority, More Than A Port Video
The Port of Virginia, Velocity:The Port of Virginia RMG Arrival Video
The Port of Virginia, NIT South Animation
The Port of Virginia, Velocity: The State of the Port - Opening Video 

Awards of Merit
Port of Albany, New York, Port of Albany video series
Maryland Port Administration, Holiday e-Card
Port of New Orleans, Your Working River Video
Port of Vancouver USA, Jobs and Economic Impact Video
The Port of Virginia, We Are The Port of Virginia


Awards of Distinction
Ports of Indiana, Ports of
Port of Palm Beach, Website Welcomed

Visual Only Presentations

Award of Distinction
Georgia Ports Authority, CMA CGM Roosevelt Photography