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2020 AAPA Communications Awards Program Winners

Congratulations to all of the ports that submitted winning entries into the 2020 AAPA Communications Awards Program competition!

The recipients of the 2020 Award of Overall Communications Excellence trophies - the top awards in AAPA's Communications Awards Program – go to Port of Redwood City (Category 1), Port of Everett (Category 2), and Port of Long Beach (Category 3).  The three categories are based on the size of the port's public relations, advertising and marketing budget.  Links to the entry summaries are provided below.

Due to the coronavirus pandemic this year, 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 during AAPA’s virtual 2020 Annual Convention and Expo, Sept. 13-16.   


Awards of Overall Communications Excellence

Category 1 - Port of Redwood City, Port of Redwood City Website Modernization (Websites)
Category 2 - Port of Everett, Next 100 Campaign (Overall Campaign)
Category 3 - Port of Long Beach, Gerald Desmond Bridge Replacement Project Mobile App – LB Bridge App (Miscellaneous)

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

1) Advertisements 

Award of Excellence
Port of Stockton, "Port of Possibilities" Campaign 2019

Award of Distinction
Port of Cleveland, The North Coast

2) Annual Reports    

Awards of Distinction
Port of Albany, NY, 2019 Year in Review
Belledune Port Authority, Annual Report 2019
Saguenay Port Authority, 2019 Annual Report
Port of Stockton, 85 Years of Innovation

Award of Merit
Port Everglades, FY 2018 Port Everglades Commerce Report

3) Audio-Only Presentations

Award of Distinction
Port of Cleveland, Great Lakes Forward - Podcast

4) Community/Education Outreach

Awards of Excellence
Port EvergladesPort Everglades Virtual Panel on Careers for National Maritime Day
Port of Long Beach, Academy of Global Logistics
Port of Long Beach, PHOTO Program
Montreal Port Authority, Port of Montreal's All Aboard! Exhibition
Port of Palm Beach, Tenant Spotlight: Florida Sugar & Molasses Exchange
Saguenay Port Authority, Port of Saguenay: A Regional Economic Development Tool

Awards of Distinction
Port Everglades, Commissioning Ceremony of a U.S. Naval Destroyer
Port of New Orleans, Port NOLA 101
Port of New Orleans, Maritime Career Info Sessions

5) Directories/Handbooks     

Awards of Distinction
Port of Brownsville, 2019 Port of Brownsville Directory
Port of Long Beach, Tidetables & Reference Guide Brochure
Port of New Orleans, Gateway Review
Port of Vancouver USA, Marine Facilities Guide

6) Miscellaneous

Award of Excellence
Port of Stockton, Commemorative Coin - Owl Box Program

Awards of Distinction
Port of Long Beach, 2019 Holiday Greeting 3-D Pop-Up Card and Animated Video Versions
Port of New Orleans, Port NOLA Holiday Cards
Port of Vancouver USA, Terminal 1 Branding

Awards of Merit
Port of Long Beach, 2019 Strategic Plan Update
Port of Stockton, Commemorative Coin - Nautilus Data Center Coin

7) Overall Campaign

Awards of Excellence
Port of Hueneme, Port of Hueneme COVID-19 Response
Port of New Orleans, Economic Impact Campaign
Port of New Orleans, Maritime Month 2019

Awards of Distinction
Port of New Orleans, Disney Wonder 2020 Kickoff Campaign
Port of New Orleans, Port NOLA Now More than Ever COVID-19 Campaign
Port of Long Beach, Brand Refresh and Launch
Port of Long Beach, MOVE 415 OCEAN
Port of Los Angeles, COVID-19: A Strategic Communications Response From the Port of Los Angeles

Awards of Merit
Port of New Orleans, Port NOLA State of the Port Campaign — Opportunity Calls, We Answer
North Carolina Ports, North Carolina Cranes
Port Tampa Bay, Port Tampa Bay - Open for Business

8) Periodicals

Award of Excellence
Port of South Louisiana, Port of South Louisiana's Port Log

Awards of Distinction
Georgia Ports Authority, E-AnchorAge Magazine
Port of New Orleans, Port Record
Port of Vancouver USA, Community Report
Port of Palm Beach, Monthly E-Newsletter

Award of Merit
Port of HuenemePort of Hueneme Dock Talk Magazine

9) Promotional/Advocacy Materials

Award of Excellence
Port of Long Beach, PHOTO Program Canvas Tote

10) Social/Web-Based Media

Award of Excellence
Belledune Port Authority, Port of Belledune - Showcasing Leadership Through Social Media

Awards of Distinction
Port of New Orleans, Disney Wonder 2020 Social Media Kickoff Campaign
Port of New Orleans, Port NOLA Digital Learning Toolbox

11) Special Events

Awards of Excellence
California Association of Port Authorities (CAPA), California Ports Day 2019 & 2020
Port of Long  Beach, 2020 State of the Port – ‘The Year of Collaboration’

Awards of Distinction
Port Everglades, Port Everglades New Start Press Conference
Port of Grays Harbor, Westport Marina Walking Tours
Port of New Orleans, Truck Driver Appreciation Week

Award of Merit
Port of Cleveland - Port of Cleveland, Infrastructure Week 2019

12) Videos

Awards of Excellence
Georgia Ports Authority, GPA to Double Port of Savannah Capacity
Port of New Orleans, 2019 State of the Port Video - 'Opportunity Calls'
Port of Palm Beach, Keeping Commerce Moving During the COVID-19 Pandemic

Awards of Distinction
Port of Cleveland, Port of Cleveland, Flotsam & Jetsam Clean Up Cleveland
Port of Long Beach, 2020 State of the Port – Bridge Video
Port of Long Beach, 2020 State of the Port – Port Administration Building History
Port of New Orleans, Virtual Reality Video
Port of Palm Beach, Helping Rebuild the Bahamas

Awards of Merit
Galveston Wharves, Cruise and Cargo Into 2020!
Georgia Ports Authority, Golden Ray Operation: Impressive Display of Teamwork
Port of Long Beach, 2020 State of the Port – Video Salute to Port Workers

13) Visual Only Presentations

Award of Merit
Port of  Stockton, Public Relations Trade Show Booth

14) Websites

Award of Excellence
Port of Long Beach, Website Redesign @ polb.com

Award of Distinction
Georgia Ports Authority, gaports.com