Public Information Awards
Be recognized for your outstanding public relations, education, and outreach efforts this year!  We are now accepting Public Information Awards applications from June 1 through July 10, 2020.
 
Any tactic may be considered in all categories.  Examples of tactics include media relations, the planning, and execution of events, curriculum development, websites, newsletters, print or online publications, social media, video, or other forms of multimedia.
 
WATER AWARENESS & EDUCATION
Entries in this category must pertain to a program or campaign designed to raise awareness about drinking water quality and supply.  Key target groups may include K-12 students or teachers, afterschool programs and camps, community organizations, local government, or the neighborhoods or metropolitan areas in which the organization operates.  
Each entry should include a description of the program or campaign, examples of the tactics employed in the campaign, and a description of the measurable impact of the campaign on the issue and the target audience.
 
ISSUES & CRISIS MANAGEMENT
Entries in this category must pertain to a program or campaign designed to handle a crisis situation, unplanned, event, or major issue impacting the water quality or supply area in which the organization operates.  Examples include accidents or emergencies that dramatically impact water supply or quality, internal organizational events that impact the public, major construction projects, or natural disasters. 
Each entry should include a description of the event, examples of tactics employed in addressing the event, and a description of 
the measurable impact of the organization’s response to the event.
 
INTERNAL COMMUNICATIONS
Entries in this category must pertain to a program that champions internal communications as a strategy to improve employee engagement (i.e. not just as a method of disseminating information).  
Each entry should include a description of an employee communications strategy that 
is engaging and inclusive of all employees, examples of the tactics employed in the program, and 
a description of the measurable impact these efforts have made in improving employee engagement and organizational success.
 
Eligibility and Rules
•    Entries must be produced by an organization or person in good standing in the Virginia Section AWWA.
•    Entries must be received no later than midnight, July 10, 2020.
•    At least half of the entered program or project must have taken place during the 12 months prior, beginning June 1.
 
How To Apply
•    Download and complete the 2020 Call for Entry Form.
•    Entries must be submitted via email to Geneva.hudgins@vaawwa.org
•    Attach all supporting documents and materials.
•    Any materials larger than 25MB must be submitted as a link to a fileshare.
•    Questions? Email Jes Gearing, Water Awareness & Outreach Committee Chair, at jgearing@gfnet.com