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Wednesday, June 4, 2014

Saint Paul brings home 10 awards at annual communicator conference


On May 15, the Minnesota Association of Government Communicators (MAGC) held their 32nd annual Northern Lights Awards, and Saint Paul was a big winner.
This annual contest recognizes outstanding government communications work in a variety of categories.  Out of 159 entries overall, the City of Saint Paul received 10 awards. 

Entries are judged individually by their peers and may receive an Award of Excellence, Award of Merit or no award. Additionally, judges can recommend one entry in each category to be considered for the Best of Show award, the event’s top honor. 

Check out our winning entries!
  • Award of Excellence (Nominated for Best of Show)
Video – Promotional
Saint Paul Is…
Mike Kaplan, Communications Services OTC
Sara Swenson, Planning & Economic Development
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dZNkkDpvDSQ

  • Award of Excellence (Nominated for Best of Show)
Video – Informational
Saint Paul EMS Academy
Mike Popaduik, Communications Services, Office of Technology & Communications (OTC) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ab1eLKa7-Zo


  • Award of Excellence
Video – Public Service Announcement
“Dig Me Out”
Nick Nelson, Communications Services OTC
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0khXkyqZ658


  • Award of Excellence
Video – Informational
Surviving Domestic Violence
Mike Kaplan, Communications Services OTC
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CGW-bV2JB_U

  • Award of Merit
 
Video – InformationalAll Aboard! Studying Streetcars in Saint Paul
Sara Swenson, Planning & Economic Development
Mike Popaduik, Communications Services OTC

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=26emIUCSxvs
  • Award of Merit
Saint Paul Construction Update
(The Penfield & Schmidt Artist Lofts)
Sara Swenson, Planning & Economic Development
Josh Wiederen, Communications Services OTC

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M0n-M-HTiww&feature=youtu.be
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8OTSJhueydw&feature=youtu.be
  • Award of Merit
Video – Profile of a City Auction
Honey, I Bought a Fire Truck
Nick Nelson, Communications Services OTC
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Jo9skJgbyAI


  • Award of Merit
Public Information Projects – Special Event
Ford Site Demolition Press Conference
Sara Swenson, Planning & Economic Development
  • Award of Excellence
Use of Social Media – Maintaining Strong Public Relations/Community Engagement
City of Saint Paul – Throwback Thursday Social Media
Sara Swenson, Planning & Economic Development

  • Award of Merit
Photography – Individual Photograph
Test Kitchen
Jodi Wallin, Saint Paul Regional Water Services



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