Loudoun County Receives Two National Communications Awards
The Loudoun County government has received two Awards of Excellence from the City-County Communications and Marketing Association (3CMA) for activities that commemorated the county’s 250th anniversary in 2007.
Loudoun received 3CMA’s Silver Circle award in the Special Events – One-Time Event category for the day-long celebration of Loudoun’s 250th anniversary on May 19, 2007. Thousands of people attended the event held in and around the historic courthouse in downtown Leesburg. The event featured musical performances, children’s activities, a historical drama, oral histories, displays of historical documents by the Clerk of the Circuit Court, an anniversary stamp station, a one-day 250th anniversary cancellation stamp, and displays by historical and county organizations.
Judges complimented Loudoun for “accomplishing goals with no money, and that the county did an “impressive job of recruiting volunteers and organizing such a big event.”
Loudoun also received 3CMA’s award of excellence in the category of Most Creative with Least Dollars Spent for “250 Years of Service,” a year-long series of “history releases” produced in commemoration of the county’s 250th anniversary. The series focused on various milestones in the history of the Loudoun County government, with an emphasis on highlighting the broad range of services provided by the county.
Judges said that “Loudoun County really went above and beyond” with this effort, which entailed “a lot of work year-long with no budget.”
Both the 250th Anniversary event and the “250 Years of Service” history series were coordinated by the county’s Office of Public Information.
Formed in 1988, 3CMA is an international association of approximately 900 professional communicators working on behalf of city and county agencies and related organizations. The Savvy Awards program was started in 1989 as a way to recognize outstanding communications efforts by cities and counties. This year’s awards program drew more than 800 entries in a range of print, video and marketing categories.
Article taken from loudoun.gov