2009 Public Relations Award Winners

NEWS RELEASES – PR

1st    June Sparks – Idaho Transportation Department – ” December snowstorms a headache for drivers; Franklin Bridge; Despite 330 inches of snow, ITD avalanche team keeps “avalanche alley” open”
2nd    Dave Carlson – AAA Idaho – “Gas Prices – Extreme ride; Battery Roundup; Keep Kids Safe”
3rd    Jennifer Gelband – Zions Bank – “‘Smart Women Grants’; Zions Bank visits on National Teach Children to Save Day; Neighborhood Stimulus During 19th Annual Paint-A-Thon”

FEATURE WRITING – PR

1st    Mel Coulter – Idaho Transportation Department – “District engineers Bala, Jones rediscover love for music, form Pocatello band ‘Bender'”
2nd    Mel Coulter – Idaho Transportation Department – “ITD’s Kacie McDonald and her Quarter horse
3rd    Marc Johnson – Gallatin Public Affairs – “Time for Deeper Investigation Into Financial Decline”

EDITORIAL WRITING – PR

1st    Marc Johnson, Sydney Sallabanks – Gallatin Public Affairs – “selection of three”
2nd    Jim Banholzer –Freelance –  “selection of three”

MEDIA KIT – PR

1st    June Sparks, Reed Hollinshead – Idaho Transportation Department – “I-84 Construction & Winter Driving Tips”
2nd    Bryant Kuechle, Stephanie Bennett, June Sparks – Idaho Transportation Department – “Change is Coming to Interstate 84 – Airport Kiosk”
3rd    Dave Carlson –  AAA   Idaho – “AAA Car Care Month”

ANNUAL REPORT – PR

1st    Staff –  Idaho Housing and Finance Association – “2009 Community Report”
2nd    Marc Johnson, Sydney Sallabanks – Gallatin Public Affairs – “Idaho Supreme Court Annual Report”
3rd    Jessica Flynn – Red Sky Public Relations – “Meridian Development Corporation – “Annual Report”

NEWSLETTER – INTERNAL – PR

1st    Jennifer Gelband – Zions Bank – “Teller Magazine”
2nd    TIE
Staff –  Idaho Housing and Finance Association – “News from the Homefront”
Mel Coulter – Idaho Transportation Department – “The Transporter”

NEWSLETTER – EXTERNAL – PR

1st    Zions Bank – “Community Magazine”
2nd    Staff – Idaho Housing and Finance Association – “Cornerstones”
3rd    Jima Rice, Ph.D – Jigsaw Business Weekly – “News, Views and Information for Business Success”

PHOTO ESSAY – PR

No Entries

SPECIAL PURPOSE PUBLICATION – PR

1st    Joshua Olson, Stephanie Skupien & Otto Kitsinger – City of Boise – Departments of Art & History &  Central Services, Otto Kitsinger Photography –  ” Public Art & History Locations, brochure”
2nd    Joshua Olson, Stephanie Skupien & Otto Kitsinger – City of Boise – Departments of Art & History & Central Services,  Otto Kitsinger Photography – ”  A is for Art”
3rd    Karen Bubb,  Stephanie Skupien & Otto Kitsinger – City of Boise – Departments of Art & History & Central Services, Otto Kitsinger Photography – “Public Art Program”
Honorable Mention    
City of Boise – Departments of Art & History & Office of the Mayor,  Downtown Boise Association, Tamara Shores Design – “Fall for Boise: A Celebration of Arts & Community 2009”
Amy Fackler & Stephanie Skupien – City of Boise – Departments of Art & History & Central Services – “Mayor’s Awards for Excellence in Art & History”   

MEDIA CAMPAIGN – PR

1st    Darla Christiansen, June Sparks, Reed Hollinshead – The Langdon Group & Idaho Transportation Department – “Pavement Rehabilitation on State & Glenwood (Idaho 44)”
2nd    Robin Rausch, Alena Shea, Chad Biggs – Red Sky Public Relations – “Western States Dump Hunger”
3rd    June Sparks, Steve Grant – Idaho Transportation Department – “Child Passenger Safety Week”

BRAND MANAGEMENT – PR

1st    Jenn Connor – Red Sky Public Relations – “I-Way”
2nd    June Sparks, Jeff Stratten – Idaho Transportation Department – “ITD in Motion”
3rd    Jennifer Gelband – Zions Bank – “Zions Bank is Idaho’s Top SBA Lender”

PUBLIC SERVICE CAMPAIGN – PR

1st    Red Sky Public Relations, Stephanie Worrell, Julie Hahn,  Alex Davis, Kelly Amos, Kristy Weyhrich, Jed Splittgerber – “Go On Idaho”
2nd     Jeff Stratten – Idaho Transportation Department – “Bicycle Safety – Smart Choices Save Lives”

PUBLIC AFFAIRS CAMPAIGN  – PR

1st    Dave Carlson – AAA Idaho – “Transportation Funding – Pay For What You Use”
2nd     Marc Johnson, Sydney Sallabanks – Gallatin Public Affairs – “Protect Parma”