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Montgomery Planning Wins Four 2017 Communicator Awards

May 18, 2017

Communications team’s work honored with Excellence and Distinction Awards for promotional campaigns and brochures

SILVER SPRING, MD – The Montgomery County Planning Department, part of The Maryland-National Capital Park and Planning Commission, has won four 2017 Communicator Awards from the New York-based Academy of Interactive & Visual Arts.

The Planning Department is being honored with an Excellence Award in the campaign promotional category for its work to publicize and support the Makeover Montgomery 3 conference, which was held in May 2016. This campaign included videos, a website, flyers and the conference program.

The Department won two Distinction Awards in the general government category for its brochures about the Montgomery County Agricultural Reserve and the Montgomery Modern bus tour of significant mid-20th-century landmarks and neighborhoods, held in October 2016.

The Department’s campaign for its 2016 Winter Speaker Series on transportation, called Smart Moves, was also recognized with a Distinction Award for the posters and website promoting the three events.

These work products were chosen from more than 6,000 entries in one of the largest award programs of its kind.

“We are thrilled to receive these awards for promoting our many planning efforts and programs,” says Planning Director Gwen Wright. “Our talented communications staff helps us to deliver our message in a compelling way, through videos, digital media, printed materials and graphics. Their efforts help to attract and inform the public about the important work we are doing.”

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