NWPPA Announces Excellence in Communication Awards, Clearwater Wins Big

Vancouver, Wash. – The Excellence in Communication contest, which recognizes the top communication efforts from Northwest Public Power Association member utilities and associations, turned 27 years old this year and celebrated at the Northwest Communications & Energy Innovations Conference (NIC) Coffee Chat Awards Ceremony on Tuesday morning, September 22.
With social distancing measures in place, this year’s contest looked much different than past years. NWPPA cut back on the categories to make it more manageable, asked for only digital entries, bumped out the due date, and found six communication experts across the country to score the entries—all electronically.
“The NWPPA staff and the planning committee did not know how it would go this year, but we knew we had to continue the awards tradition because now more than ever we want to acknowledge the communication pieces being produced by our members,” said NWPPA’s Brenda Dunn. “We were ecstatic that we received 200 entries from 35 members because our goal had been only 150.”

Read the attached for more information, including a full list of the winning utilities.

2020 EIC Awards