Excellence in Communications Award Winners 2021

Campaign/Community Engagement

3rd Place

Durham County Government PIO Team

Project: In Touch with Durham County Show - Mental Health & COVID

Watch herehttps://youtu.be/RZJHyboZnLE

2nd Place 

Tyler Wittkofsky/Brunswick Count Regional Water and Sewer

Project: RO Plant Communications Plan

1st Place

RDU Airport/Stephanie Hawco

Project: Fly Confident: Fly RDU


Ernie Seneca Award for Excellence in Public Service

​For his excellence in serving the citizens of Brunswick County Tyler Wittkofsky is the 2021 Ernie Senica Award for Excellent in Public Service.

Wittkofsky recently worked extremely hard promoting the Aquifer-Sourced

Reverse Osmosis Water Treatment Plant to the community he serves. His goal

was to keep the community up-to-date on all the latest news regarding the

plant. He wanted to ensure an open line of communication and a flow of

information were open and working for the community.





2nd Place

NC DPS/Kelly Higgins
Project: Private Protective Services Logo

1st Place

City of Raleigh/Beth Berg

Project: Raleigh Brand

News Release/Feature Writing

Honorable Mention 2

Durham County Government PIO Team

Project: Press Release - State of Emergency Declaration Release Spotlights

Demand for Language Equity

Honorable Mention 1

R.V. Hight/Central Carolina Community College

Project: Press Release - CCCC, Pfizer Partner for an Apprenticeship Program

3rd Place

Julia Milstead/City of Raleigh

Project: Wired Wednesdays

Read it herehttps://raleighnc.gov/news/2021-02-03-wired-wednesdays-teens-bridge-digital-divide


2nd Place

Julie Liebach/North Carolina Sea Grant

Project: The Butterfly Effect


1st Place

Sarah Spiegler/North Carolina Sea Grant

Project: Plan, Respond, Recover, Adapt: Building Resilience in Coastal NC


3rd Place
Durham County Government PIO Team

Photographer: Randy Jones

Project: Early Mornings at Transformation Main

2nd Place
Central Carolina Community College

Photographer: R.V. Hight

Project: Central Carolina Manufacturing Institute

1st Place
Durham County Government PIO Team

Photographer: Randy Jones

Project: Mystery in the Sky








Print Publications

3rd Place
NC Office of the Courts/Jodie Lanning
Project: A&D Summer Conference Material

2nd Place
NC Sea Grant/Dave Shaw
Project: Coastwatch Magazine, Summer 2021

1st Place
NC Sea Grant/Dave Shaw

Project: Coastwatch Magazine, Spring 2021

Social Media Campaign/Project

2nd Place
NC Aquariams/Daryl Law
Project: #bigteethbigtimes







1st Place

Durham County Government PIO Team

Project: 2021 Women's History Month


View the various posts here:















1st Place

Durham County Government PIO Team

Project: DCo Insider


DCo Insider: Soil Sampling - https://youtu.be/ONTc5iodeTA

DCo Insider: PPE - https://youtu.be/BcYsEgtz_EY

DCo Insider: Glass on the Side - https://youtu.be/YRqGvZEb58o