City Wins Two International Awards for Marketing & Communications



8 November 2015 File # 2015-08
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City Wins Two International Awards for Marketing & Communications

PITT MEADOWS, BC - The City of Pitt Meadows has been named a recipient of two MarCom Awards, part of an international creative competition that recognizes outstanding achievement by marketing and communication professionals. The City’s 2014 Annual Report and a centennial legacy project, "Finding Out About Pitt Meadows," an activity book, both earned a Gold award, placing them among the top 23% of entrants in the competition. There were over 6,500 entries from throughout the United States, Canada and 15 other countries in the 2015 competition.

"I’m pleased that our staff’s work is recognized internationally, and I think this speaks to the level of creativity and resourcefulness that is an integral part of our small organization. Our staff create quality work with commonly limited resources." said Mayor John Becker.

"Council has a focus on open and transparent government, and our communications staff work hard to produce quality materials for our citizens, to inform and engage as much as possible."

The activity book was part of a centennial project to increase awareness about the community of Pitt Meadows, its history, and the work of city hall, for elementary-aged children. The books were distributed to students in all Pitt Meadows elementary schools and were giveaways at community events. It was developed by City staff, the Centennial planning committee, and Brad Nickason of Nickason Illustration & Design.

The 2014 Annual Report covered the City’s work, including department highlights, previous year successes, projected initiatives and financial reports and statistics. City staff worked with local design firm Farnsworth Designs for the graphic design of the annual report.

The City previously won a Marcom Gold Award in 2013 for the 2012 Annual Report and an Honourable Mention for the "Take a Bite Out of Garbage" green waste public awareness and education campaign.

Limited copies of the activity book are still available at City Hall. The City’s annual report can be viewed online at

Photo: The MarCom Award statuette