The Awareness Campaign Excellence Award recognizes excellence in the creation and implementation of a communication, education or marketing campaign aimed at informing audiences of environmental information relating to a particular issue or solid waste management program, project or organization. Entries for this category should involve a communication plan for the implementation of a variety of communication tools used together to achieve maximum reach in your community.
The Awareness Campaign Excellence Award was formerly the Communication Excellence Award.
Western Placer Waste Management Authority, California, “One Big Bin” Campaign
Pitkin County Solid Waste Center, Colorado, “Talkin’ Trash“ Campaign
City of North Port Solid Waste Division, Florida, Creative Awareness Campaigns
Gold – New York City Department of Sanitation “NYC zerowaste: Social Media Innovation & Excellence”
Silver – Miami-Dade County “Recycle This, Not That! Campaign”
Bronze – Placer County “Bear Box Loan Program”
Gold – City of Largo, Florida “Largo Recycles More”
Silver – Wake County Solid Waste Management, North Carolina “86it Anti-Litter Campaign”
Bronze – Regional Municipality of York, Ontario “Better Blue Awareness Campaign”
Gold – City of Guelph, Ontario – Waste Cart Rollout
Silver – City of Leduc, Alberta, and the DAGNY Partnership - Waste Diversion Social Marketing Strategy
Bronze – (3-way tie)
Athens-Clarke County, Georgia – Two-part Recycling Campaign
City of Tampa, Florida – Be Smart, Use Your Cart!
Central Vermont Solid Waste Management District – Digital and Social Media Presence
Gold – City of Tacoma, Washington – Food Waste Recycling
Silver – City of Eugene, Oregon — Love Food Not Waste Commercial Compost Program
Gold – City of St. John’s; St. John’s, Newfoundland & Labrador
Silver – Gwinnett County Government; Lawrenceville, Georgia
Bronze – City of Charlotte, Solid Waste Services; Charlotte, North Carolina
Gold – City of Toronto Communications for Solid Waste Management
Silver – Metro Vancouver Zero Waste Challenge Campaign
Bronze – City of Port Moody
There are 13 Excellence Award categories. One entity can submit up to three entries total. Click on a link below for evaluation criteria and past winners.