Members of the marketing and communications staff of the International Association of Plumbing and Mechanical Officials (IAPMO) have been named recipients of two Gold Awards of Excellence and two Silver Awards of Distinction from the International Academy of the Visual Arts for entries in the 2014 Communicator Awards.
The awards recognize the staff’s efforts in promoting IAPMO, the association’s services and the plumbing and mechanical industries through various media, including Official magazine.
Official editors Geoff Bilau and Jeff Ortiz and staff writer Mike Flenniken share an Award of Excellence, the competition’s highest honor, in the category of Magazine – Association for the May/June 2013 issue of Official. Flenniken also took home gold in the category of Writing – Feature Article for his unique profile on “Women in Plumbing.”
Flenniken was also awarded silver in the same category for his “day-in-the-life” article and photos profiling the plumbing and mechanical inspections department in Clark County, Nev., titled “Plumbing Paradise.” Ortiz received silver in the category of Magazine – Interior Design for his layout of the Official article titled “Poverty and Plumbing in Nepal.”
This marks the sixth consecutive year IAPMO staff has won awards in the Communicator competition.
The Communicator Awards is the leading international awards program honoring creative excellence for communications professionals. The 2014 Communicator Awards received more than 6,000 entries from companies and agencies of all sizes, making it the largest and most prestigious award of its kind.
The Gold Award of Excellence is given to those entries whose ability to communicate puts them among the best in the field. The Silver Award of Distinction is given to those entries that exceed industry standards in quality and achievement.
The Communicator Awards is sanctioned and judged by the International Academy of the Visual Arts, an invitation-only body consisting of top-tier professionals from a “Who’s Who” of acclaimed media, communications, advertising, creative and marketing firms.