Seven WSSC Video Productions Honored for Excellence

Commission Wins One Telly Award and Six Hermes Creative Awards

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OFFICE OF COMMUNICATIONS AND COMMUNITY RELATIONS

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Laurel – May 26, 2016 – There might not be a red carpet, but there are a lot of awards! WSSC is the proud recipient of one Telly Award and six Hermes Creative Awards for a variety of video productions.

In the 37th Annual Telly Awards, WSSC earned a Bronze Telly for My Life at WSSC. The video highlights the health and wellness benefits the Commission offers employees to help them work, thrive and serve in the communities of Montgomery and Prince George’s counties.

The Telly Awards honor outstanding local, regional and cable TV commercials and programs, the finest video and film productions, and online commercials, video and films. Winners represent the best work of the most respected advertising agencies, production companies, television stations, cable operators and corporate video departments in the world. There were over 13,000 entries, both nationally and internationally this year.

WSSC has also been honored with six Hermes Creative Awards: three Gold and three Honorable Mention.

Gold:

Geocaching at WSSC - Explains the concept of the outdoor treasure hunting game with GPS-enabled devices and highlights the areas along WSSC’s watershed where cool caches can be found.

Storing Water Public Service Announcement (PSA) – Reminds customers to be prepared by storing bottled water, especially during the busy winter water main break season.

My Life at WSSC - Highlights the health and wellness benefits the Commission offers employees.

Honorable Mention:

Honoring Service at WSSC -  Employees being honored for their service and dedication to WSSC share some of the most memorable moments from their careers with the Commission.

WSSC’s Children’s Water Festival – Tells the story of WSSC’s signature community outreach event, teaching fourth graders about all things water.

PSI: WSSC – Pipe Scene Investigation – Think of it as CSI for pipes. This video highlights the sophisticated technology WSSC uses to inspect and monitor its largest water mains.

Hermes Creative Awards is an international competition for creative professionals involved in the concept, writing and design of traditional and emerging media. The Awards are administered by the Association of Marketing and Communication Professionals.

This year there were about 6,200 entries from the United States and 16 other countries. 

For 100 years, WSSC has proudly served the citizens of Prince George’s and Montgomery counties – providing drinking water that has always met strict Safe Drinking Water Act standards and protecting the environment through vital water resource recovery services. Our vision is to be THE world-class water utility, where excellent products and services are always on tap.

 

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