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Communications Division awards

Bloomington's printed publications and staff-produced videos are among the best in the nation. Here are some of the awards the City's Communications Division has received.

City-County Communications and Marketing Association (3CMA)

Savvy Award (first place)

  • 2016 External Newsletter: Bloomington Briefing
  • 2016 TV and Video News Programming: Bloomington Today
  • 2014 Special Events - Recurring Event: The Art of Creating Community (Bloomington State of the City)
  • 2013 Annual Reports: Corporate Report to the Community
  • 2013 Graphic Design: Corporate Report to the Community
  • 2013 Internal Newsletter: Insider
  • 2013 TV and Video News Programming: Bloomington Today
  • 2011 Printed Newsletter: Insider
  • 2010 Printed Newsletter: Insider
  • 2009 Internal Newsletter: Insider
  • 2009 Special Events: Bloomington Sesquicentennial Celebration
  • 2007 External Newsletter: Bloomington Briefing
  • 2007 Internal Newsletter: Insider
  • 2006 Internal Newsletter: Insider
  • 2005 Internal Newsletter: Insider
  • 2005 Annual Report: Corporate Report to the Community

Silver Circle Award

  • 2016 Video: Bloomington Honor Guard in the Spotlight
  • 2014 Printed Publications - External Publications: Bloomington Briefing 
  • 2012 Internal Publications: Insider
  • 2010 Printed Newsletter: Bloomington Briefing
  • 2007 Annual Report: Corporate Report to the Community
  • 2004 Special Events: Bloomington Civic Plaza Debut
  • 2002 Intranet: CityBIZ
  • 2001 Most Creative: Tech Team Report
  • 2000 External Newsletter:Bloomington Briefing
  • 1999 One-time Video: Bloomington: Where the Water Touches the Bluffs

Award of Excellence

  • 2013 External Newsletter: Bloomington Briefing
  • 2011 External Newsletter: Bloomington Briefing
  • 2010 Annual Report: Corporate Report to the Community
  • 2008 Internal Newsletter: Insider
  • 2008 External Newsletter: Bloomington Briefing
  • 2006 Annual Report: Corporate Report to the Community
  • 2005 External Newsletter: Bloomington Briefing
  • 2003 Intranet: CityBIZ
  • 2003 Annual Report: 2002 Corporate Report to the Community
  • 2002 External Newsletter: Bloomington Briefing
  • 2001 TV/Video: At Your Service
  • 2000 One-time Video: 2000 and Beyond

National Association of Telecommunications Officers and Advisors (NATOA)

First Place

  • 2017 Video Journalism: Bloomington Today at its Best
  • 2005 Public Affairs: A New Use for Old Town Hall

Second Place

  • 2017 Arts and Entertainment: Hairspray Gets Fancy with Foam Wigs
  • 2005 Public Affairs: Bloomington Today: 2004 Year in Review
  • 2003 Public Education: Public Works: A Blueprint for Opportunity
  • 1999 Public Education

Third Place

  • 2017 Public Education: How Does Drinking Water Get to Your Faucet?
  • 2004 Public Affairs: Bloomington Today: 2003 Year in Review
  • 2003 Public Affairs: Bloomington Today: 2002 Year in Review
  • 2000 Profile of a City/County: 2000 and Beyond: A Bloomington Odyssey
  • 1999 Documentary-Profile

Minnesota Association of Government Communicators

Northern Lights Award  (1st Place)

  • 2017 Annual Report – Corporate Report to the Community 2016
  • 2017 Social Media and Engagement – Bloomington's #RunningManChallenge*
  • 2017 Best for Least – Bloomington's #RunningManChallenge
  • 2016 News Magazine Programming - Bloomington Today (also a Best of Show nominee)
  • 2016 Newsletter or Magazine Printed Publications - Insider
  • 2016 Social Media and Engagement - Mining Old Photos in Search of Facebook Gold

*Best of Show nomination

Silver Award (2nd Place)

  • 2017 Newsletter or Magazine – Insider
  • 2017 Interview or Talk Show or News Magazine Programming – Bloomington Today
  • 2017 Community Interest Video – Ice Arena Manager Retires After 45 Years
  • 2017 Special Event – State of the City 2016
  • 2016 Newsletter or Magazine Printed Publications - Bloomington Briefing

Bronze Award (3rd Place)

  • 2017 Newsletter or Magazine – Bloomington Briefing
  • 2017 Promotional Video – Better Together – TRAIL Helps Adaptive Softball Players Play Ball
  • 2016 Video Campaign or Series - Art in the Loop
  • 2016 Annual Reports - 2015 Corporate Report to the Community

Award of Excellence

  • 2015 Social Media Engagement: Increasing Online Engagement: The Race to 2,000 Likes
  • 2015 Annual Reports: Corporate Report to the Community 2014*
  • 2015 Video, Informational: Staying Active Has No Age Limit
  • 2015 Periodical Printed Publication, External: Bloomington Briefing
  • 2014 Corporate Reports: Corporate Report to the Community 2013
  • 2014 External Periodical: Bloomington Briefing
  • 2012 Corporate Reports: Corporate Report to the Community 2011
  • 2011 Annual Reports: Corporate Report to the Community 2010
  • 2011 Periodical Printed Publication, External: Bloomington Briefing
  • 2011 Periodical Printed Publication, Internal: Insider*
  • 2011 Video, Informational: All About Water
  • 2010 Annual Reports: Corporate Report to the Community 2009*
  • 2010 External Periodical: Bloomington Briefing*
  • 2010 Internal Periodical: Insider
  • 2009 Annual Reports: Corporate Report to the Community 2008*
  • 2009 Internal Periodical: Insider 2009
  • 2009 Special Events: Bloomington Sesquicentennial Celebration*
  • 2009 Websites: CityWEB Sesquicentennial Redesign
  • 2008 Annual Reports: Corporate Report to the Community 2007
  • 2008 External Periodical: Bloomington Briefing
  • 2008 Internal Periodical: Insider
  • 2007 Annual Reports: Corporate Report to the Community 2006
  • 2007 External Periodical: Bloomington Briefing
  • 2007 Internal Periodical: Insider
  • 2006 External Periodical: Bloomington Briefing
  • 2006 Internal Periodical: Insider
  • 2005 Annual Reports: Corporate Report to the Community 2004
  • 2005 Local Programming Video: A New Use for Old Town Hall
  • 2005 Internal Periodical: Insider
  • 2004 Special Events: Bloomington Civic Plaza Debut

*Best of Show nomination

Award of Merit

  • 2015 Recurring Event: State of the City 2014
  • 2015 Video, Promotional: Meet Laurie
  • 2015 Video, Informational: Made in Bloomington: Nechville Musical Products
  • 2014 Internal Periodical: Insider
  • 2014 Video, Informational: Firefighters Make Dreams Come True
  • 2014 Video, Internal: What Do Snowplow Operators Do in the Summer?
  • 2013 Annual Report: Corporate Report to the Community 2012
  • 2013 Periodical Printed Publication
    – Newsletters, Magazines For External Audience: Bloomington Briefing
  • 2013 Periodical Printed Publication
    – Newsletters, Magazines For Internal Audience: Insider
  • 2012 Periodical Printed Publication – For External Audience: Briefing
  • 2012 Periodical Printed Publication – For Internal Audience: Insider
  • 2012 Video – News or Talk Show: Bloomington Today
  • 2011 Video, Informational: City Faces
  • 2009 External Periodical: Bloomington Briefing
  • 2009 Video: Where the Water Touches the Bluffs: A Sesquicentennial Edition
  • 2008 Websites: CityWEB
  • 2006 Local Programming: Bloomington Today: Year in Review 2006
  • 2005 Instructional Video: Who Wants to be a Snowplow Driver?
  • 2004 Public Service Announcements: Only on Cable
  • 2004 Internal Periodicals: Insider

City Hall Public Information Awards

  • 1998 Award of Merit: Bloomington Briefing

IABC - District 4

  • 2004 Award of Merit, Special Events: Bloomington Civic Plaza Debut

League of Minnesota Cities

  • 2004 City Achievement Award, Communications: Bloomington Briefing and Insider

Twin Cities ITVA

  • 2000 Award of Merit, Special Budget: Bloomington: Where the Water Touches the Bluffs

Women in Communications, Inc. - Twin Cities Chapter

  • 2004 Award of Merit, Special Events