Northamptonshire County Council and Greater Manchester Police were among the winners at the UK Public Sector Communications Awards (PSCA) last night (Wednesday June 20).
Northamptonshire County Council won the Integrated Communications Campaign of the Year award, which was sponsored by Vuelio, for its One Thousand Shoes initiative, which uses footwear as a theme showing the high number of children in care in the county.
According to the PSCA judging panel, One Thousand Shoes was ‘a great concept which demonstrated originality and was highly interesting. It was creative and simply brilliant, striking an emotive yet important tone.’
Greater Manchester Police (GMP) won Communications Team of the Year at the event which the organisers say celebrate and reward excellent communication strategies and campaigns, teams and individuals in local and national government, emergency services and not-for-profit bodies from across the UK. We’re delighted that the award-winning Amanda Coleman, who is head of corporate communications at GMP, is joining Vuelio for a webinar to discuss crisis comms, on Tuesday 26 June.
Derbyshire Constabulary (Give them a Christmas to remember… for the right reasons) and Portsmouth City Council (Nightmare rental) carried off the Social Media Campaign of the Year and the Social Media Marketing of the Year at the awards, respectively.
Other winners at the event, which featured 22 separate categories and was held at the Montcalm hotel in London’s Marble Arch, included Tameside Council Communications Team (Local Communications Team of the Year) and Ecorys UK (Public Spirited Agency of the Year).
Find more information on the PSCA 2018 winners here.