Written By: Prince William County
Prince William Public Libraries (PWPL) has been awarded two Viddy Awards that honor excellence in a digital world. PWPL received a Gold Award for its “Staff Day – Tribute to Employees” video in the category Non-Broadcast Short Form Videos, Tribute and a Gold Award for its Office of Communications and Marketing in the category Team Achievement.
PWPL’s Office of Communications and Marketing develops communications campaigns designed to share PWPL resources and information with the greater Prince William community and showcase PWPL’s achievements in fulfilling its mission of bringing people, information, and ideas together to enrich lives and build community in a welcoming, inclusive environment. The office has writing, graphic design, media relations, digital communications and social media, and videography professionals.
“I am proud of the creative team in Prince William Public Libraries’ Office of Communications and Marketing,” remarks PWPL Director Deborah Wright. “The award represents a culmination of their hard work, and that of all library staff, throughout the year. This year marked the 70th anniversary of PWPL and I could not wish for anything else than this year being filled with achievements and awards honoring and recognizing our libraries’ efforts to serve our community.”
Viddy Awards is an international competition recognizing excellence in creating, producing, and delivering videos. Viddy is one of the oldest, largest, and most respected awards programs in the video industry. Viddy traces its roots to 1994, when it was known as the Videographer Awards.
Viddy Awards is administered by the Association of Marketing and Communication Professionals (AMCP). The international organization oversees awards and recognition programs and honors outstanding achievements and service to the profession. Judges are industry professionals who look for companies and individuals whose talent exceeds a high standard of excellence and whose work serves as a benchmark for the industry.
In 2022, PWPL received eight other marketing and communications awards – a PR Xchange Award from the American Library Association (ALA) for the “PWPL’s Wi-Fi Has Left the Building!” video; two Hermes Creative Awards, a Gold Award for the Strategic Marketing Campaign “PWPL Brand Drives the Miles” and Honorable Mention for Electronic Media/Social Media/YouTube Video “PWPL’s Wi-Fi Has Left the Building!”; three dotCOMM Awards, a Platinum Award for PWPL’s 2021 Annual Report, a Gold Award for Summer 2021 Explore Magazine, and an Honorable Mention for “PWPL’s Wi-Fi Has Left the Building!” video; and two MarCom Awards, a Gold Award for “Visit Prince William Public LiBEARies” video and an Honorable Mention for “No Pets Allowed at Central Green” video.
About Prince William Public Libraries
Prince William Public Libraries has 12 branches throughout Prince William County and the City of Manassas, providing free access to books, e-books, e-audio, print and digital magazines, Digital Library, and DVDs. PWPL also offers free educational and entertaining programs for all ages.