Press Release
For Immediate Release
Contact: Heather Weishaar, Outreach Director, 708-588-2282

Marketing & Communication Excellence Recognized at Annual Conference

La Grange – On January 25, 2019, during the IAPD/IPRA Soaring to New Heights Conference, the Illinois Park & Recreation Association (IPRA) honored several park and recreation agencies for excellence in their marketing and communication efforts through the annual Agency Showcase.

The Agency Showcase is a spirited competition spotlighting bright ideas exhibited by park, recreation, and conservation agencies. This professionally judged competition recognizes Illinois agencies for their marketing and communication efforts, ranging from print to multimedia.

Congratulations to the following park & recreation agencies:

 

Overall Agency Showcase

1. Champaign Park District

2. Arlington Heights Park District

3. Downers Grove Park District

People’s Choice Award

Arlington Heights Park District

Brochure Series

1. Wheeling Park District

2. Itasca Park District

3. Bloomingdale Park District

Integrated Photography

1. Joliet Park District

2. Park District of Highland Park

3. Fox Valley Park District

Large Format Marketing

1. O'Fallon Parks and Recreation

2. Lombard Park District

3. Plainfield Park District

Print Communication: Informational

1. Northbrook Park District

2. Downers Grove Park District

3. Arlington Heights Park District

Print Communication: Promotional

1. Vernon Hills Park District

2. Arlington Heights Park District

3. Village of Lincolnwood

Promo Item

1. Deerfield Park District

2. Bolingbrook Park District

3. Cary Park District

 

Overall Agency Showcase Display

1. Downers Grove Park District

2. Plainfield Park District

3. Arlington Heights Park District




                       
Logo Design

1. O'Fallon Parks and Recreation

2. Wheeling Park District

3. Batavia Park District

Marketing Campaign

1. Northbrook Park District

2. Mundelein Park & Recreation District

3. Palatine Park District

Paid Ad

1. Champaign Park District

2. Mundelein Park & Recreation District

3. O'Fallon Parks and Recreation

Public Relations

1. Glenview Park District

2. Oak Brook Park District

3. Arlington Heights Park District

Social Media

1. Joliet Park District

2. NSSRA

3. Oak Brook Park District

Videography

1. Batavia Park District

2. Palatine Park District

3. Glenview Park District

Website

1. Arlington Heights Park District

2. Northbrook Park District

3. Park District of Oak Park

 A complete list of Agency Showcase award winners is available on the IPRA website, https://tinyurl.com/ycop3nfr

The IAPD/IPRA Soaring to New Heights Conference is the premier state conference for parks and recreation, forest preserves and conservation agencies in Illinois. The IAPD/IPRA Soaring to New Heights Conference brings together more than 4,000 professionals and elected officials for three exciting days of quality educational programming, networking and professional development. 

Established in 1944, the Illinois Park and Recreation Association’s mission is to provide and promote exceptional standards of education, networking, and resources for all professionals in the Illinois park, recreation, and conservation communities. For more information about IPRA, its board and mission, please visit the IPRA website: www.ILipra.org

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