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USGS a Big Winner in National Association of Government Communicators 2013 Blue Pencil & Gold Screen Awards Competition



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The U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) won 10 awards, more than any other agency, in the National Association of Government Communicators (NAGC) 2013 Blue Pencil & Gold Screen Awards Competition.

A female Burmese python (Python molurus) on her nest with eggs
Above: A female Burmese python (Python molurus) on her nest with eggs. Photogaph by Jemeema Carrigan, University of Florida. Courtesy of Skip Snow, National Park Service. Used with permission. [larger version]

The NAGC Blue Pencil & Gold Screen Awards Competition recognizes superior government communication products and those who produce them. Winning entries come from all levels of government. Blue Pencil Award categories are for writing, editing, photography, and published products, such as magazines, books, newsletters, and other materials. Gold Screen Award categories recognize audio-visual and multimedia products, including broadcast and Internet-based products.

Adult female Pacific walruses (Odobenus rosmarus divergens) on ice floe with young
Above: Adult female Pacific walruses (Odobenus rosmarus divergens) on ice floe with young. Screenshot from award-winning USGS video "Tracking Pacific Walrus: Expedition to the Shrinking Chukchi Sea Ice" (http://gallery.usgs.gov/videos/600#.UZaXY-CfOZY). [larger version]

Of the 10 awards received by the USGS, two were related to coastal or ocean topics. First place in the News Release category for Blue Pencil Awards went to public affairs specialist Catherine Puckett and research wildlife biologist Robert Reed for the January 30, 2012, news release “Severe Declines in Everglades Mammals Linked to Pythons” (http://www.usgs.gov/newsroom/article.asp?ID=3087#.UX69JSuG0QA). Second place in the Education Programs category for Gold Screen Awards went to video producer Stephen M. Wessells, research ecologist Chad Jay, wildlife biologist Tony Fischbach, supervisory biologist Karen Oakley, and public affairs specialist Paul Laustsen for the video “Tracking Pacific Walrus: Expedition to the Shrinking Chukchi Sea Ice” (http://gallery.usgs.gov/videos/600#.UZaXY-CfOZY).

The award winners were honored in Arlington, Virginia, on April 17, 2013, at a reception and banquet held in conjunction with the 2013 NAGC Communications School.

For more information about the Blue Pencil & Gold Screen Awards—including a complete list of the 2013 awardees—visit http://www.nagc.com/awards/bluegold.asp.

Congratulations to all the winners!


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