OPP & Client Awards

OPP’s clients challenge us to be creative, innovative and mission-focused. The professional industry has taken note.

EPA Safe Drinking Water Hotline
  • 2016 MarCom Awards (Gold): Crisis Communication for the efforts in assisting the public with the EPA Safe Drinking Water Hotline during the Flint, MI water crisis
  • 2015 Customer Sales and Service World Award (Gold), Environmental Products and Services, U.S. EPA Safe Drinking Water Hotline.
FEMA Building Science Branch
  • 2017 Association of Marketing and Communication Professional's Hermes Creative Awards (Gold): National Earthquake Hazard Reduction Program (NEHRP), FEMA Building Science, state-specific earthquake tips playing cards 
  • 2016 Communicator Awards: Award of Distinction in two categories for the FEMA Building Science Branch’s Interactive Fact Sheet
  • 2016 Communicator Awards: Award of Excellence for FEMA Building Science Branch’s Nevada Centennial Brochure
  • 2016 Hermes Creative Award (Gold): for FEMA Building Science Branch Interactive Fact Sheet
  • 2016 Hermes Creative Award (Platinum): for FEMA Earthquake First Responder Video
  • 2015 International Academy of Interactive and Visual Arts’ Silver Davey Award: for FEMA Building Science Branch’s 1915 Pleasant Valley Earthquake Centennial Brochure
  • 2014 Association of Marketing and Communication Professional' Ava Digital Awards (Platinum): FEMA Earthquake School Hazard Hunt Game
  • 2014 Association of Marketing and Communication Professional' Ava Digital Awards (Gold): FEMA Seven Design and COnstruction Features of Seismis Risk Reduction
  • 2014 Marketing and Communications Professional’s MarCom Awards (Gold): FEMA Building Science Branch, Marketing Promotion/Poster Category for “Hold On” poster
  • 2014 Association of Marketing and Communication Professional's Hermes Creative Awards (Silver)/Employee Publications: External Communications Category: FEMA Building Science Branch Outreach Strategy and SOP: Award of Distinction
  • 2014 Association of Marketing and Communication Professional's Hermes Creative Awards (Gold)/Interactive Multimedia: Children’s Audience Category and (Silver)/Interactive Multimedia Award of Distinction Game or Gaming Related Category: for FEMA Earthquake School Hazard Hunt Game and Poster
  • 2014 Academy of Interactive & Visual Arts’ Communicator Awards (Silver): FEMA Building Science Branch Outreach Strategy and Standard Operating Procedure, Employee Publications, External Communications Category
  • 2014 International Academy of Communications Arts and Sciences’ Silver Mercury Excellence Award, Special Projects Category: for FEMA Building Science Branch's Earthquake School Hazard Hunt Game
  • 2014 Summit Creative Award (Silver/Education Marketing): for FEMA Earthquake School Hazard Hunt Game
  • 2013 International Code Council Community Service Award: for FEMA Building Science Branch's "Building Safety Month Presidential Proclamation"
  • 2013 Association of Marketing and Communication Professional's Hermes Creative Awards (two gold awards): "Mitigation Saves Lives and Money," FEMA Building Science Branch, Writing/Publication Article "Safe Room Technical and Testimonial Videos," FEMA Building Science Branch, Video/Government
  • 2011 Videographer Award of Excellence: for FEMA/QuakeSmart's Earthquake Mitigation video
  • 2010 Association of Marketing and Communication Professionals Ava Platinum Award: for FEMA QuakeSmart's Earthquake Mitigation video
FEMA Hazus Program
  • 2014 Association of Marketing and Communication Professionals’ Ava Digital Awards (Gold): FEMA Seven Design & Construction Features for Seismic Risk Reduction
  • 2011 Association of Marketing and Communications Professionals' MarCom Awards (Gold):
    for FEMA Hazus Program, Conference Reception Invitation
  • 2011 National Hurricane Conference Outstanding Achievement: for Hazus for Emergency Planning in TX
  • 2011 Federal 100 Award for: FEMA/Hazus Program Manager, Eric Berman
  • 2010 Government Executive NextGov Award: Finalist, Hazus Program
FEMA National Dam Safety Program
  • 2016 MarCom Award (Gold): National Dam Safety Program (NDSP) for the flash drives created in support of their ASDSO conference
FEMA Risk Map
  • 2016 AVA Digital Award (Gold): for FEMA Risk Map Coastal Process Pages
  • 2013 International Academy of Interactive and Visual Arts’ “Davey Award,” (Silver) Government Websites category: for FEMA Risk MAP Coastal Webpages
  • 2012 Summit International Award (Silver): for Risk MAP Testimonial Videos
  • 2012 National Association of Government Communicators’ “Gold Screen & Blue Pencil Award”for Internal Communications: for Risk MAP Testimonial Videos
  • ​2012 Hermes Awards (Gold): for Risk MAP Testimonial videos for FEMA's 2010 & 2011 Association of State Floodplain Managers Risk MAP Town Hall presentations
  • 2011 Association of Marketing and Communications Professionals Hermes (Gold) Creative Award for Marketing/Collateral/Branding: for Risk MAP Game
  • 2011 Blue Pencil and Gold Screen Award, 2nd Place, Special Purpose Products, National Association of Government Communicators: for Risk MAP Game
  • 2011 Summit Creative Award, Trade Show/Display category: for Risk MAP Game
Metropolitan Washington Area Council of Governments Capitalert
  • 2015 PR Daily’s Media Relations Award, Governmental/Public Affairs Category, Honorable Mention: for MWCOG Capitalert NCR Text Alert and Notification System 
  • 2015 Ava Digital Award, Platinum, Commercial/PSA category for: MWCOG Capitalert NCR Text Alert and Notification System
  • 2014 Marketing and Communications Professional’s MarCom Awards (Platinum): for The Metropolitan Washington Area Council of Governments (MWCOG) won in the Integrated Marketing category for the CAPITALERT.GOV campaign
  • 2014 Ragan PR Daily Award, Best Government/Public Affairs (finalist) for: MWCOG CAPITALERT.GOV campaign
  • 2014 Association of Marketing and Communication Professional's Videographer Award (Platinum): Capitalert.gov-Fast Paced: Award of Excellence /PSA and Capitalert.gov-Crowds Gathering: Award of Excellence /PSA
Maryland Department of Transportation
  • 2012 Hermes Awards (Gold): for "I-95/MD 24 Construction Completed" public outreach Direct Mail brochure
  • 2011 Association of Marketing and Communications Professionals' MarCom Awards (Gold):  for Maryland Transportation Authority, I-95/MD 24 Improvement Project, Direct Mail
  • 2011 Association of Marketing and Communications Professionals' MarCom Awards (Honorable Mention):  for Maryland Transportation Authority, I-95/MD 24 Improvement Project, Ad, Newspaper Insert
  • 2010 Summit International Award (Silver): for Illustration for Maryland Department of Transportation MD 24/MD 924 Rendering
National Highway Traffic Safety Administration
  • 2017 Association of Marketing anc OmmunicationProfessional's Hermes Creative Awards (Gold): National Highway Traffic Safety Adminsitration (NHTSA) "Don't Shatter the Dream" campaign
U.S. Army Corps of Engineers
  • 2015 U.S. Army-wide Maj. Gen. Keith L. Ware Public Affairs Competition, Winner: for U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, New Orleans District, Community Relations, Permanent Canal Closures & Pumps
  • 2015 International Association of Business Communicators (Gold Quill Award) - International: for U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, New Orleans District, Community Relations, Permanent Canal Closures & Pumps
  • 2014 International Association of Business Communicators (Silver Quill Award): for USACE, New Orleans District's Strategic Public Engagement for the Permanent Canal Closures & Pumps 
  • 2013 IABC New Orleans Chapter Award of Excellence (Bronze Quill): for USACE New Orleans District, "Start of Hurricane Season 2012 Strategic Partnership Events"
  • 2012 Robinson Award, USACE's highest award for Public Relations Practitioner, Ken Holder
  • ​2011 IABC (Silver Quill): for U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, 2011 Mississippi River Flood Fight
  • 2011 International Association of Business Communicators Award (Community Relations): for the USACE Hurricane & Storm Damage Risk Reduction System
  • 2010 USACE Herbert A. Kassner Journalism Awards (1st Place): for Outstanding initiatives in New Media
  • 2010 USACE Herbert A. Kassner Journalism Awards (3rd Place): for Outstanding community relations
  • 2009 USACE Herbert A. Kassner Journalism Awards: for Graphics in Support of a Publication, "Riverside Magazine"
  • ​2009 USACE Herbert A. Kassner Journalism Awards: for Community Relations Award for IHNC Surge Barrier Project
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
  • 2014 Summit Creative Award (Bronze): for Healthy-Tribes.org: Public Service Website
  • 2014 Academy of Interactive & Visual Arts’ Communicator Awards (Silver): HHS Healthy Tribes online discussion platform-web, blog, twitter, Facebook, YouTube; Websites, Health Category
  • 2014 Association of Marketing and Communication Professionals’ Ava Digital Awards (Honorable Mention): for HHS Healthy Tribes online discussion platform-web, blog, twitter, Facebook, YouTube ​
Public Relations Society of America

2008 New Orleans Chapter, Public Relations Society of America (five awards):

  • Award of Excellence - West Closure Complex Video
  • Award of Excellence - US Army Corps of Engineers Team New Orleans Website
  • Award of Merit - Public Meeting Support
  • Award of Merit - Borrow Strategic Communications
  • Award of Merit - West Closure Complex Outreach Plan
Other Awards
  • 2013 Summit International Award for Government Video (Bronze): for "Tsunami Vertical Evacuation" animation
  • 2013 The International Academy of Interactive and Visual Arts' "Communicator Award": for Writing, Federal Highway Administration's "Highways for LIFE Stakeholder Survey Report"
  • 2012 Federal Times "Top Contractor": for Public Relations and Outreach
  • 2011 Association of Marketing and Communications Professionals' MarCom Awards (Platinum): ACG Systems, Tradeshow Promotional Piece, Kindle Giveaway
  • 2010 MarCom Gold Award: for ACG Systems "Gorilla Cans" Tradeshow Marketing
  • 2010 Government Computer News Agency Award, DHS/FEMA, Disaster Assistance Improvement Program
  • 2009 James Lee Witt Award (Honorable Mention): for Association of State Floodplain Managers, "Technology Helps Safeguard Citizens: Risk Assessment Data Compilations Map Quick Road to Recovery during Iowa Floods"
  • 2008 "Image of the Year": for Engineering News Record Photo Contest
  • ​2008 Blue Pencil and Gold Screen Award for Media Relations: for National Association of Government Communicators, Bonnet Carre Spillway Opening