KISSIMMEE, Fla., August 12, 2010 – Kissimmee Utility Authority’s 2010 hurricane handbook this week captured two statewide awards in the 2010 Golden Image Awards, an annual competition sponsored by the Florida Public Relations Association. The awards were presented as part of FPRA’s 72nd annual conference in Naples, Fla.
The competition recognizes companies that exhibit and employ comprehensive public relations projects that meet the highest standards of excellence in four components of PR programming: research, planning, execution and evaluation.
A Golden Image Award is presented to the top-scoring entry in a respective category. A Judges’ Award is presented to an outstanding entry that achieves maximum results while using a minimum amount of money.
In the printed tools division, KUA received a Golden Image Award and a Judges’ Award for its 2010 Osceola Hurricane Handbook. The 40-page guide includes information on emergency shelters, evacuation routes, generator safety and power outage restoration as well as helpful telephone numbers, a disaster supplies checklist and a hurricane tracking chart. The guide can be downloaded in both English and Spanish at http://kua.com/hurricane.
KUA has earned 237 local, state, national and international communication awards for public relations programs, special events, community relations and publications since 1995.
The Florida Public Relations Association (www.fpra.org) is the oldest public relations organization in the United States. Members represent a variety of different organizations including private and public corporations, government entities, not-for-profits, counseling firms and independent practitioners. As a statewide Association, FPRA boasts more than 1,200 professional and student members, which make up 15 professional and 11 student chapters.
Founded in 1901, Kissimmee Utility Authority (www.kua.com) is Florida’s sixth largest community-owned utility providing electric and telecommunication services to 62,000 customers in Osceola County.
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Chris M. Gent