KISSIMMEE, Fla., July 12, 11:00 am — Kissimmee Utility Authority (KUA) is the only utility in the U.S. to be honored with a Grand Award of Excellence in APEX 2004, the sixteenth annual international awards program recognizing excellence in printed and online publications. KUA was also honored with three Awards of Excellence in the competition.
APEX Awards – headquartered in Springfield, Virginia – are based on excellence in graphic design, editorial content and the ability to achieve overall excellence in communication.
KUA received the Grand Award of Excellence for its 2003 annual report and an Award of Excellence for its “We’re Juiced” business of the year print advertisement. Two Awards of Excellence were also presented to KUA’s Internet subsidiary, KUA.net, for its design of the Web site of Access Osceola, www.access-osceola.org, and the Orlando Area Chapter of the Florida Public Relations Association, www.fpra-orlando.org.
Winners were chosen from 5,500 entries received from government, private corporations and nonprofit organizations throughout the United States and Canada. Other notable winners included American Red Cross, Charles Schwab, Lowe’s, NASA, Office Depot, Wal-mart and the Walt Disney Company.
KUA has earned 157 local, state, national and international communication awards for public relations programs, special events, community relations and publications since 1995.
Founded in 1901, KUA is Florida’s sixth largest community-owned utility providing electric, water, and telecommunication services to 170,000 residents in five Central Florida counties.
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Chris M. Gent
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