ITD Office of Communication earns numerous
Idaho Press Club awards

ITD’s communication professionals picked up a handful of Idaho Press Club awards over the weekend, as the winners were recognized online Saturday afternoon. It marked the first time in at least 30 years that no in-person banquet was held to announce the winners. The awards mark the best in journalism from across the state.

The ITD contest includes a "Media" and a "Public Relations" division - ITD competes in the Public Relations division against some of the top PR firms in the state. The department''s winners from Saturday included:

- Megan Stark – 3rd Place, Selection of 3 News Releases
- Megan Sausser – 2nd Place, Feature Writing, for story revisiting ITD’s response to the Noseeum Creek flooding in 1995.
- Reed Hollinshead, 1st Place, Feature Writing, for story looking back at Ron Frame and his career with ITD –“Frame Was a Friend of the Lochsa Traveler
-The Move Over effort won 2nd place in the Media Campaign category. Hollinshead and Neal Murphy spearheaded the campaign.
- The Transporter was named best Internal/Employee Newsletter for the third year in a row.
- Hollinshead also picked up a 3rd-place award for his Op/Ed pieces. He has won 44 IPC awards in his career, including 20 1sr-place nods.

"This is further proof that we have a stellar group of talented individuals who work well independantly, and collaborate to achieve great results. My thanks to the Press Club for recognizing and rewarding exceptional work," said ITD Communication Manager Vince Trimboli

Jillian Garrigues, new to the Office of Communication staff, also won two awards for her tv reporting last year for KIVI TV.

"A great staff gets even stronger," commented Trimboli.

In additionn, GARVEE Program Manager Amy Schroeder and D3 Project Manager Mark Campbell also won an award - 3rd place for their I-84 Corridor Open House piece in the Special Purpose Publication category, along with consultant RBCI.

Published 05-01-20