ELLICOTT CITY, MD – Howard County Executive Calvin Ball today announced the County’s Department of Recreation & Parks Marketing team has won three 2024 Hermes Creative Awards, as well as three Honorable Mentions. This is the first time Howard County has ever applied for this awards program and in turn, the first time it has ever won.

I am always impressed by the creative and thought-provoking work of our employees.  would like to congratulate our Recreation & Parks’ Marketing team for winning a top- Platinum Hermes Creative Award, two Gold and three Honorable Mentions for its stellar photography and digital work, created to market, publicize and show off all of its wonderful programs. To be recognized amongst the top of this years more than 6,500 entries worldwide, is a true honor and speaks volumes to the work you are producing.

Calvin Ball
Howard County Executive

The Marketing team received a Platinum Award, the top-level award, for its PreSchool Adventures 2023 photograph in the categories of Print Media, Photography and People/Portrait. In these same categories, the team received its first of two Gold Awards for its Beginner Ballet for Active Aging Adults photograph. The team scooped up a second Gold Award for its Get Up. Get Out. Get Active. digital ad campaign in the categories of Electronic Media, Social Media, Interactive Media, Digital Advertising and Digital Ad Campaign. Finally, the team took home three Honorable Mention Awards for its Save The Native Bees! sign, Howard County Scavenger Hunt logo and Howard County Holiday Mart holiday card in the Print Media category.

It is impressive that the marketing team works on over a hundred projects each month and spends the time to make every work memorable. The Department is fortunate to have this talented and hard-working team. They ensure that our communication with the public includes a variety of platforms.

Nick Mooneyhan
Director, Department of Recreation & Parks

Hermes Creative Awards

One of the oldest and largest creative competitions in the world, the Hermes Creative Awards program recognizes the creative industry’s best publications, branding collateral, websites, videos and advertising, marketing and communication programs. Open to all individuals, companies and organizations involved in producing any kind of marketing and communication materials for external and internal audiences, winners range in size from individuals to media conglomerates and Fortune 500 companies. Entries are administered and judged by the Association of Marketing and Communication Professionals, one of the largest oldest and most respected evaluators of creative work in the marketing and communication industry, based on creativity and what the entry had to work with. 

For more information about the Hermes Creative Awards, visit www.hermesawards.com

Media Contacts
Safa Hira, Director of Communications

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