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New York Power Authority Wins APEX 2007 Award for Excellence

Paul Demichele

August 2, 2007

For Immediate Release          

WHITE PLAINS—The New York Power Authority (NYPA) has earned national recognition in the 2007 APEX Awards for Publications Excellence. The award recognizes the efforts of NYPA staff for graphic arts materials they produced related to the Power Authority’s 75th Anniversary celebration in 2006. This is the tenth APEX award NYPA has earned since 1999.

For the past 19 years APEX, an international competition for communications professionals, has recognized outstanding publications from newsletters and magazines to annual reports, brochures and websites. NYPA earned one of just 15 Awards of Excellence in the national competition that drew more than 300 entries to the category of Special Purpose Campaigns, Programs and Plans. 

According to the APEX 2007 judges, "The awards were based on excellence in graphic design, quality of editorial content and the success of the entry in conveying the message and achieving overall communications effectiveness." 

Marsha Camera, graphic communications manager, NYPA, along with the graphic communications team comprised of Russell Brod, contractor, Anne Dykstra, photographer, Harrison Getz, contractor, Brenda Heller, project coordinator, Alice Kenny, graphic communication specialist, and Angela McRae, contractor, produced wall-sized banners, stationery, posters, displays and a 75th Anniversary edition of NYPA’s history. 

Sharing in recognition for the special 75th Anniversary edition of the Power Authority’s history book are its authors, Stephen Shoenholz, deputy vice president, and Ira Fine, print communications manager. 

  About NYPA:

 ■    NYPA uses no tax money or state credit.  It finances its operations through the sale of bonds and revenues earned in large part through sales of electricity.  ■    NYPA is a leader in promoting energy-efficiency, new energy technologies and electric transportation initiatives.  ■    It is the nation’s largest state-owned electric utility, with 18 generating facilities in various parts of the state and more than 1,400 circuit-miles of transmission lines.

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