Previous Niagara Award Winners

2018 Niagara Award Winners

CATEGORY: Community Relations
GOLD: Release of Policy for the Protection of Children / Public Disclosure List, Diocese of Erie
GOLD: Cantina Laredo Debuts in Cleveland, Stevens Strategic
SILVER: Healing Hearts, WCTL – Faith, Family, Fun

CATEGORY: Special Events and Observances 
GOLD: Erie Gives Day, The Erie Community Foundation

CATEGORY: Public Service and Public Affairs
SILVER: Student Time with James R. Clapper, Erie Bar Association

CATEGORY: Advertising/Marketing
GOLD: SnowWolves Campaign, Erie SeaWolves
GOLD: Food for Thought, Erie SeaWolves
SILVER: Jr. Achievement of Western Pennsylvania
SILVER: 2Sparrows, Edinboro University Center for Branding and Strategic
SILVER: Room 33

CATEGORY: Reputation Management
SILVER:GMSD Driver Audit Response, General McLane School District

CATEGORY: Internal Communications
GOLD: A Pastoral Response to the Opioid Crisis, Diocese of Erie
SILVER: Making DASMA Members Believe in the U-FACTOR, Stevens Strategic

CATEGORY: Multicultural Public Relations
GOLD: We are Behrend, Penn State Behrend

CATEGORY: Integrated Communications
GOLD: Everyday Heroes, Erie Insurance

CATEGORY: Interactive (Social Media) Communications
GOLD: Social Media Makes Cantina Laredo Food and Drinks a Smashing Success, Stevens Strategic

CAETGORY: Media Relations/Feature Articles
GOLD: Snow Babies, UPMC Hamot
SILVER: Eriez Exceeds 90% Placement, Stevens Strategic

CATEGORY: Publications (Print or Digital)
GOLD: Grand Jury Report, Diocese of Erie
GOLD: Faith Magazine, Diocese of Erie
GOLD: NAMI’s Community Report, NAMI
SILVER: Fund for Bentley Hall Challenge, Allegheny College

CATEGORY: Video News Release/Video
GOLD: Sarah Reed’s Children Center, Edinboro University Center for Branding and Strategic Communication
SILVER: “This is Behrend” Penn State Behrend


BEST OF SHOW – Diocese of Erie


The Community Relations Person of the Year
Linda Stevenson

The Broadcast Journalist of the Year
Lisa Adams

The Print Journalist of the Year
Sarah Grabski

The Public Relations Person of the Year
Greg Coleman

The Digital Media Person of the Year
Marcus Atkinson

PR Student of the Year
Mason Kuhr