2021 Lighthouse Award Winners!

Lighthouse Awards
lighthouse award winners

Congratulations to the 2021 AAPA Lighthouse Award winners (bit.ly/AAPAlighthouse21). AAPA is proud to acknowledge our members for their inspiring projects, contributions and successes.

Sponsored by the AAPA Public Relations Committee, the annual Communications Awards, a category of the AAPA Lighthouse Awards Program, has recognized excellence in port communications since 1966.

There are a total of 14 entry classifications, ranging from advertisements to video presentations, and magazines to social media sites. See the full list of classification descriptions (bit.ly/LighthouseDescriptions) for additional information.

The Award of Overall Communications Excellence is awarded to each of the three categories determined by a port’s annual public relations, advertising and marketing budget.

  • Category 1: Ports have up to $300,000.
  • Category 2: Ports have between $300,000 and $800,000.
  • Category 3: Ports have more than $800,000.

The entry period for the 2022 competition is April 25-June 10, and winners will be announced in advance of the AAPA 2022 Annual Convention & Expo in Orlando, Fla., Oct. 16-19. For questions, visit bit.ly/AAPAlighthouse or contact AAPA Corporate Communications and Marketing Director Jen Wilk at jwilk@aapa-ports.org.

lighthouse award winners

COMMUNICATIONS

OVERALL AWARDS OF EXCELLENCE

Category 1: Port of Grays Harbor, Westport’s Fresh Catch (Community/Education Outreach)

Category 2: Port of Everett, Port of Everett Overall Crane Campaign (Overall Campaign)

Port of Vancouver USA, Port of Vancouver USA Digital Holiday Greeting (Miscellaneous)

Category 3: Georgia Ports Authority, Georgia Ports Authority FY2020 Annual Report (Annual Reports)

ADVERTISEMENTS

Awards of Excellence

Port of Long Beach, COVID-19 Response Campaign: A Port/City of Long Beach Partnership

Port of Stockton, Port of Possibilities

Award of Distinction

Port of Long Beach, ‘Happy Holidays’ – Single Ad Featuring Lighted ‘Bridge to Everywhere’

ANNUAL REPORTS

Awards of Excellence

Georgia Ports Authority, Georgia Ports Authority FY2020 Annual Report

Port of Pensacola, Port of Pensacola the Waterfront – 2020 State of the Port

Award of Distinction

Port of Stockton, Shaping the World of Maritime

COMMUNITY / EDUCATION OUTREACH

Awards of Excellence

Port of Grays Harbor, Westport’s Fresh Catch

Port of Long Beach, COVID-19 Testing Site

Port of Long Beach, Scholarship Program COVID-19 Adaptation

Award of Distinction

Port of Palm Beach, Tenant Spotlight: Three Generations at Heavy Lift Services

DIRECTORIES / HANDBOOKS

Award of Distinction

Port of Long Beach, embark! – 2020 New Teammates: Digital ‘Welcome Aboard’ Passport for Internal Distribution

MISCELLANEOUS

Awards of Excellence

Port of Vancouver USA, Port of Vancouver USA Digital Holiday Greeting

Port of Palm Beach, Community Drive-Thru Food Distribution

Award of Distinction

Port of Tacoma, Port of Tacoma Centennial Legacy Project

Awards of Merit

Georgia Ports Authority, Waterfront Wellness Brochure

Port of Long Beach, 2020 Holiday Greeting

Port Everglades, Environmental Stewardship Through Public Art

Georgia Ports Authority, Georgia Ports Authority Interactive Virtual Tour

OVERALL CAMPAIGN

Awards of Excellence

Port of Everett, Port of Everett Overall Crane Campaign

Port of Long Beach, COVID-19 Outreach

Port of Palm Beach, Human Trafficking Awareness

Port of Redwood City, “Splash of Fun,” Waterfront Recreation Campaign

Port of Saguenay, “Tightly Woven” Campaign

Port of Tacoma, Port of Tacoma Strategic Plan

Awards of Distinction

Port of Tacoma, Port of Tacoma Strategic Plan Newsletter Articles

South Jersey Port Corporation, South Jersey Ports Advantages

Award of Merit

Georgia Ports Authority, Georgia Ports Recruitment Campaign

PERIODICALS

Award of Excellence

Port of South Louisiana, the Port of South Louisiana:Port Log Quarterly

Awards of Distinction

Port Fourchon, The Port Messenger

Port of Baltimore, the Port of Baltimore Magazine

PROMOTIONAL / ADVOCACY MATERIALS

Award of Distinction

Port of Everett, Port of Everett Environmental Stewardship & Sustainability Report

SOCIAL / WEB-BASED MEDIA

Awards of Excellence

Port of Long Beach, 2020-21 PhotoWorks Program

Montreal Port Authority, Faces of the Port

Galveston Wharves, Working on the Waterfront Wednesday

Awards of Distinction

Georgia Ports Authority, Georgia Ports Authority Interactive Virtual Tour

Port Fourchon, Social Media – Port Fourchon

Port Everglades, Stay Connected with Port Everglades

SPECIAL EVENTS

Awards of Excellence

Port of Long Beach, Gerald Desmond Bridge Replacement Project Grand Opening Ceremonies

Port of Long Beach, Twilight Cinema

Port of Long Beach, 2021 State of the Port – “The Year of Recovery”

Port of Seattle, Black Lives Matter Caucusing Series

Georgia Ports Authority, Georgia Ports Authority 2020 Virtual State of the Port: Charting the Course

Awards of Distinction

Galveston Wharves, All Hands on Deck Welcome Home Sail-A-Bration

Port Everglades, Port Everglades Crane Commissioning

VIDEOS

Awards of Excellence

Galveston Wharves, All Hands on Deck Welcome Home Sail-A-Bration video

Port of Baltimore, Video of Appreciation

Port of Long Beach, 2020-21 PhotoWorks Program Keynote Speaker Video #1 – Tim Rue

Port of Palm Beach, Port Infrastructure Development Project Grant

Port of South Louisiana, We Are The Port of South Louisiana

Awards of Distinction

Albany Port District Commission, 3D Visualization for Port Expansion and Offshore Wind Attraction Site

Port of Long Beach, Chairman Mario Cordero Video Address American Association of Port Authorities (AAPA) March 2021 Spring Conference

Port of Vancouver USA, Port of Vancouver Virtual Tour

VISUAL-ONLY PRESENTATION

Award of Excellence

Georgia Ports Authority, Georgia Ports Interactive Virtual Tour

Award of Distinction

Port Fourchon, Infographics

Award of Merit

Curacao Ports Authority, Sint Annabaal Master Planning and Implementation

WEBSITES

Award of Excellence

Port of Everett, Redesigned Port of Everett Website

ENVIRONMENTAL IMPROVEMENT

COMPREHENSIVE MANAGEMENT

Award of Excellence

Port of Seattle, Port of Tacoma, Northwest Seaport Alliance and Vancouver Fraser Port Authority, The Northwest Ports Clean Air Strategy

Award of Distinction

Galveston Wharves, Green Marine Environmental Certification

ENVIRONMENTAL ENHANCEMENT

Award of Excellence

Port Tampa Bay, Port Tampa Bay’s Great Port Clean-Up

Award of Distinction

Port of Everett, Bay Wood Shoreline Restoration/Clean-Up & Economic Development

MITIGATION

Award of Excellence

Port of Long Beach, Port of Long Beach Community Grants Program

Award of Distinction

SUAPE, Forest Restoration Program

STAKEHOLDER INVOLVEMENT

Award of Excellence

Port of New Orleans, Port Inner Harbor Revitalization Plan (PIER Plan)

Award of Distinction

SUAPE, Cooperation Agreement Between UNESCO and SUAPE

Overall Award of Excellence

The Port of Virginia, Port of Virginia Innovative Operational Technology Solutions

FACILITIES ENGINEERING

Award of Distinction

Teixeira Duarte – Engenharia e Construcoes, S.A., Specialized Container Terminal (TEC) – La Guaira Port

Awards of Merit

Port of Hueneme, Wharf Deepening Project

Massachusetts Port Authority, Conley Terminal New Berth 10

INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY

Overall Award of Excellence

Montreal Port Authority, CargoO2ai