DCA Wins Big at the SiOC Awards


L-R Cristina Valdivia Aguilar, June Vargas, Monica Vargas, Laura Kujubu

The Department of Consumer Affairs Communications team took home 10 awards at the Annual State Information Officers Council’s (SiOC) Excellence in Government Communications Awards.

SiOC holds an annual awards contest to highlight the “best of the best” in state public information. Awards are presented for work done in the previous calendar year. This year’s awards were presented at a luncheon today in Sacramento. Members of the Department’s Office of Publications, Design & Editing and Office of Public Affairs were on hand to accept the following awards:


Category: Brand Identity Project/Program
Carol Stover
Veterinary Medical Board Identity Project

Category: 3C Brochure or Pamphlet
Hazel Alig, Jean Bricarello
Success Starts Here (BPPE)


Category 1C—Feature (2 silver awards)
Jean Bricarello
Battle of the Bulbs: Spotlight is on Saving Energy
Consumer Connection, Spring 2013

Monica Vargas
Time Out on Youth Pankration
Consumer Connection, Fall 2013

Category 3B, Magazine
Carol Stover, Jean Bricarello, Cristina Valdivia Aguilar, June Vargas, Monica Vargas
Consumer Connection, Summer 2013

Category: Best Bang for Your Buck
Carol Stover
BPPE Welcome to California Postcard

Category 2, Special Report
Aris Bajar, Jean Bricarello
Division of Investigation: DCA’s Law Enforcement Arm

Category 4A, Video: Training or Education
Bryce Penney, Monica Vargas
Guide Dog Etiquette for Restaurants


Category 3A, Newsletter
Aris Bajar, Jean Bricarello

Category 3D, Publication: Other
Aris Bajar
The Department of Consumer Affairs: Who We Are and What We Do


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