DCA Brings Home Seven Gold and Four Silver Awards!


The Department of Consumer Affairs brought home seven gold and four silver awards at this year’s State Information Officers Council (SiOC) Awards held on May 13, 2015, in Downtown Sacramento. DCA received the highest number of total awards in this year’s contest, with CalPERS coming in second with eight. The yearly awards recognize the best of the best in State service in the arena of communications. DCA’s Office of Public Affairs, Office of Publications, Design and Editing, Medical Board of California, and State Board of Pharmacy submitted entries in this year’s contest. SiOC posted a press release with the entire list of winners the following day on their website.

The awards received by DCA were as follows:

Gold Category 1C, Feature
Candy … or Pill?
June Vargas Consumer Connection magazine, Fall–Winter 2014

Candy or pill

Category 2B, Special Report
California Board of Registered Nursing 2014–17 Strategic Plan
Kari Keating

BRN Strat Plan Cover

Category 3C, Brochure
Telemarketing Scams: What to Do Before You Pick Up the Phone
Kari Keating, Laura Kujubu

Pages from telemarket_scams

Category 4C: PSA
Natalie Coughlin—Prescription Drug Awareness Medical Board of California Cassandra Hockenson, Bryce Penney, Cesar Victoria

Category 5B, Brand Identity Package
California State Board of Psychology Project (website, For Your Peace of Mind booklet, Journal newsletter, 2014–17 Strategic Plan)
Kari Keating, Carol Stover

Psych websitePeace of Mind coverPages from spring2014-1Strat Plan Cover

Category 4A, Video: Training or Education
Board of Behavioral Sciences Apply for an Associate Clinical Social Worker Registration in California
Cristina Valdivia Aguilar, Bryce Penney

Category 5C, Photography
Mattress Burn Test, BEARHFTI
Cesar Altamirano

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Category 3B, Magazine
Consumer Connection Spring 2014
Carol Stover (designer), Laura Kujubu, Cristina Valdivia Aguilar, June Vargas, Monica Vargas, Lisa Stratton (writers)

Pages from spring2014

Category 3C, Brochure
Subcontractors and Drop-off Points: Guidelines for Registering (BEARHFTI)
Cesar Altamirano, Laura Kujubu
BEARHFTI Subcontractors

Category 4B: Video: Education, Outreach, or Marketing
Dr. Michael Bishop – Prescription Drug Awareness Medical Board of California
Cassandra Hockenson, Bryce Penney, Cesar Victoria

Category 4C: PSA
Board of Pharmacy Prescription Drug Awareness PSA
Bryce Penney, Joyia Emard

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