The Northern Lights Awards contest recognizes outstanding work in Minnesota's government, educational and nonprofit communications, and provide valuable feedback for all entries from the communications professionals who judge the contest. The contest is conducted annually by the Minnesota Association of Government Communicators.

Duplicate Trophy/Plaque Order Form
If you would like to order one or more duplicates of an award you won this year, use the following form. The pricing, listed on the form, reflects the higher per-award costs associated with a "small" order, as well as the cost to have the duplicate shipped to your location.

Duplicate Trophy/Plaque order form

Northern Lights Awards List for 2016
Here is the list of the awards given out at the Northern Lights reception on May 19. Congratulations to this year’s awardees, and to all who participated. Judges’ comments will be emailed to all entrants next week (May 22 – 26). Continue to check back here in the coming days as we continue to add links to the winning entries.

2016 Northern Lights Awards list

Promotional or Informational Brochure or Pamphlet (Category 1)
Northern Lights Award, Weddings in the Park Brochure, Three Rivers Park District, (hard copy submission)
MAGC Silver Award, Road Safety Institute Biennial Report, University of Minnesota Transportation
MAGC Bronze Award, Experienced Officials: 2016 Leadership Conference Promotional Brochure, League of Minnesota Cities (hard copy submission)

Logo, Illustration or Graphic (Category 2A)
Northern Lights Award, Holiday Vehicles, Metro Transit (Best of Show Nominee)
MAGC Silver Award, Minnesota Go Mobile, MnDOT
MAGC Bronze Award, Minnehaha Creek Preserve Signage, Minnehaha Creek Watershed District
Award of Merit, Eden Prairie Liquor Direct Mail Postcard, City of Eden Prairie
Award of Merit, Respect the Ride, Metro Transit
Award of Merit, Teamwork Photo-Illustration, MnDOT

Photography (Category 2B)
Northern Lights Award, Minnesota Project WET, Department of Natural Resources, photo, brochure
MAGC Silver Award, Drinking Water Soon! Metropolitan Council, photo,brochure 
MAGC Bronze Award, Birding at Blue Mound State Park, Department of Natural Resources, photo, state park book

One-Page Layout (Category 2C)
Northern Lights Award, MCWD Permitting Handouts, Minnehaha Creek Watershed District, timeline, fact sheet

Multipage Layout (Category 2D)
Northern Lights Award, 2015 Hennepin County Bike Map

Newsletter or Magazine (Category 3A)
Northern Lights Award, Insider, City of Bloomington (hard copy submission)
MAGC Silver Award, Briefing, City of Bloomington (hard copy submission)
MAGC Bronze Award, Burnsville Community Guide (hard copy submission)

Program or Activity Catalog (Category 3B)
Northern Lights Award, Hopkins Public Schools High School Course Catalog, Hopkins Public Schools
MAGC Silver Award, St. Louis Park Parks and Recreation Brochure, City of St. Louis Park (hard copy submission)
MAGC Bronze Award, The Greenback, Minnesota Department of Agriculture (hard copy submission)

Writing (Category 4)
Northern Lights Award, Introducing Aspiring Mechanics to a Career in Transit, Metro Transit
MAGC Silver Award, Room at the Table, White Bear Lake Schools
MAGC Bronze Award, Imagine A Day Without Water, Saint Paul Regional Water Services

Public Service Announcement Video (Category 5A)
Northern Lights Award, The Facts - Texting and Driving PSA, BEC TV
MAGC Silver Award, Organics Recycling PSA, City of Minneapolis
Tie: MAGC Bronze Award, Shut It Off, City of Woodbury
Tie: MAGC Bronze Award, Free Tax Preparation, Minnesota Department of Revenue

Instructional Video (Category 5B)
Northern Lights Award, Highwater Video, Minnehaha Watershed District (Best of Show Nominee)
MAGC Silver Award, Organics Recycling How-To, City of Minneapolis
MAGC Bronze Award, Commercial Animal Waste Technician (CAWT) Applicator Training, Minnesota Department of Agriculture

News Magazine Programming Video (Category 5C)
Northern Lights Award, Bloomington Today, City of Bloomington (Best of Show Nominee)
MAGC Silver Award, Enterprise Edina, City of Edina
MAGC Bronze Award, Beyond the Badge, City of Edina

Promotional Video (Category 5D)
Northern Lights Award, Welcome to the Twin Cities: Greater and Greener 2017, City of Saint Paul
MAGC Silver Award, Eagan Police 50th Anniversary, Eagan TV
MAGC Bronze Award, Braemar Arena Promotional Video, City of Edina
Award of Merit, Welcome to the Huburb Video, City of Brooklyn Park

Video Campaign or Series (Category 5E)
Northern Lights Award, MnDOT Enhance Interstate 694 Animated Campaign (Best of Show Nominee)
MAGC Silver Award, Public Art Profiles, City of Edina
MAGC Bronze Award, Art in the Loop, City of Bloomington

Live or Live-to-Tape Event (Category 5F)
Northern Lights Award, 68th Annual Pumpkin Bowl: Centennial @ Anoka Football, QCTV (Best of Show Nominee)
MAGC Silver Award, U.S. Hockey Hall of Fame Game: Minnesota v. St. Cloud State, CTV North Suburbs
MAGC Bronze Award, Live and Local: Wargo Nature Center, QCTV

Educational or Informational Video (Category 5G)
Northern Lights Award, Hearing Loss Matters: A Documentary Film,Commission of Deaf, DeafBlind and Hard of Hearing Minnesotans (Best of Show Nominee)
MAGC Silver Award, We Are Burnsville Public Works, Burnsville Public Works
MAGC Bronze Award, Water Fee Increase Explained, Eagan Television

Special Event (Category 6A)
Northern Lights Award, Bagnado, Minnesota Pollution Control Agency (Best of Show Nominee)
MAGC Silver Award, Library Grand Opening, Ramsey County
MAGC Bronze Award, Minnesota State Fair Booth Design, Minnesota Department of Revenue

Public Information Project (Category 6B)
Northern Lights Award, Ramsey Recycles Campaign, Ramsey County
MAGC Silver Award, Give Death the Finger, City of Golden Valley
MAGC Bronze Award, Swimmable, Fishable, Fixable? Minnesota Pollution Control Agency

 Annual Report (Category 7)
Tie: Northern Lights Award, Heading Home Hennepin Annual Report.Year 9, 2015, Hennepin County (Best of Show Nominee)
Tie: Northern Lights Award, 2015 Report to the Community, Hopkins Public Schools (hard copy submission)
Tie: MAGC Bronze Award, Corporate Report to the Community 2015, City of Bloomington (hard copy submission)
Tie: MAGC Bronze Award, MnDOT 2014-15 Annual Winter Maintenance Report, Minnesota Department of Transportation

Marketing, Crisis or Communications Plan (Category 8)
Award of Merit, EP Bill Pay Rollout Communication Plan, City of Eden Prairie

Website Design or Redesign (Category 9A)
Northern Lights Award, Website Redesign, Ramsey County (Best of Show Nominee)
MAGC Silver Award, Rice Creek Commons Website, Ramsey County
MAGC Bronze Award, Redesign, City of Saint Paul

New Website Feature (Category 9B)
Northern Lights Award, Hearing Loss Matters: A Website for Viewers of the Film, Commission of Deaf, DeafBlind and Hard of Hearing

Social Media and Engagement (Category 10)
Northern Lights Award, Mining Old Photos in Search of Facebook Gold, City of Bloomington
MAGC Silver Award, "That's Why I Ride" Hashtag Campaign, Metro Transit
MAGC Bronze Award, City of Edina Social Media, City of Edina

Best for Least (Category 11)
Northern Lights Award, Audubon Cooperative Sanctuary Interpretive Signs, City of Burnsville (Best of Show Nominee)