General Lands Office Wins Top Honors from National Association of Government Communicators – Alice Echo News Journal

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AUSTIN—The Texas General Land Office (GLO) recently received honors from the National Association of Government Communicators (NAGC) for its natural disaster preparedness public service announcement campaign, Don’t ignore your risk. The NGCA Blue Pencil & Gold Screen Awards are an annual international awards program that recognizes superior government communications products and those who produce them.

“This digital ad campaign is getting national attention and playing a vital role in raising awareness so Texans can better prepare for disaster before it strikes,” said Texas Lands Commissioner George P. Bush. “Don’t Ignore Your Risk coincides with the start of hurricane season when emergency preparedness is front and center, and I’m incredibly proud of our team’s efforts to produce this public service announcement. award-winning digital.”

The Blue Pencil and Gold Screen awards recognize excellence in government communication at all levels of government across the country. Listed as one of the 21 most coveted government leadership awards, the Blue Pencil and Gold Screen awards program has 51 categories in which communicators can submit work, reflecting the breadth of tactics employed by government communicators to deliver information to the public.

“We are proud to recognize the great work these winners have done for their communities in 2021. There have been so many compelling, creative and informative products submitted this year,” said NAGC President Scott Thomsen. “As government communicators, we believe that every citizen has the right to have equal, full, understandable, and timely information about the activities, policies, and people of the agencies that make up their government, and the example set by those government communicators is the one we should all follow.”

Don’t ignore your risk will take place during the 2022 Atlantic hurricane season, from June 1 to November 30. The public service announcement is a bilingual, multi-media, cross-platform campaign urging Texans to take the time now to know their risk, purchase flood insurance, protect their homes, safeguard documents and prepare emergency supplies. and an evacuation route.

Founded in 1976, the NAGC is the only not-for-profit association dedicated to the defense, promotion and recognition of excellence in government communication. NAGC provides world-class communications training to its members and non-member government communicators through its annual communications school and monthly professional development opportunities. To learn more about NAGC, visit

Gregory M. Roy