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Awards for excellence gleaned from two recent competitions

Photo by Bradley Smith


HAMPTON ROADS, Va. – (Nov. 20, 2006) – Excellence in design, writing, photography, advertising and sheer creativity paid off in a bevy of awards this year for Tidewater Community College. TCC claimed 17 awards for stand-out work in communication and marketing from two contests this fall.

The National Council for Marketing and Public Relations, Region 2 - which covers community colleges in 12 states - awarded TCC nine 2006 Medallion Awards. TCC took three golds (brochure, postcard, promotional video), three silvers (brochure, postcard, radio spot) and three bronzes (print ad, poster, logo). Closest competitors were Atlanta Technical College - also with nine awards, Palm Beach Community College with 7, and Miami Dade and Virginia Western community colleges, each with six awards.

The Virginia Community Colleges Association’s Excellence in Communications Competition 2006 awarded TCC two first-place, four second-place and two third-place awards. The contest received 191 entries from 17 colleges and the Virginia Community College System central office. Among the competition’s 15 categories, top place went to TCC for invitations/announcements and for its newsletter; second place for flyers/posters, brochures, photographs, and writing; third place for billboards/signage and for invitations/announcements.


Laurie White
Media Relations

Tidewater Community College is the second largest of the 23 community colleges in the Commonwealth of Virginia, enrolling more than 37,000 students annually. The 37th largest in the nation’s 1,600 community-college network, TCC ranks among the 50 fastest-growing large community colleges. Founded in 1968 as a part of the Virginia Community College System, the college serves the South Hampton Roads region with campuses in Chesapeake, Norfolk, Portsmouth and Virginia Beach as well as the TCC Jeanne and George Roper Performing Arts Center in the theater district in downtown Norfolk, the Visual Arts Center in Olde Towne Portsmouth and a regional Advanced Technology Center in Virginia Beach. Forty-four percent of the region’s residents attending a college or university in Virginia last fall were enrolled at TCC. For more information, visit