ElectriCities Recognized for Design Excellence by Graphic Design USA


ElectriCities wins three awards for outstanding design from Graphic Design USA

RALEIGH (DEC. 17, 2019) — ElectriCities of North Carolina has won three American Graphic Design Awards from Graphic Design USA for pieces produced that promote the value of public power.

Graphic Design USA’s 56th Design Annual showcases 600 pieces (winnowed from more than 12,000 entries) that reflect the “many ways that graphic design shapes business and society, products and services, commerce and culture and causes. Winners run the gamut from print and packaging to internet and interactive, from dream assignments to bread and butter endeavors, from established stars to rising newcomers, from red states to blue,” said Gordan Kaye, GDUSA editor and publisher.

ElectriCities’ award-winning submissions, including an economic development flipbook, an electric vehicle charging station wrap design, and a renewables energy brochure, can be viewed here.

“I’m so proud of our team for promoting the value that public power brings to North Carolina communities,” said Michelle Vaught, ElectriCities Vice President of Communications. “We work hard to clearly and creatively communicate the value of public power and this recognition is a testament to that hard work paying off.”


About ElectriCities of North Carolina

ElectriCities is the energy behind public power. For more than 50 years, ElectriCities has helped North Carolina public power communities provide safe, reliable and affordable power to their customers. ElectriCities serves more than 1.2 million people in North Carolina public power communities, including 32 members of the N.C. Eastern Municipal Agency (NCEMPA) and 19 members of N.C. Municipal Power Agency #1 (NCMPA1). Learn more at www.electricities.com.


About Graphic Design USA

For more than 50 years — since 1963 — Graphic Design USA (GDUSA) has been a business-to-business information source for graphic design professionals. GDUSA covers news, people, project, trends, technology, products and services. The GDUSA brand now includes a 100,000 visitor-a-month website, a monthly e-newsletter, a digital version of the magazine formatted for desktop, tablet and phones, and several national design competitions that culminate in Annuals showcasing the best in Graphic Design, Inhouse Design, Web Design, Package Design, Healthcare Design, and Digital Design. Learn more at Graphic Design USA.


Media Contact

Michelle Vaught

ElectriCities Vice President of Corporate Communications

(919) 760-6334


About ElectriCities of North Carolina

ElectriCities of North Carolina, Inc., is the membership organization that provides power supply and related critical services to over 90 community-owned electric systems in North Carolina, South Carolina, and Virginia—collectively known as public power. ElectriCities manages the power supply for two power agencies in North Carolina and provides technical services to assist members in operating their electric distribution systems. ElectriCities also helps these locally owned and operated public power providers thrive today and in the future by delivering innovative services, including legislative, technical, communications, and economic development expertise.

Visit www.electricities.com to learn more about the benefits of public power and how ElectriCities helps communities keep the lights on through access to safe, reliable, and affordable energy.

Media contact
Deb Clark
Supervisor, External Communications, ElectriCities

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