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The Results are in! 


It is with great pleasure that we announce the following submissions have been nominated!




U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration – National Heroin and Opioid Awareness Week – A. Bright Idea Advertising and Public Relations

MRIS’ Most Expensive Homes Sold – Abel Communications

200 Years of Moving Smart Energy Forward – BGE with Weber Shandwick

myBWI – BWI Marshall Airport with Weber Shandwick

Carroll Hospice Campaign – Carroll Hospital and Devaney & Associates

Carroll Hospital’s A Healthy Dose Magazine – Carroll Hospital and Devaney & Associates

2016 Chase Brexton Health Care Annual Report – Chase Brexton and Devaney & Associates

Chesapeake Brand Stand – Chesapeake Employers’ Insurance Company

Forum News – Chesapeake Employers’ Insurance Company

Protecting Every Workday – 2015 Annual Report – Chesapeake Employers’ Insurance Company

What Employers Should Know about Opioids and Injured Workers – Chesapeake Employers’ Insurance Company

Coldwell Banker’s Play it Forward Campaign – Clapp Communications

Howard County OAI 50+EXPO – Coster Communications

“Victories for Veterans” – Crosby Marketing Communications

Driving Organ Donation Awareness Through Video Content – Crosby Marketing Communications

Invasive Species “Mark Trail” Comic Strip – Crosby Marketing Communications

Thank A Vet App and Social Engagement Program – Crosby Marketing Communications

National Aquarium Dolphin Sanctuary Announcement – Golin

Zika Preparedness Efforts – Johns Hopkins Medicine

JHU Press Journals Podcasts – Johns Hopkins University Press

Leadership Maryland finds “The Strength Within” – Leadership Maryland and Devaney & Associates

How Ethiopia Can Overcome the Worst Drought in 50 Years – Lutheran World Relief

The 2017 Early Warning Forecast – Lutheran World Relief

Honoring Veterans – Lyons PR

It’s a Great School Year! – Lyons PR

Mutually Beneficial Volunteerism – Mariner Management & Whorton Marketing & Research

Maryland Auto Monthly – Maryland Auto Insurance

“MPT Salutes Vietnam Veterans” Initiative – Maryland Public Television

Reflections – “MPT Salutes Vietnam Veterans” – Maryland Public Television

“MPT Salutes Vietnam Veterans” Video – Maryland Public Television

E-Road Ready – Maryland State Highway Administration

In Your Hands – Maryland State Highway Administration

Ocean City Walk Smart – Maryland State Highway Administration

Work Zone Safety – Maryland State Highway Administration

Stress Experienced around the 2016 Election – American Psychological Association & News Generation

Route One Apparel Becomes the Face of Maryland Pride – Route One Apparel and Devaney & Associates

University of Maryland School of Pharmacy Online Giving Day – University of Maryland School of Pharmacy

Ingleside at King Farm – Van Eperen

Launch Podcast: Stories About Start-Ups – Van Eperen

Maryland Municipal League:Time to Talk – Van Eperen


Winners will be announced on December 6 at the 2017 Best in Maryland Gala in the beautiful Royal Sonesta Harbor Court. Join us as we celebrate another successful year in Maryland PR and Communications. We’ll also honor two specially nominated individuals with the Lifetime Achievement and Paul E. Welsh Awards, and award the Educator of the Year, Rising Star and Partner of Distinction. Our grand finale is the reveal of the BEST IN SHOW! Click here for details and registration information.

A special thank you to our judging team from Central California which did an awesome job (they were tough!).

A special thanks to our 2017 Best in Maryland Sponsors …



2017 BIM Magazine


New this year at the Best in Maryland Awards Gala – the 2017 BIM Magazine, a 12-page glossy given to every attendee. Be sure to get noticed by purchasing a full or half-page ad today! 

  • $250 – Full-page ad (specs: TBD) in the BIM Magazine, a new 12-page glossy, given to every attendee of the gala
  • $150 – Half-page ad (specs: TBD) in the BIM Magazine, a new 12-page glossy, given to every attendee of the gala

–Industry News