Village Wins National Awards for Videos

September 20, 2021

The Village of Downers Grove has won two national Savvy Awards for outstanding achievement in creative marketing and communications.

At their 2021 Annual Conference, the City-County Communications & Marketing Association (3CMA) announced that the Village won in two separate categories for the following video titles: 

A Bee's Eye View - With the help of a special guest, our video team shows how the Belmont Pollinator Garden developed from a vacant open area into a thriving habitat for pollinators.

Judges comment:

  • "This video is an adorable and fun way to talk about a normal subject. The sense of humor gave the audience a buzz."

Virtual Night at the Fire House - A series of six informative videos produced on various fire safety topics, with the goal of emulating the energy and excitement of the in-person event that was canceled in 2020 due to COVID. 

Judges comments:

  • "The Fire Fashion Show had an entire judging team enthralled. Hilarious!"
  • "Good use of graphics and texts to explain how to use the extinguisher."
  • "I find this just as engaging as an in-person event, which is so difficult to do through a video."

The Savvy Awards, recognize outstanding local government achievements in communications and public-sector marketing. Over 800 entries in 40 categories were received. and 72 first-place Savvy Awards were presented. 

Congratulations to all who worked on these successful projects with special thanks to Production Coordinator Chris Derylo.