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An independent group of judges selected the winners based on message, creativity, results, call to action or brand connection, and overall impression. Judges included Mindy Cheval, University of Colorado at Boulder, School of Journalism and Mass Communication; Shawn Silzer, CLCG Enterprises; Lucia Riley, SAS Institute; Kelly Diekman, KDesign Inc.; and Max Walter, Hollister Creative. Winners were honored at a special awards luncheon at the 2017 E Source Forum. Check out the E Source Facebook album for photos from the luncheon.

Best Overall Campaign for Non-Investor-Owned Utility

First place: Austin Energy


Second place: OUC

Broadcast Radio Ad (Disco)

Broadcast Radio Ad (Rock)

Outdoor Ad


Social Media Ad


Best Overall Campaign for Investor-Owned Utility

First place: PSE

Broadcast Television Ad

Second place: National Grid

Digital Streaming Content

Best Broadcast Television Ad

First place: SMUD

Second place: PSE

Best Broadcast Radio Ad

First place: Colorado Springs Utilities

Second place: Union Gas

Best Digital Display Ad

First place: Manitoba Hydro

Manitoba Hydro First Place 2017 Digital Display Ad

Second place: FirstEnergy Corp.

FirstEnergy Second Place 2017 Digital Display Ad

Best Print Ad

First place: BGE (tie)

BGE First Place 2017 Print Ad

First place: Nashville Electric Service (tie)

Nashville Electric Service First Place 2017 Print Ad

Second place: Oncor

Oncor Second Place 2017 Print Ad

Best Event/Experiential Marketing

First place: Austin Energy

Austin Energy First Place 2017 Event/Experiential Marketing

Second place: KCP&L

KCP&L Second Place 2017 Event/Experiential Marketing

Best Outdoor Ad

First place: National Grid

National Grid First Place 2017 Outdoor Ad

Second place: OUC

OUC Second Place 2017 Outdoor Ad

Best Digital Streaming Content

First place: Westar Energy

Second place: Manitoba Hydro

Best Social Media Ad

First place: Colorado Springs Utilities

Second place: Efficiency Vermont



OUC 2017 Crowd-Pleaser Ad

View this year’s E Source Ad Awards winners