Film Placer Tahoe Named Award-Winning Website

May 21, 2024

Placer County’s Film Placer Tahoe website takes home prestigious honor in statewide communication awards

An aerial image of the Auburn Courthouse at night with text overlay stating and the county film office logo.This website has earned statewide recognition. was one of four  Placer County submissions to bring home an award in this year’s California Association of Public Information Officials’ EPIC Awards for communication.

CAPIO’s EPIC Awards program recognizes the most creative and effective efforts in the areas of communication and marketing campaigns, newsletter production, photography, special events, writing, website development and video production.

“We are honored to be recognized by communication professionals in our field,” said Wendy Williams, director of Placer’s Communications and Public Affairs Office. “It is important for county government to engage its residents through effective communication and we are passionate about getting it right.” 

This website was one of three Placer entries that received the program’s top honor, the EPIC award. One other won CAPIO’s Award of Distinction.

“We knew we wanted to put together a site special enough to showcase the natural beauty and history of Placer County,” said Juli Johnston, film office liaison. “This award confirms what we’ve known; our website is one of the best in the state and perfectly encapsulates Placer County.”   

The success of the website’s launch and ensuing rebranding contributed to an estimated $5.53 million in film-related economic activity in Placer County in 2023. 

Placer’s 2024 winning entries were:


Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DE&I) Outreach / Campaign
Placer County Health and Human Services – GETHELPPLACER & AYUDACOMUNITARIA bilingual text line

Communications or Marketing Plans/Campaigns – In-House
Placer County Health and Human Services- Boosting Dog Adoptions to Ease Overcrowding

Placer County – Placer County’s new Film Placer Tahoe website


Video Production Marketing Series– In House

Placer County – Homelessness in Placer County – Stories of Success


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