2018 Commercial of the Year Awards announced!

WCPV-FM and WestView Digital Win ‘Best in Show’ Commercial of the Year Awards

Montpelier, VT — Advertisements for Palmer Insurance and Casella Waste Management took home the Best in Show Awards May 22 at the annual Commercial of the Year Awards presentation at the Vermont Association of Broadcasters Convention in Montpelier.  To see photos from the convention, please download the June 2018 edition of The VAB Voice.

The commercial for Palmer Insurance, titled “Life Unexpected,” won the Best in Show prize for radio.  It was written by Amanda Relyea and produced by Mary Cenci for WCPV-FM in Colchester.

The television Best in Show entry, titled “Always There,” was written by Robert Casella,  produced by Elizabeth Casella and Marc Okrant and directed by Andrew Wilson of WestView Digital, which is based in Pittsford.

WPTZ-TV took home four awards including First Place in the Television Public Service Announcement category for a spot for Burlington’s Festival of Fools event.

WVNY-TV won the First Place award for commercials for an advertisement for Switchback Brewing Company titled “Employee Owned.”

WIZN-FM collected the First Place award for radio commercials for “Closets – Jungle,” a commercial for Tailored Living Vermont.

WCAX-TV won the First Place prize for television promo spots for “First in News – Legacy.”

A commercial produced by Mt. Mansfield Media for Wendell’s Furniture, “The Will,” won the First Place award for Agency produced television commercials.

A panel of a dozen judges reviewed more than 100 entries for this year’s contest.


Here is a complete list of this year’s winners:

Radio Station PSA, First Place


“Arts Bus Christmas”

Sponsor: Arts Bus VT


Agency TV PSA, First Place

Green Mountain Video, Inc.

“The WishKids”

Sponsor: Make-A-Wish Vermont


Agency TV PSA, Second Place

Urban Rhino

“Making Kids a Priority”

Sponsor: Let’s Grow Kids


TV Station PSA, First Place


“Festival of Fools”

TV Station PSA, Second Place


“Math + Science = Success – Caitlin Napoleoni”


Radio Station Non-Broadcast Video, First Place


“Introducing: Ask Mitch”


Agency Non-Broadcast Video, First Place:

Place Creative Company

“Works Wonders”

Sponsor: Vermont’s Original Bag Balm

Producer: Moving Pictures Division


Agency Non-Broadcast Video, Second Place

Moving Pictures Division

“Darn Tough Brand Anthem”

Sponsor: Darn Tough Vermont


TV Station Non-Broadcast Video, First Place:

Vermont PBS

“Vietnam Web Extras, David Ross”


TV Station Non-Broadcast Video, Second Place


“Ira Farm”


Radio Station Promo, First Place


“KOOL 105 Work Day Bonus”

Sponsor: U-First Federal Credit Union


Radio Station Promo, Second Place


“Mike and Mary Promo – Impressions”


Agency TV Promo, First Place

Place Creative Company

“Further Together”

Name of Sponsor: Vermont PBS


TV Station Promo, First Place


“First in News Legacy”


TV Station Promo, Second Place


“Community Pride”


Radio Station Commercial, First Place


“Closets – Jungle”

Client: Tailored Living VT

Radio Station Commercial, Second Place


“Off the Hook”

Sponsor: The Barn at Off the Hook Kennels


Agency TV Commercial, First Place

Mt Mansfield Media

“The Will”

Sponsor: Wendell’s Furniture


Agency TV Commercial, Second Place

Place Creative Company

“Go Far”

Name of Sponsor: Union Bank


TV Station Commercial, First Place


“Employee Owned”

Sponsor: Switchback Brewing Company


TV Station Commercial

Second Place


“VT Thinstone BVF 2017”

Client: Vermont Thinstone


Best in Show – Radio


“Life Unexpected”

Sponsor: Palmer Insurance


Best in Show – Television

WestView Digital

”Always There”

Sponsor: Casella


Congratulations to all the winners!  Photos will be posted soon!