2024 CAPIO EPIC Award Winners


CAPIO recognized this year’s EPIC Award winners at the CAPIO Annual Conference in Indian Wells on May 14. 

View the list below for the winning projects by category.  This year we added social media impromptu as a category along with more defined video categories. You may view photos from our event here. Congratulations to this year’s winners!





Annual Report

2022 Year in Review-EPIC Award
Association of California Water Agencies

SCV Water 2023 Consumer Confidence Report-Award of Distinction
SCV Water
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Graphic Design – Print

Defenders Of The Bay-EPIC Award
Castro Valley Sanitary District

2023 Parks & Recreation Summer Guide-Award of Distinction
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City of American Canyon

Graphic Design Online

Ingalls Event Center-Award of Distinction
City of Norco

2023 Riverside County Budget Book Cover-EPIC Award
County of Riverside

Internal Communications

Cultural Heritage Month Internal Messaging-EPIC Award
City of Hayward

DPSS Connected-Award of Distinction
Riverside County Department of Public Social Services

Marketing and Promotional

Meet the Crowd Favorite-Award of Distinction
Alameda County Water District

A Century Rooted in Rural Living-EPIC Award
City of Norco

Media Event

Hallwood Side Channel and Floodplain Restoration Project-EPIC Award
Yuba Water Agency

Daguerre Nature-Like Fishway Announcement-Award of Distinction
Yuba Water Agency

Newsletter or Magazine

Pipeline Community Newsletter-EPIC Award
Central San

Palmdale Magazine: Fall 2023-Award of Distinction
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City of Palmdale

Grapevine – Lifestyle Magazine-EPIC Award
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City of Rancho Cucamonga

Parks & Recreation Activity Guide-Award of Distinction
City of Ventura

Marin Water E-News-EPIC Award
Marin Water

Water Currents-EPIC Award
 SCV Water​

SBCERA Life After Retirement Newsletter-Award of Distinction


Salmon Expeditions-EPIC Award
Yuba Water Agency

Sunset over Pico Rivera-Award of Distinction
City of Pico Rivera

Special or Community Event – One-Time

The Wall That Heals-Award of Distinction
City of Menifee

Centennial Celebration-EPIC Award
City of Norco

EBMUD 100th Birthday Party and Community Fair-Award of Distinction
East Bay Municipal Utility District

Eastern Municipal Water District State of the District-Award of Distinction
Eastern Municipal Water District

Experiencing Hope: Stories of Resiliency in Fresno County-Award of Distinction
Event Program
Fresno County Department of Behavioral Health

World’s Largest Water Recycling Facility in Orange County Gets Even Bigger-EPIC Award
Orange County Water District
Orange County Sanitation District

Honoring the Legacy of a Water Champion and Raising the Profile of Recycled Water: Dedication of the Grace F. Napolitano Pure Water Southern California Innovation Center-EPIC Award
The Metropolitan Water District of Southern California

Listening Session-EPIC Award
Town of Apple Valley

Special or Community Event – Recurring

Outreach, Education and Encouragement Series for the El Portal Undercrossing-Award of Distinction
City of Encinitas

Mobile Animal Wellness Clinics-EPIC Award
Riverside County Department of Animal Services

State of the City-EPIC Award
City of Agoura Hills
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Educational Display Project Writing-Award of Distinction
Irvine Ranch Water District

Unsolved Cold Case News Release-EPIC Award
Riverside County District Attorney’s Office


Brand Launch / Rebrand

Ingalls Event Center-EPIC Award
City of Norco

SCV Water Branding Refresh-Award of Distinction
SCV Water
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Communications or Marketing Plans/Campaigns - Consultant-Supported

Water Awareness Campaign – “The Landscape Is Change”-EPIC Award
Calleguas Municipal Water District

La Paz Road Outreach Campaign-Award of Distinction
City of Laguna Niguel

Milpitas SMART, the Smart Way for Milpitas Residents to Travel Around Town-EPIC Award
City of Milpitas

Holiday San José 2023 Shop Local Campaign-EPIC Award
City of San José

100 Years of Flight-Award of Distinction
John Wayne Airport/County of Orange

I-405 Improvement Project – Public Awareness Campaign-Award of Distinction
Orange County Transportation Authority

“Be a Water Hero” Marketing Campaign-Award of Distinction
Rancho Water

Thank You For Planting Me-EPIC Award
San Diego County Water Authority

“Let’s Face It. Together.” Marketing and Communications Campaign-EPIC Award
San Marcos Unified School District

Noth Well Outreach Campaign-Award of Distinction
Western Water

Communications or Marketing Plans/Campaigns – In-House

Maintenance Access Cover Beautification Project-EPIC Award
Central San

myRSVL-Award of Distinction
City of Roseville

Succulents for Soups: A water-wise food drive-Award of Distinction
City of Roseville, Environmental Utilities

Boosting Dog Adoptions to Ease Overcrowding-EPIC Award
Placer County Health and Human Services

Community Relations/Participation

Septic to Sewer Conversion Project – Phase 1-EPIC Award
Elsinore Valley Municipal Water District

Modoc Multi Use Path Design Plan-Award of Distinction
Santa Barbara County Public Works Department

Crisis Communications Response

City of Long Beach – Homelessness Emergency Response Communications-EPIC Award
City of Long Beach

Crisis and Emergency Communications Trainings, September 2023-Award of Distinction
UC Davis

Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DE&I) Outreach / Campaign

Part of Growing Up-Award of Distinction
County of Santa Clara Public Health

Placer County Health and Human Services

Preparedness/Public Safety Education Campaign

Go Safely Gameplan-Award of Distinction
California OTS/Caltrans

Illegal Fireworks Campaign-EPIC Award
County of Riverside



Tehachapod: City of Tehachapi’s Podcast-Award of Distinction
City of Tehachapi

TID Water & Power Podcast-EPIC Award
Turlock Irrigation District

Social Media Best Use Overall

CVWD Goes Viral-EPIC Award
Coachella Valley Water District

Social Media Presence-Award of Distinction
The City of Santa Clarita

Social Media Impromptu

Impromptu Videos-Award of Distinction
The City of Santa Clarita

Social Media Impromptu-EPIC Award
Sacramento River Video
City of West Sacramento

Video Production – Marketing Series – Consultant Supported

Santa Clarita Spotlight-EPIC Award
City of Santa Clarita

2023 State of the County – 150th Anniversary Video Series-Award of Distinction
County of Ventura

Video Production – Marketing Series – In-House

Parks with Purpose-EPIC Award
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OC Parks

Homelessness in Placer County — Stories of Success-Award of Distinction
Placer County

Video Production – Marketing Video – In-House

Milpitas at Your Service-Award of Distinction
City of Milpitas

Listening Session-EPIC Award
Town of Apple Valley

Video Production – Marketing Video – Consultant Supported

“Dreams” – City of Palm Springs Welcome Video – Palm Springs International Film Festival-EPIC Award
City of Palm Springs

Milpitas SMART, the Smart Way for Milpitas Residents to Travel Around Town-Award of Distinction
City of Milpitas

Video Production – PSA Series – Consultant Supported

Stop the Clog Video Series-EPIC Award
Sacramento Area Sewer District

SBCERA Quick Tip Video Series-Award of Distinction

Video Production – PSA Series – In-House

Report on Conditions-EPIC Award
Riverside County Fire Department

“LioLi – Lock It or Lose It” Campaign-EPIC Award
City of Santa Clarita

Traffic Safety-Award of Distinction
City of Ventura – Police Department

Video Production – Public Service Announcement – Consultant Supported

From Awareness to Action: CMSD’s SB 1383 PSA-Award of Distinction
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Costa Mesa Sanitary District

Harvest Water Video-EPIC Award
Sacramento Area Sewer District

Video Production – Public Service Announcement – In-House

Fresno County Water Flows & Flood Warnings-Award of Distinction
The County of Fresno

Operation Intercept: Apprehending the Online Predators of Riverside County-EPIC Award
Riverside County Sheriff’s Office


CAPA Website Redesign-Award of Distinction
California Association of Public Authorities for In Home Supportive Services

Homeless Response Website-Award of Distinction
City of Fremont
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Ingalls Event Center-EPIC Award
City of Norco

City of Pleasanton Website Redesign-EPIC Award
City of Pleasanton

Digital Presence Redesign-Award of Distinction
City of Walnut Creek
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Placer County’s new Film Placer Tahoe website-EPIC Award
Placer County

Website Replacement and Logo Redesign Project-EPIC Award
Santa Barbara County Association of Governments
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SCV Water Website-Award of Distinction
SCV Water
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Dollar Stretcher

2023 Community Academy-EPIC Award
City of Ventura – Police Department

Coronet Watersmart Conservation Garden-Award of Distinction
Municipal Water District of Orange County

Most Innovative Communications

One Ride at a Time-EPIC Award
Santa Cruz Metropolitan Transit District

“LioLi – Lock It or Lose It” Campaign-Award of Distinction
The City of Santa Clarita