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Awards

Aqua is one of the most highly and consistently awarded marketing communications firms worldwide in the areas of travel, hospitality, tourism and economic development. The awards we win year after year are your assurance that we’ll be putting you at the top of your field.

As happy as we are about all the awards, we’re even happier that our work achieves results and obtains objectives for our clients, leading them to their highest levels of success in their respective histories.

Aqua Awards List

Adrian Awards (HSMAI)


  • Bradenton Area CVB – Gold – “We’ve Got The Cure” Campaign Videos
  • Bradenton Area CVB – Silver – “We’ve Got The Cure” Integrated Marketing Campaign
  • Bradenton Area CVB – Silver – “The Cure” Campaign Online Diagnosis Survey/Sweepstakes
  • Punta Gorda/Englewood Beach VCB – Silver – 2019 Adventure Guide
  • Punta Gorda/Englewood Beach VCB – Bronze – “Outsiders Welcome” Marketing Campaign
  • Emerald Coast CVB – Gold – Visitors Guide
  • Bradenton Area CVB – Gold – “Beaches and Brews” Bradenton Area Brewery Video
  • Bradenton Area CVB – Silver – Craft Your Own Vacation Print Campaign
  • Bradenton Area CVB – Silver – Public Relations Dallas Pop Up Event
  • Bradenton Area CVB – Bronze – Craft Your Own Vacation Digital Campaign
  • Bradenton Area CVB – Bronze – Craft Your Own Vacation Sweepstakes
  • Emerald Coast CVB – Silver – “Count On” Television
  • Bradenton Area CVB – Silver – Dog Days of Summer Pet-Friendly Campaign
  • Bradenton Area CVB – Silver – Bradenton Area Sports Marketing Guide
  • Bradenton Area CVB – Bronze – Guys’ Gulfcoast Getaway
  • Bradenton Area CVB – Silver – Destination Press Kit
  • Bradenton Area CVB – Bronze – Destination Branding Campaign
  • Collier County CVB – Gold – Summer Fun Guide
  • Collier County CVB – Gold – Digital Newsletter
  • Collier County CVB – Silver – Local Market Campaign
  • Amelia Island TDC – Silver – Group Landing Page
  • Amelia Island TDC – Silver – Online Advertising
  • Amelia Island TDC – Bronze – Group Mkt. Multimedia
  • Collier County CVB – Bronze – Digital Newsletter
  • Seminole County CVB – Bronze – Consumer Television
  • Seminole County CVB – Bronze – Web Site
  • Collier County CVB – Silver – Paradise Priced Perfectly Campaign
  • Collier County CVB – Bronze – Breaking Ice Web Ad
  • Collier County CVB – Bronze – Paradise Coast Arts & Culture Guide
  • Collier County CVB – Bronze – Paradise Coast German Visitor Guide
  • Seminole County CVB – Silver – AFreeNight.com Website
  • Seminole County CVB – Silver – Chompin’ Gator Web Ad
  • Seminole County CVB – Bronze – Crappie Campaign
  • Greater Naples Chamber of Commerce – Silver – Freedom Memorial Campaign
  • Collier County CVB – Silver – Paradise Priced Perfectly Campaign
  • Collier County CVB – Bronze – Breaking Ice Web Ad
  • Collier County CVB – Bronze – Paradise Coast Arts & Culture Guide
  • Collier County CVB – Bronze – Paradise Coast German Visitor Guide
  • Seminole County CVB – Silver – AFreeNight.com Website
  • Seminole County CVB – Silver – Chompin’ Gator Web Ad
  • Seminole County CVB – Bronze – Crappie Campaign
  • Greater Naples Chamber of Commerce – Silver – Freedom Memorial Campaign
  • Collier County CVB – Gold – Print Campaign
  • Collier County CVB – Silver – Television Spot
  • Collier County CVB – Silver – Print Advertisement
  • Collier County CVB – Silver – Print Advertisement
  • Collier County CVB – Silver – Television Campaign
  • Collier County CVB – Bronze – Overall Campaign
  • Collier County CVB – Bronze – Print Advertisement
  • Collier County CVB – Bronze – Print Advertisement
  • Charlie Chiang’s Restaurant – Gold – Market Intro. Campaign
  • Charlie Chiang’s Restaurant – Gold – Intro. Newspaper Series
  • Collier County CVB – Gold – Tampa Bay/Orlando Television
  • Collier County CVB – Gold – Interactive Press Kit
  • Tampa Bay Ghost Tours – Bronze – Brochure
  • Bermuda International Airport – Bronze – Complete Campaign
  • Bermuda International Airport – Bronze – Advertising Series
  • Bermuda International Airport – Bronze – Advertising Series
  • TradeWinds Island Resorts – Silver – Outdoor
  • Collier County CVB – Silver – Complete Campaign
  • Collier County CVB – Silver – Television
  • Collier County CVB – Silver – Visitor Guide
  • Collier County CVB – Bronze – Sales CD
  • Collier County CVB – Bronze – Destination Brochure
  • Collier County CVB – Bronze – Trade Show Exhibit
  • Collier County CVB – Bronze – Web Site
  • Bermuda International Airport – Bronze – Magazine
  • TradeWinds Island Resorts – Bronze – TV Campaign
  • TradeWinds Island Resorts – Bronze – Radio Campaign
  • TradeWinds Island Resorts – Bronze – Complete Campaign
  • St. Pete/Clearwater CVB – Gold – TV Campaign
  • Florida International Museum – Gold – Complete Campaign
  • St. Pete/Clearwater Area CVB – Gold – TV Rooms/Travel Sales
  • St. Pete/Clearwater Area CVB – Bronze – Fall TV
  • St. Pete/Clearwater Area CVB – Silver – Meeting Planner Resource Guide
  • St. Pete/Clearwater Area CVB – Bronze – Magazine Section
  • St. Pete/Clearwater Area CVB – Bronze – TV Spot
  • St. Pete/Clearwater Area CVB – Bronze – Complete Campaign
  • St. Pete/Clearwater Area CVB – Bronze – Television Rooms/Travel Sales
  • St. Pete/Clearwater Area CVB – Bronze – Complete Campaign Rooms/Travel Sales
  • St. Pete/Clearwater Area CVB – Bronze – Special Advertising
  • St. Pete/Clearwater Area CVB – Gold – Complete Campaign Rooms/Travel Sales
  • St. Pete/Clearwater Area CVB – Silver – Special Advertising
  • St. Pete/Clearwater Area CVB – Silver – Advertising Series Rooms/Travel Sales
  • St. Pete/Clearwater Area CVB – Bronze – Television Rooms/Travel Sales

Telly Awards


  • Collier County CVB – National Finalist – TV Campaign
  • All Children’s Hospital – National Finalist – Grand Opening TV
  • All Children’s Hospital – National Finalist – Specialists Campaign
  • Collier County CVB – National Finalist – Television Campaign
  • Collier County CVB – National Finalist – Television Branding Spot
  • Collier County CVB – National Finalist – Television Branding Spot
  • Collier County CVB – National Finalist – Television Branding Spot
  • Collier County CVB – National Finalist – Television Branding Spot
  • Pinellas Suncoast Transit Authority – National Finalist – Television Branding Spot
  • Collier County CVB – National Finalist – Television Branding Spot

FLA/USA Visit Florida Flagler Awards


  • Emerald Coast CVB – Henry Award – Television – ABC National Buy
  • Punta Gorda/Englewood Beach VCB – Henry Award – Public Relations – Post-Red Tide Response
  • Emerald Coast CVB – Silver – Consumer Resource/Promotional Material – Visitor Guide
  • Emerald Coast CVB – Silver – Print Campaign – “A Destination You Can Count On”
  • Emerald Coast CVB – Silver – Television Campaign – “A Destination You Can Count On”
  • Bradenton Area CVB – Bronze – Holiday Travel TV Special – “Sun, Sand and Holiday Fun”
  • Bradenton Area CVB – Best in Show – Resource/Promotional Material/Trade – Sports Playbook
  • Bradenton Area CVB – Henry Award – Resource/Promotional Material/Trade – Sports Playbook
  • Bradenton Area CVB – Bronze – Niche Marketing – Dog Days of Summer Promotion
  • Bradenton Area CVB – Bronze – Resource/Promotional Material/Consumer – Agri-Tourism Mobile Tour Guide
  • Bradenton Area CVB – Finalist – Niche Marketing – Dog Days of Summer Promotion
  • Bradenton Area CVB – Finalist – Resource/Promotional Material/Consumer – Agri-Tourism Mobile Tour Guide
  • Bradenton Area CVB – Finalist – Resource/Promotional Material/Trade – Sports Playbook
  • Bradenton Area CVB – Silver – “Real. Authentic. Florida.” Radio Campaign
  • Bradenton Area CVB – Bronze – “Real. Authentic. Florida.” Print Campaign
  • Bradenton Area CVB – Bronze – Bradenton Gulf Islands Domestic Visitor Magazine
  • TradeWinds Island Resorts – Bronze – Meetings Market Margarita Mix Mailer
  • Collier County CVB – Finalist – Creative Partnering
  • Collier County CVB – Finalist – Internet Marketing
  • Seminole County CVB – Finalist – Magazine Crappie Ad
  • Collier County CVB – Finalist – Mixed Media Campaign
  • Collier County CVB – Henry Award – Mixed Media Campaign
  • Seminole County CVB – Finalist – Radio
  • Seminole County CVB – Finalist – Resource/Promotional Material – Trade
  • Amelia Island CVB – Finalist – Television
  • Collier County CVB – Finalist – Television
  • Collier County CVB – Henry Award – Television
  • Collier County CVB – Finalist – Website
  • Seminole County CVB – Finalist – Website
  • Seminole County CVB – Best of Show – Resource/Promotional Material – Trade
  • Amelia Island CVB – Finalist – Magazine
  • Amelia Island CVB – Finalist – Radio
  • Bubba Gump Shrimp Company – Finalist – Special Events
  • Collier County CVB – Finalist – Magazine
  • Collier County CVB – Finalist – Website
  • Salvador Dalí Museum – Finalist – Out of Home
  • Seminole County CVB – Finalist – Website
  • Salvador Dalí Museum – Best in Show Award – Dali & Film
  • Charlie Chiang’s Restaurant – Finalist – Print Advertisement
  • Collier County Museums – Finalist – Radio Campaign
  • Collier County CVB – Finalist – Destination Video
  • Collier County CVB – Finalist – Times Square Super Sign
  • Collier County CVB – Finalist – Television Branding Spot
  • Tampa Bay Ghost Tours – Best of Show – Web Site
  • Tampa Bay Ghost Tours – Henry Award – Web Site
  • Collier County CVB – Henry Award – Television Branding Spot
  • Collier County CVB – Finalist – Resource/Promo Material – Trade (Sales CD)
  • Collier County CVB – Finalist – Mixed Media (Paradise Coast brand)
  • Collier County CVB – Finalist – Internet Marketing (Post hurricane online)
  • Collier County CVB – Finalist – Web Site
  • TradeWinds Island Resorts – Henry Award – Outdoor
  • StarLite Cruises – Finalist – Multimedia Campaign
  • TradeWinds Island Resorts – Finalist – Magazine
  • St. Pete/Clearwater CVB – Henry Award – Annual TV/Florida’s Beach
  • St. Pete/Clearwater CVB – Henry Award – 2001 Visitor’s Guide
  • St. Pete/Clearwater CVB – Henry Award – Meeting Planners Resource Guide

The eTSY Awards - 2019 Digital Tourism Summit


  • Punta Gorda/Englewood Beach VCB – Best Use of Video – “Outsiders Welcome” Video Series

Travel Weekly Magellan Awards


  • Collier County CVB – Gold – Television Campaign

The ADDY Awards


  • The City of West Palm Beach – Florida/4th District Silver – West Palm Beach EDC Television
  • The City of West Palm Beach – Silver – West Palm Beach EDC Television – Advertising Local
  • Bradenton Area CVB – Silver – Cure Campaign – Internet Commercial Campaign
  • Bradenton Area CVB – District Silver – Collateral/Brochure – Sports Playbook
  • Bradenton Area CVB – Silver – Collateral/Brochure – Sports Playbook
  • TradeWinds Island Resorts – Silver – Elements of Advertising/Sound – “Just Let Go”
  • Seminole County CVB – Gold – Digital Sports Guide
  • Seminole County CVB – Gold – Chompin’ Gator Web Ad
  • Seminole County CVB – Silver – Consumer Ad Campaign
  • Collier County CVB – Silver – Photography/Sandman
  • Collier County CVB – Silver – Photography/Entire Campaign
  • All Children’s Hospital – Silver – Construction TV
  • Seminole County CVB – Gold – Gator Bites: Online Newsletter
  • Frank Stanley Beveridge – Silver – Website – Business to Business
  • Frank Stanley Beveridge – Silver – Stationery Package
  • The Florida Orchestra – Silver – Television
  • The Florida Orchestra – Silver – Letterhead
  • Salvador Dali Museum – Silver – Daliwood: Outdoor Board
  • Salvador Dalí Museum – Gold – Baroque Online Splash Page
  • Collier County CVB – Silver – Photography Campaign
  • Collier County CVB – Silver – Print Campaign
  • Freedom Memorial – Silver – Marketing Campaign
  • Freedom Memorial – Silver – Web Site
  • Salvador Dalí Museum – Silver – Baroque Outdoor
  • Salvador Dalí Museum – Silver – In Focus Online Splash Page
  • Collier County Museums – Silver – Brochure
  • The Inn on Fifth – Silver – Web Site
  • Collier County CVB – Silver – Destination CD
  • Collier County CVB – Regional Silver – Photography
  • Charlie Chiang’s Restaurant – Regional Silver – Color Ad
  • Tampa Bay Ghost Tours – Best of the Bay Logo
  • Tampa Bay Ghost Tours – Gold – Logo
  • Tampa Bay Ghost Tours – Gold – Campaign
  • Tampa Bay Ghost Tours – Silver – Web Site
  • Tampa Bay Ghost Tours – Silver – Rack Brochure
  • Tampa Bay Ghost Tours – Silver – Stationary Package
  • Tampa Bay Ghost Tours – Silver – Television
  • Pinellas Suncoast Transit Authority – Gold – Summer Haul Pass Radio
  • Pinellas Suncoast Transit Authority – Gold – Radio Music with Lyrics
  • Collier County Museums – Gold – Campaign
  • Collier County Museums – Silver – Old Florida Festival Radio
  • Collier County Museums – Silver – Old Florida Festival Radio
  • Collier County CVB – Gold – Photography Campaign
  • Charlie Chiang’s Restaurant – Gold – Color Ad
  • Charlie Chiang’s Restaurant – Silver – Color Ad
  • Charlie Chiang’s Restaurant – Silver – Color Ad
  • The Salvador Dalí Museum – Gold – Outdoor
  • Pinellas Suncoast Transit Authority – Silver – Television
  • Pinellas Suncoast Transit Authority – Silver – Music
  • Pinellas Suncoast Transit Authority – Silver – Vehicle Graphics
  • Collier County CVB – Silver – Music
  • Animal House Pet Centers – Silver – In-Store Poster Dog
  • Animal House Pet Centers – Silver – In-Store Poster Lizard
  • Animal House Pet Centers – Silver – In-Store Poster Cat
  • Animal House Pet Centers – Silver – Television – Local
  • Animal House Pet Centers – Silver – Branding Campaign Mixed Media
  • SKAL – Silver – Event Poster
  • TradeWinds Island Resorts – Best of the Bay – Television
  • TradeWinds Island Resorts – Best of the Bay – Radio
  • TradeWinds Island Resorts – Best of the Bay – Musical Score
  • TradeWinds Island Resorts – Gold – Sound Design
  • TradeWinds Island Resorts – Gold – Musical Score
  • TradeWinds Island Resorts – Gold – Travel/Tourism Television
  • TradeWinds Island Resorts – Gold – Radio – Local – Single :60
  • Pinellas Suncoast Transit Authority – Gold – Television – Local – Single :60
  • Pinellas Suncoast Transit Authority – Gold – Musical Score with Lyrics
  • Pinellas Suncoast Transit Authority – Gold – Animation/Special Effects
  • TradeWinds Island Resorts – Silver – Consumer Mixed Media Campaign
  • TradeWinds Island Resorts – Silver – Consumer Magazine Fractional Page
  • TradeWinds Island Resorts – Silver – Four-Color Infomercial
  • Pinellas Suncoast Transit Authority – Silver – Vehicle Graphics – Wrap
  • Pinellas Suncoast Transit Authority – Silver – Musical Score/Sound Design
  • Florida International Museum – National Award of Excellence – Cuban Missile Crisis Print Campaign
  • Florida International Museum – Regional Gold – Cuban Missile Crisis Print Campaign
  • Florida International Museum – National Award of Excellence – Cuban Missile Crisis Print Campaign
  • Florida International Museum – Regional Gold – Cuban Missile Crisis Print Campaign
  • Florida International Museum – Regional Silver – Cuban Missile Crisis B&W Newspaper
  • Florida International Museum – Regional Silver – Cuban Missile Crisis Poster Series
  • Florida International Museum – Gold – Radio – Bomb Shelter
  • Florida International Museum – Gold – Mixed Media Campaign – Cuban Missile
  • Florida International Museum – Silver – Logo – Cuban Missile
  • Florida International Museum – Gold – Newspaper – Cuban Missile
  • Florida International Museum – Silver – Broadcast – Krushiev
  • Florida International Museum – Silver – Broadcast – Kennedy
  • Florida International Museum – Gold – Poster – Cuban Missile Crisis
  • Florida International Museum – Best of Bay – Poster – Cuban Missile Crisis
  • Florida International Museum – Silver – Newspaper – Duck & Cover
  • St. Pete/Clearwater CVB – Silver – Annual TV/Florida’s Beach
  • Pinellas County – Silver – Coffee Table Book
  • Pinellas Suncoast Transit Authority – Gold – Transit – Bikes on Buses
  • Pinellas Suncoast Transit Authority – Silver – Transit – Job Opportunities
  • Pinellas Suncoast Transit Authority – Silver – Transit – Employment
  • Pinellas Suncoast Transit Authority – Silver – Transit – Job Opportunities
  • Pinellas Suncoast Transit Authority – Silver – Out of Home – Work Opportunities
  • Pinellas Suncoast Transit Authority – Silver – Broadcast – Trolley Intro
  • Florida International Museum – Silver – Newspaper
  • Eckerd Corporation – Silver – Consumer Magazine
  • Derby Lane – Gold – Local TV
  • Eckerd Corporation – Gold – Sales Promotion
  • Florida International Museum – District Gold – Outdoor-Empires of Mystery (Alien)
  • Florida International Museum – District Gold – Outdoor-Empires of Mystery (Decapitator)
  • Florida International Museum – District Gold – Outdoor-Empires of Mystery (Tomb Guard)
  • Florida International Museum – District Gold – Outdoor Campaign-Empires of Mystery
  • Salvador Dalí Museum – District Gold – Collateral-Warhol Condensed Invitation
  • Florida International Museum – District Silver – Radio Campaign-Empires of Mystery
  • Pinellas Suncoast Transit Authority – District Silver – Out of Home-Vehicle Exterior
  • Yesawich, Pepperdine & Brown – District Silver – Self Promotion-Poster
  • Florida International Museum – Gold – Outdoor-Empires of Mystery (Alien)
  • Creative Club of Tampa Bay – Gold – Self Promotion-Poster
  • Salvador Dalí Museum – Gold – Collateral-Warhol Condensed Invitation
  • Florida International Museum – Silver – Outdoor-Empires of Mystery
  • Florida International Museum – Silver – Radio-There is a place
  • Florida International Museum – Silver – Multi-media Campaign-Empires of Mystery
  • Florida International Museum – Silver – Outdoor-Empires of Mystery
  • Florida International Museum – Silver – Radio-Empires of Mystery
  • Salvador Dalí Museum – Silver – Newspaper-Pop In Ad
  • Salvador Dalí Museum – Silver – Newspaper-Pop In Ad
  • Salvador Dalí Museum – Silver – Newspaper-Drag Yourself In Ad
  • Salvador Dalí Museum – Silver – Newspaper-Drag Yourself In Ad
  • Derby Lane – Silver – Outdoor Campaign
  • Redwoods Restaurant – Silver – Collateral Material-Poster
  • Pinellas Suncoast Transit Authority – Silver – Out of Home-Vehicle Sign
  • Pinellas Suncoast Transit Authority – Silver – Out of Home-Vehicle Sign
  • Yesawich, Pepperdine & Brown – Silver – Self Promotion-Poster
  • Creative Club of Tampa Bay – Merit – Self Promotion
  • Florida International Museum – Merit – Newspaper-Empires of Mystery
  • Florida International Museum – Merit – Newspaper Campaign-Empires of Mystery
  • Florida International Museum – Merit – Radio-Virgin Sacrifice
  • Derby Lane – Merit – Radio Campaign
  • Pinellas Suncoast Transit Authority – Merit – Multi-media Campaign-Bikes on Buses
  • St. Pete/Clearwater Area CVB – Silver – National TV
  • Florida International Museum – Silver – Radio
  • Florida International Museum – Pick of the Pros – Radio
  • Pinellas Suncoast Transit Authority – Merit – Out of Home – Shelter
  • Pinellas Suncoast Transit Authority – Merit – Out of Home – Bus Exterior
  • Florida International Museum – Silver – Newspaper
  • Florida International Museum – Silver – Newspaper
  • Florida International Museum – Gold – Radio
  • St. Pete/Clearwater CVB – Silver – Television
  • Pinellas Suncoast Transit Authority – Merit – Out of Home – Vehicle Exterior
  • St. Pete/Clearwater CVB – Silver – Consumer Service Spot
  • St. Pete/Clearwater CVB – Silver – Consumer Service Spot
  • Pinellas Suncoast Transit Authority – Merit – Out of Home – Shelter
  • Florida International Museum – Gold – Out of Home – Board (Titanic Teaser)
  • Florida International Museum – Gold – Out of Home – Board
  • Florida International Museum – Silver – Out of Home Campaign
  • Florida International Museum – Gold – Out of Home Campaign
(Association of Film Commissioners International)

AFCI Marketing Awards


  • Collier County Film Commission – Third Place – Website

27th Annual Healthcare Advertising Awards (National)


  • All Children’s Hospital – Silver – Magazine Ad – New Hospital Construction
  • All Children’s Hospital – Silver – Online Ad – New Hospital Construction
  • All Children’s Hospital – Bronze – TV – New Hospital Construction
  • All Children’s Hospital – Merit – Outdoor – New Hospital Construction
  • All Children’s Hospital – Merit – Total Campaign with TV-New Hospital Construction