Tim L Vasquez captured sunrise Friday April 19, 2019, over downtown San Angelo. (Photo: Tim L Vasquez)

SAN ANGELO — A City of San Angelo promotional video won first place in a national competition recently, according to a news release.

The video “Greetings from San Angelo, Texas,” was posted on YouTube on Oct. 8, 2019, and premiered at last year’s State of the City address.

The creation won first place in the Promotion of a City/County category at the annual Government Programming Awards competition for the National Association of Telecommunications Officers of America.

The script was written by Lorelei Day, City communications coordinator, and voiced over by Aubrey Groves, daughter of City Public Information Officer Brian Groves.

Aerial photography was done by AJ Deardorff, City network engineer. Additional footage was provided by Angelo State University, By the Stream Media and COVER1.

“The GPAs are annual awards that recognize excellence in broadcast, cable, multimedia and electronic programming produced by local government agencies,” according to the release.

Categories cover a variety of programming, including community events, documentaries, public affairs and public service.

The video highlights footage of some of the city’s staple gems, activities and events, such as downtown San Angelo, Lake Nasworthy, the annual Stock Show & Rodeo, Angelo State University, Central and Lake View football games and more.

“The scenes play as 8-year-old Aubrey Groves voices over a lighthearted poem about all that our city has to offer,” the release stated. “The end result is a video that captures the essence of San Angelo – a unique, hospitable and family friendly West Texas town.”

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