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Please check back soon for information about our 2017 Awards and Campaign! 

The Annual Awareness Awards Competition sponsored by Ohio Public Images (OPI) has a longstanding history of recognizing media entities and individual organizations for their outstanding efforts in promoting positive 2015 OPI Awards Call for Entriesperceptions of people with developmental disabilities. During this past year, the OPI Board has examined information from surveys of professionals for county boards and has made organizational and operational changes in order to be more relevant to Ohio’s changing developmental disabilities community. Our intent is to make sure that Ohio Public Images is forward-thinking, and supportive of people with developmental disabilities and the professionals within the industry.

With that in mind, the Annual Awareness Awards Competition is now a celebration of people and their accomplishments, and focuses on people making a difference, as well as one inclusive Outstanding Media Coverage Award. We believe this new approach reflects what is most important about our industry today…that people with developmental disabilities are at the very center of the story.


Ohio Public Images and the Public Images Network were organized to help create positive images of people with developmental disabilities. We do this by developing effective awareness materials that can be shared by organizations that have a similar mission. That means high quality materials are affordable for even small agencies.

It is often attitudinal barriers that affect everyday life for people with developmental disabilities. Attitudes can keep us from understanding the value of every person and what he or she offers. Ohio Public Images, a non-profit organization, addresses those barriers and seeks to overcome them through positive images and awareness efforts.

You may also take advantage of the free materials we have posted on this website to assist in your public awareness campaigns by clicking on the links to  Free Tools and  Media Kit.