Parking Matters® Marketing & Communications Awards

The Parking Matters® Marketing & Communications Awards program spotlights outstanding marketing, public relations, promotional, and communications-outreach efforts in the parking industry.

  • Have you launched a campaign to encourage students to ride the bus?
  • Helped consumers master a new parking payment system?
  • Instituted a parking safety program?
  • Undertaken an effort to show that Parking Matters® in your community?


Any organization with a communications, public relations, or marketing program that educates and informs is eligible to enter. If you can answer yes to these questions, you should consider entering:

  • Is your organization a parking authority, city, or institution with a parking department, a parking owner, or a service or product provider serving the parking and/or transportation industry?
  • Did your organization have a marketing, public relations, or communications program or campaign that promoted parking, a parking product or service, or a new parking program that achieved measurable and favorable outcomes?
  • Did that program or campaign help foster understanding of the importance of parking, knowledge about trends in parking, or awareness of parking trends or best practices?
  • Did the program or campaign take place, at least in part, during 2015-2016?

The entry process is streamlined and the entry fee is only $100.

Winners, as well as a few considered the Year’s Best, will receive recognition and a trophy at the annual IPI Conference & Expo. They will be featured in The Parking Professional.


Read about the 2017 Parking Matters® Marketing & Communications Award winners and in the press release.

2016 winners are listed here and were featured in the July 2016 issue of The Parking Professional. Read more about the 2015 Marketing & Communications Award winners here.

IPI will begin accepting nominations for the 2018 awards competition beginning September 17, 2017 through November 6, 2017. Visit the IPI Awards & Recognition section of the Resource Center or contact for more information.