The Fairfield County Visitors & Convention Bureau recently received a 2009 Middy Award for marketing and communications efforts.

The Fairfield County Visitors & Convention Bureau recently received a 2009 Middy Award for marketing and communications efforts.

The Ohio Association of Convention and Visitor Bureaus conducts the Middy Awards competition annually. The industry awards, which include entries from convention and visitor bureaus throughout the state, are presented to bureaus for excellence in creativity, design and effectiveness of message.

Fairfield County won a second-place Middy for a display advertisement which ran in Ohio Magazine and several other publications last summer. The ad, titled "One-Tank Getaways," featured pictures of several county attractions, as well as a marquee with the "One-Tank Getaways" slogan.