Awards
Design



Books

Judges' Report

9 Entries

Gold Award

Southern Methodist University (Texas) - No Resting Place: Holocaust Poland

Southern Methodist University

  • No Resting Place: Holocaust Poland bears witness to the deep physical and emotional scars that linger in Poland after the Nazis made the country the epicenter of the Holocaust during World War II. The artfully and sensitively designed large-format hardcover was produced by the Embrey Human Rights Program at Southern Methodist University to commemorate the 20th anniversary of SMU's "Holocaust Poland" trip—one of the longest running, most comprehensive Holocaust study abroad trips offered by a U.S. university.

Silver Award

Wake Forest University (North Carolina) - Forestry 101

Wake Forest University

  • Forestry 101 is a welcome guide for all new students at Wake Forest. It was designed to walk them through everything they need to know and do before school starts, and to provide an early sense of their new home in way that can help take the edge off such a big transition.

Bronze Award

Carnegie Mellon University (Pennsylvania) - This is for the Founders: Celebrating 50 years as Carnegie Mellon University

Carnegie Mellon University

  • This is an 80-page, four-color, publication produced as part of the 50th anniversary celebration of the merger that formed Carnegie Mellon University. It celebrates the innovators and innovations of CMU's past, present and future.

Calendars

Judges' Report

10 Entries

Gold Award

Bates College (Maine) - Sculpting 2018: The 2018 Bates College Wall Calendar 

Bates College

  • The 2018 college wall calendar with sculptured emboss is mailed to the entire Bates alumni population, as well as staff, faculty, and friends of the college.

Bronze Award

Washington University in St. Louis (Missouri) - Engineering Research Calendar 2018

Washington University in St. Louis

  • Washington University's engineering research calendar is a publication that highlights faculty and student research in a creative format that shows the beauty of work being conducted across the school. The format of the calendar changes every year.

Covers

Judges' Report

55 Entries

Gold Award

Connecticut College - Birth of the Cool, CC Magazine, Summer 2017

Connecticut College

  • This CC Magazine cover is a painting by Barkley L. Hendricks, a late professor emeritus of studio art.

Silver Award

Connecticut College - The Dance, CC Magazine, Winter 2017

Connecticut College

  • On the cover of this issue of CC Magazine, a visiting dance artist performs.

Campbell University (North Carolina) - The Opioid Epidemic, Campbell Magazine

Campbell University

  • Campbell Magazine produced this thought-provoking cover that illustrates the danger of opioids rather than the cliche image of the drug itself.

Bronze Award

Fashion Institute of Technology (New York) - Hue, Fall 2017 

Fashion Institute of Technology

  • The cover for the Fashion Institute of Technology innovation issue didn't use text, so the image had to tell the story. The Fashion Institute of Technology wanted to capture the idea that humans of every period look to the possibilities of the future, and wanted do it in a way that was both startlingly beautiful and unexpected.

Editorial Design

Judges' Report

64 Entries

Gold Award

University of Central Florida - Drive On

University of Central Florida

  • Drive On highlights the University of Central Florida's Knights Racing formula and baja teams. The story focuses on key members of each team as they compete in the Society of Automotive Engineers competitions, attempting to make an impact in racing and engineering. For many of these students, the outcome will be a great career in the automotive industry that is the culmination of dedication and camaraderie built around their time as SAE members.

Georgia Institute of Technology - "Cosmos in the Cranium," Georgia Tech Research Horizons

Georgia Institute of Technology

  • "Cosmos in the Cranium" is an in-depth look at neurological research across the Institute, featuring several different stories covering a variety of researchers' programs, callouts, data visualization and portrait photography. Infographics were created specifically for the story by the art director.

Silver Awards

Rockefeller University (New York) - "All the World's Genes at Our Fingertips," Seek Magazine

Rockefeller University

  • This spread was featured in Seek, the research magazine of The Rockefeller University.

Bronze Awards

University of Maryland, Baltimore - NURSING FOR/UM Magazine

University of Maryland Baltimore

  • The University of Maryland School of Nursing's biannual magazine, NURSING FOR/UM, has a dual mission: first, to maintain a connection with 24,000-plus alumni, friends, and supporters, and second, to provide engaging, thought-provoking and educational content related to the field of nursing, so that readers can apply what they learn through the magazine to improving patient care and health care in general.

Texas State University - "Eating Animals in America," Hillview Magazine

Texas State University

  • This editorial spread for Hillview Magazine offers multi-layered, art-directed photography deliberately designed to jar readers a little, while inviting them to read more.

Santa Clara University - "Cut & Paste Conservation," Santa Clara Magazine

Santa Clara University

  • For an in-depth feature on CRISPR technology and how it might transform conservation, Santa Clara University turned to leading science writer Emma Marris. "Cut & Paste Conservation" opens by posing this question: "We can now replace a gene in any organism for a hundred bucks a pop. We can alter wild species to save them. So should we?"

Illustrations

Judges' Report

39 Entries

Gold Award

Eastern Virginia Medical School - A Black & White Issue, EVMS Magazine 

Eastern Virginia Medical School

  • Eastern Virginia Medical School publishes EVMS Magazine four times a year. The publication explores relevant topics within the fields of medicine and science and highlights how EVMS is responding to the critical questions being asked within academic medicine and healthcare today. For the Black & White issue of the magazine, EVMS explored the reasons behind the lack of Black males in medicine. A champion for the community, EVMS is committed to increasing diversity and encouraging inclusiveness within the Institution and the field of academic medicine. Unfortunately, the number of black males entering the field of medicine has remained essentially the same over the last 40 years.

Silver Award

The College of New Jersey - Space Cowboy

The College of New Jersey

  • This opening spread illustration accompanies a feature story about alumnus who participated in a NASA mission.

Bronze Award

Columbia University (New York) - "A Life in Comics: The Graphic Adventures of Karen Green"

Columbia University

  • This graphic-novel-style comic tells the story of librarian Karen Green, Columbia's first curator for comics and cartoons.

Stanford University (California) - "Prescription for a Homeless Man" - digital article, published March 24, 2017

Stanford University

  • This story was promoted in print, but was exclusively run as a special online feature. It's a personal essay from a physician talking about his relationship with his homeless brother.

Invitations

Judges' Report

36 Entries

Grand Gold Award

University of Michigan - Co-Investors in the Future - Victors for Michigan Campaign Reception Invitation

University of Michigan, Ann Arbor
  • This invitation set was created for three exclusive Victors for Michigan campaign receptions that took place in key markets across the United States in celebration of the university's bicentennial. The guests were some of U-M's most committed volunteers. U-M President Mark Schlissel joined at all three receptions, inviting guests to join in conversation to explore the collaborative opportunities between the university, communities, and business—and how these relationships can be leveraged in U-M's next 100 years. A local business leader was also featured as a special guest at each reception to help reflect the voice of the business community in each key market.

Gold Award

University of Chicago - The 2017 Oriental Institute Gala: Bringing the Past to Light

University of Chicago

  • The Oriental Institute at The University of Chicago is a free, public museum that has one of the largest collections of ancient Middle Eastern art in the country, with many of the objects excavated by University of Chicago archaeologists. The Oriental Institute Gala is the museum's single largest event to raise funds for the Institute and honor the contributions of a prominent donor/member. This is the invitation package which includes the save-the-date, invitation and program for the event on May 18, 2017.

Silver Award

Harvard Business School (Massachusetts) - HBS Alumni Achievement Awards Invitation

Harvard Business School
  • This is an invitation for the Harvard Business School Alumni Achievement Awards. Each year, the school selects a number of outstanding men and women—distinguished graduates who, throughout their careers, have contributed significantly to their companies and communities while upholding the highest standards and values—to receive this important honor.

Bronze Award

Stanford University (California) - The New Old

  • This invitation was to Frontiers in Medicine, Stanford Medicine's annual signature donor event. Last year's event was focused on the biomedical advances being made at Stanford that will help us age well so we can all "live long, live lively."

Multi-Page Publications

Judges' Report

56 Entries

Grand Gold Award

Wake Forest University (North Carolina) - Forestry 101

Wake Forest University

  • Forestry 101 is a welcome guide for all new students at Wake Forest. It was designed to walk them through everything they need to know and do before school starts, and to provide an early sense of their new home in way that can help take the edge off such a big transition.

Gold Award

Tabor Academy (Massachusetts) - Tabor Academy Viewbook: "What WE means to ME"

Tabor Academy

  • What is innovative about this effort is that this admissions viewbook is not a catalog; it is a story of the opportunity possible within a uniquely supportive community. When Tabor Academy says supportive, it is not talking about academic support (though there is plenty of that), but the support one gains from being with truly supportive and ambitious friends. With this book, Tabor Academy puts its stake firmly in the ground of community, aiming to represent its unique culture from the start in hopes of attracting the right applicants: the kind of people who know people go further together.

Silver Award

Wake Forest University (North Carolina) - Admissions Viewbook

Wake Forest University

  • This viewbook is for high school juniors and seniors who are looking to learn more about Wake Forest University. It was designed to feature a high volume of information packaged in smaller, easy to process segments that begin to paint the picture of the student experience at Wake Forest University.

Biola University (California) - Biola University Undergraduate Viewbook

Biola University

  • In the summer of 2017, Biola University launched a university-wide rebranding campaign, featuring a new website, anthem video, advertisements, banners, displays and numerous print pieces. The most significant component of this rebranding effort was a vibrant, energetic 34-page undergraduate viewbook aimed at recruiting new students to Biola—a leading Christian university located near Los Angeles, California.

Bronze Award

University of Virginia - Bicentennial Launch Celebration Program

University of Virginia

  • On October 6, 2017, thousands gathered in Charlottesville to celebrate the launch of the University of Virginia's bicentennial with an opening night ceremony. The celebration told the story of the university, touching on achievements, a recognition of the imperfections of its past and a visualization of its future. A showcase of the arts, the event utilized stunning visuals, performance, and cutting-edge technology to create a compelling and deeply reflective evening with the Rotunda and Academical Village as a living canvas.

Ryerson University (Toronto) - FOS5: Celebrating five years

  • The Faculty of Science (FOS) was formed in 2012 from the former Faculty of Engineering, Architecture and Science. Science has a long and successful history at Ryerson University and the time was right for the formation of a new faculty, the first in 40 years. This commemorative fifth anniversary publication provides a snapshot of our achievements in the first five years as a separate entity.


Periodicals

Judges' Report

36 Entries

Gold Award

Santa Clara University (California) - Santa Clara Magazine - "The Good, the Bad, and the Kid"

Santa Clara University

  • Santa Clara University pursues its vision by creating an academic community that educates the whole person within the Jesuit, Catholic tradition, making student learning our central focus, continuously improving our curriculum and co-curriculum, strengthening our scholarship and creative work, and serving the communities of which the institution is a part in Silicon Valley and around the world. Santa Clara offers its more than 8,800 students rigorous undergraduate programs in arts and sciences, business, and engineering, plus master's degrees in a number of professional fields, law degrees, and engineering and theology doctorates. Distinguished by one of the highest graduation rates among all U.S. master's universities, Santa Clara educates leaders of competence, conscience, and compassion grounded in faith-inspired values. Founded in 1851, Santa Clara is California's oldest operating institution of higher education.

Silver Award

Oberlin College (Ohio) - Oberlin Conservatory Magazine, 2017

Oberlin College

  • Founded in 1865 and situated amid the intellectual vitality of Oberlin College, the Oberlin Conservatory of Music is the oldest continuously operating conservatory in the United States. It is recognized internationally as a professional music school of the highest caliber, dedicated to preparing its students for careers of distinction across the musical spectrum. It numbers approximately 580 students, nearly all of them undergraduate; roughly 180 conservatory students concurrently pursue degrees from Oberlin College.

Bronze Award

University of Alberta (Canada) - New Trail magazine, Winter 2017


University of Alberta

  • The University of Alberta, located in Edmonton, is a Top 5 Canadian university and one of the Top 100 in the world, home to more than 170 graduate programs, 200 undergraduate programs and 400 active student groups. The University of Alberta's vision is to be one of the world's great universities for the public good. This university is dedicated to the promise made by founding president Henry Marshall Tory that "... knowledge shall not be the concern of scholars alone. The uplifting of the whole people shall be its final goal."

Georgia Institute of Technology - Georgia Tech Research Horizons

Georgia Institute of Technology

  • Georgia Tech is a leading research university committed to improving the human condition through advanced science and technology. Georgia Tech has almost 30,000 students enrolled in undergraduate and graduate programs.

Posters

Judges' Report

24 Entries

Silver Award

University of Notre Dame (Indiana) - Student Study Break 2017

University of Notre Dame

  • Study Break is an annual tradition for all students of Notre Dame hosted by the Notre Dame Alumni Association. During fall semester finals, the association plans this free event for all students between the end of the last day of class and the beginning of finals. It is intended to help students de-stress while they are studying for exams. The event includes gourmet coffee and espresso carts (to get through the South Bend winters!), a number of hand and back massage areas, fun and games, and a plethora of pizzas, snacks, and fresh fruit. This event also offers the network of hometown Notre Dame Clubs the opportunity to connect with students from their area and send them an encouraging note to cheer them on for finals.

Bronze Award

Brigham Young University (Utah) - Kennedy Center Halloween Poster


Brigham Young University

  • The "One" Posters are geared to encourage students, faculty and alumni in participating and donating to the scholarship program to help provide global educational opportunities for students.

Single-Page Publications

Judges' Report

18 Entries

Gold Award

Phillips Academy (Massachusetts) - Summer Session "Living & Learning"


Phillips Academy

  • "Living & Learning" is a strategic and travel-friendly recruitment piece that replaced the previous information-dense 44-page viewbook. The goal of the new brochure was to get the attention of rising 7th through 12th graders and provide a visual and tactile single-page presentation of the two main components of the program: academics and life on campus.

Silver Award

University of Toronto - Faculty of Arts & Science, University of Toronto, Congratulations Card


University of Toronto

  • The Congratulations card—sent to students who have applied to the Faculty of Arts & Science but have yet to accept their admissions offer—features a unique collection of eye-catching visuals and useful advice to assist students with making the life-changing decision to say yes to their U of T admissions offer.

Bronze Award

Portland State University Foundation (Oregon) - "You are our spark" / Loacker Stewardship Concertina


Portland State University
  • For more than two decades, the support of Jack and Lynn Loacker have helped to grow the capacity and reputation of the PSU School of Architecture. Their passion is architecture and design, and they have chosen to invest in PSU's program to bring new talented faculty to Portland and help launch the careers of tomorrow's best and brightest young architects.

Specialty Pieces

Judges' Report

42 Entries

Grand Gold Award

John Hopkins University (Maryland) - Johns Hopkins University Celebration Props


John Hopkins University

  • The Celebration Props piece is an interactive printed piece. It is four panels long and uses two colors. Throughout the piece are perforated props students can customize, wear, and share through social media platforms.

Gold Award

University of Washington - UW Tacoma Major Donor Recognition Display


University of Washington

  • When UW Tacoma's set out to create its first donor recognition display, it wanted something that reflected the character and history of our community: authentic, gritty, industrial, warm, and loyal. Using reclaimed old-growth Douglas Fir from a recent campus building renovation, UW Tacoma partnered with a local veteran to have the wood engraved and printed with historic images. A lot of work went into engineering how to hang a 19-foot-long, 900-lb wood beam off a concrete wall and how to hang the panels in a way that we could add more (or change out to larger sizes) in the future.

Silver Award

Princeton University (New Jersey) - Princeton Volunteer Notecards


University of Princeton

  • Each year Princeton's Department of Donor Relations sends a small gift to all capital and annual giving volunteers in recognition of their fundraising efforts. In the spring of 2017, Development Communications designed and produced a collection of six note cards that could be thoughtfully packaged with a note of thanks from the Vice President for Advancement and mailed to volunteers.