2010 Bronze Award: American Christmas Tree Journal

Annual or Quarterly Publication – Organization budget up to $1-million

American Christmas Tree Journal

Judge’s Comments: The cover has a nostalgic, “old-timey” feel.  I also like the use of practical assessments and “how-tos” to engage membership.  The call to action “how you can participate” is fabulous; I love when publications can combine practicality with entertainment.

Entrant Details
National Christmas Tree Association/Drake & Company
American Christmas Tree Journal
Becky Rasmussen

Credited Vendors & Partners
McDonough Democrat, Printer
Bruce Lorton
Bushnell, Illinois
lorton1@bushnell.net
800/686-3116

Vilija Krajewski Design, Graphic Design Firm
Vilija Krajewski
Orland Park, Illinois
vilijak@comcast.net
708-403-2269

2010 Silver Award: International Wood: The Guide to Applications, Sources and Trends

Annual or Quarterly Publication – Organization budget up to $1-million

International Wood: The Guide to Applications, Sources and Trends

Judge’s Comments: Great cover! The perspective, lighting were fantastic, and the contrast of the fonts made the cover pop. The ads were all relevant to the publication audience, and the layout was crisp.  I like that though there was not a great amount of variance in the color palette, the selected colors complemented the “wood” focus of the association.  The publication is content-heavy without being overwhelming, and all content is relevant, no “filler text.”  I love the pullout reference guide on distributors. And as an added bonus, the publication smelled like wood!

Entrant Details
International Wood Products Association
International Wood: The Guide to Applications, Sources and Trends
Annette Ferri

Credited Vendors & Partners
KML Design, Graphic Design Firm
Karen Leno, President
Coralville, Iowa
kmldesign@mchsi.com
319-430-5108

Bedford Falls Communications, Communications Firm
John Aufderdaar, President/Publisher
Watertown Wisconsin
aufderhaar@charter.net
920-206-1766

2010 Gold Award: Suffolk Arts+Sciences Magazine

Annual or Quarterly Publication – Organization budget up to $1-million

Suffolk Arts+Sciences Magazine

Judge’s Comments: This title shows excellence in all categories.  It is well designed and produced.  Every page draws you in through the layout, graphics, photography, illustration and typography from the front cover to the back page.  This is a youthful and fun publication and very geared to the university readership.  The content is diverse and there is something for all disciplines.  This title definitely addresses the organization’s mission and goals.

Entrant Details
Suffolk University
Suffolk Arts+Sciences Magazine
Sherri Miles

Credited Vendors & Partners
Sirbaugh Design + Illustration, Graphic Design Firm
Seth Sirbaugh, Creative Director/Design
Frederick, Maryland
quick028@mac.com
304-279-7034

2010 Bronze Award: Best for Women

Annual or Quarterly Publication – Organization budget greater than $1-million

Best for Women

Judge’s Comments: Every page in this issue was a surprise and a pleasure to read.  The design is clean and easy to read.  The cover and feature illustration stand out; the columns and the front of book and back of book hold their own as well.  There is continuity throughout the issue.  The printing is excellent and the color tinted pages are consistent throughout the issue.  The content holds your interest and reflects the interests of the audience and the organization’s goal and mission.

Entrant Details
Soroptimist
Best for Women
Laurie Graf

2010 Silver Award: VFW Magazine: Korean War: Special 60th Anniversary Issue

Annual or Quarterly Publication – Organization budget greater than $1-million

VFW Magazine: Korean War: Special 60th Anniversary Issue

Judge’s Comments: This magazine excelled in all the criteria—appearance, layout, style, content, appropriateness and effectiveness.  It achieves a crisp, clean and user friendly look.  This well done design includes the use of graphics, illustrations, photography and typography.  The content is compelling and you are drawn to each article throughout the issue. The entire issue achieves this organization’s mission and is very appropriate for the readership.

Entrant Details
Veterans of Foreign Wars
VFW Magazine: Korean War: Special 60th Anniversary Issue
Richard Kolb

2010 Gold Award: Principal, September/October 2010

Annual or Quarterly Publication – Organization budget greater than $1-million

Principal, September/October 2010

Judge’s Comments: This issue excelled in all the criteria—appearance, layout, style, content, appropriateness and effectiveness. The design draws you in from the minute you look at the cover, through the front of the book news items, to the main feature and ending with the back of the book columns.  The features really stand out with a combination of illustration, photographs and typography.  The print quality is crisp and sharp. The writing and the content clearly achieve this association’s mission.

Entrant Details
National Association of Elementary School Principals
Principal, September/October 2010
Vanessa St. Gerard

Credited Vendors & Partners
TMG, Graphic Design Firm
Rhonda Metheny
rmetheny@tmgcustommedia.com
202-721-1467

RR Donnelley, Printer
Teresa Wilkerson
teresa.c.wilkerson@rrd.com
816.792.6392

2008 Gold Award: ASAE & The Center for Association Leadership

Associations Now 2008 Volunteer Leadership Issue

Association: ASAE & The Center for Association Leadership

Category: Annual or Quarterly Publication, Large Budget

Publication: Associations Now 2008 Volunteer Leadership Issue

Primary Contact: Lisa Junker – Editor in Chief

Award: Gold

Year: 2008

2008 Bronze Award: PA Association of Elementary and Secondary School Principals

The Pennsylvania Administrator - May 2008

Association: PA Association of Elementary and Secondary School Principals

Category: Annual or Quarterly Publication, Small Budget

Publication: The Pennsylvania Administrator – May 2008

Primary Contact: Sheri Thompson – Director of Communications

Printer: Waveline Direct, Inc.

Award: Bronze

Year: 2008

2008 Gold Award: Calliope, LLC

PERSPECTIVES 2008

Association: Calliope, LLC

Category: Annual or Quarterly Publication, Small Budget

Publication: PERSPECTIVES 2008

Primary Contact: Laura Zavelson – Chief Muse

Designer: Calliope, LLC / Laura Zavelson

Award: Gold

Year: 2008

2008 Silver Award: International Wood Products Association

Imported Wood: The Guide to Applications, Sources & Trends

Association: International Wood Products Association

Category: Annual or Quarterly Publication, Large Budget

Publication: Imported Wood: The Guide to Applications, Sources & Trends

Primary Contact: Annette Ferri – Director, Finance & Administration

Designer: Bedford Falls Communications, John Aufderhaar

Award: Silver

Year: 2008