2014 ARC CFE
Grand Award Winners

2014 ARC Awards Announces Grand Award Winners

NEW YORK, NY - August 8, 2014 - The 28th Annual International ARC Awards – the world’s largest annual report competition – announced the Grand Award winners today. The winners were deemed the BEST OF CATEGORY. This year, the ARCs received 2,000+ entries from 31countries.

The winners will be fêted at the exclusive 28th Orchid Anniversary Gala to be held September 25, 2014 at THE NEW YORK PALACE HOTEL in New York City.

On this evening, one of these winners will be named the 2014 BEST OF SHOW. The winners of the Platinum and Titanium Achievement Awards will also be revealed.

In their respective categories, the 2014 BEST OF CATEGORY Grand winners are:

Best of Category

Cover Design
Die-Cut           

Toppan Vite Limited for
HONG KONG
PRODUCTIVITY COUNCIL
(Hong Kong)

Cover Design
Multiple Parts

Toppan Vite Limited for
TRINITY LIMITED
(Hong Kong)

Cover Design
Non-Traditional

Finar Kurumsal for
BANVIT
(Turkey)

Cover Design
Special Treatment

iOne Financial Press Limited for
CLEAR MEDIA LIMITED
(Hong Kong)

Cover Design
Standard Format

Parcel Design for
FACULTY OF COMMUNICATION & DESIGN, RYERSON UNIVERSITY
(Canada)

Chairman’s Letter
Hong Kong

Trinity Limited

Chairman’s Letter
Worldwide

Bring, LLC for
THE BOEING COMPANY
(USA)

Interior Design
Americas

Nesnadny + Schwartz for
THE PROGRESSIVE CORPORATION
(USA)

Interior Design
Asia

THE THIRD AGE for
LOTTE SHOPPING CO., LTD.
(South Korea)

Interior Design
Europe

HGB Hamburger Geschäftsberichte GmbH & Co. KG for
DEUTSCHE WOHNEN AG
(Germany)

Interior Design
Hong Kong
Non-Traditional

Trinity Limited

Interior Design
Hong Kong
Special Production Techniques

Toppan Vite Limited for
MIRAMAR HOTEL AND
INVESTMENT COMPANY, LIMITED

Interior Design
Hong Kong
Traditional Format

Eight Partnership Limited for
NOBLE GROUP

Photography

Kunsthistorisches Museum Vienna for
KUNSTHISTORISCHES MUSEUM WIEN MIT MVK UND ÖTM
(Austria)

Illustrations

United Therapeutics/Lab 4 for
UNITED THERAPEUTICS
(USA)

Financial Data

Kirchhoff Consult AG for
DEUTSCHE TELEKOM AG
(Germany)

Written Text
Asia

THE THIRD AGE for
LOTTE SHOPPING CO., LTD.
(South Korea)

Written Text
Europe

Berichtsmanufaktur GmbH for
JOH. BERENBERG,
GOSSLER & CO. KG
(Germany)

Written Text
USA

Luke Communications Group for
ASPEN INSURANCE
HOLDINGS LIMITED

Green/ Environmentally Sound Annual Reports

Talantone Creative Group for
KDB DAEWOO SECURITIES
(South Korea)

Printing & Production
Hong Kong
Non-Traditional

Toppan Vite Limited for
TRINITY LIMITED

Printing & Production
Hong Kong
Traditional

TCL Communication Technology Holdings Limited

Printing & Production
International

STRABAG SE
(Austria)

Annual Reports
with Form 10-K

Curran & Connors, Inc. for
ASPEN INSURANCE
HOLDINGS LIMITED

Non-English
Annual Reports

trurnit Zahl + Zeichen GmbH for
STADTREINIGUNG HAMBURG AÖR
(Germany)

Non-Profit Organizations
Medical Care &
Social Services

Parcel Design for
CANADIAN BLOOD SERVICES
(Canada)

Non-Profit Organizations
Various

Nesnadny + Schwartz for
VASSAR COLLEGE
(USA)

Non-Traditional Annual Reports
Europe

antwerpes ag for
DOCCHECK AG
(Germany)

Non-Traditional Annual Reports
Hong Kong

iOne Financial Press Limited

Non-Traditional Annual Reports
Turkey

Finar Kurumsal for
TEPE INSAAT

Non-Traditional Annual Reports
Worldwide

United Therapeutics/Lab 4 for
UNITED THERAPEUTICS
(USA)

Late Publishing/
Off-Calendar
Annual Reports

grintsch communications
GmbH & Co. KG
for
REWE GROUP
(Germany)

Apps

X_Design for
GRUPO HERDEZ
(Mexico)

Interactive
Annual Reports

Americas

Calgary Stampede
(Canada)

Interactive
Annual Reports

International

Bertelsmann SE & Co., KGaA
(Germany)

PDF Annual Reports

Bryan Mills Iradesso for
TIM HORTONS
(Canada)

Specialized
Annual Reports

Cheil Worldwide for
SAMSUNG
(South Korea)

Summary
Annual Reviews

Curran & Connors, Inc. for
ARTISAN PARTNERS ASSET MANAGEMENT INC.
(USA)

Traditional
Annual Reports

Hong Kong

Special Treatments

REF Financial Press Limited for
EMBRY HOLDINGS LIMITED

Traditional
Annual Reports

Hong Kong

Standard Treatment

iOne Financial Press Limited for
SUN HING VISION GROUP
HOLDINGS LIMITED

Best of Austria

Kunsthistorisches Museum Vienna for
KUNSTHISTORISCHES MUSEUM WIEN MIT MVK UND ÖTM

Best of Canada

Parcel Design for
FACULTY OF COMMUNICATION & DESIGN, RYERSON UNIVERSITY

Best of Germany

Nemetschek AG

Best of Hong Kong

Trinity Limited

Best of Japan

Daiwa House Industry Co., Ltd.   

Best of Korea

S/O Project for
KAYWON UNIVERSITY
OF ART & DESIGN

Best of Mexico

ORO NEGRO

Best of People’s Republic of China

RR Donnelley Roman
Financial Limited
for
SINOMEDIA HOLDING LIMITED

Best of Singapore

Meta Fusion Pte Ltd for
CITY DEVELOPMENTS LIMITED

Best of Sri Lanka

Sampath Bank PLC

Best of Turkey

Finar Kurumsal for
TEPE INSAAT

Best of USA

Nesnadny + Schwartz for
THE PROGRESSIVE CORPORATION

Best of International
Asia/Pacific

Nova Fusion SDN BHD for
MALAYAN BANKING BERHAD
(Malaysia)

Best of International
Europe

ringzwei for
RTL GROUP
(Luxembourg)

Preliminary and final judges represent top level investor relations executives, financial executives, writers, designers, and photographers from over 80 different agencies and corporations in Austria, Canada, Germany, Hong Kong, Indonesia, Japan, Korea, Luxembourg, Mexico, New Zealand, Palestine, Singapore, Sri Lanka, Switzerland, Turkey, Vietnam, the United Kingdom, and the United States.

Judges ranked the annual reports with a score between one and one hundred.  The top 30% scoring annual reports won Gold, Silver, Bronze and Honors Awards.

Criteria used to choose winners included Cover Design, Chairman’s Letter, Writing, Interior Design, Financial Presentation, and Overall, how well the spirit of the company is reflected in the annual report.

The ARC Awards, established by MerComm, Inc. in 1987, were created to honor overall excellence in annual reports, and to encourage noteworthy and vital writing, as well as imaginative and original design.

The ARC Awards is sponsored by MERCOMM, INC., the world’s only independent awards organization, founded with the mission to advance the standards of excellence in the fields of corporate communications. The MerComm Awards

Programs are free from advertising, membership dues, or outside sponsorships. In keeping with its policies of openness and transparency, the judges’ names are published and the judging criteria are available to all. Further, entrants may review the judges’ evaluations; and are guaranteed fairness and impartiality. As such, the ARC Awards is considered the most highly respected and prestigious competition in the industry.

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