2015 ARC CFE

Grand Award Winners

2015 ARC Awards Announces Grand Award Winners

NEW YORK, NY - August 27, 2015 - The 29th 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 2,065 entries from 35 countries.

The winners will be fêted at the Champagne Reception & Exhibition, to be held October 1, 2015 at THE TRUMP SOHO HOTEL in New York City.

On this evening, one of these winners will be named the 2015 BEST OF SHOW. The winners of the Platinum and Titanium Achievement Awards will also be revealed.

In their respective categories, the 2015 BEST OF CATEGORY Grand winners are:

Best of Category

Cover Design
Embossed

iOne Financial Press Limited for
CHINA COMMUNICATIONS
SERVICES CORPORATION
(Hong Kong)

Cover Design
Graphics/Illustrations

Format Limited for
HKEI
(Hong Kong)

Cover Design
Photography

ORO NEGRO
(Mexico)

Cover Design
Sleeve Packaged

REF Financial Press Limited for
BEIJING TONG REN TANG CHINESE MEDICINE COMPANY LIMITED
(Hong Kong)

Cover Design
Special Treatment

iOne Financial Press Limited for
IONE HOLDINGS LIMITED
(Hong Kong)

Chairman’s Letter
Hong Kong

Yellow Creative (HK) Limited for
THE HONGKONG AND SHANGHAI HOTELS, LIMITED

Chairman’s Letter
USA

Luke Communications Group for
ASPEN INSURANCE HOLDINGS

Chairman’s Letter
International

Finar Kurumsal for
TORUNLAR REIC
(Turkey)

Interior Design
Asia/Pacific

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

Interior Design
Europe

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

Interior Design
Hong Kong
Traditional Format

Eight Partnership Limited for
NOBLE RESOURCES LTD.

Interior Design
Hong Kong
Unique Format

iOne Financial Press Limited for
IONE HOLDINGS LIMITED

Photography

ORO NEGRO
(Mexico)

Illustrations

REF Financial Press Limited for
BEIJING TONG REN TANG CHINESE MEDICINE COMPANY LIMITED
(Hong Kong)

Financial Data

Sampath Bank PLC
(Sri Lanka)

Written Text
Non-Profit Organizations

Canada’s National Arts Centre
(Canada)

Written Text
USA

Luke Communications Group for
ASPEN INSURANCE HOLDINGS

Written Text
International

Daiwa House Industry Co., Ltd.
(Japan)

Green/ Environmentally Sound Annual Reports

Incheon International Airport Corporation
(Korea)

Printing & Production
Hong Kong
Special Techniques

REF Financial Press Limited for
BEIJING TONG REN TANG CHINESE MEDICINECOMPANY LIMITED

Printing & Production
Hong Kong
Traditional Format

Toppan Vite Limited for
TRINITY LIMITED

Printing & Production
International

ringzwei for
RTL GROUP
(Luxembourg)

Annual Reports
with Form 10-K

Curran & Connors, Inc. for
ASPEN INSURANCE HOLDINGS

Non-English
Annual Reports

Kunsthistorisches Museum Wien
(Austria)

Non-Profit Organizations  
Hong Kong

i.Link Group Limited for
HONG KONG PRODUCTIVITY COUNCIL

Non-Profit Organizations  
USA

Addison for
CERES

Non-Traditional Annual Reports
Hong Kong

iOne Financial Press Limited for
IONE HOLDINGS LIMITED

Non-Traditional Annual Reports
USA

United Therapeutics

Non-Traditional Annual Reports
International

Citizens Development
Business Finance PLC

(Sri Lanka)

Interactive
Annual Reports

Europe

3st kommunikation GmbH for
VOLKSWAGEN AG
(Germany)

Interactive
Annual Reports

Hong Kong

CLP Holdings Limited

Interactive
Annual Reports

USA

Thomson Reuters

Online Home Page

Thomson Reuters
(USA)

Online Design/Graphics

Jónsson & Le’macks -
Advertising & Communication
for
LANDSVIRKJUN – THE NATIONAL POWER COMPANY OF ICELAND
(Iceland)

Specialized
Annual Reports

C3 Creative Code and Content GmbH for
SIEMENS HEALTHCARE
(Germany)

Traditional
Annual Reports

Asia/Pacific

Talantone Creative Group for
SAMSUNG FINE CHEMICALS
(Korea)

Traditional
Annual Reports

Europe

PETRANIX AG for
SWISS PRIME SITE AG
(Switzerland)

Traditional
Annual Reports

Hong Kong
Special Treatment

iOne Financial Press Limited for
SUN HING VISION GROUP HOLDINGS LIMITED

Traditional
Annual Reports

Hong Kong
Standard Treatment

Toppan Vite Limited for
MIRAMAR HOTEL AND INVESTMENT COMPANY, LIMITED

Traditional
Annual Reports

The Americas

Nesnadny + Schwartz for
THE PROGRESSIVE CORPORATION
(USA)

Best of Austria

Mensalia GmbH for
WIENERBERGER AG

Best of Canada

Parcel Design for
FACULTY OF COMMUNICATION AND DESIGN, RYERSON UNIVERSITY

Best of China

Pengtu Design for
CHINA SOUTHERN AIRLINES

Best of Germany

3st kommunikation GmbH for
VOLKSWAGEN AG

Best of Hong Kong

iOne Financial Press Limited for
IONE HOLDINGS LIMITED

Best of Japan

FAST RETAILING Co., LTD.

Best of Korea

Mecayours Corporation for
KUMHO PETROCHEMICAL CO., LTD.

Best of Mexico

ORO NEGRO

Best of Singapore

Sedgwick Richardson (SEA)
Pte Ltd.
for
WING TAI HOLDINGS LIMITED

Best of Sri Lanka

Citizens Development
Business Finance PLC

Best of Turkey

Graffiti for
GUBRETAS

Best of USA

Nesnadny + Schwartz for
THE PROGRESSIVE CORPORATION

Best of International
Asia/Pacific

DOTPLUS COMMUNICATIONS
SDN BHD
for
LBS BINA GROUP BERHAD
(Malaysia)

Best of International
Europe

ringzwei for
RTL GROUP
(Luxembourg)

Best of International
Mid-East/India

The Akshaya Patra Foundation
(India)

 

 

Preliminary and final judges represent top level investor relations executives, financial executives, writers, designers, and photographers from over 60 different agencies and corporations in Austria, Canada, Germany, Hong Kong, Japan, Korea, Luxembourg, Mexico, New Zealand, People’s Republic of China, Singapore, Sri Lanka, Switzerland, Turkey, 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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