2014 ARC CFE
Grand Award Winners

2013 ARC Awards Announces Grand Award Winners

* Trinity Limited * Wins Best of Show

in ARC Awards Competition

NEW YORK, NY - September 26, 2013 - The 2013 winners in the 27th Annual
ARC Awards Competition honoring excellence in annual reports were announced this evening at the Gold & Grand Winners Gala in the TRUMP SOHO Hotel in
New York City.

The trophy for BEST OF SHOW was awarded to Toppan Vite Limited. (Hong Kong) on behalf of their client TRINITY LIMITED (Hong Kong).

The Platinum Achievement Award was bestowed to SMART MEDIA (Sri Lanka) for winning the greatest number of awards (89) on behalf of their clients. The Titanium Achievement Award was captured by HETERMEDIA (Hong Kong) for delivering the greatest percentage (57%) of wins for their clients.

The Grand Awards were presented by the evening's Keynote Speaker Jay Mandarino, C.J. GRAPHICS (Toronto, Ontario, Canada).

In their respective categories, the 2013 BEST OF CATEGORY Grand winners are:

Best of Category


Cover Design
Abstract & Various

Burda Creative Group GmbH for
SENNHEISER ELECTRONIC
GMBH & CO. KG
(Germany)

Cover Design
Boxed Sets

SMART MEDIA
The Annual Report Company
for
THE LIGHTHOUSE HOTEL PLC
(Sri Lanka)

Cover Design
Die Cuts
& Double Folds

S/O Project for
SK TELECOM
(Korea)

Cover Design
People & Portraits

Ideas On Purpose for
MONTEFIORE MEDICAL CENTER
(USA)

Cover Design
Special Treatment

Nissin Foods Holdings Co., Ltd.
(Japan)

Chairman’s Letter

Daiwa House Industry Co., Ltd.
(Japan)

Interior Design
Americas

Addison for
WILLS EYE INSTITUTE
(USA)

Interior Design
Europe

Rahofer Werbeagentur for
PALFINGER AG
(Austria)

Interior Design
Hong Kong/PRC
Special Treatment

EDICO Financial Press
Services Ltd.
 for
CHINA RONGSHENG HEAVY INDUSTRIES GROUP HOLDINGS
(Hong Kong)

Interior Design
Hong Kong/PRC
Traditional

Trinity Limited
(Hong Kong)

Interior Design
International

Talantone Creative Group for
CHEIL INDUSTRIES, SAMSUNG
(Korea)

Written Text
Americas

Southern Company
(USA)

Written Text
Asia/Pacific

SMART MEDIA
The Annual Report Company
for
SO OTHERS MAY SEE INC.
(Sri Lanka)

Written Text
Europe

Burda Creative Group GmbH for
SENNHEISER ELECTRONIC
GMBH & CO. KG
(Germany)

Photography
Americas

Mutual of America
(USA)

Photography
Asia/Pacific

Trinity Limited
(Hong Kong)

Photography
Europe

Rahofer Werbeagentur for
PALFINGER AG
(Austria)

Illustrations

Nesnadny + Schwartz for
THE PROGRESSIVE CORPORATION
(USA)

Financial Data

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

Green/
Environmentally Sound Annual Reports

SMART MEDIA
The Annual Report Company
for
THE LIGHTHOUSE HOTEL PLC
(Sri Lanka)

Printing & Production
Hong Kong/PRC
Standard Presentation

iOne Financial Press Limited
(Hong Kong)

Printing & Production
Hong Kong & PRC
Unique Presentation

Toppan Vite Limited for
TRINITY LIMITED
(Hong Kong)

Printing & Production
Sri Lanka

SMART Media
The Annual Report Company
for
THE LIGHTHOUSE HOTEL PLC

Printing & Production
International

Addison for
CENVEO BUSINESS SOLUTIONS
(USA)

Annual Reports with Form 10-K

Curran & Connors for
ASPEN INSURANCE
HOLDINGS LIMITED

Non-English
Annual Reports

Toppan Vite Limited for
TRINITY LIMITED
(Hong Kong)

Non-Profit Organizations
Medical Care & Social Services

NYU Langone Medical Center
(USA)

Non-Profit Organizations
Various           

Greater Toronto Airports Authority
(Canada)

Non-Profit Organizations
President’s Letter

SMART MEDIA
The Annual Report Company
for
SO OTHERS MAY SEE INC.
(Sri Lanka)

Non-Traditional Annual Reports
Asia/Pacific

Toppan Vite Limited for
TRINITY LIMITED
(Hong Kong)

Non-Traditional Annual Reports
United States

United Therapeutics

Non-Traditional Annual Reports
International

Soapbox Design Inc. for
RYERSON UNIVERSITY - FACULTY
OF COMMUNICATION + DESIGN
(Canada)

Off-Calendar Annual Reports

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

Specialized
Annual Reports

Cheil Worldwide for
SAMSUNG
(Korea)

Summary
Annual Reviews

California Water Service Group
(USA)

On-Line
Annual Reports

Apps - Mobile/Tablet

Bayer AG
(Germany)

On-Line
Annual Reports

Interactive - USA

Addison for
GE

On-Line
Annual Reports

Interactive - International

SMART MEDIA
The Annual Report Company
for
DIESEL & MOTOR ENGINEERING PLC
(Sri Lanka)

On-Line
Annual Reports

PDFs

33VISUAL for
ICA
(Mexico)

Best of Traditional Annual Reports
Hong Kong

Special Treatments

iOne Financial Press Limited for
CHINA COMMUNICATIONS SERVICES CORPORATION LIMITED

Best of Traditional Annual Reports
Hong Kong

Standard Treatment

TCL Communication
Technology Holdings Limited

Best of Austria

Rahofer Werbeagentur for
PALFINGER AG

Best of Canada

Greater Toronto Airports Authority

Best of Germany

HGB Hamburger Geschäftsberichte GmbH & Co. KG for
DEUTSCHE TELEKOM AG

Best of Hong Kong

Toppan Vite Limited for
TRINITY LIMITED

Best of Japan

Nissin Foods Holdings Co., Ltd.  

Best of Korea

S/O Project for
SK TELECOM

Best of Mexico

Signi for
COCA-COLA FEMSA

Best of People’s Republic of China

RR Donnelley Roman
Financial Limited
for
SINOMEDIA HOLDING LIMITED

Best of Sri Lanka

SMART MEDIA
The Annual Report Company
for
DFCC BANK

Best of Turkey

Finar Kurumsal for
AKFEN REIT

Best of USA

Addison for
WILLS EYE INSTITUTE

Best of International
Asia/Pacific

Food Empire Holdings Ltd.
(Singapore)

Best of International
Europe

ringzwei for
RTL GROUP
(Luxembourg)

Best of International
Mid-East

M&C Saatchi MENA for
ZAIN GROUP
(Kuwait)

 

 

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.

Preliminary and final judges represent top level investor relations executives, financial executives, writers, designers, and photographers from over 90 different agencies and corporations in Australia, Austria, Belgium, Canada, Germany,
Hong Kong, Italy, Japan, Korea, Luxembourg, Mexico, New Zealand, Saudi Arabia, Singapore, Sri Lanka, 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 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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