2021 ARC Award Winners

Grand Award Winners

2021 ARC Awards Announces Grand Award Winners

NEW YORK, NY – September 15, 2021 - The 35th Anniversary 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 1,875 entries from 28 countries.

The 2021 BEST OF SHOW will be announced on Thursday 21 October, at the conclusion of the ARC Emerald Anniversary Evening to be held at the Lotte New York Palace Hotel. The winners of the Platinum and Titanium Achievement Awards will also be revealed that evening.

In their respective categories, the 2021 BEST OF CATEGORY Grand winners are:

Cover Design
Abstract/Graphics

Mens Creation Ltd. For
ANTA SPORTS PRODUCTS LIMITED
(Hong Kong)

Cover Design
Artistic

SHIAN INC. for
NISSIN FOODS HOLDINGS CO., LTD.
(Japan)

Cover Design
Die-Cut           

Toppan Merrill Limited for
CHINA JINMAO HOLDINGS
GROUP LIMITED
(Hong Kong)

Cover Design
Photography

Brainds Marken und Design GmbH for
WIENERBERGER AG
(Austria)

Cover Design
Various

EDICO Financial Press
Services Limited
for
ARA ASSET MANAGEMENT
(FORTUNE) LIMITED
(Hong Kong)

Chairman’s Letter
Hong Kong

Sedgwick Richardson (HK) Limited for
TECHTRONIC INDUSTRIES
COMPANY LIMITED

Chairman’s Letter
Japan

SHIAN INC. for
NISSIN FOODS HOLDINGS CO., LTD.

Chairman’s Letter
International

Bring, LLC for
THE BOEING COMPANY
(USA)

Interior Design
Europe

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

Interior Design
Hong Kong

REF Financial Press Limited for
HKBN LTD.

Interior Design
International

Fast Retailing Co., LTD.
(Japan)
           

Interior Design
Special Treatment

SHIAN INC. for
NISSIN FOODS HOLDINGS CO., LTD.
(Japan)

Photography

Abbott
(USA)

Illustrations

SHIAN INC. for
NISSIN FOODS HOLDINGS CO., LTD.
(Japan)

Infographics

Format Limited for
HK ELECTRIC INVESTMENTS AND
HK ELECTRIC INVESTMENTS LIMITED
(Hong Kong)

Financial Data

Kanro Inc.
(Japan)

Written Text

California Water Service Group
(USA)

Annual Reports with Form 10-K

Granato Creative Group for
CANNAE HOLDINGS, INC.
(USA)

Non-English
Annual Reports

concept c media GmbH for
HERMES GROUP
(Germany)

Non-Profit Organizations

ÖAMTC
(Austria)

Non-Traditional Annual Reports
Boxed Sets

United Therapeutics Corporation
(USA)

Non-Traditional Annual Reports
Sleeves/Wraps

Kanro Inc.
(Japan)

Non-Traditional Annual Reports
Various

SHIAN INC. for
NISSIN FOODS HOLDINGS CO., LTD.
(Japan)

Printing & Production
Special Treatment

SHIAN INC. for
NISSIN FOODS HOLDINGS CO., LTD.
(Japan)

Printing & Production
Standard Treatment

ÖAMTC
(Austria)

Specialized
Annual Reports

Talantone Creative Group for
NAVER CORP.
(South Korea)

Traditional
Annual Reports

Americas/Europe

HGB Hamburger Geschäftsberichte GmbH & Co. KG for
ARMACELL INTERNATIONAL S.A.
(Luxembourg)

Traditional
Annual Reports

Asia/Pacific

Insight Creative for
COMVITA LIMITED
(New Zealand)

Traditional
Annual Reports

Hong Kong
Special Treatment

iONE Financial Press Limited for
NEW WORLD DEVELOPMENT COMPANY LIMITED

Traditional
Annual Reports

Hong Kong
Standard Treatment

EDICO Financial Press
Services Limited
for
MIRAMAR HOTEL AND INVESTMENT COMPANY LIMITED

Interactive
Annual Reports

Hong Kong

Cre8 (Greater China) Limited for
CHINA TELECOM
CORPORATION LIMITED

Interactive
Annual Reports

International

Kammann Rossi GmbH for
CLARIANT
(Switzerland)

PDF Version
Annual Reports

Americas/Europe

X_DESIGN for
SPORTSWORLD
(Mexico)

PDF Version
Annual Reports

International

Mecayours Corporation for
OCI COMPANY LTD.
(South Korea)

Online
Annual Reports

Home Page

Rahofer Werbeagentur -
Christian Rahofer GmbH
for
PALFINGER AG
(Austria)

Online
Annual Reports

Design/Graphics

HGB Hamburger Geschäftsberichte GmbH & Co. KG for
JUNGHEINRICH AKTIENGESELLSCHAFT
(Germany)

Online
Annual Reports

Featured Categories

The Task Force for Global Health
(USA)

Best of Austria

ÖAMTC

Best of China

Beijing Pengtu Culture and
Arts Communication Co., Ltd.
For
INDUSTRIAL AND COMMERCIAL
BANK OF CHINA

Best of Germany

concept c media GmbH for
HERMES GROUP

Best of Hong Kong

iONE Financial Press Limited for
CHINA TELECOM
CORPORATION LIMITED

Best of Japan

SHIAN INC. for
NISSIN FOODS HOLDINGS CO., LTD.

Best of Malaysia

CD CORPORATE REPORTS
SDN BHD
for
PETRONAS CHEMICALS
GROUP BERHAD

Best of Singapore

Meta Fusion Pte Ltd for
JAPFA LTD

Best of
South Korea

Intonation for
KUMHO TIRE

Best of Turkey

Finar Kurumsal for
HALKBANK

Best of USA    

California Water Service Group

Best of Asia/Pacific

Insight Creative for
COMVITA LIMITED
(New Zealand)

Best of Europe

HGB Hamburger Geschäftsberichte GmbH & Co. KG for
ARMACELL INTERNATIONAL S.A.
(Luxembourg)

Best of International   

Addison for
ABU DHABI COMMERCIAL BANK
(United Arab Emirates)

Preliminary and final judges represent top level investor relations executives, financial executives, writers, designers, and photographers from over 69 different agencies and corporations in Australia, Austria, Chile, Germany, Hong Kong, Iran, Japan, Luxembourg, Malaysia, Mexico, New Zealand, Singapore, South Korea, Spain, Sri Lanka, Turkey, 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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