2020 ARC Award CFE

Grand Award Winners

* NISSIN FOODS HOLDINGS CO., LTD. * Wins Best of Show

NEW YORK, NY – October 17, 2019 - The winners in the 33rd  International ARC Awards Competition, honoring excellence in annual reports, were fêted at the ARC Awards Winners Dinner in The SHILLA Hotel in Seoul, South Korea, the first ever celebration held in South Korea.

The trophy for BEST OF SHOW was awarded to NISSIN FOODS HOLDINGS CO., LTD. (Japan) nominated by SHIAN INC. (Japan).

The Platinum Achievement Award was bestowed to iONE FINANCIAL PRESS LIMITED (Hong Kong) for winning the greatest number of awards (67) on behalf of their clients.  The Titanium Achievement Award was captured by FİNAR (Turkey), delivering the greatest percentage (73%) of wins for their clients.

The Grand Awards were presented by the evening’s Keynote Speaker Youn Park, Lead Partner, TALANTONE CREATIVE GROUP, Seoul, South Korea.

In their respective categories, the 2019 BEST OF CATEGORY Grand winners are:

Cover Design
Abstract/Graphics

iOne Financial Press Limited for
HJ CAPITAL (INTERNATIONAL) HOLDINGS COMPANY LIMITED
(Hong Kong)

Cover Design
Artistic

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

Cover Design
Die-Cut           

iOne Financial Press Limited for
THE HONGKONG AND
SHANGHAI HOTELS, LIMITED
(Hong Kong)

Cover Design
Holographic

IM creative for
LOTTE SHOPPING
(South Korea)

Cover Design
People/Portrait

HGB Hamburger Geschäftsberichte GmbH & Co. KG for
PHOENIX GROUP
(Germany)

Cover Design
Traditional -
Hong Kong

HeterMedia Services Limited for
POWER ASSETS HOLDINGS LIMITED

Chairman’s Letter
Hong Kong/PRC

iOne Financial Press Limited for
THE HONGKONG AND
SHANGHAI HOTELS, LIMITED
(Hong Kong)

Chairman’s Letter
International

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

Interior Design
Asia/Pacific

Talantone Creative Group for
KUMHO PETROCHEMICAL
(South Korea)

Interior Design
Europe

ÖAMTC
(Austria)

Interior Design
Hong Kong -
Non-Traditional

iOne Financial Press Limited for
HJ CAPITAL (INTERNATIONAL) HOLDINGS COMPANY LIMITED

Interior Design
Hong Kong -
Traditional

Solomon Financial Press Limited for
CHINA UNICOM
(HONG KONG) LIMITED

Interior Design
Turkey

FİNAR for
GÜNEŞ SİGORTA

Photography

be.public Corporate &
Financial Communications
for
PORR AG
(Austria)

Illustrations

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

Infographics

CD Corporate Reports Sdn Bhd for
PETRONAS GAS BERHAD
(Malaysia)

Financial Data
Boxed Sets

National Savings Bank
(Sri Lanka)

Financial Data
Integrated

Talantone Creative Group for
ORANGELIFE INSURANCE
(South Korea)

Written Text

California Water Service Group
(USA)

Non-English Annual Reports

Berichtsmanufaktur GmbH for
ÖSTERREICHISCHE POST AG
(Austria)

Non-Profit Organizations

Talantone Creative Group for
THE HAPPINESS FOUNDATION
(South Korea)

Non-Traditional Annual Reports
Boxed Sets

DNA Komunika & Brandbook for
PT PERUSAHAAN GAS NEGARA TBK
(Indonesia)

Non-Traditional Annual Reports
Oversized

Nova Fusion Sdn Bhd for
SIME DARBY PLANTATION BERHAD
(Malaysia)

Non-Traditional Annual Reports
Various

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

Printing & Production
Boxed Sets

brandcooks GmbH for
ADO PROPERTIES S.A.
(Luxembourg)

Printing & Production
Hong Kong

iOne Financial Press Limited for
HJ CAPITAL (INTERNATIONAL) HOLDINGSCOMPANY LIMITED

Printing & Production
International

FİNAR for
BNP PARIBAS CARDIF TURKEY
(Turkey)

Specialized
Annual Reports

California Water Service Group
(USA)

Traditional
Annual Reports

Asia/Pacific

Nova Fusion Sdn Bhd for
KLCC PROPERTY
HOLDINGS BERHAD
(Malaysia)

Traditional
Annual Reports

Europe

Solberg Kommunikation for
VOLVO CAR GROUP
(Sweden)

Traditional
Annual Reports

Hong Kong -
Special Treatment

iOne Financial Press Limited for
THE HONGKONG AND
SHANGHAI HOTELS, LIMITED

Traditional
Annual Reports

Hong Kong -
Standard Treatment

REF Financial Press Limited for
SINO-OCEAN GROUP
HOLDING LIMITED

Extra-Ordinary Presentation

United Therapeutics
(USA)

Online Annual Reports
Home Page

Solberg Kommunikation for
VOLVO CAR GROUP
(Sweden)

Online
Annual Reports

Interactive

GCI Health for
PFIZER INC.
(USA)

Online
Annual Reports

PDF

Ideas On Purpose for
THE COCA-COLA COMPANY
(USA)

Online
Annual Reports

Various

Solberg Kommunikation for
VOLVO CAR GROUP
(Sweden)

Best of Austria

Berichtsmanufaktur GmbH for
ÖSTERREICHISCHE POST AG

Best of Canada

IBI Group

Best of China

Toppan Merrill Limited for
HARBIN BANK

Best of Germany

HGB Hamburger Geschäftsberichte GmbH & Co. KG for
NÜRNBERGMESSE GMBH

Best of
Hong Kong

Toppan Merrill Limited for
CHINA JINMAO HOLDINGS
GROUP LIMITED

Best of Indonesia

PT Desain Nindya Amarta
(DNA Komunika)
for
PT PGN LNG INDONESIA

Best of Japan

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

Best of Malaysia

Nova Fusion Sdn Bhd for
NESTLÉ (MALAYSIA) BERHAD

Best of Russia

Zebra Design Bureau for
JSC SUEK

Best of Singapore

META FUSION PTE LTD for
YANLORD LAND GROUP LIMITED

Best of
South Korea

IM creative for
LOTTE SHOPPING

Best of Sri Lanka

National Savings Bank

Best of Turkey

FİNAR for
BNP PARIBAS CARDIF TURKEY

Best of USA

Mutual of America

Best of Europe

Solberg Kommunikation for
VOLVO CAR GROUP
(Sweden)

Best of International

The Saudi Investment Bank
(Kingdom of Saudi Arabia)

 

 

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, Chile, Germany, Hong Kong, India, Japan, Luxembourg, Malaysia, Mexico, New Zealand, Singapore, South Korea, Sri Lanka, Switzerland, 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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