Awards & Recognitions

Our hard work has been recognized by many organizations. Here are awards we’ve received:

CASE District VII Awards of Excellence 

The annual awards program showcases best practices in alumni relations, fundraising, public relations, advancement services, special events, and communications. Experts from throughout the district judge the entries and select gold, silver, and bronze winners for each category.

YEAR PROJECT AWARD TYPE CLIENT
2017 This Week @TheU Gold Internal Audience Publications (Digital) University Marketing & Communications

University and College Designers Association (UCDA)

The UCDA Design Competition recognizes the best of the exceptional design work done by communication professionals to promote educational institutions (secondary, vocational, or higher education) and supports the exchange of ideas and information relating to the unique role of these designers.

YEAR PROJECT AWARD TYPE CLIENT
2017 Martin Luther King Day 2017          Award of Excellence Video Office of Equity and Diversity
2017 Summer Camps                                Award of Excellence Video Continuing Education
2017 Veteran’s Day Honoree                   Award of Excellence Video Veterans Support Center
2017 Fly Video                                            Award of Excellence Video Office of the President
2017 You Are Welcome Here                   Award of Excellence Video Office of Global Engagement
2017 Worth The Climb                               Award of Excellence Signage Commencement
2017 Worth The Climb Steps                    Award of Excellence Outdoor Commencement
2017 Russia, Go Learn                              Award of Excellence Illustration Continuing Education
2017 Conrad Anker                                    Award of Excellence Video Commencement
2017 By The Numbers                               Award of Excellence Motion Graphics University of Utah
2016 9 to 5 Video Gold Video Parks, Recreation & Tourism 
2016 First Yearness Award of Excellence Video New Student & Family Programs
2016 Global U Posters Award of Excellence Illustration Office for Global Engagement
2016 Go Learn Direct Mailer Award of Excellence Other (print) Continuing Education
2016 S.J. Quinney College of Law Viewbook Award of Excellence Recruitment/Viewbook S.J. Quinney College of Law
2015 What do you imagine?  Award of Excellence Recruitment/Viewbook University of Utah
2015 Ute Proud Banner Series Award of Excellence Outdoor Office of the President
2015 Ute Proud Campaign Award of Excellence Advertisement Office of the President
2015 Secrecy Week  Award of Excellence Special Event College of Humanities 

Telly Awards

The Telly Awards is the premier award honoring the finest film and video productions, groundbreaking web commercials, videos and films, and outstanding local, regional, and cable TV commercials and programs from around the world.

YEAR PROJECT AWARD TYPE CLIENT
2017 Fly Video                                            Silver Video Office of the President
2017 9 to 5 Video Silver Video Parks, Recreation & Tourism
2017 Kara Scholarship Bronze Video Institutional Advancement
2017 Recreational Therapy Bronze Video Parks, Recreation & Tourism
2017 Planets & Pedagogy  Bronze Video Honors College
2017 Red Butte Creek Bronze Video GSCS
2017 Fly Video                                            Bronze Video Office of the President

MarCom

MarCom is a creative competition for any individual or company involved in the concept, writing and design of print, visual, audio and web materials and programs. Entries come from corporate marketing and communication departments, advertising agencies, PR firms, design shops, production companies, and freelancers.

The MarCom statuette graces the trophy cases of some of the top business and communication firms in the world. The MarCom competition has grown to perhaps the largest of its kind in the world with about 6,000 entries per year. A look at the winners shows a range in size from individuals to media conglomerates and Fortune 50 companies. The competition is so well thought of in the industry that national public relations organizations, local ad clubs, and local business communicator chapters are entrants.

YEAR PROJECT AWARD TYPE WRITER/ACCOUNT EXEC
2016 Summer Enrollment Gold Campaign Annalisa Purser & Rachel Lucynski
2015 What do you imagine? Platinum Viewbook UMC Marketing Team
2015 Lassonde 400 Video Gold Video UMC Marketing Team
2015 Student Research of Murder Case Gold Research/Study Melinda Rogers
2015 This Week @TheU Honorable Mention Newsletter Janelle Hanson
2015 Context From Campus Honorable Mention Email blast Annalisa Purser

PRSA Greater Salt Lake Chapter- Golden Spike Awards

The Golden Spike Awards competition is an annual program sponsored by the Utah chapters of the Public Relations Society of America (PRSA), the International Association of Business Communicators (IABC) Utah chapter, and the Utah Society for Healthcare Communication and Marketing (USHCAM).

The competition recognizes excellence and best practices in public relations and business communications in Utah. Judges select winning entries and award Golden Spikes or Awards of Merit based on scores in the categories of research, planning, execution and evaluation.

YEAR PROJECT AWARD TYPE WRITER/ACCOUNT EXEC
2016 Utah Warrior Golden Spike News Writing Paul Gabrielsen
2016 Black, White and Mormon Conference Finalist Press Kit Jana Cunningham
2016 Red Butte Creek Research Finalist Publicity & Media Relations Annalisa Purser
2016 Fly Finalist Videos Jeff Bagley & UMC Marketing Team
2015 Welcome to the U Video Golden Spike Videos Jeff Bagley & UMC Marketing Team
2015 Imagine U Campaign Golden Spike Institutional Programs Brian Rasmussen & UMC Marketing Team
2015 This Week @TheU Golden Spike Internal Relations Janelle Hanson
2015 Alumni Video Finalist Videos Jeff Bagley & UMC Marketing Team
2015 Housing First Video Finalist Videos Jeff Bagley & UMC Marketing Team
2015 Lassonde Studios Video Finalist Videos Jeff Bagley & UMC Marketing Team
2015 Imagine U TV Commercial Finalist Videos Jeff Bagley & UMC Marketing Team
2015 Yellowstone Magma Finalist News Writing Lee Siegel
2015 Air Quality Finalist News Writing Chanapa Tantibanchachai
2015 American Indians and School Discipline Finalist News Writing Melinda Rogers
2015 Justice Sotomayor Visits the U Finalist Special Events Annalisa Purser & Rachel Lucynski
2015 UtahPresents Brochure Finalist Direct Mail Rachel Lucynski
2015 Go Learn Cuba Finalist Illustration David Meikle
2015 Honorary Degree Video, Mark Fuller Finalist Videos Jeff Bagley & UMC Marketing Team
2015 Institutional Viewbook Finalist Print Communications UMC Marketing Team
2015 Religious Studies Lawn Signs Finalist Outdoor Tiffany Swenson
2015 UtahPresents Website Finalist Interactive Communications UMC Digital Team
2015 Context From Campus Finalist Internal Relations Annalisa Purser
2015 Secrecy Week Finalist Special Events Tiffany Swenson