We recently got the exciting news (via Slack, above) from our client Lory Hough, the editor of Harvard Ed. magazine (see it here), that we had won ... a major award. No, it wasn’t a leg lamp. It was the 2017 CASE Circle of Excellence Silver Award for College and University General Interest Magazines.
CASE, the acronym for the Council for Advancement and Support of Education is a professional association serving educational institutions and the advancement professionals who work on their behalf in alumni relations, communications, development, and marketing. The Circle of Excellence Awards are awarded annually to magazines whose “superior accomplishments have lasting impact, demonstrate the highest level of professionalism and deliver exceptional results.”
Here’s what the judges had to say about Harvard Ed.:
“It is not easy to educate educators, but this magazine does it well, teaching their readers with well-written stories of interest to alumni as well as a mainstream audience. Its high production values make the publication a pleasure to hold, and its compelling cover art is powerful in its starkness. The strong images continue throughout the magazine. “On My Bookshelf” is a good idea that is well-executed, and the editors are fearless in their story choices, taking on cover stories on topics including ethical dilemmas, and the paucity of minority teachers in America. Well done.”
But the fun doesn’t stop there. Just a few weeks later, Slack (and Lory) delivered another gift:
The University & College Designers Association (UCDA) was founded in 1970 as the nation’s first (and only) association for professionals involved in the creation of visual communications for educational institutions. Over the years, it has grown to an organization comprised of more than 1000 members throughout the United States and Canada. The organization works to elevate the importance of design overall and aims to provide for the professional and personal growth of its members, and advocates for designer and educators roles within their institution.
The judges of the annual UCDA Design Competition have evaluated nearly 1,269 print and digital entries, and have selected Harvard Ed. for Best Redesign.
Congrats to Harvard Ed., to Lory — and to us!