2017 ARC Winners

Grand Award Winners

2017 Arc Awards Announces Grand Award Winners

NEW YORK, NY - August 31, 2017 - The 31st Annual 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 1,987 entries from 33 countries.

The winners will be fêted at the ARC Awards Winners’ Dinner, to be held October 12, 2017 at THE RITZ-CARLTON HOTEL in Tokyo, Japan.

On this evening, one of these winners will be named the 2017 BEST OF SHOW. The winners of the Platinum and Titanium Achievement Awards will also be revealed.

In their respective categories, the 2017 BEST OF CATEGORY Grand winners are:

Best of Category

Cover Design
Artistic

Berichtsmanufaktur GmbH for
VTG AKTIENGESELLSCHAFT
(Germany)

Cover Design
Die-Cut

Berichtsmanufaktur GmbH for
ÖSTERREICHISCHE POST AG
(Austria)

Cover Design
Photography

Rahofer Werbeagentur for
PALFINGER AG
(Austria)

Cover Design
Text/Graphics

REF Financial Press Limited for
CLEAR MEDIA LIMITED
(Hong Kong)

Cover Design
Unique Presentation

GenNex Financial Media Limited for
CHINA UNICOM
(HONG KONG) LIMITED
(Hong Kong)

Chairman’s Letter
Hong Kong/China

CLP Holdings Limited
(Hong Kong)

Chairman’s Letter
International

STRABAG SE
(Austria)

Interior Design
Europe

ÖAMTC
(Austria)

Interior Design
~ Hong Kong ~ Traditional Format

Toppan Vintage Limited for
HONG KONG BROADBAND
NETWORK LIMITED

Interior Design
~ Hong Kong ~ Unique Presentation

GenNex Financial Media Limited for
CHINA UNICOM
(HONG KONG) LIMITED

Interior Design
International

Talantone Creative Group for
KIA MOTORS
(Korea)

Photography
Hong Kong

Toppan Vintage Limited for
HONG KONG BROADBAND
NETWORK LIMITED

Photography
USA

Nesnadny + Schwartz for
THE PROGRESSIVE CORPORATION

Photography
International

FİNAR for
PASHA BANK
(Turkey)

Illustrations

VP BANK
(Liechtenstein)

Infographics

Berichtsmanufaktur GmbH for
ÖSTERREICHISCHE POST AG
(Austria)

Financial Data

Mensalia GmbH for
BUWOG AG
(Austria)

Written Text
USA

Cognex Corporation

Written Text
International

Scholdan & Company for
PALFINGER AG
(Austria)

Non-English
Annual Reports

X_DESIGN, S.C. for
CITIBANAMEX
(Mexico)

Non-Profit Organizations
Hong Kong

Toppan Vintage Limited for
HONG KONG PRODUCTIVITY COUNCIL

Non-Profit Organizations
USA

Ideas On Purpose for
MEMORIAL SLOAN KETTERING
CANCER CENTER

Non-Profit Organizations
International

ÖAMTC
(Austria)

Non-Traditional Annual Reports
Asia/Pacific

Nova Fusion Sdn Bhd for
MEDIA PRIMA BERHAD
(Malaysia)

Non-Traditional Annual Reports
Europe

Hilti Corporation
(Liechtenstein)

Non-Traditional Annual Reports
Hong Kong

GenNex Financial Media Limited for
CHINA UNICOM
(HONG KONG) LIMITED

Specialized Reports

Gensler
(USA)

Summary
Annual Reviews

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

Annual Reports with Form 10-K

Addison for
BROWN-FORMAN

Traditional
Annual Reports

Germany

3st kommunikation GmbH for
NORMA GROUP SE

Traditional
Annual Reports

~ Hong Kong ~ Standard Treatment

China Mobile Limited

Traditional
Annual Reports

~ Hong Kong ~ Unique Treatment

iOne Financial Press Limited for
IONE HOLDINGS LIMITED

Traditional
Annual Reports

International

Insight Creative Limited for
MERCURY NZ LIMITED
(New Zealand)

Printing & Production
Hong Kong

REF Financial Press Limited for
CLEAR MEDIA LIMITED

Printing & Production
International

DNA Komunika – Laufer Roth for
PT PERUSAHAAN GAS NEGARA
(PERSERO) TBK
(Indonesia)

Interactive
Annual Reports

Europe

Strichpunkt GmbH for
TELEFÓNICA DEUTSCHLAND
GMBH & CO. OHG
(Germany)

Interactive
Annual Reports

USA

Addison for
VERIZON

Interactive
Annual Reports

International

Dyade for
PSP INVESTMENTS
(Canada)

Online
Annual Reports

Home Page

GCI Health for
PFIZER INC.
(USA)

Online
Annual Reports

Design/Graphics

KD1 Designagentur, Quass von
Deyen/Schneider/Voss
for
REWE GROUP
(Germany)

Best of Austria

Berichtsmanufaktur GmbH for
ÖSTERREICHISCHE POST AG

Best of Canada

Ardoise Design
Communications Inc.
for
IVANHOE CAMBRIDGE

Best of China

HeterMedia Services Limited for
CHINA ENERGY ENGINEERING CORPORATION LIMITED

Best of Germany           

Berichtsmanufaktur GmbH for
VTG AKTIENGESELLSCHAFT

Best of Hong Kong

GenNex Financial Media Limited for
CHINA UNICOM
(HONG KONG) LIMITED

Best of Japan

FAST RETAILING Co., LTD

Best of Korea

Hancomm Corporation for
HANWHA GROUP

Best of Malaysia

CD Corporate Reports SDN BHD for
AIRASIA X BERHAD

Best of Mexico

X_DESIGN, S.C. for
CITIBANAMEX

Best of Russia

Zebra Design Bureau for
ROS AGRO PLC

Best of Singapore

Lancer Design Pte Ltd for
PSA INTERNATIONAL PTE LTD

Best of Sri Lanka

People’s Leasing & Finance PLC

Best of Turkey

Graffiti for
IDO (ISTANBUL FAST FERRIES)

Best of USA    

Nesnadny + Schwartz for
THE PROGRESSIVE CORPORATION

Best of Asia/Pacific

DNA Komunika – Laufer Roth for
PT PERUSAHAAN GAS NEGARA
(PERSERO) TBK
(Indonesia)

Best of Europe

Solberg Kommunikation for
VOLVO CAR GROUP
(Sweden)

Best of Extraordinary Annual Reports

United Therapeutics – Lab 4 for
UNITED THERAPEUTICS
(USA)

 

 

Preliminary and final judges represent top level investor relations executives, financial executives, writers, designers, and photographers from over 50 different agencies and corporations in Austria, Chile, Germany, Hong Kong, Japan, Korea, Luxembourg, Malaysia, Mexico, New Zealand, Palestine, Singapore, Sri Lanka, Switzerland, Turkey, 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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