2007 Spark Awards

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The Spokane Regional MarCom Association (formerly Spokane Public Relations Council) recently presented “Spark Awards” to local marketing, communications and public relations professionals at its 12th Annual Spark Awards Gala at the Spokane Athletic Club.

Local professionals submitted 120 entries ranging from publications and feature stories, to Web site designs and media relations campaigns. The award entries were sent to a similar organization in Boise,Idaho to be judged. The judges awarded one Spark Excellence Award and up to two Spark Merit Awards for each submission category based upon specified criteria.

Spokane MarCom is Spokane’s leading communication organization dedicated to advancing the integrated marketing communication profession through professional development, community impact and commitment to credibility.  Proceeds from the Spark Awards fund internships for area college students seeking careers in marketing, communications or related fields.

The top three out of all submissions received Brightest Spark Awards.  These “best of show” projects were:

 

Design -- Logo/Organization Identity Package

John Carter, Klündt Hosmer, Silverpoint

Saint George's School

Saint George's School Rebranding Campaign

 

Electronic & Interactive Communications -- Multimedia

Zac Jones, Greg Orwig, Garrett Riddle, Liz Strauch, Tad Wisenor

Whitworth College Communications Office

Whitworth Fund Holiday Appeal

 

Design -- Posters

Laurine Jue, Sharman Communications, Craig Sweat Photography, Anderson Mraz Design

Avista Corporation

"Safety Hits Home" Poster

 

A complete list of 2007 Spark Awards winners can be found at: www.spokaneprcouncil.org/2007_sparc_award_winners.asp

 

Below are the 2007 Spark Award winners. Please contact John Carter at (509) 466-1636 x305 if you wish to have the results in a different format.

 

Audio-Visual

 

Video Presentation, one-time, one-minute or longer

                                   

Award of Excellence

Spokane Regional CVB & Corner Booth Productions     

Spokane Regional CVB

"It's Our Place" Spokane Video & DVD

 

Award of Merit

Krem 2 Productions, pdiddie007 Productions      

Inland NW Blood Center          

Epicurean Delight; "Saving lives in our community" video

                                               

Video Presentation, on-going, one-minute or longer

                                               

Award of Excellence

North By Northwest     

American Red Cross - Inland NW chapter         

"Save the Day 2006"     

 

Award of Merit

Krem 2 Productions, pdiddie007 productions       

Inland NW Blood Center          

"Saving Lives In Our Community"

 

TV spot or PSA, one-minute or less

                                   

Award of Excellence

Desautel Hege Communications

WA Department of Health        

Pandemic Flu/Germ Trail          

 

30 or 60 second Radio spot

                                               

Award of Excellence

Desautel Hege Communications            

Saint George's School   

"The Right Path"          

 

Jingle or Jingle Package

 

Award of Excellence

Creative Consultants

Two Rivers Casino Resort

Two Rivers Casino Resort Jingle Package         

 

Print Publications

                                   

Brochures

           

Award of Merit

Avista Utilities  

Nine Mile Resort - The Legacy Continues         

 

Award of Excellence

Thinking Cap    

Gay and Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation (GLAAD)          

Alliance Circle Brochure           

 

Award of Merit

Spokane Regional CVB & Klundt Hosmer Design         

Spokane Winery Tour   

 

Four-color magazines

 

Award of Merit                                    

Downtown Spokane Partnership/Business Improvement District 

"City on the Move" Magazine    

 

Award of Excellence

Saint George's School   

"Saint George's Magazine"        

 

Newspapers

 

Award of Excellence

WSU University Relations        

"WSU Today - Faculty, Staff and Graduate Student News"         

 

Newsletters

 

Award of Excellence

Spokane Federal Credit Union   

"SFCU Memberandum"

 

Award of Merit

Avista Corp.    

"The View:  Avista Employees News & Features"

 

Award of Merit

Desautel Hege Communications

"Itron Global Newsletter"

 

Annual reports

                                   

Award of Merit

Downtown Spokane Partnership/Business Improvement District 

"Downtown Spokane 2005-2006"           

 

Award of Excellence

Avista Corp.    

"We Answer to You - 2005 Annual Report"       

 

Award of Merit

Wheatland Bank           

“Once Upon A Time Annual Report 2005”

 

Direct mail products

 

Award of Merit

Creative Consultants     

Cox Communications    

Head of the Class-September    

 

Award of Excellence

Whitworth College        

Whitworth Fund Spring Appeal  

 

Award of Merit

Desautel Hege Communications

Itron    

Australia Water Direct Mail Piece         

 

Special publications

 

Award of Merit

Avista Utilities  

"C'mon in, the water's great!"    

 

Award of Excellence

Klundt Hosmer 

Logan Magazine Premier Issue 

 

Award of Merit

Shriners Hospitals for Children-Spokane

Winter Newsletter        

 

Design

 

Posters

 

Award of Merit

Klundt Hosmer

First Night Spokane

First Night Poster

 

Award of Excellence

Avista Corp.

“Safety Hits Home”

 

Logo/organization identity package

 

Award of Excellence

Klundt Hosmer, Silverpoint

Saint George's School Rebranding Campaign

 

Award of Merit

Klundt Hosmer

Blue File Logo and Stationery Package

 

Award of Merit

Klundt Hosmer

Leonardo's Coffee Logo

 

Illustrations

 

Award of Excellence

Sara Nelson Design

Prosser Wine Company

“Farm Boy”

 

Award of Merit

Thinking Cap

Spokane Civic Theatre

Diamond Jubilee Illustrations

 

Visual displays

 

Award of Excellence

Desautel Hege Communications

Gonzaga University

School of Professional Studies Display

 

Publication covers

 

Award of Excellence

Klundt Hosmer

Logan Magazine Premier Issue Cover

 

Award of Merit

Creative Consultants

Cox Communications

Head of the Class-September

 

Award of Merit

Creative Consultants

Cox Communications

Head of the Class-August

 

Invitation or greeting card

 

Award of Merit

Klundt Hosmer

Thayer-Martin Wedding Invitation Package

 

Award of Merit

Desautel Hege Communicaitons

DHC Open House Invitation

 

Award of Excellence

Creative Consultants

2006 Greeting Card

 

Photography – color

 

Award of Merit

Natural Resources Conservation Service

“Tribal elder, Tom Louie”

 

Award of Merit

Dean Davis Photography, Klundt Hosmer

Saint George’s School

“Looking Up”

 

Award of Excellence

Dean Davis Photography, Klundt Hosmer

Saint George’s School

“Art Class”

 

Other Design

 

Award of Excellence

Klundt Hosmer

Spokane CVB

CVB Marketing Sales Kit

 

Award of Merit

Creative Consultants

Whitestone Winery

Pieces of Red Wine Label

 

Award of Merit

Klundt Hosmer

Northwest MAC

“You Don't Know MAC” Campaign

 

Writing

 

News release

 

Award of Excellence

Natural Resources Conservation Service

"Snowpack Set to Deliver"

 

Award of Merit

Desautel Hege Communications

Star USA         

"2007 US Figure Skating Championships News Release"

 

Feature

 

Award of Merit            

Natural Resources Conservation Services

"Conservation Transforms Eyesore into Wildlife Utopia"

 

Award of Merit

Saint George's School

"Exploring the World"

           

Award of Excellence

Saint George's School

"Learning on the Journey"         

 

Recurring columns, editorials

                                   

Award of Merit

Spokane Federal Credit Union

Spokane County

"SFW Monthly Article" in the County Connection

 

Award of Merit

Spokane Regional Convention and Visitor's Bureau

"From the President's Desk" in CVB Scoop

 

Award of Excellence

Saint George's School

"Head Lines"

 

Advertising/promotion copy

                                               

Award of Excellence

Klundt Hosmer

Wheatland Bank

"Once upon a time….three little pigs and Jack"

 

Award of Merit

Sara Nelson Design

Prosser Chamber of Commerce

“Thanksgiving in Wine Country”

 

Speeches or scripts

 

Award of Excellence                

Sara Nelson Design

Kennewick Irrigation District

“Keeping the Water Moving”

 

Electronic & Interactive Communications

 

Internet sites (external)

 

Award of Merit

Spokane Web Communications

East Valley District External Website

 

Award of Merit

Klundt Hosmer

Caffe Pazzesco Web Site

 

Award of Excellence

Spokane Regional Convention and Visitor's Bureau, Interlink Advantage

VisitSpokane.com

                                                                       

Intranet sites (internal)

 

Award of Excellence

Spokane Web Communications

Kiemle and Hagood Corporate Intranet                                      

                                               

E-zines, E-newsletters, E-etc.

 

Award of Excellence

Spokane Regional Convention and Visitor's Bureau

CVB Upd@te

 

Award of Merit

Avista Corp

The Avista e.view

                                               

Multimedia (CD-ROM, etc.)

                                   

Award of Excellence

Whitworth College Communications Office

Whitworth Fund Holiday Appeal

 

Award of Merit

Spokane Regional Convention and Visitor's Bureau, Spokane Public Facilites District

New Green $89 Million Spokane Convention Center Media Kit

 

Media Relations

 

Industrial, retail, manufacturing

 

Award of Merit

Desautel Hege Communications

Next IT Corporation

Next IT Analyst Tour

 

Award of Excellence

Desautel Hege Communications

Star USA         

2007 US Figure Skating Media Relations Campaign

 

Services (Government, association, non- profit)

 

Award of Excellence

Rockey Hill and Knowlton, Softchoice

Softchoice Corp Media Relations Campaign

 

Government, association, non- profit

 

Award of Merit

First Night Spokane

First Night Spokane Press Kit

 

Award of Merit

Spokane Regional Convention and Visitors Bureau

Media Relations for Opening of New Green $89 million Spokane Convention Center

 

Award of Excellence

Rockey Hill and Knowlton

Washington State Department of Community, Trade and Economic Development

CTED Media Relations and Washington Wire

 

Other

 

Award of Excellence

Desautel Hege Communications

Street of Dreams

2006 Media Relations Campaign

 

Marketing Communications

 

Industrial, retail, manufacturing

 

Award of Excellence    

Desautel Hege Communications

Itron International Marketing Program

 

Services (education, utilities, health care, financial)

 

Award of Excellence

Desautel Hege Communications

Arcadian Health Plan

Marketing Communications Campaign Plan

 

Award of Merit

Eastern Washington University

EWU Image Advertising Campaign

                                               

Government, association, non- profit

 

Award of Excellence

Thinking Cap

Spokane Civic Theatre

Blockbuster Season Marketing Campaign

 

Multi-Audience Communications

 

Services (education, utilities, health care, financial)

 

Award of Excellence

Coffman Engineers

"Play, Punt, Return"

                                               

Government, association, non- profit

 

Award of Excellence

Desautel Hege Communications

Washington State Dept. of Health

Abstinence Education Media Campaign

 

Community/Government Relations

 

Services (education, utilities, health care, financial)

 

Award of Excellence

Eastern Washington University

Eastern Edge Luncheon Series

                                               

Government, association, non-profit

 

Award of Excellence

Desautel Hege Communications

Washington State Dept. of Health

"Go Red For Women Campaign"

 

Communication Process

                                   

Industrial, retail, manufacturing

 

Award of Excellence    

Eastern Washington University

EWU Image, Marketing and Academic Perceptions (IMAP) Survey

 

Award of Merit

Desautel Hege Communications

Spokane Regional Chamber and Spokane Area EDC Communications Audit

 

Award of Merit

Desautel Hege Communications

Washington State Dept. of Health

HIV/Aids Communication Program Audit

 

Government, association, non-profit

 

Award of Merit

Desautel Hege Communications

Northern Quest Casino

2006 Crisis Communications Training

 

Student Entries

 

Electronic communications

 

Award of Excellence

First Night Spokane

Masquerade Parade

 

Complete campaigns

 

Award of Excellence

Eastern Washington University

IMAP Survey Promotion and Publicity