2008 Spark Awards

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A communications campaign to “Light Up The Fox” Theater, a new magazine for young people with disabilities, and a campaign showing the wonders of wildlife were the big winners at the 13thAnnual “Spark Awards” presentation on April 16 at the Spokane Athletic Club. 

The Spark Awards are presented by the Spokane Regional Marketing and Communications Association (Spokane MarCom) to recognize the best work by local marketing, communications and public relations professionals.

Local professionals submitted 107 entries ranging from publications and feature stories, to Web site designs and media relations campaigns.  The award entries were sent to the Oregon Capital Chapter of the Public Relations Society of America to be judged.  The top three out of all submissions received Brightest Spark Awards.  The two Brightest Spark Awards chosen from individual projects, based on numerical scoring by the judges, were:

“Wonders of Wildlife” by Natural Resources Conservation Service (Ron Nichols), in the External Marketing Communications category;

“Logan Magazine” by Klündt Hosmer (Diane Mahan, Judy Heggem-Davis, Jean Klündt, Logan and Laurie Olson), in the Print Publications – Four-color Magazine category.

The third Brightest Spark, the Dussault Award, was chosen from among submitted campaigns/programs at the discretion of the judges. This “best of show” award recognized a campaign/program that had a significant impact on the economy, vibrancy and prosperity of our region. The winner of the Brightest Spark / Dussault Award was:

“Light Up The Fox!” by Rockey Hill & Knowlton (Mary Joan Hahn) and the Martin Woldson Theater at The Fox (Annie Matlow, Elizabeth Thompson), in the Community/Government Relations – Communication Campaigns category.

The judges awarded one Spark Excellence Award and up to two Spark Merit Awards for each submission category based upon specified criteria.

 

The 2008 Brightest Spark Award winners:

 

Brightest Spark

External Marketing Communications

Ron Nichols

Natural Resources Conservation Service

Wonders of Wildlife

 

Brightest Spark

Print Publications – Four-color Magazine

Diane Mahan, Judy Heggem-Davis, Jean Klündt, Logan/Laurie Olson

Klündt Hosmer

Logan Magazine: Spring, Summer and Winter Issues

 

Brightest Spark – Dussault Award

Community/Government Relations – Communication Campaigns

Mary Joan Hahn, Rockey Hill & Knowlton; Annie Matlow, Elizabeth Thompson, Martin Woldson Theater at The Fox

Rockey Hill & Knowlton

Light Up The Fox!

 

Below are the 2008 Spark Award Excellence and Merit winners. 

 

Audio-Visual

 

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

 

Award of Excellence

USDA – Natural Resources Conservation Service

Natural Resources Conservation Service

“Conservation. Our purpose. Our Passion”

 

Award of Merit

Inland Northwest Blood Center & KREM 2 Productions

Inland Northwest Blood Center

Epicurean Delight; “Caden’s Story”

 

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

 

Award of Merit

Lawton Printing & Klündt Hosmer Design

Greater Spokane Incorporated

“YouTube Video 2007”

 

TV spot or PSA, one-minute or less

 

Award of Excellence

Cornerbooth Productions

Washington State Department of Health

“Information Overload TV”

 

Award of Merit

Spokane Regional Convention & Visitors Bureau and BHW1

Spokane Regional Convention & Visitors Bureau

“Golf Commercial”

 

Award of Merit

SoundLogic Audio and ILF Media

Natural Resources Conservation Service

“If You Build It”

 

30 or 60 second Radio spot

 

Award of Excellence

Inland Northwest Health Services, Northwest MedStar, Desautel Hege Communications & Mortimore Productions

Inland Northwest Health Services

“Northwest MedStar Membership :30 Radio Spot”

 

Award of Merit

SoundLogic Audio

Natural Resources Conservation Service

“Wild Things”

 

Print Publications

 

Brochures

 

Award of Excellence

Natural Resources Conservation Service

Natural Resources Conservation Service

“Wonders of Wildlife”

 

Award of Merit

Klündt Hosmer

Spokane Regional CVB

“Convention Sales Mini-Brochure & Containment Folder”

 

Award of Merit

Washington State University Spokane & Lawton Printing

WSU Spokane Graduate

“Viewbook”

 

Four-color Magazine

 

Award of Excellence

Klündt Hosmer

Logan Magazine: Spring, Summer and Winter Issues

 

Award of Merit

Saint George’s School

“Saint George’s Magazine”

 

Award of Merit

The Spokane Club

“Signals Magazine”

 

Newspapers

 

Award of Excellence

WSU Today/Washington State University

 “WSU Today”

 

Newsletters

 

Award of Merit

Desautel Hege Communications & Itron

Itron Optimise Newsletters

“EMEA and AUNZ editions”

 

Annual Reports

 

Award of Excellence

Whitworth University

“Annual Report Calendar”

 

Award of Merit

Inland Northwest Blood Center

“Report to the Community”

 

Award of Merit

Inland Northwest Health Services, BHW1, & Dean Davis Photography

INHS

“2006 Annual Report”

 

Direct Mail

 

Award of Excellence

Spokane Regional Convention & Visitors Bureau and Klündt Hosmer Design

Spokane Regional Convention & Visitors Bureau

“Great Deal Direct Mail Piece”

 

Award of Merit

Natural Resources Conservation Services

“Wonders of Wildlife Postcard Series”

 

Special Publications

 

Award of Excellence

Kauffman & Associates, Inc.

“2007 Native American Student Art Competition”

 

Award of Merit

Washington State University Spokane & United Lithographers

Washington State University Spokane

“2007 Holiday Card Accelerating with Spokane”

 

Design

 

Posters

 

Award of Excellence

Avista

“Safety On and Off the Job”

 

Award of Merit

Klündt Hosmer

First Night Spokane

First Night Poster

 

Award of Merit

Eastern Washington University-Marketing and Communications

EWU Admissions Poster

 

Logo Identity Package

 

Award of Excellence

Klündt Hosmer

Kalispel Tribe of Indians Logo and Stationery Package

 

Award of Merit

Klündt Hosmer

Community Building Logo and Stationery Package

 

Award of Merit

Klündt Hosmer Design & ModernMind

Greater Spokane Incorporated Identity 2007

 

Illustration

 

Award of Excellence

Sara Nelson Design, Ltd.

“Farm Boy II”

 

Award of Merit

Washington State University-Spokane

WSU-Spokane 2007 Holiday Card Illustration

 

Visual Display

 

Award of Excellence

Klündt Hosmer

Spokane Regional CVB

Convention Sales Trade Show Booth

 

Publication Covers

 

Award of Merit

Klündt Hosmer

Logan Magazine: Spring, Summer and Winter Covers

 

Invitation or Greeting Card

 

Award of Merit

Spokane Regional Convention & Visitors Bureau

“Familiarization Tour Invitation”

 

Award of Merit

Inland Northwest Blood Center & BHW1

Inland Northwest Blood Center

“Epicurean Delight Invitation”

 

Photography

 

Award of Excellence

Dean Davis

“Drum Beats”

 

Award of Merit

Ron Nichols

Natural Resources Conservation Service

“Her Future”

 

Award of Merit

Dean Davis

“Trio With Clay”

 

Other

 

Award of Excellence

ALSC Architects

ALSC 60TH Anniversary Calendar

 

Award of Merit

Spokane Regional Convention & Visitors Bureau and Klündt Hosmer Design

Spokane Regional Convention & Visitors Bureau

“Suits & Pursuits” Print Advertisement

 

Award of Merit

Sara Nelson Design, Ltd.

Kadlec Recruiting Package

 

Writing

 

News Release

 

Award of Excellence

Natural Resources Conservation Service

“Snowpack Could Spell Danger”

 

Feature Writing

 

Award of Excellence

Avista

“Wind Turbine Spinning Circles on Tower Mountain”

 

Award of Merit

Saint George’s School

“Success Through Adversity”

 

Award of Merit

Inland Northwest Health Services – health@work

INHS

“Workforce Wellness – Make Your Business Healthy”

 

Recurring Columns & Editorials

 

Award of Excellence

Saint George’s School

“Head Lines”

 

Advertising and Promotional Copy

 

Award of Excellence

Sara Nelson Design, Ltd.

Chandler Reach Winery

“Believe Your Eyes”

 

Award of Merit

Sara Nelson Design, Ltd.

Yakima Valley Memorial Hospital

“Naturally Beautiful”

 

Electronic and Interactive Communications

 

External Internet Sites

 

Award of Excellence

Spokane Web Communications

Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Inland Northwest Internet

 

Award of Excellence

Washington State University Spokane

Washington State University Spokane Internet

 

Award of Merit

Spokane Web Communications

R.H. Cooke & Associates, Inc. Internet

 

Award of Merit

Sean Maloney Design & Desautel Hege Communications

Endorse Your Sport Website

 

Internal Intranet Sites

 

Award of Merit

WSU Today/Washington State University

WSU Today Online

 

E-zines & E-newsletters

 

Award of Excellence

Desautel Hege Communications, Sean Maloney Design & Spokane Web Communications

Desautel Hege Communications

“2007 Holiday Card”

 

Award of Merit

Washington State University-Spokane

2007 WSU Spokane Campus Bulletin

 

Award of Merit

Eastern Washington University- Marketing and Communications

EWU Alumni E-blasts

 

Multimedia

 

Award of Excellence

Whitworth University

Whitworth Fund Holiday Appeal

 

Media Relations

 

Award of Excellence

Rockey Hill & Knowlton

The Vineyards Launch

 

Award of Merit

Eastern Washington University- Marketing and Communications

EWU Riverpoint Campus Kickoff Event

 

Internal Communications

 

Award of Excellence

Eastern Washington University- Marketing and Communications & Magner Sanborn

EWU Internal Brand Launch

 

Award of Excellence

Rockey Hill & Knowlton and HSBC

Picture Yourself Premier: HSBC Premier Re-launch

 

External Marketing Communications

 

Award of Excellence

Natural Resources Conservation Service

“Wonders of Wildlife”

 

Award of Merit

More Than That LLC

Haw Creek Construction Management and Prairie’s End

 

Award of Merit

Inland Northwest Health Services – Northwest MedStar, BHW1, Quinn Group, Desautel Hege Communications and Mortimore Productions

INHS

Northwest MedStar Membership Campaign

 

Crisis Communications

 

Award of Excellence

BHW1

Downtown Spokane Partnership

“It’s Still Easy to Get Downtown”

 

Community Government Relations

 

Award of Excellence

Rockey Hill & Knowlton

Martin Woldson Theater at The Fox

“Light Up the Fox!”

 

Award of Merit

Kauffman & Associates, Inc.

Native American Outreach Center of the Parents Speak Up National Campaign

 

Award Merit

Rockey Hill & Knowlton

Washington State Quarter Launch

 

Student Communication Work

 

Award of Excellence

Mary Ellen Jilek, Caitlin Crouchet, Gerrie O’Leary and Courtney Conner

2008 Cotton Class Golf Tournament Campaign Plan

 

Award of Excellence

Whitworth University (Students of JMC 396 PR Campaigns. Instructor Rebecca Moss)

Young Life Inland Northwest

Integrated Public Relations Campaign

 

Award of Merit

Holy Family Foundation

Shamrock Gala Campaign Plan