The winners of The 2013 Communicator Awards were recently announced by the International Academy of the Visual Arts. With over 6000 entries received from across the US and around the world, the Communicator Awards is the largest and most competitive awards program honoring the creative excellence for communications professionals. We are pleased to announce that Research!America’s Save Research advertisement was honored with the Award of Excellence and the 13th volume of America Speaks, our national poll data summary, was granted the Award of Distinction. The Save Research ad was published in several Capitol Hill newspapers and posted in Metro stations in the Washington, D.C. metro area as part of a coalition campaign last fall to protect medical research from steep budget cuts. The ad was mentioned in various news articles about the fiscal cliff and sequestration. The polling data in America Speaks have been used in various materials and presentations by Research!America and members to underscore public support for robust government investments in biomedical and health research.
The Communicator Awards are judged and overseen by the International Academy of the Visual Arts (IAVA), a 600+ member organization of leading professionals from various disciplines of the visual arts dedicated to embracing progress and the evolving nature of traditional and interactive media. Current IAVA membership represents a “Who’s Who” of acclaimed media, advertising, and marketing firms including: AirType Studio, Condè Nast, Disney, Keller Crescent, Lockheed Martin, Monster.com, MTV, rabble+rouser, Time Inc., Tribal DDB, Yahoo!, and many others.