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The Awareness Campaign Wins Award
April 18, 2016
Art & Design Professor's Work Wins Prestigious Award
John O'Neill, Assistant Professor of Graphic Design, is humbled to announce The Awareness Campaign, the disability advocacy campaign that he developed last spring, has been recognized by the 2016 Hermes Creative Awards.
Hermes Creative Awards is an international competition for creative professionals involved in the concept, writing and design of traditional materials and programs, and emerging technologies.
Illustrations posted on The Awareness Campaign's Instagram social media account received a Platinum award for the ProBono category. The Awareness Campaign's information posters currently on display inside the Multicultural Center won a Gold award for the ProBono category. The information posters also received honorable mention for the Infographic category.
Here is information the Hermes Creative Awards shared: "There are expected to be about 6,000 entries from throughout the United States and many other countries in the Hermes Creative Awards 2016 competition. In the past, about 15 percent of entries won Platinum, the top award and around 20 percent the Gold Award. Approximately 10 percent were Honorable Mention winners.
Being a Platinum or Gold Winner is a tremendous achievement that is symbolized by the intricately detailed Hermes platinum and gold statuettes. The name Hermes (Greek messenger) and the idea for the statuette were chosen to represent our roles as the messengers and creators of marketing and communication materials and programs. Photos of the award can be found on our website at www.hermesawards.com."