Congrats to our 2018 Winners!

Congratulations to Laketran for their video, “How to Ride the Bus,” which won Best of Show this year!

Special Thanks to Our Judges!

Beth Falkner Brown * David Simmerer * Connie Moon * Julie Mock

Public Relations

Special Events & Observances

BRONZE: Laketran for Laketran Propane Station and 2017 Dial-a-Ride Fleet Ribbon Cutting
SILVER: Lake County Board of DD/Deepwood for Deepwood Idol
SILVER: Lakeland Community College for LCC’s 50th Birthday Celebration
GOLD: Little L Communications for Pet Health & Wellness Clinic/DeJohn Pet Services

Media Relations

GOLD: Little L Communications for Lake County YMCA Dream House

Print Marketing/Collateral Materials

Corporate ID, Brand Design, Logo Design

BRONZE: Ten10 Design for Izar Brand Identity
SILVER: Blackbird Digital for Laketran Brand Identity Guidelines
GOLD: Hathaway Brown for HB Magazine – Fall/Winter 2017


BRONZE: Cleveland Magazine for Mentor City Magazine/City of Mentor
SILVER: Hathaway Brown School for HB Magazine – Spring/Summer 2017
GOLD: Avalon Document/Tobe for Art School

Annual Report

GOLD: United Way of Lake County for 2016 Annual Report

Brochure, Catalog, View Book, Book

BRONZE: United Way of Lake County for Leadership Giving Society Booklet
SILVER: Hathaway Brown for HB At a Glance
GOLD: SP Mount Printing for GOJO Cruise Literature Series
GOLD: Hathaway Brown for 2017 College Results

Large Format – Poster, Banner, etc.

BRONZE: United Way of Lake County for UWLC Great Lakes Mall Infinity Standees
SILVER: Lake Metroparks for Display Signage at Great Lakes Mall
GOLD: Lake County YMCA for Connect in More Ways Than One

Direct Mail

Invitations, Announcement, Postcards

BRONZE: Ten10 Design and Euclid City Schools for Euclid City Schools Recruitment Mailer
SILVER: Lake Health for Ladies Night Out Invitation
GOLD: Lake Metroparks for From the Ground Up: Art from Trees Art Show Invitation
GOLD: Lake Health for Glitz 2017: Music in Medicine

Collateral Literature

Product Sheets, White Papers, Fliers, Rack Cards

BRONZE: United Way of Lake County for Hunger in Lake County Infographic
SILVER: Lake Metroparks for Penitentiary Glen Reservation Events Card
GOLD: Lakeland Community College for Civic Theatre: “The Bridges of Madison County” Arts at Lakeland



BRONZE: Hathaway Brown for Fall Open House
SILVER: Lake Metroparks for Quilts 2017 & Maple Sugaring Ad
GOLD: Hathaway Brown for Wicked Playbill

Digital (Banner, Pop-up, Ad Campaign, Etc.)

GOLD: United Way of Lake County for Year-End Giving Email Campaign


SILVER: Lake Metroparks for Apollo Project Trailer Wrap
GOLD: Lake County YMCA for Build More Than Muscle

Video – TV Spot, Demo, Presentation, etc.

BRONZE: Peak Potential Therapy and Company 119 for Peak Potential Therapy Overview
SILVER: City of Mentor for There’s No Place I’d Rather Be Than Mentor
GOLD: Laketran for How to Ride the Bus Video

Mixed Media


BRONZE: Lakeland Community College for APP (Accelerated Programming Pathway) Campaign for IT&CS Department
SILVER: City of Mentor for Mentor Rocks
GOLD: Lake County YMCA for Build More Than Muscle

Digital Media

Website: Business to Business

SILVER: C7Branding for GAP Communications Public Relations Firm
GOLD: Company 119 and Warren Roofing for Warren Roofing Website Redesign

Website: Business to Consumer

SILVER: Tom Szabo for Rebranding of Tom-Szabo.com
GOLD: C7Branding for CL-Magazine Digital Magazine

Website: Nonprofit

SILVER: Company 119 and Children Matter for Children Matter Website Redesign
GOLD: Blackbird Digital for Laketran Mobile App

Website: Government

GOLD: City of Mentor Public Information Office for City of Mentor Website

Individual Specialty


BRONZE: Little L Communications and DeJohn Funeral Homes for DeJohn Funeral Homes Services
SILVER: Carol Roth’s Small Business Expert Forum Enewsletter for ‘5 Tips for Giving a Memorable Presentation’
GOLD: Cleveland Magazine and City of Painesville for Painesville Proud

Graphic Design

BRONZE: United Way of Lake County for Leadership Giving Society Booklet
SILVER: United Way of Lake County for UWLC Annual Report
GOLD: Lake Metroparks for Candy Land Has Gone Wild: Your Key to Nature